Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #8

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Every month the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun!


Axel: I’ve been living for my hour of recreational reading each morning, and that has largely been because of Sabriel by Garth Nix (an Australian! scandal!), the first installment of The Old Kingdom Trilogy, a YA/NA fantasy series. It was something I always meant to read ages 8-16 and never got around to it, but midst thesis pains, it has been a very welcome relief.

Shoutout to A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood, too, an exquisite novella about a university English teacher whose life-partner has just died. It’s a lovely chapter in LGBTQ+ literary history. It was also translated to film by the fashion designer Tom Ford a few years ago, and it is, as to be expected from such an artist, a visual and emotional spectacle (starring Colin Firth!). 

Jack: Read Kim J

Jo: Single Asian Female by Michelle Law (Technically a play but anyway!)

Movies/TV shows

Jo: Recently started rewatching the (now Emmy-Award -winning performance) of Zendaya in Euphoria and have been loving it

Axel: I’m alternating between comfort-watching Futurama (I’m a classless heathen, I know) and Elementary, both of which I’ve reviewed – probably repeatedly – before.


Axel:  I listened to the entire soundtrack of Glee season 3 a few nights ago and while it was a very surreal experience, it was enjoyable.

Jo: Ho, Why is You Here? by Flo Milli