Happy Friday, y’all! Let’s jump right into the links, and kick the weekend off eaaarrrrrllllyyyyy.
New Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions with art by Brian Selznick are out in the wild now. (Have you gotten your set yet?)
Pride Month is nearly over, but here’s a list of LGBTQ+ books (not just YA) that you need to read—any month of the year—according to LGBTQ+ authors.
To cheer you up: books where the dog dies—rewritten so that the dog doesn’t die.
To break your heart: 16 photos of abused books.
And because these are dark times we're living in, a list of firefighter romance novels.
Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:
Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall
A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Trailers for The Hate U Give (!), the Discovery of Witches adaptation, and the new Netflix disaster-survival movie How it Ends.
This Queer Eye interview is a great read for those who have watched the show.
Here’s your first look at Kristen Wiig in Wonder Woman 1984.
And your first look at Wellington Paranormal, a new New Zealand spin-off show of What We Do in the Shadows.
Social Media Things
This entire Riverdale showdown in the comments section of an Instagram post.
Jon Snow and Ygritte got married IRL, and we can’t handle the cute.
Cursed Child is coming to California in 2019.
27 (maybe) new Harry Potter items to add to your wishlist.
Torrid has a new Betty & Veronica collection.
"What Is the Point of Pop Culture in a World Gone Mad?" (Although this was written in July 2016, it’s still SUPER relevant—for better AND worse.)
Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!