5 Can’t-Put-Down Book Recommendations For Women

Hello ladies (and gents), today I’d like to talk you through my top 5 must-keep-reading books that, once started, are near impossible put down. So whether you’re off on holiday or plan on spending all Sunday curled up with a book, I’ve got you sorted.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I have to be honest - it's not the most well-written book to ever grace my shelves. That said, it was undeniably addictive. What is the secret?! When will we find out?! Why so much tension?! It almost killed me. The mystery surrounding the husband will keep you reading, whether it's convenient or not.

The premise is simple. There's a woman, she has a husband, he has a secret, we find out what the secret is, the drama unfolds, the end. You could have guessed the layout of this book I'm sure. But it is still worth a read.I devoured this book in a few days and I recommend you do the same. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I had to take a few deep breaths while reading this book. There's just so much going on and so much to process and it's such a 'whaaaaaat?!' book that you'll find yourself just looking around the room every now and again thinking 'I need to talk to somebody about what just happened'.When a woman goes missing, all fingers are pointed towards her husband. We've heard it a million times, right? But there's something a little different about this situation, and not everything is quite as it seems.This book will take over your life. It's so expertly laced with mystery and thrills you won't quite know how to function in the real world until you've finished it.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

We'll take a step away from the creepy fiction books for a moment to talk about Lena Durham's 'Not That Kind of Girl'.

Quirky, funny, relateable in places and overall a really enjoyable read. Durham's essays are addictive and you'll devour one afte the other until it's 2am and you realise you have to be up in 5 hours for work.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is the master of the Can't-Put-Down novel. When you're done with Gone Girl and need another hit, Dark Places will fill that void. Based on the brilliant premise of a girl who was the only one to survive a family massacre, the book drifts in and out of theories until we finally understand what happened.Aptly named, Dark Places is a dark novel. From devil worship to murder, it's not one for the easily disturbed. But if you're as intruiged as I was and you don't mind gore, this is one to pick up.

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

If there's one book you want to consume in one sitting, this is it. Paula Hawkins is a master of driving plot and this creepy tale gradually unravels to findout exactly how and why a woman went missing.My friend and I read this at the same time. We intended on reading a chapter at a time and disucssing it after. What actually happened is we both read it non stop and by the time we saw each other again a few days later we'd both finished it.

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I hope you enjoyed these book recommendations.

If you've read any (or plan to now) comment below to let us know.

Movies Everybody Should See: 10 Modern Recommendations

Today I'm sharing my favourite modern movies everybody should see from 2000 up to present day. I think you'll like a lot of them and hey, if you like the look of them all just take the week off work and binge watch them.

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2015)

Discipline and the refusal to accept mediocrity are the two pillars that hold this movie up so high. A young drummer is taught to never, ever quit and the results are bloody. A categorical must see for anyone, anywhere who can relate to the desire to be the best. Those who lack ambition will find it extreme, while those who won’t stop at anything will see it as a rule book. It’s incredible.

Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

Forget what you thought you knew about thrillers. Gone Girl is as fantastic in plot as it is in tension and, with an expertly delivered 180 turn mid way through the film, it proves thrillers don’t have to opt for cheap scares. Deep, psychological torment is the new black.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

As quirky as it is humorous, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a masterpiece in character and colour. Our two leads work exceptionally well together in this off beat, unpredictable movie where the characters are as volatile as the plot. It’s the perfect mid week viewing.

Harry Potter (David Yates, Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, 2001-2014)

Immersive, powerful and magic. These movies may have started off as whimsical children’s films, but the progression into the near-gothic is palpable. The Prisoner of Azkaban takes us on our first dive into the darker depths of the magical world, with The Goblet of Fire marking the end of the time at Hogwarts as we know it. A brilliant world to escape in, which somehow remains as funny as it does moving.

The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2015)

Benedict Cumberbatch has done as service to cinema by appearing in this film. Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the Enigma code. Intelligent, witty and painful, The Imitation Game is a modern example of history told well.

Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012)

Left alone on a lifeboat with a tiger is a concept few storytellers could execute well. The movie feels surprisingly grounded and refrains from glamorising a clearly brutal situation. It’s a more expertly managed version of 127 Hours.

About a Boy (Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, 2002)

The ultimate movie about character. It’s a movie that follows the thought trail ‘what would happen if you put X in a room with X’, and in this case it’s a middle aged lone wolf and an awkward teenage boy.

500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 2009)

This is a romance movie for the cynical - grounded, unapologetic and real. It’s slightly let down by it’s cheesy ending, but the film itself isa punch in the stomach to soppy Hollywood movies. It’s a modern day Notebook with a painful dose of reality.

Castaway (Robert Zemeckis, 2000)

If there’s one movie that was made for a Sunday afternoon it’s Castaway. Watch what happens when a man loses the world he knows so well and is stuck in a reality we’ve evolved beyond. Hanks is great in his stranded role and this movie perfectly answers that question we’ve all thought at least once - are our survival instincts as good as our distant ancestors?

Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000)

Boy turned ballet dancer is the summary of this movie, but it’s more about the relationship with his father than his big dreams of success. We see a change in opinion in a time where if you weren’t the norm you were scrutinised and it’s the perfect blend of character interaction between billy, his father and his dance teacher.

What's First on Your Must-Watch List?

There you have my 10 favourite modern movies that everybody should watch. The question is, where to start?

itcher: The Music Recommendation Engine Free From Hassle

We know your struggles, fellow music lovers: you just want a music recommendation engine to give you music you're likely to enjoy.

Life is too short for bad music and it's also too short for stress.

itcher is what you're looking for.

Why traipse through bad album after bad album to find that one gem you love?

With the itcher app you'll discover new artist after new artist who will quickly make it into your daily music menu. 

What Can itcher Do for Me?

itcher can provide you with great music recommendations to make the searching process stress-free, and even fun.

It won't just sort out your music recommendations either; itcher is also the best game recommendation engine and we cover amazing book and music recommendations too (we're good to you, aren't we?).

itcher Is Free

Just when you thought it couldn't get better - itcher is free.

Yes, completely, totally, undoubtedly free.

You can start by downloading the itcher app and rating a few of your favourite artists. Once you've rated 5 you'll notice that you have some new recommendations ready and waiting for you. Take a peek at your new recommendations and there you have it - new artists and bands too listen to on your morning commute.

Woo, I've Got My Recommendations. What Now?

I'm glad you asked. There are a couple of things you can do now to enhance your itcher experience even more. Let's take a little look shall we?

  • Get your friends to download the app too and you can discuss all the new music you're finding through itcher. Hello fantastic recommendations, hello music-fuelled chats with friends.
  • Write reviews. Here's your chance to become a music critic. Listen to some new artists, see what you think and write up your reviews on itcher. Don't want to sit at your desk and do it? No problem. Whip out your phone on the bus/train/plane/helicopter and write from there. So long as you're not the driver or pilot, you can use itcher wherever.

Happy listening.

Now you know where to get great new music recommendations, you'll need to find plenty of time to listen to it all!

Looking for the Best Music Recommendation Websites? Try This.

So you're looking for the best music recommendation websites. Well, taste in music is as varied as it is broad.

This makes finding new music difficult because there isn't any one person who loves the exact artists, songs and albums as you who can make suggestions. It's no surprise then that finding good music recommendations can be a hit and miss as a drunk man trying to pin the tail on the donkey.

This is where itcher comes in. Flaunts in, actually, because itcher knows it's exactly what you're looking for.

Here's How You'll Find Brand New Music Recommendations

It starts with downloading the itcher app. You're grinning as you do it because you can sense new music recommendations are just around the corner.

You take a sip of coffee. Today is a good day.

Next you set up your profile. A few clicks here and there and you're done and ready to rate.

Ready, Set, Rate!

Start by searching for your most loved artists.

You know the ones, the artists who you always go back to when there's nothing else to listen to. Rate them accordingly - if you really love them they'll probably earn 5 itcher lightbulbs.

Now search for a few artists and bands you're not so keen on. If they're kind of okay but not great they'll probably end up with 3 itcher lightbulbs. If they are, in your opinion, the worst artist this planet has ever seen, they're definitely a 1.

Oh Mathematics, You Beautiful Thing

itcher will now use the information you've given about what you like and don't like and work it's mathematical magic to churn out your first lot of recommendations.

This is both the exciting and the important bit. Listen up.

Once you've rated a few items you'll spot your new recommendations at the top.

Simply click the 'Recommendations' tab and you'll be taken to your recommended music. Here's the important part: rate any artists you've already heard that appear in your recommendations (even if you don't like them that much).

itcher will get stronger the more you rate - by rating artists you're guiding itcher in the right direction to help provide you with even better recommendations.

Hello New Music

So, you've got your recommendations and you can't wait to get listening - great! Now all there is to do is load up your phone or music player with new songs and take yourself on a nice long walk/drive/skydive and listen to your new music.

The great thing is once you've fallen in love with some new music you can tell itcher just how much you loved it by rating it.

Not only have you got a seemingly endless stream of tailored recommendations, but you're now part of a brilliant community of people just like you.

We'd call that awin win, wouldn't you?

I'll leave you to explore the marvellous itcher app now.

You've got a lot of falling in love to do.

Looking for a Website to Find Similar Books? Meet itcher

Hi. So, you want a website to find similar books to ones you already like?

Take a seat. 

I can help with that. In fact, I can tell you all about how you can find the best book recommendations, personally tailored to your taste.

Calling All Bookworms, Stop Everything, This Is Important

If you're a book lover you'll know that looking for books is fun, but you don't want to spend all week looking for the next read - you want to be reading!

At itcher, we know your pain. We also know the struggle, the woeful, infuriating struggle of getting five chapters into a book only to realise it's The Worst Book Ever.

You want to pick up something that's to your taste, right? And you don't want it to take three weeks to finally find something you want to read. It's really not much to ask. 

You’re Useless, Jane

Being in book limbo is no fun at all. So when someone goes on and on about a book, you hear yourself thinking ‘You know what? You may have brought me a questionable birthday gift last year but I’ll take your word for it that the book under your arm really is a ‘must-read’.

One week later and you’re throwing it aside, crossing your arms and vowing never to take your friend Jane’s advice again.

This is where the itcher app comes gliding in on a stallion like the saviour you desperately needed.

Theres an App for That

itcher can help you find great books by using it's genius little algorithm to find books based on your taste. You can start by searching for some books that you've enjoyed (or even hated) and then itcher will work it's magic to provide you with a plethora of book recommendations.

Sound good? Of course it does!

It means you can spend less time groaning about not being able to find a good book and more time reading. Besides, everyone says you sound annoying when you moan (sorry, but it's true).

Groan No More (at Least, Not about Books)

itcher will take away all the pain in book searching.

And don't worry, we know how fun it is to peruse book stores on a Saturday afternoon and you can still do that, but with itcher in your pocket, you'll have a place to start.

How to Find Good Movies to Watch When You’re Sick of Being an Adult

Wondering how to find good movies to watch when you just want to be 4 again? You're in the right place.

Ugh, adulthood. Between taxes and dentist appointments, one can often find themselves wondering why they couldn't be a toddler their entire life.

Attention children of the internet. Do not grow up, it's a trap.

When one feels such a way about adult life, one must consult ye olde method of rejuvenation - a good movie.

Of course half the stress of finding a movie to watch is scrolling through 5,000 titles before you find one you like. And even then you'll watch the first 15 minutes and decide 'I don't like this one' and abandoning it.

Modern day struggles, right.

The Most Fun You Can Have on Your Phone at Work

itcher is on hand to help you pick a good movie. Rather than browsing so many titles you're just about ready to punch yourself in the face, itcher will recommend movies based on movies you've already watched and rated.

Yep, it's really that easy. All you have to do is download the app, rate some movies you like (and don't) and BAM - tailor-made recommendations ready and waiting for you.

The rating part is fun too. Just scroll away and decide how many itcher lightbulbs each movie is worth. You'll have a whale of a time.

Sugar? Yes Please.

So you've been rating movies and now you've got your recommendations? Great! Now, find that movie, sit down and prepare to be whisked away from your increasingly adult life.

Let's add some cookies and popcorn to the equation shall we? Sugar is an essential part of enjoying any movie as an adult. Don't listen to your doctor, eat all the Pic'n'Mix you want. You've earned it.

So, bowl of sugar at the ready and we're raring to go!

Now, one of the greatest things about movies is living vicariously through other characters. Don't want to think about going to work on Monday morning? Not a problem! Let's watch 'Ratatouille' and dream of having an oddly charming rat help us through our day. Wish you could rob a Casino to retire early? Problem solved! We'll watch 'Ocean's 11' and do just that.

A Great Distraction from Impending Death

The truth is a good movie can take you away from all your adulthood problems: whether the car needs a new exhaust, your doctor wants to put cameras in unpleasant places or just the imminent feeling of death slowly approaching, you can be sure to find a movie to take you away from it all.

And, of course, now you know that itcher makes the process of finding a great movie even easier (and more enjoyable) than it was before.

Which is great since, you know, we've got to make the most of the time we've got...

3 Reasons itcher is the Best Movie Recommendations Generator

There's a simple way to explain the best movie recommendations generator to you...

Think of it like this: everyone has one friend who is a complete movie buff.

You probably have another friend who is really into their music. The next, a total bookworm who can talk to you about the superfluous elegance of Charles Dickens for a week. And, of course, the utterly engrossed gaming addict who spends more time on World of Warcraft than they do outside.

What If You Had One Friend Who Loved Everything Entertainment Related?

Think about it: a movie-loving, music-listening, book-reading, gaming prodigy who could recommend the very best of everything, all based on your own preferences?

Well, they exist and they’re ready to put in your pocket today.

1. Portability. Is That an itcher in Your Pocket or…

Meet itcher. itcher is a bit like your friends, only itcher won’t call you up to cancel while you’re getting ready for the cinema. itcher is your faithful entertainment recommendation companion, ready to suggest movies, books, music and games to you whenever.

Like the sound of itcher already? We thought you might.

2. It's Interactive. Become a Critic from the Comfort of Your Bathroom.

It’s really easy to get started, just download the app and begin rating titles you like and don’t like.

It gets addictive.

Before you know it you’ll be deciding how many itcher lightbulbs ‘Good Will Hunting’ is worth while you’re in the bathroom.

I’m not kidding either, that rating business is hard to quit. I’ve found myself trying to make my dinner with one hand whilst deciding how much I enjoyed ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ with the other. Just. One. More. Rating.

Once you’ve rated some titles from the enormous library (we’re talking millions of titles here), itcher will work its fiddly algorithm (which is pretty much magic in disguise) and before you know it you have the next movies to watch, albums to buy, books to read and games to play.

3. The More You Use It, the Stronger It Gets (Like PokéMon)

Yes, that’s right, the more you rate, the better your recommendations become.

It’s not as if we needed any more of an excuse to watch more movies on a weeknight with a Chinese takeaway but this is a brilliant excuse if ever we’ve seen one. There’s also something really rewarding about keeping a log of all the movies you’ve watched, rated and reviewed. It's like a record of movie-watching achievements.

You're Not Even Trying, Google

So, is itcher the best movie recommendations generator? Yes.

It’s certainly a lot better than aimlessly browsing the internet for hours only to find the best movie like ‘Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone’ is, in fact, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (come on Google!).

itcher saves you time, it’s fun, easy and it’s about to change the way you find entertainment recommendations!

As far as we’re concerned, it’s the best movie recommendations generator you’ll ever come across.