TBR and Beyond Winter Wonderland Wrap Up


TBR and Beyond had a two month challenge called “Winter Wonderland”.  I finished all my rolled spots on my path and even read some other books that fit.  I didn’t start a second board though because I knew I wouldn’t do them all.  I was shocked to see so many of our members doing 2-4 boards!  They really kicked ass on this.


rolled board

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January 2019 Blog Stats


I am so freaking shocked at my January blog stats.  A goal I made for myself for 2019 was to have a month with 5,000 views.  I honestly didn’t think I would get there.  My husband predicted by May.  But I did it in the first month of the year and have all of you to thank for it!



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Review of Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi (digital arc)




Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi

Black Enough is a star-studded anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi that will delve into the closeted thoughts, hidden experiences, and daily struggles of black teens across the country. From a spectrum of backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity.

Whether it’s New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds writing about #blackboyjoy or Newbery Honor-winning author Renee Watson talking about black girls at camp in Portland, or emerging author Jay Coles’s story about two cowboys kissing in the south—Black Enough is an essential collection full of captivating coming-of-age stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America.

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Anticipated January 2019 Young Adult Book Releases


How is it possible that we’re talking about January releases already?  2018 went by fast, but slow somehow, too.  For books, it flew by.  There are a lot of books coming out in January, so I’m just sharing some of them.  They are either my most anticipated or ones that I think are going to be highly anticipated by others.


+ already read

* have ordered

! still need to read arc

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