OCTOBER

What we are Reading, Watching, Listening and Wearing in October

 

WHAT WE ARE READING THIS MONTH

The Last Thing he Told Me by Laura Dave: A fast-paced domestic thriller, with plenty of plot twists, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty: She's back at it again - the Australian author we all know and love from best seller Big Little Lies, is back with her newest novel which follows the Delaney family and the sudden and unexplained disappearance of Joy, the matriarch of this athletic, successful, seemingly perfect family.

LA Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon: Join the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal in this fast paced and quick witted New York Times best seller.

How do we know we're doing it right? Essays on Modern Life' By Pandora Sykes. A relatable, thought-provoking collection of essays by one of our favourite podcasters (Pandora Skyes of 'The High Low') - on everything from fast-fashion, to millennial burnout, to cancel culture. The busy modern woman faces a million daily choices, but what "does doing it right" even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it wrong?

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING THIS MONTH

Virgin River - Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a midwife and nurse practitioner in the remote Northern California town of Virgin River, thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave painful memories behind. An easy to watch romance, season 3 is out now on Netflix.

Starstruck - A drunken New Year's eve hook-up becomes far more complicated for Jessie when she discovers her one night stand is actually a film star. Catch it on ABC iview

The Chair - At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department. Satrring everyone's favourite Grey's Anatomy character, Sandra Oh, watch it now on Netflix.

Ted Lasso - This easy watching comedy is back for season 2 on Apple TV. Jason Sudeikis just won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portray of Ted, a small-time football coach who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO THIS MONTH

The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs” find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to decades in prison? Go inside the courtroom, breaking down the evidence and keeping score for both sides until 12 jurors decide the fate of the Theranos founder and new mother. Three years after she was first charged, we find out how this saga finally ends.

WHAT WE'RE WEARING THIS MONTH

Tony Bianco slides and the VESTIRSI Monica bag are the perfect luxury leather additions to any outfit and we all slide back into normal life (we're looking at you NSW and VIC - welcome back ladies!) Complete your look with a simple shirt dress from Zara and gold huggies from Mode Sportif to add effortless elegance.


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