Allow me to indulge myself, and focus on the good when there is so much bad about.
Books about marriage, films about Springsteen, paintings of poets and articles on Friends; all the stuff and nonsense I consumed and loved last month.
It's a little late, but nevertheless, here are a few of my favourite things from July. Get ready to do plenty of reading!
A quick overview of what I'll be reading over the next few weeks, featuring some modern advice on love and growing up, feminist sci-fi and a book I judged by its cover. Oops.
Talk to strangers, live life spontaneously, and prepare for rain: twelve ways to get the most out of your first Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience.
Twitter trolling is a deadly sport, don't ignore your webcam, and when your mum calls you, for God's sake, answer! Just some of the things I learnt from the latest series of Black Mirror.
All of the things that have inspired me over the last month, including writing workshops, TED Talks, podcasts, books and more.