Book Bingo 2019: Win?

All year I have been keeping a fairly regular eye on my bingo card and for a while I was on track, then it seemed like I was behind, but finishing 2019 with two lines of bingo and the majority of my card filled I am seeing the success, but feeling a slight let down I was so close. It probably would have been easy to finish it off, I only needed a few squares, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Looking at my planned intentions at the start of the year I kept it relatively simple but with a decent challenge:

“For 2019 I’m looking at reading a variety of stories, voices, and genres I don’t explore that often.”

This was achieved because I spread out my categories once more and with the addition of the #LoveOzYABookBingo I was able to experience a lot of other amazing stories as well. The ideas for next year are already circling my mind – with the possibility of branching into narrative themes or maybe I’ll just have to challenge myself to do another bingo, smaller of course, but with a few different squares. Another thing I also said at the start of the year is “I don’t know if I will do a full card this year, but I will try for as many lines completed as I can” which, I think, 100% clears me from worrying about how successful I have been.


Graphic Novel: The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited by Clint McElroy

Read a Series: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Self Published: And All the Stars by Andrea K Host

Gay MC: Play It Again by Aidan Wayne

Free Choice: The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

Transgender MC: George by Alex Gino

Movie Adaptation: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Own Voices: Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina

TBR for Over Two Years: Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus

Classic: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Non-Human MC: Watership Down by Richard Adams

Fantasy: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Set in Australia: The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Non Fiction: Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

Debut: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Reread: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Historical: Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray

Science Fiction: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Bisexual MC: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Chosen for the Cover: Mr Darcy by Alex Field

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ally
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 17:09:26


    That’s such a solid and awesome effort considering that you had 25 spaces!!



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