My top ten films…

As with my top ten books, I have cheated and squashed the Harry Potter and Hunger Games movies down into one film each. I simply wouldn’t have enough room on my list. So here we go…

  1. The Harry Potter films. Need I say more?
  2. The Hunger Games films. See reason for choice one.
  3. The original Wicker Man with Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee. An utterly brilliant film. Chilling and brilliantly acted.
  4. The Imitation Game. The first time I have ever watched Benedict Cumberbatch act and I am utterly in love. That film broke my heart.
  5. An Inconvient Truth. Uncomfortable viewing, but something everyone needs to see.
  6. You’ve Been Trumped. The world needs to watch this to see just how badly Donald Trump screwed over people in the north east of Scotland.
  7. Sherlock Homes. I fell just a little bit in love with Robert Downey Jr when I watched this film. Exactly how I imagined Sherlock should be (sorry Benedict).
  8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Brilliant for no other reason than Stephen Fry in the buff!
  9. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. “Face it girls. I’m older and I have more insurance!”
  10. Mulan. I don’t care. I have a soft spot for Disney and this one is my favourite.

My top 10 favourite books…

I had to think long and hard about this one. I have cheated slightly and squished the Harry Potter books down into one book. Otherwise I only have three spaces to play with. Likewise the Hunger Games trilogy. They take up one space to give me more space.

  1. The Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling. Simply stunning storytelling from start to end.I think I’m still a little bit in awe of them.
  2. The Humger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. These books were my introduction to the dystopian genre. I love them! Katniss is one of my favourite female protagonists.
  3. The Surgeon by Tess Getritsen. This book introduces us to Rizzoli and Isles. A truly brilliant crime thriller.
  4. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen. The gripping follow up to The Surgeon.
  5. The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. The first full novel where Jane and Maura work together.
  6. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. This is as far as I’ve got in the Rizzoli and Isles series and I’m really looking forward to more.
  7. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons. Her debut novel. The one that introduced D.I Kim Stone to us. A really stellar read.
  8. Evil Games by Angela Marsons. This is the second D.I Kim Stone novel. As utterly gripping as the first.
  9. Eeny Meeny by M.J Arlidge. This book introduces us to D.I Helen Grace, another strong, female detective.
  10. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. The first Kay Scarpetta novel I ever read.