Happy Friday and welcome to the second edition of my
Friday Bookish Favorites!
A little inspiration for your weekend…
WHAT I AM READING
“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”
THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly. It is an excellent legal thriller and it is book 1 of 6 in the Mickey Haller Series. Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Car. His client, a young very rich real estate broker is accused of attacking a woman and hires Mickey to defend him. Well things start to get very interesting very soon when the lawyer has to prove his own innocence for another murder! Prepare to stay up until 2 a.m to finish this! Unputdownable!
WHAT I AM WATCHING
This masterpiece. THE CROWN, a Netflix series.
Season 1 of THE CROWN covers the years 1947-1955 and follows the early reign of the Queen after the premature death of her beloved father King George. It shows her relationship with the Royal Family, the special relationship she developed with Prime Minister Winston Churchill, it is full of historical events but, most of all, is the story of post-war Britain. You know the feeling when you discover a series that every character is exceptional? This is one of those series. The cast performances, the cinematography, the soundtrack (search for Duck Shoot by Rupert Gregson Williams), the direction, the writing…everything is exquisite. To be honest, this is the only series that after I finished it, I immediately went back and watched it again! I can’t recommend this series highly enough!
This is the official trailer to see for yourself.
WHAT I AM LISTENING TO
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life about a man named John who asks our host “to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead!” A real life murder mystery? Very intriguing!
If you listen to/watch/read any of the above, do let me know in the comments what you thought! Have a wonderful weekend!