Yup. Five years.
Five YEARS, this site has existed.
In five years, there have been over 800 posts, 20,000 Twitter followers, 16,000 Tumblr followers, and over 3,000 Instagram followers. We’ve revealed 126 covers, and yes, that’s my favorite number because it also happens to be my birthday, and no, I probably didn’t do that on purpose. (Plus, it’ll be 127 tomorrow.)
In five years, we’ve done a whole lot, all together. You’ve posted and shared, you’ve reblogged and retweeted, you’ve donated and commented, you’ve recommended this site to your library patrons and students, and you’ve helped make it what it is.
A few fun facts:
The most popular post on the entire site is… LGBTQIAP YA Preview 2020: January-June (and it damn well should be, since I wrote blurbs for 72 books)
The most popular discussion guest post is… Goodbye, Bad Bi: the Lose-Lose Situation of Bisexual YA by Casey Lawrence
The most viewed cover reveal is… The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
The most viewed New Release Spotlight is… Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
The most viewed Better Know an Author is… Kacen Callender
The most viewed Fave Five is… Canon Demisexual Characters
and the most viewed subpage is… (Romance) by Trope/Archetype
So, an anniversary! What are we doing to celebrate??
To be honest, not much! Because I had a book come out yesterday and have another one out in less than two months and I am a little fried! But you can enter to win that first one here, and if you want to win the latter (aka Cool for the Summer), comment below with one of your favorite LGBTQIAP+ books, and one you’re looking forward to reading this year! I’ll give away one bound galley (left) and one ARC (right) so please include which one you’re entering for in your comment!