Book Bingo 2021: Triumph

I will admit triumph may be a big word to use but given the circumstances and the difficulties (can we call them that?) of the previous couple years I think having most of my card filled in is a triumph. Though looking at the last couple years an almost filled card seems to be as far as I go, I haven’t had a filled card since 2018 but whether officially a win is getting a line or a full card who knows what’s right and what isn’t. My card my rules I think at this point; a win is what I decide it is and to be honest I think I change my own rules every year.

I came close with to a few bingos and managed one which is pretty good. I used to think I should try and plan to read books that fit these boxes but that never works out despite that being the entire point of a Book Bingo. I was, however, once again quite delighted to see how many I managed to fill in without any actual trying on my half. I like that I read books with such wide genres and characters that I could easily have many choices for a lot of these boxes. I’ve listed which books fall under which category below and I’m quite keen to start up the 2022 card and see what different categories I can include. Maybe this year I will do it properly and actively read books that fill the categories.

Did you partake in any book bingos last year? Are you doing one this year? Let me know in the comments.

Reread Between The Lives by Jessica Shirvington

2021 Realease The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Debut Author Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Transgender MC Being Emily by Rachel Gold

Anthology All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell

POC Author The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

Own Voices Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

Fairytale Retelling Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Free Choice Loveless by Alice Oseman

Non Fiction You’re Not Broken: Break free from trauma and reclaim your life by Sarah Woodhouse

Gay MC History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Finish A Series Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Lesbian MC The Flywheel by Erin Gough

Classic retelling Sword in the Stars by A. R. Capetta

Movie The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan

Non Human The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

TBR Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Classic The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolken



Book Bingo 2021

January is such a busy blogging time because it’s when I set up everything for the coming year and get all my challenges lined up. This time round it’s my Book Bingo. This year I have chosen a mix of old and new in my 25 categories. I have kept a lot from last year but I have also mixed up a few others.

I looked for inspiration at previous cards but I found that the ones I had on my 2017 and 2018 cards for example were things I were reading anyway. I no longer need Graphic Novel or Set in Australia as I tend to read them by default now. Having said that, I did revisit some old ones like Non-human MC to see what I could find to fit the box this time around. I also included some new ones like Anthology, Short Stories and two nonfiction options. I kept my favourites which are my Fairytale Retelling and the evergreen TBR and Reread because they are good broad options and because even though I will read them anyway, I love having it on my card.

So not a super change from last year really, I might try a trope one next year but I never know how that works so I might poke about and see if I get any idea through the year.

Do you use bingo cards to help with your reading? Do you like having broad categories or more specific tropes? As always feel free to download this card to use for your own bingo, or check out previous posts through the Book Bingo tag and see previous cards.


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