Podcasts & Books

Spoiler Alert | Everything You Should Be Watching & Reading This October

By Ben Tyers
3rd Oct 2017


Ditch that pesky social life and curl up with a good book or unhealthily addictive TV series. After all, Netflix isn’t a hobby—it’s a lifestyle choice.

Here’s everything you should be reading and watching this month.


Blade Runner 2049

The long awaited sequel is almost here, and joining Harrison Ford this time around is Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto. Sequels are always tough, but this sci-fi effort is drawing rave reviews already and should definitely be on your must-see list.


Final Portrait

The latest film featuring Geoffrey Rush follows the story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. The film also features Armie Hammer and Tony Shalhoub.


Good Time

Robert Pattinson's latest sees him taking on a very different role than you might expect from the former Twilight star. The film itself won the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and follows the story of Pattinson's character 'Connie' as he attempts to get his mentally challenged younger brother out of jail following his capture after their bank robbery attempt.


The Only Living Boy In New York

In what has been described as an updated version of Dustin Hoffman's 'The Graduate'—The Only Living Boy In New York follows a recent college graduate's life in New York City as he is upended by his father's mistress. It stars Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan and Kate Beckinsale.



Who doesn't love a good disaster film? The mayhem starts in Geostorm when satellites designed to contol the Earth's climate start attacking the planet instead, makes sense?



Stranger Things          

Back for its second season, Stranger Things continues the story after the events of season 1.



Also returning for its second season, who knows what will happen. I bet Jughead is involved somehow.


Designated Survivor

Another show that's into its second season. Follows the story of Keifer Sutherland's character Tom Kirkman who is thrown into the biggest job in the world.


Penny Dreadful

We're out of season 2 territory as Penny Dreadful returns for season 3! Check out the creepy as hell trailer if you're into that kind of thing.


Mr Robot

Speaking of season 3, Mr Robot is back and who knows what's going on. If you can keep up with this out there series you're doing really well.



Force Of Nature

Jane Harper's novel follows five women who reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track, but only four come out the other side.

The Choke

2015 Miles Franklin winner Sofie Laguna's new novel is the story of who is raised by her pop, a man who is tormented by visions of the Burman Railway. The Choke is a haunting novel about a 'child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence'.

City Of Crows         

Chris Womersley's fourth novel is set in France, 1673—the era of The Sun King, Louis XIV. Following the story of Charlotte as she attempts to save herself and her only surviving child after fever kills her husband.

A big thank you to author Anna Spargo-Ryan for the book suggestions this month, you can read all about her here, or pick up a copy of her latest book—The Gulf—right here.

Image credit: Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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