Armed With A Bingo

Welcome to my Armed With A Bingo page!

This challenge is hosted by Kriti (Armed with a Book) and Ariel (@ariel_reads) and here is the main page of  the announcement where you can find out what cool prizes and things these two ladies came up with for this challenge! You can also still sign up if you want 🙂

This is where I’m going to keep track of the books I’ll be able to fit into the squares.

I decided not to try to decide ahead of time what I’m going to read for each prompt – though I do have ideas for more or less everything there – but I’d rather try to fit the books I read into the box. That way I save myself from the pressure and I’ll just have fun without looking at it as a competition. So what if I won’t read a book for every square? I’m pretty sure the world won’t stop.

My rules

  • I won’t count the books I read for SPFBO
  • I won’t count the books I read for editing purposes
  • I won’t count rereads and (audio)books I don’t write a review for

And here is my bingo card (by clicking on the cover, you can read my review):

A book published in 2020An anthology or poetry collectionA book in the middle of a seriesA book from the last decade (2010-2019)A book with multiple POVs
Blight MarkedLos Nefilim by T. Frohock
A book that a friend recommendsA book that has a number in its titleA young adult novelA book by a Hungarian authorA nonfiction book
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
A book written in a format other than third personA memoirA book of your choiceA book about friendship / familyA fantasy / science-fiction
36055895A Girl Made of Air by Nydia HetheringtonStorytellers
A book by an indie authorA book with a beautiful coverA book you saw someone else readingA book with a color in its nameA bestseller book
Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
A book which was a gift / borrowedA book longer than 500 pagesA book you meant to read last yearA book with a food included in the title
we are the dead

My progress

Q1

  • A book you meant to read last year: Faithless by Graham Austin-King
  • A book about friendship / family: Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen
  • A book in the middle of a series: Blight Marked by Josh Erikson
  • A book written in a format other than third person: Lancelot by Giles Kristian
  • A book which was a gift / borrowed: We are the Dead by Mike Shackle

It would be hard to highlight only one of these. I pretty much enjoyed them all for different reasons. But probably Storytellers by Bjorn Larssen is the one that stayed with me for the longest time and which I still keep thinking about sometimes. Even though it wasn’t my highest rated book with it’s 4.5 crowns.

Q2

In Q2 I had some good reads for sure, and my card is filling up nicely. I also requested a change, and swapped the dystopian square to one where I had to read a book by a Hungarian author. There are a few squares here with which I’ll have a hard time, but dystopian is not a subgenre I enjoy much and I was already planning to read Dirty Fred, the Captain, so it seemed like a good deal to me. And I’m going to highlight that one I think as my favourite. It’s close to my heart for many reasons.

Q3

Q4