Friends, we’ve made it to another Friday, and honestly I have Ryan Gosling to thank for that (see below). Let’s make like Barbie and GO PARTY!


I joined the chorus of people yelling at you to watch RRR.

In book reports:

Book Things

The best LGBTQ books of the year, according to Lamda Literary.

Exciting news from Marie Lu:

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72 of the most popular books on Goodreads right now.

Onscreen Things

ALERT ALERT first look at Alex and Henry in the Red, White & Royal Blue adaptation!!!!

I cannot stop thinking about this pic of Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie, like I legit think it has magical healing powers because COME ON BARBIE LET’S GO PARTY.

OMG JESSICA DARLING ON NICKELODEON?! This is clearly for me. yes. me.

This Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes musical rom-com had me at Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes musical rom-com.

First look at Dakota Johnson’s Persuasion, which I will absolutely watch.

We’ve got a trailer for the adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith’s Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between:

TV Guide (what?) ranked the 100 Best Shows on TV right now, which includes FYA faves: Cruel Summer, Heartstopper, Sex Education, Never Have I Ever, Yellowjackets, The Great British Baking Show, and more!

Marvel is developing a Wonder Man series with Destin Daniel Cretton.

The Bros trailer is here!!

And then there’s the teaser for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, which is a good time to remind you that we’ve been migrating over ye olde PLL recaps!

Whether you’ve seen Jurassic World Dominion or not, please enjoy this Pitch Meeting sketch:

Social Media Things

The perfect man?!!

I didn’t know the world needed this Muppets / Dirty Dancing mashup until I saw it:

What other purpose is there in life?

Like, I swear I read them:


Miscellaneous Things

The New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 free books for kids and teens at branches this summer! Ghosts may or may not be included.

Buzzfeed tried out a dating app but like, for finding your perfect book? I dunno.

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

Sarah lives in Austin, and believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which is part of why she started FYA in 2009. Growing up, she thought she was a Mary Anne, but she's finally starting to accept the fact that she's actually a Kristy.