New To The Queue

New things to read, watch, listen to

New To the Queue is a semi-monthly thing around here wherein I give you a tiny glimpse into 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!





Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (Amazon // Goodreads)
Publication Date – January 2017

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  It showed up in the mail and looked interesting so I decided to officially add it to my TBR!

What It’s About: It’s about a girl who is accused of killing a baby that was under her and her mom’s care. She never said whether or not she didn’t but was convicted by a jury. Now, years later, she wants to fight to set the record straight.



Mistress of Rome

Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date-

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I was dropping off a load (literally like 25 books) to a local Little Free Library and I was perusing the few books that were in there and found this! I very rarely actually take any books from the LFL because I’m trying to be selective about what is coming in but this one looked really interesting to me and I hadn’t heard of it before but first century Rome? YES PLEASE.

What It’s About: A slave girl, Thea, falls in love with a gladiator until her mistress decides to destroy it all. Thea then goes on to reinvent herself and sings for aristocrats where she catches the eye of the Emperor of Rome and becomes mistress to this brutal gladiator who so many have tried to take down.



Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill  (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: October 11, 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I don’t read a lot of MG typically but after reading Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand I’ve been more open to it and this one sounded really good plus I’ve read another book by Megan Shepard and really enjoyed it!

What It’s About: From what I understand it is set in WW2 at a hospital for children with tuberculosis and the main character can see magical winged horses in the mirrors until she discovers an injured one out of the mirror and she is given a mission to keep the horse safe. 


Wait For Me Caroline Leech

Wait For Me by Caroline Leech ( Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: January 31, 2017


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I LOVE historical fiction and this caught my eye on Goodreads!

What It’s About: Lorna lives and works on her father’s farm in Scotland during the war, a war in which her brothers are fighting in, when one day German POWs are brought to the farm and she meets the new farmhand who she can’t fathom working side by side with….until she gets to know him.









Why I Added It To My To Watch Queue:  I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus but I never felt compelled to add this to my To Watch list but after yet another Emmy win….I NEED to watch it!

What It Is About: “Shot in an improvisational style, this comedy series follows U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff as they try to bring about important change while negotiating the tough and tricky world of Washington politics. ”



Offspring tv series


Why I Added It To My To Watch Queue: My friend Lindsey told me she thinks I will like it and I trust her!

What It Is About: “A Melbourne obstetrician in her 30’s struggles with her increasingly chaotic family, romantic and professional aspects of her life in this drama ”


OJ Simpson

The People vs OJ Simpson


Why I Added It To My To Watch Queue: Well after all the Emmy wins…had to. I was sort of interested in it before (I was 10 years old when it all went down so I do remember all the hoopla and remember my parents being obsessed with the case) but I didn’t want to start it until I heard if it was good or not. And then I forgot about it until the Emmys.

What It Is About: “Tracing all the twists and turns of O.J. Simpson’s 1995 trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole, the first season of this crime anthology series examines the behind-the-scenes gambits on both sides of the court.”



Dear Sugar Radio


Why I Added It To My Listening Rotation:  One of my friends thought I would really enjoy the podcast Cheryl Strayed does. I’ve listened to one episode and I can totally see why she thinks it is so a ~me~ podcast.

Bastille — Wild World

Bastille Wild World

 Why I Added It To My Listening Rotation:  I’ve been excited for the new Bastille stuff and have enjoyed the singles so I neeeeed to find time to throw this one on. I’ve been heavy on the podcasts lately so my music listening has suffered and I have not even gotten around to listening to this one yet.

Local Natives — Sunlit Youth


Why I Added It To My Listening Rotation: I have enjoyed some of their past songs (some of my faves = Ceilings, Wide Eyes, Heavy Feet and Airplanes) and saw they had some new stuff out. Definitely can’t wait to check out this one especially since I feel like I wasn’t even in the loop that they had new singles out!!!

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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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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. You need to check out the TV show Lucifer!! It’s hilarious.

    I just watched the first episode of This Is Us and it was SO good.

    I really love Kelsea Ballerini’s album 😊

    I’m currently reading Love & Gelato!

    • I’m going to watch This is Us tonight when I get home! 10pm is too late for me haha.

      How is Love & Gelato?? It looks so cuuuuute!

      • Only read a couple chapters, but it’s good so far! I didn’t expect it to be heavy in the prologue :/ It’s a mum dying of cancer book, just to warn you.

  2. I love posts like this, they let me discover so many news things. Love some of the picks in here! Great post!


  3. I’ve immediately added Allegedly to my Goodreads, it sounds like a very interesting book

    Mel ★

  4. I love Dear Sugar. I want Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond to be my parents and read me to sleep every night with their wise, soothing voices.

  5. I agree with Emmah, Lucifer is definitely worth watching.

  6. i really want to watch This Is Us – i think it was on last night but it was on at 10pm and i just lol’d at that as my bed time is 9pm 😉 i’ll watch tonight. added Mistress of Rome and Wait for Me to my list.
    I hope Finn is doing well xxx

  7. People vs. OJ Simpson is amazing! I watched the first episode when it first aired and really liked it, but didn’t end up continuing with it because there was just so many shows to watch at the same time. A few weeks ago I had a whole Sunday free to do whatever I wanted and I ended up watching the whole thing.

    Veep is really good, though I am a few seasons behind with it at the moment. I have been watching Seinfeld for the first time in a proper order and I love JLD in it, so I think I’ll try to finish with that before going with Veep. Offspring sounds like something I definitely want to check out at some point.

  8. I read Mistress of Rome a few years ago – I borrowed it on a complete whim from my local library – and it was quite good! I think you’ll enjoy it!

  9. I was only a few years old with the OJ Simpson stuff happened so I don’t remember, but The People vs OJ Simpson was a GREAT show. I loved learning about the case! I also became obsessed with Sterling K. Brown and he’s in This Is Us (as you know) and it was EXCELLENT

  10. I’ve read Mistress of Rome–it’s good! Serious in some unexpected ways and I remember feeling it was really poignant. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

    I also just watched This Is Us and loved it!

  11. I’ve read Mistress of Rome–It’s good! It’s serious in some unexpected ways, and I remember it being really poignant. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

    I also just watched This Is Us and loved it!

  12. BASTILLE! I totally forgot they had a new album coming out. Just put it on Spotify to listen to at work today 🙂 I’ve been meaning to listen to Dear Sugar forever and just…haven’t gotten around to it. Story of my life, with podcasts AND books, haha.

  13. I recently ordered a bunch of books for Halloween reading. I ordered The Call by Peadar O’Guilin, How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (did you know she’s actually a descendant of Cotton Mather?!), What the Dead Want by Norah Olson, and The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis.

    I’ve been re-listening to The Black Tapes podcast since it’s definitely getting me in the Fall Halloween spirit.

    I finally watched Stranger Things! Everyone and my sister were telling me to watch it so I did. In one day! Finished at 3am and was too creeped out to sleep after.

    Since new shows are premiering now I’m excited to try out some new TV series. I really like how Speechless looks and This Is Us. Also excited to see Elementary start up again!!! That’s definitely my fave TV series.

    One of the books you added to you’re reading list called The Memory of Things, I added that to my own TBR list after seeing it on you’re last New To The Queue. It sounded like something I would be interested in reading. Megan Shepard’s book sounds like something I’d try, too.

  14. Woah, Allegedly sounds really intense and disturbing! The Secret Horses of Briar Hill has such a gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing your favs Jamie!

  15. I have The Secret Horses Of Briar Hill, also! I cannot wait to read it. 🙂

  16. Wait For Me looks really good! I’m loving the Bastille album at the moment!