Need to step out of time and take your mind off of things?
Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore is about a woman who wakes up every New Year’s Day (her birthday) at a different phase of her life. In this way, Oona has the advantage of knowing her future but does not have the ability to change it (mostly). This wild romp of a read, ultimately an uplifting story about self-discovery, may leave you wondering how everyday small decisions influence your life trajectory. Don’t get caught up on the complicated time-travel elements in this novel, just enjoy the ride.
For something completely different, travel in time to the 9th-century by watching The Last Kingdom, a BBC historical drama adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of books “The Saxon Stories.” Combining historical figures and events with fiction, this series recreates the history of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite the separate kingdoms that become England. Currently filming its fourth season, The Last Kingdom, with its breathtaking cinematography and glorious fight scenes, should be on the watch-list of fans of Game of Thrones and Vikings.
Until next time, be good to yourselves.