Slow news week thanks to the holidays—hope you've had good ones, whatever you celebrate!—but here's a bit of news to help you avoid your family for a little while at least.
Emma Watson hid 2,000 copies of Little Women (in multiple languages) around the world.
The best-selling books of the decade list is … something. (But also not surprising?)
Romance novelist Johanna Lindsey has died. :(
The Romance Writers of America (RWA) and author Courtney Milan have had a, uh, falling out, and authors are standing by Milan.
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Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
My New Crush Gave To Me by Shani Petroff
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount
You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn
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YA Onscreen Things
Just putting this out into the ether: "The 100 Season 7: Why Bellamy and Clarke are Each Other's Happy Ending."
Here's a trailer for Hulu's upcoming genderbent remake of High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life could get another season.
Outlander's fifth season will have new opening credits.
Social Media Things
This thread is a super lovely read about Dumplin' and how representation matters.
If you're looking for some holiday cheer, I have a story about books changing the world:— Rachael Allen (@rachael_allen) December 19, 2019
In 2015, a book called Dumplin' by Julie Murphy came out. It's a book about a self-proclaimed fat girl who takes on the Miss Clover City beauty pageant. And it's amazing.
My mom and I watch a lot of movies during the holidays.— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) December 27, 2019
Me: Okay, what's next?
My Mom: That movie about the girl who witnesses her best friend get killed and has to speak up. That's a good movie. The writer is pretty damn good too.
Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy handed out Christmas presents together.
Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!