What to Read, Watch and Listen to: The Holiday Edition | Living North

What to Read, Watch and Listen to: The Holiday Edition


How to keep yourself and the kids entertained during the holidays


Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Come on, is it even a holiday if you don’t sob over a Jojo Moyes book at some point? The charming Lou Clark is back, blissfully unaware that someone is about to enter her life who will remind her of another man so much it hurts – and whatever she chooses to do will change her life forever. 
£8.99, Penguin Books

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Alicia and Gabriel seem like the perfect married couple, until one evening Alicia shoots him five times and refuses to speak another word. Devouring a compulsive thriller is one of the best things about being on holiday – you won’t be able to put this one down.
£12.99, Orion Books

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary 
Two cash-strapped Londoners embark on an unusual flat-share where Leon has the flat during Tiffy’s 9–5 job and Tiffy occupies it weekends and nights while hospice worker Leon is on nightshift or at his girlfriend’s. Crazy ex-boyfriends, wrongfully imprisoned brothers and, most importantly, super cute Post-It notes, we dare you not to fall in love with this one. 
£12.99, Quercus 


Orange Is the New Black 
Even if you’re reclining on your sun lounger, you need to download the Netflix app so you can catch the final season of Orange Is the New Black before saying goodbye to Litchfield forever. Find out how Piper fares in the outside world, and what will become of all our favourite inmates on 26th July. 
Streaming on Netflix 26th July

Stranger Things
Despite the creepy monsters from the Upside Down, Stranger Things is the perfect summer watch with our loveable group of misfits and plenty of 80s nostalgia. The kids are becoming teenagers, so you can expect plenty of real-life relationship drama – as well as supernatural drama. 
Streaming on Netflix 4th July

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny
Wondering how you’re going to keep the kids quiet on that four-hour plane journey? Here’s your answer. Amazon Prime is releasing the new series of Kung Fu Panda – expect amazing adventures, ferocious villains, and legends being born. 
Streaming on Amazon Prime 5th July


If you’re a fan of laugh-out-loud comedy, look no further than Adulting, where stand-up comics Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos will regale you with hilarious (and relatable) stories of how hard it can be to pass as a functioning adult, often accompanied by equally funny guests. 

Fever Dream – Of Monsters and Men 
Icelandic quartet Of Monsters and Men announced their new album in May and we’ve been waiting impatiently since. We’re hoping it will be filled with soulful yet feel-good acoustic anthems that will provide the soundtrack to the summer. 
Out 26th July

Duck – The Kaiser Chiefs
Leeds-based pop-rock group The Kaiser Chiefs are back with their seventh studio album this summer, and if the lead single Record Collection is anything to go by, it’s set to be a good one. 
Out 26th July

Published in: July 2019

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