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 four furbabies – Scully, Pepper Roxy and my latest addition, Max. They are four of the most spoiled little princess (and prince!) 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/90s 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.
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: Caraval Series, The Folk of Air Series, My Lady Jane, Daughter of the Pirate King, ACOTAR series, Wicked Saints, The Wayward Children Series, Illuminae Files, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Harry Potter, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nevermoor and so on and on. Typical bibliophile, I could go on all day.