This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit and finding books that we had to fit these categories. I managed to knock out several categories early in the year, which helped, as I didn’t know what I’d get later in the year that might work.
In some categories I did have books pop up later, but I was able to use them for other challenges and knew that this one was sorted for the most part. This was one of my less challenging, less prescriptive challenges. A couple of them had very specific categories that were not as easy to fill, unlike this one.
I’m not sure if we are doing this again next year – but Theresa and I are thinking of taking a break from some challenges at least, if not all except the Australian Women Writer’s challenge. I will at least be trying to steer clear of more prescriptive challenges, as I find these too stressful trying to find a book that will fit, especially for best seller or reader’s choice awards lists which in the cases of the challenges, tend to be very American-centric and half the books in contention I’ve often never heard of.
I’ve linked each post below. What a reading year it has been!
Book Bingo – BINGO
And with that, one of my 2020 challenges has wrapped for the year!