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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Fall 2018 Covers, Taylor Kitsch’s 2007 COSMO GIRL Calendar, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Fall 2018 Covers, Taylor Kitsch’s 2007 COSMO GIRL Calendar, And More

Happy Friday, y’all! I for one am looking forward to the weekend—and easing into it nicely with these links.

Book-Related Things

You go, GQ: “The Bright Future of Queer Literature Is the Young-Adult Novel”

Harper revealed a slew of their Fall 2018 covers.

To prepare for Solo: A Star Wars Story, check out Rae Carson’s Most Wanted and Daniel José Older’s Last Shot. (The latter isn't YA, but has crossover appeal.)

Ellie Marney's new book, White Night, was influenced by her childhood in a cult.

"8 Books and Comics for Your Post-Black Panther Reading List"

Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:

180 Seconds by Jessica Park (review)

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller (review)

The Delphi Effect and The Delphi Resistance (The Delphi Trilogy #1 and #2) by Rysa Walker

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (review)

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (review)

Siren’s Song (The Storm Siren Trilogy #3) by Mary Weber (review)

Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) by Sarah Tolcser

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LeZebnik

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (review)

*FYA collects a small percentage of sales from these affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The awesome ladies of Black Panther, the Roswell reboot’s leading lady, a (semi-spoilery) Timeless trailer, and more.

In case you want to be super sure, here are two “Which Black Panther character are you?” quizzes—one from Buzzfeed and one from the BBC.

Donate to the Black Panther Challenge and send kids who can't afford to see it to the movie. #WakandaForever

Yara Shahidi (black-ish, grown-ish) is in talks to star in the adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star.

JJ Abrams: "If you are someone who feels threatened by women and needs to lash out against them, you can probably find an enemy in Star Wars."

Santa Clarita Diet returns to Netflix March 23.

I am HERE for the new Doctor Who logo and this promo image.

Mindy Kaling's new show, Champions, premieres March 8.

Melonie Diaz will play Mel, the lesbian sister**, in the Charmed reboot.

Miranda Otto has joined the Sabrina cast as Aunt Zelda.

If your minds have recovered from the trip that was Legion’s season 1, here’s a season 2 teaser.

Tiffany Haddish will star in Tuca & Bertie, a new animated series from the team behind Bojack Horseman.

**I’m sure there will be much more to the character, but we know very little other than this about her at this point. Just wanted to make it clear I wasn’t trying to be insensitive.

Social Media Things




And this was my favorite Twitter moment of the week:



Miscellaneous Things

The cast and crew of Parks and Rec are very much against the use of a Leslie Knope GIF in an NRA tweet.

Golden Girls hot sauce!

We’re side-eyeing the latest trend in cakes: fat unicorns.

On the opposite, not weirdly fat shaming side of the spectrum, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue: "... in addition to being shot by an all-female crew, the issue features unedited photos of models—for the first time ever."

Burberry’s releasing a rainbow version of their classic plaid to support LGBTQ+ charities.

The team behind the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books have a new podcast that will focus on the badass women in the books.

Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.