BBAW Day 1 : Introduce Yourself!

Day OneIntroduce yourself

Day 1: Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.

We knowwww, we know. Decisions are hard. But today’s prompt could be as simple as picking the five books that rise to the top in your mind or even choosing books that represent each letter in your name. The sky’s the limit! Get creative, y’all!


Before we go further, we wanted to give you a heads up that we have TWO Twitter parties scheduled this week!

  • Tuesday, February 16 at 9pm EST.
  • Thursday, February 18 at noon EST.
  • Questions will roll out from the official BBAW Twitter account
  • Hashtag: #BBAW

In the meantime, if we were going to introduce the Estella Society, we would choose these lovelies:


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Admittedly, it’s not Heather’s favorite (she wants to pinch all the characters’ heads off), but Andi loves it, and it inspired the Estella in this page’s name.

quietQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain is one of Heather’s favorite books, and a new favorite podcast of Andi’s. Both are introverts who extrovert on the internet and like to enable the community to get involved no matter what your ‘verted ilk.


Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, et al. Because FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! Heather, Andi, Jenny, and Ana are long-time friends online, and My Friend Amy started this event to foster relationships in the community, so this pick could not be more perfect.


Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch couldn’t be left off the list. First, we needed a book about books because…yes. And furthermore, Heather and Andi, and so many of us who have fostered relationships online, have been through a lot together. Cheers to longevity, caring about each other, and the reading life.


Ruby by Cynthia Bond is one of those books that pushed many of its readers outside their comfort zones. Andi and Heather buddy read it together, and despite being really difficult, it was also really worthwhile and incredibly memorable.

Now it’s your turn to link up and tell us about yourself through books!

38 thoughts on “BBAW Day 1 : Introduce Yourself!

  1. I came really close to getting Lumberjanes for my husband for Valentine’s Day, but chose something else instead. :-) I think all of these suggestions are perfect and describe you all well. Thank you for hosting this week!

  2. Thanks for doing this event! Think it will be fun. And now that I have dipped my toe into the whole graphic novel pool, I’m going to look for Lumberjanes. Can’t wait!

    • Oh yes…I fell in love with Estella and Miss Havishman when I first read the book as a 9th grader. Estella really stuck! 😀 Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is pretty amazing. I hope you get a chance to read it sometime!

    • Quiet is one of Heather’s faves, and I really need to go on and read it. I feel a nonfiction kick coming on, so that’s probably up soon! Thanks for being with us!

  3. thanks so much for organizing this week again! And today’s prompt is awesome, it was a great exercise for me, so much better than those 10 secret things about yourself type of things. Bravo! And I loved Nina’s book

  4. Thank you to you all for organizing and hosting BBAW! And thanks for getting me cleared up (finally!) on the difference between The Estella Society and Estella’s Revenge! I think I was conflating the two all along without realizing it.

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