In a shocking turn of events, I Bingo’d early this year!
I’ve been reading up a storm (it’s been heavenly), so maybe that’s enough to do it. 
And the weird thing was that Disaster was my last category to complete, despite the fact that I’m all about the disaster books
Here’re the books I read:
A story that takes you on a thrilling journey
Frost on My Moustache by Tim Moore

A life story in the person’s own words

Beach Read
Easy escapism

A Book Abandoned  
A book you didn’t finish. This is your free square.
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

Children’s Classic
A time-honored book written for young readers

Compelling Review
When you see an enticing blurb on a book jacket or an intriguing comment on GoodReads… this qualifies as a Compelling Review.

When things go wrong — a nervous breakdown or a natural catastrophe or anything in between.
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

Embarrassed to Admit…
Embarrassed to admit in public that I read this. Or, embarrassed to admit I didn’t read it until now.

Endorsed by an Author
A book recommended by an author you recognize. Recommendation could appear in a review, a blurb, or an interview.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (recommended by Adriana Trigiani)

Everyone’s Reading It
You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen it, it won’t go away–so read it, already.

A book where food is a key ingredient

A book that evokes a historical period or event

Improve Your Life
Self-help, psychology, religion, or how-to. Any book that helps you pursue happiness.

Written by a journalist, or a narrative written in a journalistic style

Law and Order
Mystery, true crime, a lawyer’s memoir, or a book about the Supreme Court. Any book about the making, breaking, or enforcement of the law.
Stillwater by Melissa Lenhardt


A book where music matters
It’s a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson

National Book Award
A winner or a nominee, in any category
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Older Than My Mom
A book published before my mom was born
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Presidential election year! A book about a U.S. President or a presidential election, or a book a President has read

A book about espionage or simply a nosy neighbor
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Suburban Ennui
Is that all there is?
The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak

Title Attraction
You love the title of the book.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Dysfunctional families, intertwining storylines, surprising plots, or psychological suspense. Or just a book about knots.
Lexicon by Max Barry

Ugly Cover
Despite its cover, you want to read it, anyway.
The Past by Tessa Hadley
So, my fellow Bingo folks… Any categories that have you stumped? I’d like nothing more than to deal you some books!

One thought on “Bingo!

  1. I'm so close to finishing and getting Bingo, too!! I only have three categories left, and I know the books I want to read for them, it's just a matter of prioritizing. Hopefully soon. 🙂 It's been a great bingo card to read and complete this year. Thanks again for doing it. Are you doing another one next year? (She asked hopefully, her fingers crossed.) 'Cause I love bookish bingo. 🙂

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