Happy Friday, my good dudes! I hope you’ve all got very romantic weekends planned, either with a person or a spicy book. On to the links!


We’re on week two of FYA’s Grown Up Guide to Romance Novels! This week, Stephanie introduces us to K.J. Charles’ series, The Will Darling Adventures, and I introduce you to the Jason Sudeikis/Alison Brie rom-com you need to watch now, Sleeping With Other People.

We also shared 20 YA books to read if you love and miss Yellowjackets!

Plus, check out Mandy C.’s book reviews for The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renee Ahdieh and Teen Titans #3: Beat Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo.

Book-Related Things

An illustrated Charmed children’s book featuring the girls as kids with magical powers is coming this fall!

20 YA Love Stories to Read this Valentines Day!

And on that note, for more V-Day swoon, browse our book reports with a Swoonworthy Score of 10!

Listen to Lauren Graham read a chapter from Rebecca Serle‘s new book, One Italian Summer!

While in-person library visits plummeted last year, there was an 18% rise in borrowing ebooks. LIBBY GANG, RISE UP!

Ashley Bryan, an eclectic artist and children’s book illustrator who brought diversity to an often white-dominated genre by introducing generations of young readers to Black characters and African folk tales, died on Feb. 4.

Why romance novels, more diverse than ever, are having a moment.

Onscreen Things

Tiffany D. Jackson‘s White Smoke has been optioned for TV!

There’s a new live-action Goosebumps show coming to Disney Plus.


How Bridgerton amps up the role of family in season two.

Meghann Fahy from The Bold Type and Theo James from “my heart and the occasional lurid daydream” have been cast in season two of White Lotus!

Michelle Yeoh is set to top an international cast for the Disney+ fantastical series American Born Chinese.

Quinta Brunson on the Instant Success of Abbott Elementary

Bustle has a great interview with Book of Boba Fett’s Ming-Na Wen.

Get a first look at Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, The Rings of Power.

Talia Hibbert’s Ravenswood series has been optioned for television by Bad Wolf productions:

Multimedia Things

The next time someone complains about me sending them my Wordle score, I’m telling them it’s for my own safety.


Another day, another man to hate.

I demand that they rerelease all the Twilight movies with new cover art that boldly declares “STARRING OSCAR NOMINEE KRISTEN STEWART.”


All of us trying to pick our next book:

@bumblebeezus On this weeks episode of The Bachelorette: ✨Speed Dating for a Mood Reader✨ #booktok #moodreader #bookworm #romancereader #fantasybooks #bookrec ♬ Wii – Mii Channel – Super Guitar Bros

Miscellaneous Things

Important news for FYA clubs that travel together: Southwest Airlines is bringing booze back.

If you just heard a collective squeal, it was FYA HQ findingout that we’re getting an IRL Bellarke baby!

Build-a-Bear just launched a line of sexy teddy bears and I’m not NOT sending this link to my husband on a list of Valentine’s gift ideas…

Did you NEED further proof that Dolly is a queen? No. Is she giving it to you anyway? Yes.

Five stories to help you recognize and cope with anxiety.

An oral history on the years-long process of casting Mad Max: Fury Road.

OMG LOVE IS REAL. The stars of Crash Landing On You, who started dating afterwards, are getting married!

In honor of the Netflix limited series coming out tonight, it’s time to reread the original (and wild) New York Magazine article about Anna Delvey.

11 movies and TV shows to cure your Olympic figure-skating withdrawals.

What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.

Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.