Megan, the writer of the Book Birds blog, did some bookish community service for us — again!
She created a complete list of YA book releases for the first time last year and has soldiered on to create one this year as well. Publishers or agents (or readers!) can ask her to include their book if it isn’t listed by sending her a quick email. This is an invaluable resource for book bloggers, publications and readers alike!
“I needed to plan my book buying in advance and I couldn’t find one resource where I could see all of the books coming out by month,” Megan told Fictionist, responding to questions about last year’s list. “I initially started thinking I would only use it myself, but once the list passed about 50 books I thought others might find it useful.”
Megan spent about five weeks compiling the list last year, she said, and used a lot of information from Goodreads and other online resources like author and publisher websites.
A huge thank you to Megan and everyone who sent her titles for her 2019 list. This month-by-month will make life easier for a huge amount of the bookish community.
Megan’s blog, Book Birds, started fairly recently. Originally, Megan was a BookTuber, but found that she didn’t love being in front of the camera. So, in 2016, Megan attended the American Library Association Annual Conference, and she said the many book bloggers in attendance took her under their wings (no pun intended).
“I posted my first post on Book Birds as soon as I got home,” Megan said, “and I’ve been blogging ever since. I love it so much and I’ve made so many lovely friends.”
Twitter already loves Megan’s list: