The Spice team shares their favourite isolation finds

Everything we've been watching, reading and listening to in isolation.

Like many of you, the Spice team have adjusted to a ‘new normal’ during COVID-19 and (in between Zoom calls) have found ourselves with more time to catch up on the latest movies, books and TV series.

With restrictions gradually easing, we thought we’d share some of the books, movies, TV shows and podcasts we’ve discovered during isolation.

We’d love to hear what you’ve been reading, watching and listening to, so share your recommendations with us in the comments below!

Katherine Ross, group sales and marketing manager

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

“COVID-19 has stopped us from eating out so step into the life of a New York Times food critic and the lengths she went to to complete her reviews.”

TV series: Killing Eve

“In the words of the writer it is ‘a meditation on murder, on loneliness and the potential for a world without conscience’. Villanelle, the psychopathic assassin, will shock you every episode.”

Alyssa Coundouris, graphic designer

Book: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby

“The author, suffering from locked-in syndrome, reflects on the truly important things in life. A powerful read in isolated times.”

Movie: Pain & Glory

“Inject your life with vivid colour, humour and hope. Gorgeous stars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz have never been better.”

Charlotte Marshall, sales and marketing manager

Card game: Monopoly Deal

“Bring out the Donald Trump in you with this fast-paced, addictive and down right sneaky card game. Best $20 you will ever spend!”

Book: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

“This thriller reminds you that even when you are at home you never really know who is looking though your window…”

Craig Hawtin-Butcher, publisher

Playlist: Australian music for isolated times – a weekly playlist

“A Spotify playlist dedicated to Australian independent musicians. Every listen supports an artist. Feel good, do good.”

TV series: Twin

“Get your travel feels from the sofa with this Nordic Noir murder-with-a-twist series”

Brittney Levinson, editor

Movie: Knives Out

“A comedy thriller with an all-star cast and a plot to keep you on the edge of your seat.”

TV series: The Office (US version)

“Told through the lenses of a documentary film crew, this sitcom is easy, hilarious and sometimes cringe-worthy viewing. You’ll find yourself missing the office antics.”


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