Estella Project, Season 3 is HERE!



Now is the time, friends! Our reading list for The Estella Project, Season 3 is HERE!

  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsay
  • It’s What I Do by Lynsay Addario

What next? Go forth and read! Choose 1, 2, 3 or MORE! As you finish a book, feel free to comment here or link up your reviews below! The challenge wraps up on September 1, and don’t forget to hashtag #EstellaProject3 on Twitter or Instragram!

The Estella Project, Season 3!


It’s time! It’s time! Time for what? Season 3 of The Estella Project! #EstellaProject3

We’ve hosted The Estella Project Seasons 1 and 2 the last couple of summers! We’re back and we’re asking followers to submit the book, THE ONE BOOK, that they would put into everyone’s hands if given the chance. Then we challenge you to pick three (or even just one or two if you want) from the list to read and report back on (we’ll provide the linky) before summer is up.

In the form below, submit your BESTEST BOOK for consideration. We don’t care of there are duplicates from last year. That ONE BOOK may still BE YOUR ONE BOOK. And maybe we didn’t read it last year.

The Timeline

The list of Bestest Books will be posted on June 1, the day we plan to start reading and will run through September 7 (which coincides with another REALLY COOL thing we’ll announce soon!), the deadline to link up and share you reading with your Estella Project pals. We hope to have a couple of Twitter chats and who knows what other kind of fun. We hope you will join in!

Geek Love Discussion Post!


All right y’all. It’s time to tell us. Did you read the book? DID YOU FINISH? We must know these things. Here are some questions to help prod you on:

  1. Geek Love was written in the early eighties. How does it reflect and satirize American culture at that time?
  2. How difficult is it to suspend disbelief and enter into the fictional world of Geek Love? What are the rewards of doing so?
  3. How do the twins, Iphy and Elly, Arty, Chick, and Oly relate to each other? What roles do they play? How does Arty gain control over them?
  4. In what ways does the novel seek to shock readers? What preconceptions does it try to overturn? How does it manage to be both engaging and deeply disturbing?

If you post to your own blog, be sure to link up here! Or feel free to discuss in the comments. Mwah!