What is TBR and Beyond?
TBR and Beyond is an online Facebook bookish community. It started out as trying to create a safe-space with zero drama and has grown quickly into so much more. TBR and Beyond went live at the end of January 2018 and the rest is history.
What can you expect in the TBR and Beyond community group on Facebook?
We are very much like a large bookish family. TBR and Beyond primarily focuses on YA and New Adult books, but we do like to branch out to middle-grade and adult from time-to-time. You will find things such as monthly group reads (we always have several – so lots of options), a monthly reading challenge, bookish chat, bookish games, tons of recommendations, meeting lots of amazing new book friends, prizes and so much more!
We are also so proud to say that every month we have a couple of published authors come in and speak with the group on an online live chat – we have tons of fun and sometimes get them to give us little sneak peeks to upcoming works. Not to mention there are usually some swag prizes given out at each live chat!
Past authors include Roshani Chokshi, Emily A Duncan, Brigid Kemmerer, Derek Milman, Rory Power just to name a few.
Do you have to be a member of the TBR and Beyond bookclub to join in group reads, events, etc?
Yes, you do. You can sign up HERE.
How are group reads chosen for TBR and Beyond?
After almost a year of running TBR and Beyond, we have a pretty good understanding of what our members are most interested in and we always take that into account when picking group reads. We try and do a mix of highly-anticipated books, as well as books that might be going under the radar a little. We love supporting diverse and debut authors in particular.
When are TBR and Beyond group reads, events and live author chats announced each month?
Group reads and events are normally posted a few days before the end of the month. We do not have an exact reveal date but if it’s a bigger challenge then we do try and give extra notice.
As for author chats – we announce quite a bit beforehand. This gives everyone a chance to pick up the featured author’s book and get it read before the live chat.
I am an author and would like to promote my novel in your group, can I do that? What about another blog or group?
Please contact one of the admins or mods to get permission. This is on a case-by-case basis.
How can I be a moderator for TBR and Beyond?
We are not currently accepting applications but we do advertise in the group when we are. My best advice is to stay active in the group, we only choose moderators that are already active and friendly within the group.