I created this version of the 2016 Bingo Reading Challenge to suit my own tastes and desires, and to challenge myself somewhat as well.

You are more than welcome to join me if you are interested, the rules are pretty simple. Every time you read a book that fits into one of the categories on the Bingo card, you daub the spot. Only one book is allowed to daub one space, with the exception of the left hand column. You can daub the left hand column plus another spot, for example if you read a book by your favourite author while travelling, you can daub both spots. This challenge runs until the end of 2016.


Below is my Bingo card, I daubed two spots on the Bingo card in August which is actually one less than what I did in July so it could be better but at least I managed to get a couple of spots completed.

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Here’s the books that I finished reading in August:

I’ve only reviewed one of the books so far and it has a link to the review in case you’re interested in reading about it.

There are two books that I’m reading for the challenge at the moment and they are:

  • Memoir: Puberty Blues by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette
  • Most recently added to TBR pile: The Martian by Andy Weir

Puberty Blues was made into a TV show a good couple of years or so ago and a lot of people don’t realise this but it’s actually based on a real story and one of the women I work with is featured in the book. Under a different name of course but she hasn’t told me who so I’m still guessing!

The Martian I was the most recent add to my TBR at the end of the year last year when I was writing up my list of books for this challenge. I saw the book for sale in a bookshop in the airport last week and so on impulse picked it up to read on the flight home, and nearly halfway through already, woohoo.

Are you participating in any Bingo Reading Challenges this year? How are you going with yours?

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