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.
ICYMI on FYA
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!
- Our newest contributor, Amanda, spent 350 pages internally screaming NOW KISS at the main characters in Elena Armas’ novel, The Spanish Love Deception.
- Scout Luna reviews The Box in the Woods, the fourth installment in Maureen Johnson‘s Truly Devious series.
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.
Jade Song explores the impact of BTS on her artistic experiences and the writing of her first novel, Chlorine.
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. 🙁
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.
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.
New trailer for Fire Island!
LEE PACE ALERT!
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.
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.)
What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.