Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Reading challenge wrapup 2013 - Bingo Card Reading Challenge

In the middle of May this year, I discovered the 2013 Book Bingo Challenge hosted by Anne and Kristilyn over on Reading in Winter.

As with many of the challenges I've taken part in this year, it was thanks to Jen K, who takes part in so many different challenges, I'm amazed she can keep track of them all.

The goals these ladies set for themselves are goals I set for myself as well (although I would never have done as much re-reading this year if it weren't for this challenge).

  • Reading the books on my TBR pile
  • Re-reading some books
  • Reading some new books
  • Reading the books that EVERYONE but I have read
  • Reading books from series I have started but neglected
There was also a "free square" in the middle of the board, but the intention here was that you could only cross it off by reading a book or genre suggested by another participant of the challenge (hi Jen!)

I completed the challenge on the 29th of December. It was generally a lot of fun, even though it made me do a lot more re-reading than I was initially planning on. 

All these squares are legitimately crossed off:

Read one book from your TBR pile:
Anna Karenina
Read two books from your TBR pile:
Fly by Night
First Grave on the Right
Read three books from your TBR pile:
Farmer Boy
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Read four books from your TBR pile:
Beauty and the Spy
Summer Knight
The Broken Kingdoms
Read five books from your TBR pile:
Raw Blue
Scoundrel's Kiss
Anna and the French Kiss
Three Parts Dead
Blood Rites

Read one book that is part of a series:
Shadow's Claim
Read two books that are part of a series:
Second Grave on the Left
Third Grave Straight Ahead
Read three books that are part of a series:
Blade Song
Assassins in Love
Read four books that are part of a series:
Chimes at Midnight
Death Masks
If I Stay
Where She Went
Read five books that are part of a series:
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Magic Rises
The Chocolate Touch

Read one book released in 2013:
Read two books released in 2013:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
It Happened One Midnight

Free Square (i.e. Jen K's challenge square):
The Sparrow

Read four books released in 2013:
Rose Under Fire
The Heiress Effect
The Chocolate Rose
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Read five books released in 2013:
Any Duchess Will Do
Once Upon a Tower
Dare You To
Gameboard of the Gods

Read one book everyone but you has read:
The Light Between Oceans
Read two books everyone but you has read:
About Last Night
Jellicoe Road
Read three books everyone but you has read:
Ella Enchanted
Flowers From the Storm
North and South
Read four books everyone but you has read:
Little House on the Prairie
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
These Happy Golden Years
Read five books everyone but you has read:
The First Four Years
Proven Guilty
The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Me Before You

Re-read one book:
Mr. Impossible
Re-read two books:
Little House in the Big Woods
Rosemary and Rue
Re-read three books:
A Local Habitation
An Artificial Night
Late Eclipses
Re-read four books:
Ashes of Honor
Drums of Autumn
Private Arrangements
Re-read five books:
Not Quite a Husband
His at Night
The Lies of Locke Lamora
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover
The Duchess War

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