2017 Book Bingo

02/01/2017      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 this year. 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):

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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

Aliens! – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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


BookBingo2017 Completed Badge
Nono thinks I did awesome!