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Procrastination Pro-Tips: #AsianAugust, Book Crimes, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: #AsianAugust, Book Crimes, And More

Typically, at the start of a new month, my instinct is to go HOW IS TIME WTFBBQ. But! It's the start of #AsianAugust and also a Canadian long weekend, so this month can live. To the links!

Book Related Things

Tips for dealing with book snobs, a type that YA readers who are a little less Y and a little more A are all too familiar with, amirite?

Have you heard about the literary agent who allegedly forged offer letters and did other shady shizz? Her former clients are now speaking out. (And if Lupine Grove Creative sounds familiar, it also used to be the literary agency that employed FYA's very own Jennie. Her thoughts can be found both in the article and more in-depth here.)

Also in bad bookish behaviour (but, like, to the EXTREME): a crime author allegedly based his novels on the murders that he committed. Write what you know, I guess, but also don't do a murder?!?!


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

•  Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (review) -- aka this month's FYA Book Club pick!

•  13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (review)

•  And I Darken (review) and Now I Rise (review) by Kiersten White

•  Kissing in America by Margo Rabb (review)

•  The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (review)

•  Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (review)

•  This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (review)

•  The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (review)

•  Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (review)

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

YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: Timeless and The Time Traveler's Wife, Slayer and Sabrina, and more.

Welcome to the summer of Asian rom-coms, y'all! Now let's keep this energy going 5ever.

Passing on crazy rich offers and crazy poor suggestions to turn the lead into a white woman (of course they did): this and more in the article accompanying the gorgeous photoshoot for Crazy RIch Asians above.

Jennifer Aniston talks Dumplin' and Dolly! Now can we get a release date already? (She also jokes about reviving Friends as The Golden Girls, but ACTUALLY YES.)

Social Media Things



Your periodic reminder to like what you like!


Peak bookworm problems.


Harry Potter and THA REMIX.



Miscellaneous Things

LeBron James is opening a public school in his hometown of Akron, OH, and it seems AMAAAAAAZING.

Nutella is hiring taste testers! Sign me tf up.

Want to hold your cat like a baby? Here's how! (Says Megan No H: "Are you trying to kill me? This seems like a set up.")

For anyone who loves fictional characters a PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND NOT AT ALL EXCESSIVE AMOUNT.

The story of how McDonald's Monopoly game had been rigged by mobsters for over a decade. (The game itself also may have been rigged against Canada, too. THE INJUSTICE.)


That's it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.