Reading Challenges: Bookish BINGO – Ready for Spring 2015 Results

getreadyspring2015In April I decided to try my hand at two Bingos. I’m new to the world of reading challenges this year but Bingos seem like a fun challenge. I joined Retreat by Random House’s Canadian BINGO for the rest of the year (read more about my Canadian BINGO Card here)  and I also  joined Great Impressions Ready for Spring BINGO which ran from April to June.

In my sign-up post, I had listed all the books that I wanted to use for the full card. Now, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get a full card but I wanted to make sure I had enough variety as I am a mood reader. A lot of these books were also ones I had purchased in the past and really wanted to knock off my TBR list.


Of the 25 I had picked, I read 7 by July 1. So no BINGO (my goal was to get two lines) with these books.

HOWEVER, I did read 59 books in total (April – June) so I’m sure SOMETHING will work for these squares! I also did some reshuffling of my original picks (is that legal?) and this is what I got:

  • Murder Mystery: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Forgotten Fridays: All the Pretty Poses by M. Leighton
  • Aussie Author: Chancing on You by Melinda Ellen
  • Reread:
  • Dark Contemporary: Bad Reputation by K.B. Nelson
  • Classic:
  • Yellow Cover:
  • April/May/June Release: Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren
  • Rain or Storm in Title:
  • High Fantasy: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Parental Relationships: The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
  • Bullying: All the Rage by Courtney Summers
  • FREE: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
  • Anthology or Collection:
  • WWII: The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
  • Horror:
  • Thieves/Assassins/Pirates:  All Fall Down by Ally Carter
  • Parallel Universe: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  • Green Cover: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  • #weneeddiversebooks: Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  • Illustrated Cover: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Part of a Trilogy: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Nonfiction/Memoir: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  • Historical:
  • Plants on Cover: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

No so bad! Now I only have 7 spots not filled:


And I got my two lines of BINGO!

What I learned?

Bingo challenges that have such a limited time span are not for me! Because I rely so heavily on my library for books (a habit I am trying to modify as per my Tackling the TBR challenge) via holds, I don’t have the luxury to only read the books on the list! In the future, I think I am going to try and pick one BINGO card at the start of the year and try to fill it up by the end. Or if I do try one that spans a couple of months, try to pick only one row to complete instead of random squares on the card. I suppose I could always just wing it and not pick books at the start, but half of the fun of this challenge was finding books that worked for this card!

How are you doing on your BINGOs? Did you do this one?

Any BINGO tips to share?

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