Happy Friday, peeps! I’m coming to you live from my favorite city (New Orleans) and after I serve up all these delicious links, I’m going to find a delicious cocktail and read a book in a courtyard somewhere. I wish you all the same energy.


Sarah weighed in on The Batman, which has a surprising amount of connections to our favorite YA book/movie/TV franchises.

This week’s book reports feature not one but TWO new faces here at FYA!

Book Things

This week, Walton County, Florida released a list of books being banned from public school libraries, including some FYA faves. So, in honor of Walton County’s shitty legislation, browse our banned books tag! And don’t forget to let a young adult in your life know that they have access to whatever books they want, courtesy of the Books UnBanned initiative.

You can snag next month’s FYA Book Club pick, Today Tonight Tomorrow, for $1.99 on Amazon right now!

Jade Song explores the impact of BTS on her artistic experiences and the writing of her first novel, Chlorine

Bustle has a list of 35 vampire books to read right now!

More heartwarming queer YA books if you can’t get enough of Heartstopper on Netflix!

The Toronto area is getting a romance exclusive bookstore!

Onscreen Things

Vogue UK has stills from Dakota Johnson’s upcoming Persuasion adaptation, and if you just heard a sad sigh, it was FYA HQ realizing that Henry Golding doesn’t play Captain Wentworth. 🙁

Cruel Summer season 2 gets a new storyline, new cast, and Y2K vibes! 

Jenny Han signs a big, fat, overall deal with Amazon.

I mean…………………….I was going to see this movie anyways no need for such a horny trailer.

Every Netflix original movie coming this summer.

Impossible to read this headline without Stefon voice: Hollywood’s Hot New Trend: Parents Who Say They’re Sorry

Andrew Garfield is taking a break from acting. Acting, you had a good run but you’re done. You’re done.

Billy Eichner’s new rom-com Bros features all openly LGBTQ+ actors in starring roles (even the straight ones)

New trailer for Fire Island!


Social Media Things

Give! The People! What! They Want!

Harry Styles graces the cover of *checks notes* Better Homes & Gardens this month? I love it when things are tailored exactly to my tastes.

Plants AND books?! I repeat: I love it when things are tailored exactly to my tastes.

Lot of honorable mentions for “Best performance by a sweater in a motion picture” but there can only be one winner.

Miscellaneous Things

Catching up with our Bridgerton faves, Elle has a piece on Simone Ashley this month and Bustle has a feature on Nicola Coughlan!

“11 Thoughts I Had Rewatching Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion In 2022″

Everything you need to know to nail the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic, because aren’t we all just trying to live our best Nancy Meyers life? (And yes, I AM writing this post in a caftan.)

9 must-watch episodes of BTS’s variety show, Run BTS.

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.