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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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The Queen of Blood (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – September 20, 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  I’ve been craving some new fantasy series to get into and this one sounded really good!

What It’s About: An quiet young student and a banished former champion warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in which malevolent spirits want to rid the lands of all humans and the only person who has the magic to save humankind is the queen.

 

 

new travelogue No Baggage

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love & Wandering by Clara Bensen ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- January 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I LOVE travelogues and used to read tons of them and saw someone on Twitter talking about it (I cannot remember whoooo I am sorry if it was you!).

What It’s About: “Donning a single green dress and a small purse with her toothbrush and credit card, Clara travels through eight countries in three weeks. Along the way, Clara ruminates on the challenges of traveling unencumbered, while realizing when it comes to falling in love, you can never really leave your baggage behind.”

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

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The Memory Book Lara Avery

The Memory Book By Lara Avery (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – July 5th 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  It showed up in the mail and totally looks like a me book! I though the author’s first book was okay but I’m really interested in this one!

What It’s About: A teenage girl finds out she has a rare genetic disorder that will take away her memories and her health. So she decides to create a Memory Book to write all the most important things down for her future self  — journal entries, mementos from important things and entries from her family and friends who know her best.

 

 

Joshilyn Jackson new book Opposite of Everyone

The Opposite Of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- February 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I read Joshilyn Jackson’s Backseat Saints when it first came out and really loved it! I have yet to pick up another book from her since (WHY IDK) but when I saw she had a new one that just came out I was like YES MUST CHECK IT OUT.  She writes really good dysfunctional families/relationships with a great Southern setting.

What It’s About: Paula grew up as a child without a home and on the road with her mother who reinvented their history every year. One wrong truth lands her mom in prison and Paula in foster care. Fifteen years later she’s a tough and successful divorce attorney whose been estranged from her mother this whole time until she received a cryptic letter and then a secret from her mother’s past ends up on her doorstep that catapults her on a journey to find her mother.

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

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Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

Cloudwish by Fiona Wood (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – October 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  OH MAN. I looooved Fiona Wood’s Wildlife and I had no idea that she had another one coming out this year here in the US (it’s already out in Australia). I saw the publisher tweet about it and I was like AHKLFHOIHALAH!!! how did I not know!?!?!

What It’s About: From The Novl’s website — “Cloudwish is a coming-of-age story of identity, feminism, immigration, and it stars a girl by the name of Vân Uoc. For Vân Uoc, fantasies fall into two categories: nourishing or pointless. Daydreaming about attending her own art opening? Nourishing. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, star of the rowing team who doesn’t even know she’s alive? Pointless. So what happens when Billy actually notices her? And seems to genuinely like her? Staying out of the spotlight just might be impossible. Beyond the drama of high school, Vân Uoc is also dealing with her mother’s PTSD from a traumatic emigration from Vietnam.”

 

 

A Curious Beginning Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourne ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- September 2015


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
Since becoming obsessed with this tv show I wanted some mystery recs (especially historical mystery recs) and this one was recommended to me and it looked REALLY good when I checked it out.

What It’s About: Set in 1887, Veronica plans to continue her travels and scientific pursuits after burying her aunt but before she can leave England she thwarts a plan intended to abduct her and then spends her time trying to figure out who would be plotting against her with the help of a German baron.

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

 Oh man, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these — end of October?? I was pretty good about doing them monthly and then the holidays hit and who knows after that. I did do a 10 books I’ve added to my TBR recently post last month so you can check that out if you are curious what books I’ve added since the last time I’ve done this!

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We Are the Ants

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchison (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – January 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  I got a package in the mail from Riveted Lit (a new book community run by Simon & Schuster but they don’t only focus on their books) and this was in it and looked interesting and a few friends have been raving about it.

What It’s About: It’s about a boy whose family is kind of falling apart but also he’s been abducted by aliens since he was 13 and in the latest abduction they have told him the world is going to end but they’ve given him an opportunity to save the world. He’s got 144 days to make his decision of whether or not to save the world…and himself.

 

 

The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- February 23, 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
It showed up in the mail and the title definitely piqued my interest right away and then I read the summary which looked interesting plus I never see YA set in the 70’s let alone Alaska!

What It’s About:  “In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled.”

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

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Radiance

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – October 20, 2015

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  Honestly? It came across my Goodreads feed and I was like WOW THIS SOUNDS COOL AND LIKE NOTHING I HAVE PERSONALLY EVER READ. I’m all about trying new stuff and an alt history space opera set in a different Hollywood and world sounds prettyyyy cool.

What It’s About:Severin Unck’s father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father’s films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe. But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony’s last survivor, Severin will never return..

 

 

The Shattered Court

The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- April 2015


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
Rachel’s review sold me!

What It’s About:  “The royal witches of Anglion have bowed to tradition for centuries. If a woman of royal blood manifests powers, she is immediately bound by rites of marriage. She will serve her lord by practicing the tamer magics of the earth—ensuring good harvests and predicting the weather. Any magic more dangerous is forbidden.

Lady Sophia Kendall, thirty-second in line to the throne, is only days away from finding out if she will be blessed—or perhaps cursed—with magic. When a vicious attack by Anglion’s ancient enemies leaves the kingdom in chaos, Sophia is forced to flee the court. Her protector by happenstance is Lieutenant Cameron Mackenzie, a member of the royal guard, raised all his life to be fiercely loyal to the Crown.

Then Sophia’s powers manifest stronger than she ever imagined they would, and Cameron and she are inextricably linked in the process. As a witch unbound by marriage rites, Sophia is not only a threat to the established order of her country, but is also a weapon for those who seek to destroy it. Faced with old secrets and new truths, she must decide if she will fight for her country or succumb to the delicious temptation of power.”

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

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Zebulon Finch

 

The Life & Death Of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus (Amazon // Goodreads)
Publication Date – October 27, 2015

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  It showed up in the mail and I had never heard about it. I promptly read the back and it sounded AWESOME.

What It’s About:May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down on the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life will be nothing like his first. Zebulon’s new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there, he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I. He will run from his nightmares—and from poverty—in Depression-era New York City. And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood.

 

 

Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- September 22, 2015


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I really like Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing and this sounds like the sort of ~self improvement~ type book I’m into.

What It’s About:  Elizabeth Gilbert’s guide to living the creative life and sharing her creative process.

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New To the Queue is a sporadic 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!

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Girl At War by Sara Novic (Amazon // Goodreads)
Publication Date – May 2015

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  I rarely look at my “recommendations” on Goodreads but this one showed up and I was intrigued! Looks like a good coming of age story and interested in the setting (Croatia) and the civil war the character experiences.

What It’s About: Zagreb, summer of 1991. Ten-year-old Ana Jurić is a carefree tomboy who runs the streets of Croatia’s capital with her best friend, Luka, takes care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But as civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, soccer games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. When tragedy suddenly strikes, Ana is lost to a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival.

Ten years later Ana is a college student in New York. She’s been hiding her past from her boyfriend, her friends, and most especially herself. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, she returns alone to Croatia, where she must rediscover the place that was once her home and search for the ghosts of those she’s lost. With generosity, intelligence, and sheer storytelling talent, Sara Nović’s first novel confronts the enduring impact of war, and the enduring bonds of country and friendship.”

 

You're Never Weird On the INternet

 

You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- August 11, 2015


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I keep seeing everyone reading this! I don’t really know much about Felicia Day, just a little bit, but I’m intrigued!

What It’s About:  “From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.”

 

Sword & Verse

Swords & Verse by Kathy MacMillan  (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: January 19, 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I’ve been craving fantasy more and more and this one looks interesting! Love that language is a huge part of it!

What It’s About: “Raisa was just a child when she was sold into slavery in the kingdom of Qilara. Before she was taken away, her father had been adamant that she learn to read and write. But where she now lives, literacy is a capital offense for all but the nobility. The written language is closely protected, and only the King, Prince, Tutor, and Tutor-in-training are allowed to learn its very highest form. So when she is plucked from her menial labor and selected to replace the last Tutor-in-training, who was executed, Raisa knows that betraying any hint of her past could mean death.

Keeping her secret guarded is hard enough, but the romance that’s been blossoming between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground rebel army—to help liberate the city’s slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.”

 

Just Visiting

Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler ( Amazon // Goodreads)

Release Date: November 17, 2015

 


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
It sounds sooo like a me book! Plus I really enjoyed Dahlia’s debut!!

What It’s About:  “Reagan Forrester wants out—out of her trailer park, out of reach of her freeloading mother, and out of the shadow of the relationship that made her the pariah of Charytan, Kansas.  Victoria Reyes wants in—in to a fashion design program, in to the arms of a cute guy who doesn’t go to Charytan High, and in to a city where she won’t stand out for being Mexican.

One thing the polar-opposite best friends do agree on is that wherever they go, they’re staying together. But when they set off on a series of college visits at the start of their senior year, they quickly see that the future doesn’t look quite like they expected. After two years of near-solitude following the betrayal of the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart, Reagan falls hard and fast for a Battlestar Galactica-loving, brilliant smile-sporting pre-med prospective… only to learn she’s set herself up for heartbreak all over again. Meanwhile, Victoria runs full-speed toward all the things she thinks she wants… only to realize everything she’s looking for might be in the very place they’ve sworn to leave.

As both Reagan and Victoria struggle to learn who they are and what they want in the present, they discover just how much they don’t know about each other’s pasts. And when each learns what the other’s been hiding, they’ll have to decide whether their friendship has a future.”

 

 

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Men, Women & Children

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue:  I was watching another movie and it was a preview (I am a weirdo and really like watching previews for other movies…also I couldn’t figure out how to work Will’s Xbox controller).

What It Is About: “This insightful social drama examines the countless ways the online landscape affects the relationships, communication and self-images of digital-age adolescents, whose parents try to contend with the pitfalls.”

 

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Empire

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue:  I hadn’t heard much about this when it premiered but then all of a sudden EVERYONE was talking about it! Plus I definitely think Will would dig this one!

What It Is About: “Lucious Lyon has ruled the hip-hop universe for years, first as an artist and then as a savvy businessman and the head of Empire Entertainment. But Lucious’s life priorities are overturned in an instant when he learns he has a crippling disease.”

 

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Girlhood

 

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I believe I heard this documentary talked about on the Call Your Girlfriend podcast and I was intrigued!

What It Is About: “Liz Garbus created this powerful documentary film that tells the story of two teenagers, Shanae and Megan, and their dramatic journeys through the juvenile justice system and back out on to the bleak streets of East Baltimore, Maryland. With unprecedented access to the system and to the complex interior lives of the protagonists, the film provides shocking insight into the world of young women struggling just to survive teenhood.”

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 New Politics — Vikings

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Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation:  I’ve loved their past two albums (especially their last one) and Will and I got to see them live this year and they were sooo fun! I have been listening to all the singles they have dropped for this album and knew I would dig it. 

Melanie Martinez — Cry Baby

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 Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: Honestly? I LOVED her during her season on The Voice. She was just totally my style of music and I adore her voice and how unique she was! Digging it so far. It’s pretty true to the kind of music I thought she’d make!

Rayland Baxter — Imaginary Man

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Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I saw the album on Paste’s website I think or listened to a single there…something..and was digging it!

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

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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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