Top 10 Things to Read, Watch & Listen to from 10/02-10/08

1. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (October 7)

In this musical comedy based on the popular children’s book, a crocodile with ambitions to become a famous singer (Shawn Mendes) navigates life in the Big Apple. And on the subject of music, check out the pics YEM took of Joshua Bassett’s recent concert at Bowery Ballroom. 

YEM Exclusive Photoshoot | Joshua Bassett at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC

2. Anne of Greenville by Mariko (October 4)

In this reimagining of Anne of Green Gables, a queer, Japanese ABBA fanatic is located to Greenville, forced to start at a new school. However, soon after making friends with Berry, she develops a crush on a girl named Gilly, leading to a dramatic and unexpected love triangle.

3. CHARLIE by Charlie Puth (Music album) (October 7)

After a four-year hiatus from making music, the pop sensation returns with his new self-titled album, which he says is his most personal yet. Also, while you’re at it, check out our recent interview with Lindsey Lomis about what it was like opening up for Joshua Bassett’s tour. 

YEM Interview: Lindsey Lomis opens up for Joshua Bassett’s Headline Tour

4. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, Season 2, Episode 2 (Disney Plus) (October 5)

In this latest episode, Coach Cole faces a lot of challenges as Evan tries to prove himself, whilst Sofi might take a different approach. Meanwhile, Alex contends with Cole over his summer program, and Nick becomes skeptical about his future on the team.

5. Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn (October 4)

In a futuristic New United States of America, Jo Monarch is given a chance to escape the impoverished borderlands of New Georgia. After being picked out of the yearly Line Up, and finds herself in a battle of wills against Cove Wells, who is set on breaking her heart.

6. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (Netflix) (October 5)

Based on horror master Stephen King’s short story, and helmed by director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side), this adaptation follows Craig (Jaeden Martell), who befriended the titular character and did odd jobs for him. After the old man dies, and Craig places his phone inside his pocket pre-burial, he gets a return text that sets off unsettling events. Since we’re talking about scary movies, check out our recent article on the sci-fi/horror/action sequel, Jurassic World: Dominion (2022). 

Find Out What Awaits Us In the New Jurassic Movie!

7. Church Girl by Beyonce (Music single) (October 4)

In this exciting new single, the pop queen preaches about not abiding by society’s expectations of what a stereotypical ‘church girl’ should be. Additionally, check out YEM’s recent interview with singer/songwriter Kate Stewart on her new single, ‘Numb.’ 

YEM Interview: Kate Stewart explains how she came up with the idea for the “Numb” lyric video

8. A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo (October 4)

After a chaotic graduation party derails her summer plans, Aria Tang West is whisked off to California to stay with her grandmother. Though prepared for boredom, Aria soon befriends Steph, her grandma’s gardener. She’s soon introduced to the working-class queer community, and it leads to a summer that will change her and her family’s lives forever. And in the spirit of coming-of-age fiction, take a look at our recent interview with author Gabriela Martins about her new book, Bad at Love. 

YEM Author Interview: Gabriela Martins chats about how it feels to be able to bring Brazilian representation through her book Bad At Love

9. Derry Girls, Season 3 (Netflix) (October 7)

Get ready for the feels, as the misadventures of Erin and her besties approach the end of high school, and begin looking to the future. In other recent YA TV news, definitely read our interview with Vampire Academy stars Jonetta Kaiser and J. August Richards. 

Vampire Academy | Interview with Jonetta Kaiser and J. August Richards

10. Catherine Called Birdy (October 7)

Plucky 14-year-old Catherine navigates the trials of life in medieval England, trying to ward off all of the suitors her dad has in mind.