Putting my 2016 Bookbingo card to bed…

After my recent post about my unused book jar (here), it’s time to call in another reading challenge. I’m never sure when the Books on the Night Stand Book Bingo is supposed to run until – but given that it starts in early summer each year, I figured that now we’re in mid-autumn, it’s probably time to call time on this one. However, I’ve not done badly at all with 20 out of 25 boxes completed. Here’s my card:


The books I read are L=>R, Top to Bottom (links to my reviews):

  1. By an author who shares your first name – Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
  2. Set in Europe – The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson by Selma Lagerlöf  (Sweden)
  3. That you think you will dislike – Third Reich by Roberto Bolano
  4. A verse novel
  5. By an author of a different culture – Mãn by Kim Thuy (Vietnamese)
  6. With a color in the title – Under rose-tainted skies by Louise Gornall
  7. Re-read something – Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge
  8. About a religion with which you are unfamiliar
  9. With a punctuation mark in the title – The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain – well an apostrophe is a punctuation mark after all…
  10. Mentioned on The Gilmore GirlsThe Raven by Edgar Allen Poe (Yes!  Not reviewed yet)
  11. With a one-word title – Shopgirl by Steve Martin
  12. Found in a used bookstore – John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk (I found the hardback at one of our local charity shops)
  13. Free Square – Faith and Beauty (Clara Vine 4) by Jane Thynne
  14. Borrowed from the library
  15. With an Animal on the cover or in the title – The Latecomer by Dmitri Verhulst (the proverbial elephant in the room)
  16. Recommended by a librarian or bookseller – Beside Myself by Ann Morgan (recommended by Mark at Mostly Books, review soon)
  17. A Novella – The Hen that Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang
  18. Set at (or near) the North or South Pole – My Last Continent by Midge Raymond (Antarctica)
  19. A short story anthology
  20. Any book by a Nobel Prize winner – The Plague by Albert Camus
  21. With more than two people on the cover – My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  22. Revolves around a holiday – Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge
  23. A Booker Prize winner (or made the short list) – Hot Milk by Deborah Levy (review to come)
  24. That you started but never finished
  25. Has a place name in the title – Old Buildings in North Texas by Jen Waldo – I’m asserting that North Texas is specific enough a place for this! (review to come)

And there you have it!  Five unfilled, which I could still put my mind to, but don’t really have time for in my (pretty non-existent) reading plan of things.


5 thoughts on “Putting my 2016 Bookbingo card to bed…

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      Only a couple of the books were planned reads to fill in a box on this – even The Raven which is on the Gilmore Girls list was a happy accident. I have a stealth approach to these challenges. 🙂

  1. Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis says:

    Congratulations on completing 20 of these. It’s an impressive list of books.

    BTW, you haven’t borrowed from the library this year?! I’ve tried to do that but I just can’t resist reading the books I hear about.

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