Question of the week: What’s the last book you stayed up too late reading?


Stephanie recapped the latest episode of The Last of Us (which apparently made absolutely everyone cry). Mandy Wan shared the discussion questions for this month’s FYA Book Club selection, Love Radio, and offered up recommendations for the FYA Reading Challenge (the theme for this month is books by Black authors). And Rosemary wrote this week’s Stream It on Excess Baggage, a not-to-be-missed crime caper from 1997 (!).

In this week’s Book Reports:

  • Stephanie reviewed Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries (Emily Wilde #1) by Heather Fawcett, which is a fun grown-up romance/scholarly journal.
  • Mandy W. reviewed Ebony LaDelle’s Love Radio, a sweet rom-com that ranks a full 10 on the Swoonworthy Scale.
  • And my review of M.K. Lobb’s Seven Faceless Saints, a fascinating fantasy murder mystery, will be up later today.

Book-Related Things

The 2023 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz awards have been announced.

The American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table has picked their fave LGBTQ YA and kids books of 2022.

“5 YA books … dealing with identity and overcoming hardships.”

Onscreen Things

The Good Wife fan favorite Elsbeth is getting her own show.

“An Attempt to Make Sense of the Jennifer Lopez Wedding Industrial-Complex Canon.” (We’ve only reviewed Marry Me … so far.)

A breakdown of Netflix’s new password rules.

Social Media Things


Replying to @disneyheloise Edward was always doing way too much #twilight #twilighttiktok

♬ original sound – Mikaila

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This joke is for the cheerleaders and millennials, my poor baby was scared 😂 #itscold #millennialcomedy #bringiton #funny

♬ original sound – ✨Your mother✨

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

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.