August Non-Bookish Favourites

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I have decided to start doing monthly non-bookish favourites. I think it is fun to talk about things other than books on this blog every once in awhile, and I figured this was a great way to do it! I will talk about all of the movies, TV shows, music, food, etc I loved during the month.

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The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society

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I really loved the book so I was nervous that the movie wouldn’t do it justice! I was so pleased with the movie! I watched it with my mom, who has not read the book, and she absolutely loved it. There was a lot that was changed and left out, but I understand why they did. I adore Lily James and she was really the best thing about the movie for me!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Ah this was so adorable!! I thought that it was a really great adaptation and I adored all of the actors. I do wish that there was more of a focus on Kitty and Peter’s relationship because that was one of my favourite things about the book. I also wanted more baking!! Still a great movie though and I already want to re-watch it!


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My mom and I were talking about what a great actor Philip Seymour Huffman was and we watched his episode of Too Young to Die on Netflix. They talked about how he won an Oscar for his role in Capote, and I could not believe that I had never seen in before. It was so interesting and Hoffman completely embodied the character of Truman Capote. The movie was about him writing In Cold Blood (which I still need to read!!) and Harper Lee (played by Catherine Keener) makes an appearance!

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Making It

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This show is so charming and fun! I love the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler. If you love The Great British Bake Off as much as I do then you need to watch Making It! It gives you the exact same warm and cozy feelings, but instead of baking they are crafting.

Stay Here

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I am actually surprised by how much I am enjoying this show! Genevieve is such a talented designer and it is incredible what she is able to do with these rental properties. I love that each property ends up having it’s own unique style, and nothing ends up looking cookie cutter. I also think the business behind rentals and AirBNB is interesting!

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Halo Ice Cream

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I have seen this ice cream on so many bookstagram accounts and I was so excited to try it! I have tasted a few flavours now and they are all really good, but pancakes and waffles is definitely my favourite. There is maple syrup swirled in it and my Canadian heart loves that!

Avocado Egg Salad

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I do not know why I never thought of making this before. I love egg salad and I thought that using mashed avocados instead of mayo was genius. I saw the recipe of Pinterest and tried it the next morning and it was absolutely delicious. This is going to become a go-to recipe for me!

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Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor

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I am always looking for a lipstick that is convenient and I do not have to worry too much about, and these are perfect! They go on easy without getting all over the place and the colour pay off is pretty good. My favourite shade so far is Desert!

The Beach

I have spent the last two months at the beach and sadly my time here is coming to an end! I have loved every second of being at the beach and I took a ridiculous amount of pictures. It is just so beautiful!


I would love to know what your non-bookish favourites were this month!kkbLogo

46 thoughts on “August Non-Bookish Favourites

  1. That avocado egg salad is such a good idea! I also recently discovered that if you mix avocado with a little Greek yogurt you can make an amazing sauce, especially for fish. Avocado is a fairly recent discovery of mine so I may just have to try this new egg salad hack!! πŸ™‚

      1. I have hard boiled eggs sitting around in the fridge now so I’m going to make it already this weekend! πŸ˜‚Thanks again for sharing this!

      2. I made it and it was amazing! I forgot the green onions at the store but otherwise did it according to the recipe. Can’t believe I’d never thought to try that combination before. It’ll be a staple for sure, thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. The TATBILB movie was so great, i thought it was an amazing adaptation and it really deserves all of the hype that it’s getting. πŸ€—

  3. My August faves will be coming up in the middle of next month πŸ˜‰

    I loved Lily James in Cinderella and I thought she was wonderful. I haven’t read The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society or watched the movie but I’ll have to see if my library has it!

  4. I love the British Baking Show and I also love Nick Offerman – so what am I waiting for? I’ll check that out (plus I’ve watched all but one season of Baking).

  5. I’m thinking I need to do a non book faves post too. So many great shows and films at the moment.

    I’ve been on a total Netflix binge and loved TATBILB. Such a cute story. My current obsession though is Lemony Snicket. It just makes me laugh so much.

  6. Living by the beach for two months sounds like a lot of fun. 😊 I also enjoyed watching TATBILB – such a cute movie. I will be rewatching it again I think… 😊
    Thanks for some of those TV tips, I will be definitely checking them out. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  7. I am so glad you loved the Guernsey movie as well! I watched it last month too and went in nervous about what they would include and what they would have to leave out due to time constraints. Overall, I adored it!! The only thing I was bothered with was the Kit storyline. It’s just that I appreciated how Juliet wanted to be her mother first and foremost and basically broke up with Mark because he didn’t include the girl in their life plan, whereas here Kit just sort of came with Dawsey, you know? I understand that they couldn’t recreate a bond that Juliet formed over months with Kit in the book in the mere weeks movie Juliet stayed on the island. I think it would have been terribly difficult to include in the narration, but it’s just such a different kind of message.

      1. Yes, definitely! I think the fact that there was just a completely different time frame for it, made it more difficult to showcase. But they did a great job with what they had to work with πŸ˜€ and I adore the casting all around!

  8. Making It sounds awesome, I’ve heard about it when they were promoting it but was never recommended by anyone. Capote is a movie I’ve been meaning to watch for a while. Maybe after I read In Cold Blood.

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