Welcome back, friends and fam, to another weekly edition of the best bookish links the internet has to offer!


This week on FYA, Sarah tries to convince you to watch Paul T. Goldman, and Mandy W. continued with a week two recap of The Last Of Us – which I just started watching and, well, I finally get the Pedro Pascal appeal.

Our newest reviewer Regina reviewed the classic middle grade fantasy novel, Momo by Micahel Ende.

And Stephanie reviewed another oldie-but-goodie, Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier.

Book-Related Things

What books from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s are being assigned in college-level literature classes? (I was a postmodern and contemporary American lit major and I can confirm, these are accurate!)

Publisher’s Weekly has a Q&A with Tess Sharpe about her new YA novel, 6 Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did).

10 Essential Books for Teens by Indigenous Authors

Learning to love paper books again.

Onscreen Things

Michael Ende’s classic middle grade fantasy novel, Momo, is being adapted. Regina reviewed it this week, coincidentally.

Peacock has cancelled Vampire Academy, but here’s hoping it gets picked up somewhere else.

How to watch and stream every 2023 Oscar-nominated film.

The 53 best movies under 90 minutes.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians has cast two of its most important Greek gods.

Social Media Things

Surviving, but not THRIVING.

Mia would NOT approve.

Miscellaneous Things

Admiring five of fantasy’s best cats.

How tabletop role-playing games can improve literacy.

Mother Nature is in her Georgia O’Keefe era.

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.