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Although restrictions are lifting, there’s still not much on the calendar in the coming months. To keep you entertained, we bring you more of our top recommendations.

Movies & TV

The Outsider

The Outsider is a 10-episode Netflix mystery/horror show based on the book by Stephen King. Part police procedural part supernatural whodunnit with captivating performances from the whole cast.

Unorthodox

A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin after an arranged marriage but she cannot escape her past that easily. A poignant performance by Shira Haas as we experience through her what it is like to live in an ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

365 Days

A woman falls victim to a dominant mafia boss, who imprisons her and gives her one year to fall in love with him. This erotic drama is based on the bestselling novel “365 dni” by author Blanka Lipinska. Available on Netflix.

The Sinner

In a small New York town, a haunted detective hunts for answers about perplexing crimes while wrestling with his own demons. There are now 3 seasons of this Golden Globe nominated anthology series and every episode will have you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what happens next.

The End of the F***ing World

A budding teen psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure embark on a star-crossed road trip in this darkly comic series based on a graphic novel. Together, they get caught up on a trail of violent events that grow increasingly more ominous as their quest progresses over 2 seasons.

Books

The Goodbye Man by Jeffrey Deaver

Colter Shaw is a reward-seeker. In this fast-paced adventure, he is tracking down two white teenagers who are accused of hate crimes. Colter finds himself going undercover in a mysterious cult as the mystery deepens.

Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

A post-apocalyptic thriller for young adults set in California. As drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions. It will leave you thirsty for more.

A Bigger Picture – Malcolm Turnbull

Candid and compelling, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells the story of his life in this political memoir. A great walkthrough of Australian events since the mid 2000s. Regardless of your political views, it’s well worth a read.

Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey

Ever felt like you’re not in control of your own body? For Liz Kendall that feeling becomes all too real as dark and malicious alter-ego begins to take control. A great psychological thriller that will engage you from the get-go.

The Boy from the Woods – Harlan Coben

A new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben. Fans will recognise characters though this is a standalone novel. What at first seems like simply a mystery of missing run away, quickly delves into subplots of conspiracies, kidnappings, fake news and blackmail.

Podcasts

The Happiness Lab with Dr Laurie Santos

Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos shares the latest scientific research and plenty of inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. She has changed the lives of thousands of people through her free online class ‘Psychology and the Good Life’ and listening to this podcast will change your life too.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

One of the more popular podcasts on iTunes, Actor Dax Shepard and his Co-host Monica Padman interview everyone from celebrities, to academics to journalists. Shepard has said his goal is to give people the ‘experience of an AA meeting without them having to become a drunk’.

Dr. Death

This gripping true crime podcast by Wondery delves into the life of neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch who radiated confidence but was vastly incompetent. It’s a story of gross malpractice for 33 patients, many of whom were also victims of a spineless medical system.

Coronacast

Hosted by ABC News, this podcast helps to answer your questions about the virus that has turned the world on its head. With all the ‘false news’ circulating social media and the internet, this is a reliable source of the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic.

The Mindset Mentor

Hosted by Rob Dial who has racked up over 2 million social media followers, this podcast is designed for anyone desiring motivation, direction, and a focus in life. Tune in if you’re ready to take your life to the next level and become the best version of yourself.

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