I had the opportunity to participate in my first bookish bingo this year! The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge was hosted by The Girly Geek throughout this entire year, and it has now come to an end.
I originally committed to reading 10 books for the challenge, but I had so much fun picking books that fit the themes and crossing out squares that I ended up reading a lot more. Only this week did I manage to fill out a row, though, and thus successfully winning the game!
By the end of the challenge, I ended up reading 20 books and filling 21 squares! I’ll list them all below, but first…
Book you forgot to finish: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
Book featuring a conspiracy: Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
Book with stars on the cover: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Book featuring an Asian protagonist: Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford
Book set outside the Earth: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Book that a friend loved: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Short story: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The other categories + respective books were:
Book with a noun on its title: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Book featuring strong familial relationships: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Book published in your birth month: Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
E-book: The Score by Elle Kennedy
Book featuring mental illness: Strong Signal by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell
Book featuring crime-solving: The City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Book with alternating perspectives: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Debut novel: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Book over 500 pages: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Book featuring a murder: Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
Book by an author under 25: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Graphic novel: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Third book in a trilogy: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Book featuring faeries: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
As you can see, Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat was the only double this year, totaling 20 books – the double amount of what I committed to reading. I didn’t end up doing any of the mystery challenges, but it was still so much fun taking part in all of this.
Thanks to The Girly Geek for all of her hard work putting together, it was a blast! Now, onto finishing my Goodreads Reading Challenge!