Introduce Yourself, Book Blogger Appreciation WeekToday’s task for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is to introduce ourselves through five books. Here’s “Me” :

1. The book that proved to me that African-American history is American history and that my history schooling needed a lot of updating — so it’s a good thing I have my book club: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

2. I still want to grow up to be Jo March: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

photo of Joy Weese Moll with The Little Women book

Joy reading my mother’s copy of Little Women

3. A title that inspired British Isles Friday: My Love Affair with England by Susan Allen Toth

4. A title that inspired Readers’ Workouts: Play as if Your Life Depends on it by Frank Forencich

5. And, finally, the book that is structuring my current project to be more compassionate with Compassionate Sundays: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

What do you think? Do those titles capture “me” ? What titles would you choose to introduce yourself?

Signature of Joy Weese Moll


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5 Books That Say “Me” #BookBloggerAppreciationWeek — 12 Comments

  1. Joy!

    These are lovely titles.

    Definitely a hard task so here are mine

    1. Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende because it speaks to my Caribbean heritage.
    2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith because it was my coming-of-age story when I read it 40 years ago.
    3. The Wake of the Wind by J.California Cooper because African history is definitely American History and it is the only book that I thought was so good that I literally stopped in the middle of reading it to post on my blog about it.
    4. daughter by ashe bandele because she writes so beautifully and I’ve captured one line that is painted on my chairs, a call to remember, “I shall become a collector of me and put meat on my soul.”
    5. Sarah’s Psalm by Florence Ladd because it speaks to me as a Jones Generation fledgling writer. She wrote this book well into her 40s, it was a first novel, and she is still writing as an octogenarian. Also because the story was set during my young adulthood, I connected with the wanderlust, the imagination of dreaming, and the want of finding self in the midst of responsibilities.

    I reviewed all but daughter and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on my book blog.

  2. Beautiful picture! Very nice composition! I still need to read The Warmth of Other Suns. I think your list also shows off your organizational talents as well as highlighting your varied interests!

  3. Glad to see The Warmth of Other Suns on your list. I loved it! African American history is one of my favorites. I have a copy of Little Women that belonged to my Great-Grandmother. Sadly, it’s only half of the story!

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