Welcome! I’m Melanie, the creator/admin of the Facebook online bookish community, TBR and Beyond. I’m from a small province in Canada, where I live with my two furbabies – Scully and Pepper. They are two of the most spoiled little princess pups that you can ever meet and I love every minute of it. Normally, you can find me cuddled up with my a good book, watching a campy 80s horror film or gaming on my PS4. I used to work in community parole but I no longer work due to disability so making TBR and Beyond was just a natural progression.
I created TBR and Beyond so I could share my infinite love of all things books and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The community and blog are 100% a complete labour of love and passion of all things book. It’s been amazingly exciting to be able to be part of the sometimes crazy, but always rewards YA book Community. I’ve met life-long amazing friends along the journey, been able to call some incredible authors my friend and discovered some amazing books along the way. I was also able to meet my second-half creative wise – Mireille. I knew that I needed her as my partner in this bookish journey right away. She is able to turn my rambling, constant group ideas and turn them into something beautiful with her graphics. I would be a hot unorganized mess without her.
My favorite reading genre is fantasy but I dabble in just about everything. I have particular interests in books with LGBTQIA+, mental illness, POC, disability and fat rep. I also adore middle-grade novels and am constantly trying to encourage other YA readers to give it a shot.
Favorite books: The Lunar Chronicles, My Lady Jane, The Wayward Children Series, Illuminae Files, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Harry Potter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nevermoor and so many more.
Hey there! I’m Mireille, the co-admin of the Facebook online bookish community, TBR and Beyond. I live in “la belle Province” of Quebec in Canada and if you haven’t guessed it by my name yet, I am French (well French Canadian). I’m a world traveller, a geek, and a cat enthusiast. I have one furbaby named Michonne, yes after the Walking Dead character. She’s pretty high maintenance (what cat isn’t really) but is also very sweet and lets me dress her up whenever I want.
I’m fairly new to the bookish community. I’ve been a reader all my life but had lost touch with it in the last years. I had read Harry Potter and the Hunger Game books but only discovered the YA genre with subscription book boxes around three years ago. This opened up a whole new world to me. I quickly learned there was this community out there full of people just like me. I met a lot of dear friends throughout the world in this community. That’s how Melanie and myself met. And I am so happy she included me on this journey that is TBR and Beyond. Together we scheme to take over the world!!! Well, kk, maybe more like help our members reach their reading goals.
In 2017 I decided to open my own a bookish business on Etsy. Fangirl Pixie Jar came from my love of reading. In my shop you’ll find bookish items inspired by some of my favourite books like A Court of Thorn and Roses, Six of Crows and Nevernight.
My favourite reading genres are fantasy and sci-fi, though I will read pretty much anything. I might have a slightly unhealthy obsession with a certain australian author and his badass heroine.
Favourite books: Nevernight & Godsgrave, Red Sister, Carry On, Six of Crows, A darker shade of Magic Illuminae Files, The Magicians, Sky in the Deep, Strange the Dreamer, and so on and so on…