So all the way back here I started a reading challenge called Book Bingo. It’s pretty simple, you get yourself a bingo card from Books On the Nightstand, then mark it off each time you finish a book that applies to a certain square. So how have I been going? Well here’s my bingo card as it currently stands:
And these are the books I’ve read:
- GIFTED TO YOU – How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are. This was a birthday gift from my sister. It was one of my favourite birthday gifts and it was awesome because although I hadn’t specifically asked for it, it was something I’d wanted to read for a while – but my sister didn’t know that! What a good sister I have.
- SET BEFORE 1800 – Crow Hollow by Michael Wallace. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate. You can read my thoughts here.
- MIDDLE-GRADE BOOK – Warren the 13th and the All Seeing Eye. I got this on NetGalley before I started Book Bingo, so that was handy. It’s a cute book which I really enjoyed reading.
- BY AN AUTHOR OF A DIFFERENT GENDER – The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks. Another NetGalley book which I will be raving about in a review next month. It was SOOOOO good. It had time travel, you guys. TIME. TRAVEL.
- WESTERN – The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout. A bargain I picked up and hated at the start but couldn’t put down by the end. I nearly threw the book in front of a train. You can read about that here.
- PART OF A SERIES – Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith. This is the final book in the ‘Leo Demidov Trilogy’. It was ok.
- SIX WORDS OR MORE IN THE TITLE – The Dust That Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernières. I actually sigh just thinking about how much I loved this. If ever a book was written just for me, that had absolutely everything in it I could ever want in a book, then this would be it. Read my gushing over it here.
I’m close to getting a bingo in a couple of rows, but I’m actively going out of my way to not get a bingo so I can read a few more different books. I do really want to read a speculative fiction book though, but I have no idea about genres (I just reads what I likes) and all of my research into spec-fic has just made me more confused. So if anyone has any recommendations, or can make the spec-fic genre a bit clearer that would be very much appreciated!