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: Estelle talked about it and I read the summary and YEAH I NEED. I love friendship novels!
What It’s About: Friendship! The two main characters have been best friends for years and now they are in their 30’s and things are changing big time with real adulthood knocking on their door — pregnancy, careers, debt and more.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I was reading Isla and the Happily Ever After and Isla & Josh were having a conversation about graphic memoirs and I saw an author I liked mentioned and tweeted Stephanie about it and she HIGHLY recommended this one. SO YEAH. Insta-add.
What It’s About: “Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.” — from Goodreads
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I FREAKING LOVED OPEN ROAD SUMMER so this was a no brainer. OMG WHY IS 2015 SO FAR AWAY???
What It’s About: Two years ago Paige’s first boyfriend died in an accident and she began to shut out the world. Now she’s decided that she’s ready to live her life again and convince everyone she’s fine by getting a boyfriend (she has one in mind!) and joining some clubs…until her prospective boyfriend’s nerdy cousin moves into town and shakes up her world.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I just read her most recent book, Brazen, and really enjoyed it so I figured I MUST check this one out.
What It’s About: Set in King Henry VIII’s court, Gilt follows a young girl who is thrust into this world when she joins her best friend Catherine Howard there. She finds romance, secrets and scandalous affairs…all while she watches her best friend rise and fall as Queen.
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: After seeing my top 10 favorite movies of all time list, another blogger suggested I take a look at her list of favorite indie movies and this and a couple others were added to my Netflix!
What It Is About: “After staging an unsuccessful suicide to get her boyfriend’s attention, a struggling playwright moves back home to live with her mother, her mother’s boyfriend and a handsome lodger who sings with a Backstreet Boys cover band.”
What It Is About: “Ever since they were kids, Sophie (Marion Cotillard) and Julien (Guillaume Canet) have gotten their kicks out of a game where they continuously attempt to one-up the other with a chain of extreme pranks. When their relationship escalates to romance, the game turns harshly negative, and the two lovers’ view of reality grows increasingly skewed.”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I’ve always been fascinated by this time period (and history in general) and I’ve gotten into Reign when that show started, then read Brazen and now I’m like OKAY I need way to get my history fix and this show is supposedly real good!
What It Is About: “All the splendor and scandal of England’s 16th-century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII. The king often lets his passions rule, making for one of the most tumultuous periods of the throne.”
Bleachers – Strange Desires
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I’ve mentioned Bleachers a couple times in my Monthly Rewinds (last month & in February) because I’ve REALLY been digging their singles they’ve been putting out. FINALLY THE FULL ALBUM JUST CAME OUT. I’ve listened to it once and I’m feeling like this is going to be on repeat for a while. (If you didn’t know..Bleachers is the guy from the band FUN’s other project). Favorite songs: I Wanna Get Better, Rollercoaster, Wild Heart, Shadow
Trampled by Turtles –Wild Animals
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I came across the song Are You Behind The Shining Star and became obessed. Was happy to see there was a full album available. From my first listen I’m really digging it!
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I’ve been a fan of them and have been waiting for the new album!
Fave songs: Feel, Luna, Home By Now
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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!