Noob that I am I had not heard of Book Bingo until very recently. I found out about it when searching for a way to structure my reading in 2017. I usually do the Goodreads challenge, but decided not to this year when I looked through last year’s books and realised that I really hadn’t enjoyed a great deal of what I’d read. I was reading for numbers rather than reading for pleasure or to stretch myself.
So, I’ve made myself a Book Bingo card for this year (I have a stinky cold and this is what I’ve done with my day):
And after not really being able to get into anything yet (I’ve started five different books this month, gotten bored and abandoned them in various places around the house), I am now super enthused about reading again.
Yay for Book Bingo!
Update: 31st December – Book Bingo 2017 = Achieved!
I am so smug right now! (Check out my completion badge below – it’s the bomb!)
Here is everything I read, with links to my reviews:
Time travel! – The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Fantasy from the TBR pile – Vicious by V.E. Scwab
Scary Sci-Fi – The Explorer by James Smythe
First book by a favourite author – The King’s Peace & The King’s Name by Jo Walton
A prize winner – Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
Book published this year – Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds
Book recommended by a blogger – Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Sci-Fi novel translated into English – Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Fantasy with a green cover – Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
Sci-Fi from the TBR pile – Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Dragons! – Dragon’s Ring by Dave Freer
Book recommended by a friend – The Power by Naomi Alderman
Virtual reality and/or gaming – The Matrix Comics (various authors & artists)
Fantasy classic – War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
Non-human narrator – Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross
Sci-Fi classic – The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin
Debut Fantasy novel – The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Book published 10+ yrs ago – Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Dreadful cover? Give it a go – Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold