Finding My Way in the Book Community


Today, I wanted to bring a different post to my blog to show that we all have a place in this community, sometimes it might take time for us to find it.

A few years ago, I had joined several book clubs on Facebook mostly to find YA book recommendations, hopefully make new connections/friendships and join on their events.I felt discouraged whenever they wanted to include moderators and I was never picked, I wondered what I had done wrong, I wanted to learn about the community, grow.

As time went by, I felt like I was disconnecting myself from these groups, like I was stuck. I began to use Twitter more often, I had found a lot of pictures with Don’t Date Rosa Santos and #YellowForRosa, I thought it was so cool to see so many people mentioning the book that I decided to purchase it.

Don’t Date Rosa Santos made me feel like I could be seen in books and I wanted more. At the time, I joined the #Latinx Squad, a group of amazing individuals from the book community that gave me a lot of recommendations of books with Latinx characters and by Latinx authors.

More than anything, I felt that I found my community, I continued to use that motivation to grow. Reflecting on the situation, I am glad that I decided to keep looking, that I wanted something different. Now, I have been able to host the Con Sabor Reading Challenge, the TBR Readathon, the Christina Lauren readalong too and my book club. I have also had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite authors, I joined the Social Distance Book Fest, did my first Instagram Live with Alexandra (@Catfairyreads.) More than anything, I have gained so many great experiences that I will never change. Also, now than ever, I want to spread the word about Latinx and diverse books because they deserve to be heard and read as well.

I wanted to include this picture from the Latinx Squad because they all mean a lot to me, very happy that I have been able to get to know them and chat with them about so many things.


I wanted this post to reflect that if you are struggling to find your community, keep working on it because you’ll find it, it’ll be worth the wait.






Published by bookloverbookreviews

28 Puerto Rican Writing & Journalism Major

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