Quarterly Favourites – April to June 2021

Three months have passed since I last wrote about my favourites from what essentially are the things that I enjoy doing in my spare time. Nevertheless, I didn’t struggle too much to select just a few of them. I could have mentioned one or two more books, as I enjoyed almost all of the ones that I read from April to June, but I slightly cherished one of them more than the others.

Set in Northern Iceland in 1829, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is touching and poignant. Its ambience undoubtfully suits the story. Agnes, who is believably portrayed as someone who is misunderstood, was sentenced to death after being accused of killing two men, Nathan, who was her lover, and Pétur. She has to wait for the date of her execution at the house of one of the officers in the district. There she receives the visit of Assistant Reverend Thorvardur.

The TV series that I enjoyed the most during the second quarter of the year was, without a doubt, Mare of Easttown. This crime drama shines mostly thanks to the personal tribulations of the main character and her family. Kate Winslet does a fantastic job playing Mare, a detective that is investigating the murder of a young woman.

Music-wise, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Royal Blood’s newest album, Typhoons, which I’ve been waiting for since the release of the first single last year. They added a few dance vibes to their rock, and I absolutely loved it. My favourite songs from the album are ‘Trouble’s Coming’, ‘Typhoons’ and ‘Million and One’.

From the great blog posts that I read during the last three months, I have to highlight Juliana’s review of The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski. I love how she writes her reviews as if they were letters to the authors. Plus, I’m always on the lookout for new Persephone books to add to my wish list (I’ll one day buy them!). I also enjoyed reading all the amazing posts published during #DDMreadingweek, which was hosted by Ali from 10 to 16 May. I just couldn’t pick a specific one!

These are my favourites from the last three months. What are yours? Tell me in the comments!


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