Reading Bingo 2018


Seeing the posts by FictionFan and by Susan at A Life in Books, reminded me how much I look forward to the annual ritual of Reading Bingo.  I never pick books in order to fit the squares – I’m not that organised in my reading – but it’s fun to look back at the books I’ve read in the year and try to match them with the categories.

I’m happy to say, I’ve managed it again this year – how about you? Click on the book titles to read my review.

A Book With More Than 500 PagesMacbeth by Jo Nesbo

A Forgotten ClassicThe Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby

A Book That Became A MovieHeat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

A Book Published This YearEntanglement by Katy Mahood

A Book With A Number In The TitleSix Stories by Matt Wesolowski

A Book Written By Someone Under ThirtyThe Dark Tide by Vera Brittain

A Book With Non-Human CharactersThe Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

A Funny BookDear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce

A Science Fiction or Fantasy BookThe Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw

A Book With A MysteryThe Power-House by John Buchan

A Book With A One-Word TitleHold by Michael Donkor

A Book Of Short StoriesThe Word for Freedom by Amanda Saint & Rose McGinty (eds.)

Free Square: A Literary Prize Winner The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction)

A Book Set On A Different ContinentThe Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise

A Book Of Non-FictionThe Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson

The First Book By A Favourite AuthorThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

A Book You Heard About OnlineThree Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

A Best-Selling BookThe Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (#75 in W H Smith fiction Chart)

A Book Based On A True StoryThe Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford

A Book At The Bottom Of Your To Be Read PileThe Good Father by S. R. Wilsher

A Book Your Friend LovesMiss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye and Rebecca Mascull

A Book That Scares YouGothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Book That Is More Than 10 Years OldCarol by Patricia Highsmith

The Second Book In A SeriesI Will Find You (Seal Island #2) by Daniela Sacerdoti

A Book With A Blue CoverThe Blue by Nancy Bilyeau


7 thoughts on “Reading Bingo 2018

  1. Well done!!! 😀 That’s also why I never set out to fill these kind of things in. I always feel pressured to find something that fits the category. Very cool that yours have fitted in nicely though. 😀

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    1. I must admit the one I struggled with was a book written by someone under thirty. It’s so difficult to find out authors’ ages (although I don’t blame for keeping it to themselves).


  2. Bingo! Well done! And a great-looking list – I’ve only read a few of them, but there are several more I’d like to read – The Thirteenth Tale and The Gallows Pole to name but two! Glad to see you found a space for Buchan! The one I always struggle most with is the “under 30”, and I always end up surprised at how many authors wrote great books so young. Thanks for the link! 😀

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