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.
- 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 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.
- A bestseller book: The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
- A book published in 2020: Camelot by Giles Kristian
- An anthology or poetry collection: Tales of Ioth by D.P. Woolliscroft
- A book with a beautiful cover: Bring the Fire by Craig Schaefer
- A fantasy / science-fiction: The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston
- A book that has a number in its title: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
- A book by a Hungarian author: Dirty Fred, the Captain by Jenő Rejtő
- A book with multiple POVs: We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson
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.
- A book you saw someone else reading: The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson
- A memoir: Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
- A book of your choice: A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington
- A book that a friend recommends: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
- A young adult book: The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana
- A book from the last decade (2010-2019): Los Nefilim by T. Frohock
- A book by an indie author: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher