New To The Queue {5}

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!





Friendship by Emily Gould

Friendship by Emily Gould (Amazon  // Goodreads)
Publication Date – July 1, 2014

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.

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets by Craig Thomas (Amazon // Goodreads)
Publication Date- 2003

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


The Start of Me and You Emery Lord

  The Start Of Me & You by Emery Lord (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: March 31, 2015

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.


Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Gilt by Katherine Longshore (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: May 2012

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.


70259080Girl Most Likely

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.”



Love Me If You Dare

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: A reader suggested, on my top 10 favorite movies list, that I might like this. Always looking for good French films to watch!

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.”



The Tudors (tv show)

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!

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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. I just added Friendship to my TBR, thanks!

    The Tudors came out when I was deep into my Tudors fiction kick, reading my way through Henry VIII’s wives (using the list on this page: I only made it through 2 seasons though.

    • YAY! Doesn’t it sound so good?? I’m currently number 50 on the library holds for it..womp womp!

      Ooh will be checking out that list! Thanks! What about it made you stop watching?

      • I think it started playing with the history too much just for the sake of sensationalism. Which of course it’s a show so that’s to be expected, but there were also a couple of scenes that sort of made my stomach turn (sex or gore). So during the break between seasons I guess I just lost interest. I might try it again though, once you watch let me know if you think its worth finishing.

  2. The Start of Me and You sounds really good! I added it to my “want to read” list on goodreads as soon as I read what it’s about!

  3. Blankets is AMAZING! I read it for a YA lit course many years ago and gobbled the whole thing up in a day (and it’s a CHUNKY read!) I’ve read both of his other books too (Habibi and Goodbye Chunky Rice), which are very different but still pretty good. I hope you like it!

    Open Road Summer is sitting on my bedside table at the moment, and I think I’m going to take it on holidays with me next month. I’m SO looking forward to it, especially after hearing/reading so much blogger love for the book! Her new one looks even better … hope it’ll be good too!

    • I’m so happy to hear that!! If I like Blankets I will have to check out the other ones! Thanks!

      ORS will be a PERFECT holiday read!!

  4. The Tudors is awesome but keep in mind on TV Henry is sexy, smart and drool worthy… In history he was fit and great eye candy then he got injured at a josting tournament and became fat and got syphilis or Gonorrhea from sleeping around… fun facts! Lol.

    • Haha this is what I’ve heard about this show…that he is way different than the Henry we’ve all learned about! I love history especially those kind of scandalous details 😛

  5. Kaitlin says:

    Bleachers is FANTASTIC! I have had Strange Desire on repeat since Tuesday and the whole album is just wonderful. They’re also amazing live! 🙂

    • RIGHT?? I had been loving every single they put out and I was like WAH GIMME THE FULL ALBUM..not expecting to seriously LOVE EVERY SINGLE SONG ON IT. But I dooooo. And they are coming to Philly next month and I REALLY want to go but idk if it’s going to happen because it’s the same day as Will’s birthday haha

  6. I read a lot of comics and Blankets is one of those titles that everyone recommends. When I eventually read it, I was a bit underwhelmed, I have to say. I’m still a little bit gutted!

    • I’ll have to go in with moderate expectations so maybe that will help me!! And you are still gutted? THAT sounds like something I will like then haha

  7. BLEACHERS’ ALBUM IS AMAZING. If you ever get the chance to see them live, DO IT. I saw them a few weeks ago. It was their first full-length performance and it was honestly one of the best shows I’ve seen in my life.

  8. I just recently added Tiger Lily to my tbr. I will be for sure checking out Girl Most Likely!

  9. New Emery Lord book? Yes please! Also the Friendship cover is soooo pretty.

  10. All the Tudor-era stuff is so interesting to me too! I definitely want to read Brazen. One new book I’ve added to my queue is Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins- getting ready for the readalong since I’ve never read these books. A tv show is the Sailor Moon Crystal remake- I loved the original. And music? Not much new, but I started listening to Awolnation and Capital Cities albums that I had, as well as a few Panic! at the Disco ones as well.

  11. I really like this feature! The Start Of Me & You is definitely among the newest additions to my to-read shelf. I’m actually posting a list of books I’ve found on Goodreads sometime today. I was in an add-books-to-GR mood all week, so I’m sharing some of them. 🙂

  12. I’ve read Tarnish by Katherine Longshore, but I haven’t read Gilt! And Brazen is sitting on my shelf, staring at me. O_O Also, I’m diggin’ Bleachers! I love The Format and fun. so it’s just a natural progression from there.

  13. The Tudors is one of my favorite TV shows. It’s what got me into royal history and one of the reasons I checked out Reign, which I love as well. It’s not completely accurate, but oh the drama!

  14. Great list! interested in the movies you mentioned, especially girl most likely. A song I recently started obsessing over is Chandelier by Sia. The video clip is just amazing (and a bit creepy) and the song is on replay in my head.

    – Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  15. Girl Most Likely was SOOOOO good! It’s got the same ‘feel’ as Bridesmaids, but it is just a bit more quirky.

  16. I LOVE The Tudors TV show. Jonathan is a very nice man to look at, haha. And Natalie Dormer is also stunning. She made me obsessed with Anne Boleyn 🙂 The first two seasons are the best. I’m still stuck in the third, but I hope to finish the series this summer. I already listened to the albums from First aid kit, but their new one is amazing <3 I absolutely love Stay gold!

  17. I’ve been meaning to watch Love Me If You Dare after Rachel (Hello Chelly) told me about it! It’s definitely going into my queue this month as well. Also, I’m so, so curious about Friendship! Hope you get the chance to read it soon 🙂

  18. Oh Blankets…. I had a bad experience with it. I had an argument with a librarian about it when I was in college- they had it shelved with the little kids picture books and graphic novels and I said it shouldn’t be there that it was too mature. She told me I was censoring. I told her she obviously hadn’t read it or she wouldn’t have it where 6 and 7 year olds were getting their books.

    Looks like a good list though! Have you read Outlander? That is my “new to me” book for this month 🙂

  19. God, I love that cover for Friendship. There are a lot of things I love in this post! Blankets! SO GOOD. Get ready 🙂 I read it twice in one night! I also love the new Bombay Bicycle Club album. Have you seen the video for Feel?? I love it!

    • I KNOW! Isn’t the cover great! My hold actually just came in from the library so I’m excited to dig in! And omg what a stellar rec for Blankets! And no…I haven’t seen the video *runs to Youtube*