Bookish Bingo: Spring 2017 Edition

bookish-bingo-1024x379Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a spring round of Bookish Bingo throughout March, April and May. The point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between March 1st and May 31st, 2017.

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My Progress:

  • Magic: The Golem by by Ian Tregillis
  • Historical: Cover the Silence  by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • LGBT+ Main Character: The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
  • Spring Release: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • Witches: Radio Free Trismegistus by Ian Tregillis
  • Multi-POV: Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Are you participating in this round of Bookish Bingo? How are you doing so far?

Bookish Bingo: Winter Edition Part II

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Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a winter round of Bookish Bingo throughout December, January and February. The point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between December 1st, 2016 and February 28th, 2017.

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My Progress:

  • Super Hyped: Ruined by Amy Tintera
  • Dec, Jan, Feb Release: Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross
  • Romance: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Blue Cover: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Own Voices: The Blazing Star by Imani Josey
  • Science Fiction: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Sequel: A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris
  • GR Choice Nominee: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
  • 2017 Debut: Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
  • Cover Buy: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Set Abroad: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  • Alternative Format: A Voice on the Radio by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Urban Fantasy: Stasis by Lindsay Smith
  • Pink Cover: Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta
  • Green Cover: Double Blind by Max Gladstone
  • White Cover: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
  • Nature on Cover: The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

Are you participating in this round of Bookish Bingo? How are you doing so far?

Bookish Bingo: Winter Edition

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Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a winter round of Bookish Bingo throughout December, January and February. The point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between December 1st, 2016 and February 28th, 2017.

My Progress:

  • Super Hyped: Ruined by Amy Tintera
  • Dec, Jan, Feb Release: Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross
  • Romance: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Blue Cover: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Own Voices: The Blazing Star by Imani Josey
  • Science Fiction: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Sequel: A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris
  • GR Choice Nominee: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

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Are you participating in this round of Bookish Bingo? How are you doing so far?

Bookish Bingo: Fall Edition Wrap Up

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Yay!! Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a fall round of Bookish Bingo throughout September, October and November. The point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between September 1st and November 30th.

My Progress:

  • Sea Creatures: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  • Graphic Novel: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  • Illustrated: Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? by Nancy Patz
  • Back List: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • American History: Who Was Harriet Tubman? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Horror or Paranormal: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

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This is definitely the best round of Bookish Bingo that I’ve had so far. ONLY 3 squares left. So close! Argh! But on the bright side, I did manage to get 6 bingos without setting out a special TBR or consciously trying to find books to fill the squares. I can’t wait for the winter round! 🙂

Did you participate in this edition of Bookish Bingo? How did you do?

Bookish Bingo: Fall Edition Update II

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Yay!! Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a fall round of Bookish Bingo throughout September, October and November. The point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between September 1st and November 30th.

So, I haven’t really focused on filling the squares but I’m actually doing pretty well and I still have a month left. Go me! Here’s my updated progress so far…

My Progress:

  • Creepy Cover: Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet
  • Revenge: A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
  • Short Story:  The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Friendship: The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
  • Recommend to You: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  • Multi POV: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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Are you participating in this edition of Bookish Bingo? How are you doing so far? 🙂

Bookish Bingo: Fall Edition!

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Yay!! Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews is hosting a fall round of Bookish Bingo throughout September, October and November. I love doing this because it pushes me to read a variety of books and I really want to get more than 2 bingos this time!

So, the point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between September 1st and November 30th.

If you would also like to participate, head over to Pretty Deadly Reviews and leave a comment on the Bookish Bingo post.

My Progress:

  • Dragons: Rex by Rita Stradling was the first book I finished this month! Woohoo! I got really excited to see this category because if you want dragons, this book has tons of them!
  • Retelling: Spindle by Shonna Slayton had been on my must-read list for a while and getting approved on NetGalley made me very happy. It’s a retelling or you could even say extension of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.
  • Weapon on Cover: I was seriously beyond excited when an ARC of Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco arrived in the mail! I’ve had my eye on the book for a while and have a strange obsession with the Whitechapel murders. The book cover features the main character, Audrey Rose, holding a knife.
  • Standalone: For this I read The Universe of Us by Lang Leav. She’s my favourite poet and this book did not disappoint.
  • Purple Cover: I branched out and tried something new with Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf. It was…well not my cup of tea. I tried though!
  • Animal on Cover: The cover of Sula’s Voyage by Catherine Torres features a young girl sinking in an ocean and surrounded by very adorable drawings of turtles, tiny fish and sharks.

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Bookish Bingo: Summer Wrap Up

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I haven’t posted much about this round of Bookish Bingo. But, now that August is over it’s time to wrap up my progress. What is Bookish Bingo? It’s a challenge hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly ReviewsThe point of Bookish Bingo is to get as many bingos as possible. The more bingos, the more giveaway entries. All types of books (fiction, non-fiction, novellas) count, but you can only have one square per book. Also, for a book to count, it must have been read between June 1st and August 31st.

My Progress (since my last post):

  • Outdoors: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe primarily takes place outside around Mount Fuji. Am I grasping at straws? Perhaps.
  • Monsters: Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda literally has monster in the title. This was an amazing graphic novel. Dark with gorgeous illustrations. It’s a must read!
  • Mental Health: The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges really got to me. I thought it handled living with schizophrenia in a real and honest way.
  • White Cover: Ok, so the cover for The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts might actually be a really light pink, but on my iPad it was totally white. So….I’m going with that. 😛
  • Middle Grade: Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan is advertised as being middle grade but I honestly don’t see it. The tone is much darker than what I would have ever read at that age.
  • Name in Title: The Graces by Laure Eve is about, you guessed it, the Graces. This book fell flat for me. I was wishing for so much more.
  • Weather Words in Title: Before the Snow by Danielle Paige did it’s job. It got me even more excited for the release of Stealing Snow on September 20th!!
  • Folklore or Myths: I loved, loved, loved The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross! It’s a blend of Greek and Middle Eastern history, religion and mythology.
  • Political Intrigue: I wasn’t sure if this series could get better but then Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross came around and wow! The sequel to The Midnight Sea was all about politics…who to trust and leaders plotting to take over the known world.
  • Water on Cover: The cover for The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine features an angry sea and fits the overall dark mood of the book.

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I was honestly hoping to do better this round. There are still a lot of square unfinished, but there’s always next time! Plus, I’ve been avoiding books from long series and anything over 500+ pages. My attention span just can’t do it right now. I’ve been sticking to books under 400 pages and ARCs that are either the first book in a series or a standalone.

Did you participate in Bookish Bingo? How did you do?