New To the Queue is going to be a sporadic thing around here wherein I tell you some of the books, movies, tv shows and bands I’ve recently added to my never ending queue of things to read/watch/listen to. For past posts, go here!
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: The world sounds incredibly interesting and honestly the cover kind of drew me in!
What It’s About: A synthetic hormone in beef kills women off (not little girls or old women) and the men/dads become super protective of their daughters even if the threat doesn’t seem to be there anymore. They start controlling their lives and choices. The main character, Ava, is contracted to marry an old, rich men because her dad’s company is failing. Ava decides that she can’t do that so, with the help of a friend, decides to run to Canada.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I love books set in different countries — especially ones I don’t know that much about! This one is set in war torn Africa and deals with child soldiers.
What It’s About: Two women meet in war torn Africa — one is an American journalist trying to give voice to the young children who are taken and put into the army and forced to see/do horrible things and the other is a young girl named Esther who is in that situation.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: Because Veronica Rossi is half of the writing team for this book. Noelle August is a pseudonym for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. You all know how much I love the Under the Never Sky series! I don’t read much NA fiction right now but if there was one author I trusted to deliver…it’s Veronica!!
What It’s About: Ethan and Mia meet in a bar and hookup that night — only to find out that they are interning at the same place — Boomerang.com which is a dating site for millennials. Their feelings for each other come to a screeching halt because there is a strict policy against dating coworkers and they are both competing for the same job. But will they be able to keep their focus or will that attraction be a stronger pull?
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I love contemporary YA and it sounds interesting and, even though I know better, it says for fans of Gayle Forman. And well, you know me. Also, I really want to know who the narrator is. The summary says “told by an unexpected and surprising narrator” sooo I’m all over that. It also sounds thought provoking. REALLY A WIN FOR ME just by summary alone.
What It’s About: Told by an “unexpected and surprising narrator”, Falling Into Place tells the story of a popular junior girl, Liz, who decides to drive her Mercedes off the road and tries to piece together the whys.
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: BECAUSE ZACH BRAFF IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES. (Thanks Ginger for being my movie news supplier because I am so out of the loop these days!!). I feel like such a dunce for not knowing he had a new film coming out. And I hate that it says UNKNOWN release date on Netflix. GIMME.
What It Is About: “With his acting career moribund, Aidan Bloom steers a new tack in life, taking over his children’s education when private school becomes too costly. Finding much to learn as well as teach, Aidan develops his own unique curriculum for the kids..”
Short Term 12
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: Because Rainbow Rowell said so? Also, it definitely DOES seem like a me movie but once Rainbow tweeted about it I couldn’t get my fingers to move faster to add to my list.
What It Is About: “A new charge at a foster care facility dredges up the memories of a young supervisor’s own troubled past, and her tough exterior begins eroding.”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: Because Julia Louis-Dreyfus!! Also, it’s going to be sad watching this because of James Gandolfini.
What It Is About: “Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini star in this charming comedy about a divorced woman venturing into a relationship with a sweet man. But things get tricky when she discovers the man she’s dating is the hated ex-husband of her new best friend.”
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I’ve been obsessed with their song Back To You since last year as a single (pretty sure I put it as a Monthly Rewind pick in December) and I’ve been WAITING for this one for forever!! Solid album. I think my new fave songs, besides Back To You, are Kiss Me Darlin’, Cross My Mind and Can’t Be Broken but honestly it’s just all so good and it’s been on A LOT for me.
The Colourist — Self Title Album
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I really loved Little Games when that single came out (another I added to my December Monthly Rewind list) and so I am eating this one up! Besides Little Games I love Wishing Well and Tonight (Young Hearts). Very upbeat and fun album!
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I don’t even know how I found these guys at this point but LOVE. Fave songs: Abyss, The Border Line and If The Hudson Overflows.
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YOUR TURN! Tell me one book you added to your TBR list recently! Tell me a movie/tv show you added to your must watch list! Tell me a new band/singer you just added to your musical rotation! Also, have you read/watched/listened to anything on my recently added list? Or did I make you add something to YOUR queue? Tell me, tell me!