Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bookish Bingo: Spring 2015


Bookish Bingo is a reading challenge/game hosted by the lovely bloggers at Great Imaginations. It's a bookish reading challenge that resembles a Bingo board but the only person you're challenging is yourself! As you read books, you get to mark off that square on your Bingo Board, but you only get to use one square per book. This means that a book can't be used for multiple squares.

This is my first time participating in the Bookish Bingo challenge, so I'm definitely not planning to finish the entire board, but it would definitely be fun if I did. Realistically, I think I will try for one or two Bingos or maybe even a four corners, diamond, or postage stamp game. (I play Bingo a lot at camp...)


I have a few ideas for some of these squares, but if you have any recommendations or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. I'm always open for book recommendations, especially if it will help me complete a challenge. I know I'll definitely need some suggestions for an Aussie author as I'm not entirely familiar with many of them. I'll probably also need some help with choosing a high fantasy book.

I'll update everyone at the end of every month (probably with my monthly wrap-up posts), to see just how I'm doing with the Bookish Bingo game. (I even have a cute plan for marking off the squares I complete!)

Books I'm Planning on Reading for Bookish Bingo


23 comments :

  1. Bookish Bingo is so much fun! Hope you enjoy!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  2. It looks like fun, and I can't wait to start marking off some of these squares.


    Thanks, Missie! :)

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  3. I did the winter/spring one of this and I failed miserably. I didn't even get a bingo even though I filled more than half the chart. I don't think I'll be partiipating this time because it was a little stressful the first time but I wish you ALL the luck!

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  4. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlogApril 13, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    This is a really cute idea! I can't wait to read P.S. I Still Love You. For an Aussie Author I love Liane Moriarty.

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  5. Oooh this sounds so much fun! Though this bingo card is missing a "Hipster teens on cover" square. Haha! Have fun and happy reading, Erin! ;D


    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

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  6. Oh no! I'm trying not to think of it as a challenge, but just something to check off a list as I do my normal reading. I'm hoping that thinking of it that way will make it fun instead of stressful. :)


    Thank you, Nova! :)

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  7. It is such a cute idea! I can't believe that I haven't played along before.



    Oh! I've never heard of Liane Moriarty before. I will have to look her up. :)

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  8. Hahahaha. There are so many books with hipster teens on the cover this spring! That would have totally gotten so many people marked off squares!


    Thanks, Blessie!

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  9. Angie @ The Paperback ReaderApril 13, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    For High Fantasy I recommend Falling Kingdoms or even Throne of Glass. This looks like lots of fun.

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  10. Yay for recommendations, Angie! I'm still not sure if I'm one hundred percent sure on the Throne of Glass series, but I have been considering reading it lately. I'm just so bad at actually reading fantasy. :(

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  11. Angie @ The Paperback ReaderApril 13, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    If I had to choose between Falling Kingdoms and Throne of Glass I would pick Throne of Glass. If you aren't a fantasy person it's going to be hard to get through. I take you as a more contemporary reader more than anything else. It's a really good book. I hate books with a ton of hype but this one is warranted 10000%.

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  12. Okay... I might go with Throne of Glass if I can find a cheap copy of it.

    It's not that I'm not a fantasy person, but I just don't read a lot of it because it kind of scares me. I've found that it takes me longer to read, and that frustrates me. I think the last fantasy book I read was The Kiss of Deception.

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  13. Angie @ The Paperback ReaderApril 13, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    I haven't read that yet. I hate that about fantasy books too. It took me nearly four days to read Falling Kingdoms. That book had so much going on in it that it frustrated me trying to keep up with it all. Throne of Glass is a much easier read. I found it went quite fast. It took me nearly a week to read but that was during the holidays last year. So it probably wouldn't have taken nearly as long had it not been Christmas.

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  14. It was pretty good, and I'm actually planning on reading the sequel. It did seem like it took me longer than usual to finish it though, especially when I consider that I read the Harry Potter books in like three weeks when I was working every day.

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  15. Angie @ The Paperback ReaderApril 13, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Give it a chance. You never know you might fall in love with it. I tend to read contemporary books a lot quicker than any other book myself. I think because there isn't a lot to think about with them. Fantasy you always have a lot going on in it.

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  16. I'll definitely give it a chance. It just might take a while. lol

    But... I think Since You've Been Gone might go down in my history as the book that took me the longest to read. It seriously took me nineteen days to read it. That has never happened to me. :(

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  17. Angie @ The Paperback ReaderApril 13, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Oh no!! I need to read your review of it. It's on my TBR.

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  18. It was on my TBR for a while. It was good, but I think my expectations were way too high.

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  19. I love how diverse these squares are! For WWII, I know many people loved Code Name Verity. As for high fantasy, you can check out Graceling - it's very accessible for people who aren't used to fantasy (:

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  20. OMG! Yes! There are so many that I would never have thought to include in a reading challenge or game.


    I've heard good things about Graceling. I can definitely add that to my list of books to check out. :)

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  21. Well I found out today that I'm tutoring a girl who is reading Night, so I think I'm going to go with that book for WWII.

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  22. Thanks! I've only read the letter from Elie so far, and I've already gotten emotional. Everyone in my school read it but my classes, so it will be nice to see what I missed out on.

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