New To The Queue {4}

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!



I know I mostly talk about YA on this blog but funny enough 3/4 of my picks this time around are adult (which I read as well!).



A Passionate Love Affair With A Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson (Amazon — $2.99 for Kindle right now  // Goodreads)
Release Date – January 2013

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: Estelle raved about it!

What It’s About: Charley has it all…until she doesn’t after she breaks her leg in three places and everything falls apart. While she is out of work for a bit she finds herself bored and ends up finding she has a knack for helping people with their online love life by ghost writing for them. She finds her life starting to change after starts writing to a man from a client — someone who she has started to fall in love with herself.


The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date- July 2014

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I love adult historical fiction and it was a title that was at BEA (but I’m so sad because I didn’t snag it). It sounds so intriguing.

What It’s About: The main character receives a miniature house that is the mirror image of her own from her new husband and soon has pieces to fill the house that mirror their real household from a miniaturist who is unknown to her. Through the miniatures she starts to piece together her new family and their secrets.



  The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: June 3, 2014

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
It sounds INCREDIBLE. I don’t know how I came about it but I read the summary and I was like YEAH I NEED THIS.

What It’s About: The story of the love between a Panamanian boy (whose family immigrated 15 years ago) and a Mexican girl (who survived a devastating accident in Mexico) who live in the same apartment block with other immigrant families like themselves. 



Anatomy of A Misfit by Andrea Portes (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: September 2014

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I got it in the mail and I love the cover plus it sounds like a book I would like because I LOVE books where the social hierarchy is challenged and a main character really explores the person they portray to others and they person they ARE.

What It’s About: Anika is super popular and keeps all the weird things and quirks about her under wraps to maintain her social status. When a boy, who would be classified as a loner nerd by her friends, comes back in the Fall looking extremely hot and full of mystery she wants to befriend him but knows what she has to lose socially if she does.




Stuck In Love

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: After I saw The Fault In Our Stars I wanted to see what other movies Josh Boone directed and I saw this one and it looked like a movie I would like!

What It Is About: “This quirky tale follows a year in the lives of the Borgens clan, which is in a tailspin thanks to the family patriarch’s obsession with his ex-wife.”



Blue Jasmine

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I really, really like Cate Blanchett.

What It Is About: “The high life leads to high anxiety for a fashionable New York City homemaker in crisis who finds herself forced to live a more modest lifestyle in San Francisco. Woody Allen directs an ensemble cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.”



Orange Is The New Black

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I wasn’t really interested in it when it first came out but lots of people have been talking about it SO I must give it a try.

What It Is About: “From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious series set in a women’s prison. Piper trades her comfortable life for an orange jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.”



First Aid Kit – Stay Gold


Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: First Aid Kit is one of my favorites since I discovered their songs Our Own Pretty Ways & EmmyLou. Their voices are magic so this has been on my calendar and FINALLY YESTERDAY it was released.
Fave Songs (So Far): My Silver Lining, Cedar Lane, A Long Time Ago

Passenger –Whispers


Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: At the risk of sounding like a snob (which is NOT my intention), I discovered Passenger well before Let Her Go became the huge phenomena it has become. (LOVE THAT SONG). I’ve loved his stuff and I’ve been WAITING IMPATIENTLY for the new album and it just released yesterday and GAHHH SO GOOD.
Favorite Songs Off It (So Far): Heart’s On Fire, Scare Away The Dark, Whispers

Thumpers — Galore


Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I heard their song Sound of Screams and had to listen to more!
Fave songs: Sound of Screams, Unkinder (A Tougher Love), Dancing’s Done

If you want to stalk what I’m listening to…follow me on Spotify! Let me know who you are so I can follow back and stalk youuur music!


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!

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Although Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars started yesterday, I’m currently binge watching season 4. LOVE this show, even though I’m 36. 😉

  2. Stuck in Love is a really cute movie. I think you’ll like it, Jamie. I guess I shouldn’t say “cute” because that’s not the vibe it sends. But I liked it a whole lot! For whatever reason I’ve never been a Passenger fan. I think I missed that boat. However, I do want to check out First Aid Kit.

    • I like when you give the thumbs up to movies I want to watch bc we have very similar taste in movies! And well…many thing haha. Let me know what you think of First Aid Kit!

  3. Stuck in Love looks cute – and I really need to watch Blue Jasmine too!

    I followed you on Spotify! <3


    It’s hilarious + ALL THE AWESOME LADIES + social issues! 😀

    • OOOH Will and I like funny so YAY! (PS. Would he like this show do you think??)

      • I don’t knooow. All I can remember about Will from your blog is that he likes races hahaha. Hopefully he will ? Since you said you both like funny and it’s very funny! 😛

  5. Evan is binge-watching Adventure Time, which is an animated TV show that he says is up there with Buffy, Angel, etc as one of his favourite shows ever. So now I have to watch it. I’ve only heard amazing things – it’s kind of funny and philosophical at the same time?

    I still haven’t watched Orange Is the New Black. On my list. I’ve also put Stuck in Love on my list now!

    Must listen to that Passenger album. Lately I’ve been listening to the If/Then soundtrack (of course), and the new Mirah album, which I think you’ll like, Jamie! =)

    • Hmm never heard of Adventure Time! Must check it out!

      I LOVE Mirah and I have not heard the new album so YAY for telling me!

  6. I really enjoyed “Stuck in Love” (I watched because I will watch anything with Kristen Bell even it’s a small part). It actually bummed me out that it didn’t make theatres (or if it did, not for long).

    • YES I love Kristen Bell TOO. I should have also added that to my reasons for adding it to my queue. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  7. That’s actually a really decent list. The Book of Unknown Americans sounds like very interesting, and I’ve just added it to my Goodreads. Anatomy of a Misfit sounds promising, too. The Miniaturist isn’t in the genre I usually read, but the cover is gorgeous and the synopsis makes me curious to find out more about it.

    To be honest, I don’t know a lot about Netflix. Is “Orange Is the New Black” exclusively available on there? Because I’ve been meaning to check it out, as everyone and their mother is talking about it.

    • YES the cover initially drew me in and then I read the synopsis and I’m like I need to KNOW THE THINGS alluded to in the summary!

      I’m not sure if it’s exclusively on there. I swear I saw it on Amazon but don’t hold me to that 😛

  8. I finally got a copy of COHF today, so that is definitely on my TBR list this June. Also, I recently bought Love Letters to the Dead which I can’t wait to start reading. Anatomy of A Misfit sounds so good and I hope you enjoy it! I watched Stuck In Love a while ago because of Lily Collins & Logan Lerman and I was really surprised by how much I liked it. Hopefully you’ll like it just as much! My friend is obsessed with Orange is the New Black and she’s been begging me to watch it. I’m not sure if I’ll start it, but I’ve only really heard positive things about it!

    • I need to catch up on that series! I’ve only read book one!!

      Good to hear you enjoyed Stuck in Love!

      I think I’m going to try and get Will to watch OITNB with meeee. We shall see if I succeed!

  9. Orange is The New Black is so good! I hope you like it!

    • Oh yay! I’m hoping to start it soon. Will and I need a show to watch this summer sooo I’m hoping he will say yes!

  10. Danielle Nguyen says:

    Stuck in Love is such a good movie. I think you’ll really like it. I also recently started watching Orange is the New Black, as well as Call the Midwife. Thoroughly enjoying both. For music, I just purchased The Secret Sisters’ new album Put Your Needle Down. It’s a little different than what I usually listen to, but very good. I’ll have to check out your music recs now 🙂

    • YAY I’m glad to be hearing all this positive feedback about Stuck In Love as well as OITNB. I’ve never heard of Call the Midwife!

      I haven’t heard of The Secret Sisters’ so you can bet I’m going to be listening to them tonight on Spotify! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Stuck in Love was really good! It wasn’t the quirky romantic comedy I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Anatomy of a Misfit looks really good and so does the Miniaturist!! I just added Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. It’s been out since 2011, but I only just heard of it, and it sounds amazing!

    • I’m excited to watch it! Lots of people have been saying good things since I posted this!

      I’m going to have to check out Akata Witch as I’ve never heard of it!! Thank you for sharing!

  12. I added Sandy Hall’s A Little Something Different very recently! It won’t be out until next month, but it really sounds fun (see: baristas, matchmaking, basically everything adorbz) and promising. I’ve also been repeatedly listening to the TFiOS movie soundtrack. Feelsssssssss.

  13. Ooh, Stuck in Love! I super adore that movie! 😀 Hope you’ll enjoy that too! 🙂

    Neysa @ Papier Revue

  14. I am seriously so, so intrigued by The Miniaturist! I love that cover, first of all. But the story sounds really compelling and I can totally see myself enjoying it. I’ll be waiting on a few opinions from trusted blogger friends, but I also don’t think I’ll be able to resist this one!

    As always, I’m enjoying your musical selections. Definitely going to hop over onto Spotify to give them a listen (and hopefully wind up loving them too).

    Stuck in Love! I watched that one recently (ish). While my friends didn’t like it, I really did. I don’t know, there’s just something about the characters and the way their life that year is portrayed that really resonated with me. I hope you enjoy it too!