Book Bingo 2019

I love participating in Book Bingo, even if I keep forgetting sometimes. I love challenging myself to read a wide variety of books and styles. I could happily spend the year just reading YA and picture books (I probably will also do that), but this gives me a chance to discover so many new and wonderful authors and content.

For 2019 I’m looking at reading a variety of stories, voices, and genres I don’t explore that often. A lot of my choices are new or recent additions but there a few favourites because there are so many books out there I want to read I need to have a few reoccurring squares. I finally picked my last few squares so now I can start crossing them off. 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.

Are you going to participate in a Book Bingo this year? As in previous years, you are more than welcome to borrow my card for your own Book Bingo, just remember to link to my page and attribute me properly. If you don’t want to use this one, follow my Book Bingo tag to find previous cards to use.

 

Book Bingo 2018: Win

I often think it is a sign of a great blog feature that gets posted in January and then completely ignored and partially forgotten about until a final post in December. Real winning formula there. I feel bad I neglected it so but by some pure miracle I have managed to achieve a Bingo and actually completed all my bubbles! Without trying I filled all but two and they were easy to complete.

I read a great selection of books this year. Even without trying to complete the bingo I read a lot of LGBT books and went on a little binge of m/m books which were divine. I found a couple of favourites doing that, one even became one of my Top 5 for the year! Actually looking at the list four books from my bingo ended up on my Top 5 of 2018 which was excellent. But that is for another post to come.

Looking at my post in January it’s full of optimism because I was going to be more productive and organised. It’s only slightly comical how that has failed.

“I am looking to get a full card this year” – Serendipitous success

“My second idealistic goal is actually doing updates through the year” – Failed hilariously

“Review them” – Smidge successful

I suppose, one can forgive the neglect since I managed to achieve a full card. No updates and few reviews aside, it might be my first win at total completion. I have listed the books below with links if they have reviews if you want to check them out. I will be creating my 2019 Book Bingo card soon if you want to join in for next year, or you are welcome to use one of the ones I have created in previous years.

 

Beauty in Thorns | A Thousand Perfect Notes | The Younger Man | Christopher Robin: A Boy, Bear, Balloon | Sisterhood Everlasting

The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe | Harry Potter | Lord of the Rings | I Want To Be in a Book | Just Juliet

Dear Evan Hansen | Artemis | Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Loving Laykn | The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins

The Hate U Give | Clifford the Big Red Dog | Naughty Kitty | I am Jazz | Heartstrings

The Women in Black | Noah’s Song | Vera | Boys Will Be Boys | The Little Prince

 

Book Bingo 2018

This is my third year doing a book bingo challenge and despite the fact I often forget I’ve decided to do it, I enjoy it a lot. With 2018 underway it is another year and another chance to achieve bingo glory. As I stated in my Bingo 2017 wrap up post I’m keeping last year’s bingo card instead of making up a new one. I enjoyed the categories too much to not have another go at them this year. I am looking to get a full card this year as well. These are the kind of idealistic goals I have in January before the reality of life kicks in.

My second idealistic goal is actually doing updates through the year, unlike last year where I forgot entirely and basically posted my first post and then the final post. The third goal is to review them, but that is somewhat successful, but maybe more successful this year is also a goal.

Are you going to participate in a Book Bingo this year? As in previous years, you are more than welcome to borrow my card for your own Book Bingo, just remember to link to my page and attribute me properly.

Book Bingo 2017 – Crossing the Finish Line…Just

Despite being pretty much forgotten about since I first posted this in January (no surprise there), I have actually managed a Bingo win in these final days of the year! How serendipitous. When I was paying attention I actually really enjoyed choosing books for these categories. I think I’m actually going to keep them for next year as well, there are many ones I didn’t get to read and would love to, and would love to read more of what I did.

I will be writing up reviews for those without them at some stage, I’ll update the links as they come. I’ve linked the Goodreads page which has my star rating on them as a start. I can recommend most of what I read, there were a few that fell short, but that’s ok, the good books balanced out the bad ones in the end. Once again I also discovered some great books and authors on the way which is a win in itself too.

A Fairytale Retelling: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Published This Year: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman – REVIEW

On TBR For More Than A Year: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Reread A Series: Harry Potter by JK Rowling  – REVIEWS

Author Of A Different Ethnicity: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

A Classic: Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien – REVIEW

Non-Human MC: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Free Choice: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Chosen For The Cover: Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen – REVIEW

Short Stories Collection: Night Music by John Connolly

Was A Gift: Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Book About Books: Julie and JuliaREVIEW

Self Published: Moonstruck by Nikki Rae – REVIEW

Non-Fiction: Fight Light A Girl by Clementine Ford – REVIEW

Graphic Novel: Fables by Bill Willingham

One Word Title: Wonder by R.J Palacio

Book Bingo 2017

BingoIt’s time again for another Book Bingo! Having gotten so close to finishing last year I’m looking forward to maybe completing the card this year, but even getting a line or two would be a great achievement.

I have chosen a range of categories this year, reusing some of the ones I didn’t complete last year, as well as the standard favourites. I am trying to diversify my reading this year so instead of just reading from another country or with a character of a difference sexual preference, I am adding in an author of a different ethnicity and expanding my previous LGBQT category to read more from each of the different voices. I’ve also switched up my genres and formats so it should be an interesting selection I find. I am aiming to provide updates on progress at the end of each month, and when I review a book for the bingo I will include the icon again too.

Are you going to participate in a Book Bingo this year? As in previous years you are more than welcome to borrow my card for your own Book Bingo, just remember to link to my page and attribute me properly.

Happy reading!

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