There is an abundance of things to watch, read, or listen to this season. When I’m writing and revising manuscripts, I don’t have much time for entertainment, unless I choose to forgo sleep. Here are some binge-worthy shows, books and music that may just be worth some late nights or early mornings. 

Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson 

This book has all the makings of a political thriller, so it’s on my short list. “A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross's wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. Alex is tasked by the new President to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?” (Amazon Notes)
If you’re not up for a novel-length read, try one of Patterson’s Alex Cross Bookshots, like Cross Kill. You could finish a few over a long weekend.  

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

One of these days, I should rent a place on the Southern Coastline and have a Nicholas Sparks book binge-fest. His stories pull threads that untangle long forgotten emotions. “Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties—and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?” (Barnes & Noble Overview)

‘The Blacklist’ by Jon Bokenkamp (NBC)

Totally and completely hooked from the first episode. While we were late to the party, we made up for it by binging all five seasons in just a few weeks. Thank goodness NBC renewed this spy drama. So many FBI guys, fugitives, and DNA tests, it’ll have your head spinning. Get started, and you could be ready for season six starting in January 2019.


Whether you’re still in the holiday spirit, or you’re ready to launch into the New Year, there’s a soundtrack for you’re mood. Try iTunes, Amazon Music Unlimited, SiriusXM, Pandora, and more. Pick a season, a genre, a decade, and move, groove, or just relax.​


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Kristen Gibson