I know we say this every week but… it’s Friday, y’all. WE MADE IT. Let’s congratulate ourselves with a little internet treasure trove.
ICYMI on FYA
Stephanie binged Bridgerton Season Two, and dear readers, she needs to talk about it.
If you’re looking for a sweet yet melancholy date movie, Mandy C. recommends unfolding The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.
In the realm of book reports, we’ve got:
- Stephanie enjoyed her epic journey with Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith #1) by FYA fave Tricia Levenseller.
- Brian applauds the fat and fierce heroine of Jen Larsen’s The Big Reveal.
- Mandy C. rolls the (D&D) dice and couldn’t be happier with So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens.
This is definitely news fit to print: the NYT on the surge of LGBTQ romance novels.
Sabaa Tahir on being inspired by her parents’ motel and why it took 15 years to write her new novel, All My Rage.
If you’re looking for a post-Bridgerton S2 fix, check out this diverse reading list (and meet our new Regency tag for romance reviews).
Tom Swift, the Nancy Drew spinoff, has a release date!
First look at the adaptation of Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, which just might make us cool with love triangles again. (Read our review of the book here.)
Jonathan Bailey on what he thought would be the swooniest takeaway from Bridgerton S2 (dude has clearly not read the books, but we have!). And we’ve got official confirmation that Bailey and Simone Ashley are returning (unlike a certain Duke) for the next season.
Social Media Things
These options… totally work for me.
From the Darcy School of Taciturn:
This guy sounds like SUCH a YA Dream Boy, don’t even:
“He clenched his jaw!”
*Prolonged Eye Contact*
Behold the power of the puffy white shirt:
Because we always need more wholesome puppy content:
“Nobody is going to steal that joy. You have earned this spot. You are worthy. You are a great American.” Cory Booker made Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson cry (and made us cry too).
Yes, the Baby-Sitters Club Yarn Club is a real thing, and yes, we want to subscribe, and no, we do not knit. (And yes, we’re still mad at Netflix for cancelling a perfect show.)
What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.