Book Bingo 2019: Q1 update

We’re nearing the end of Q1 of 2019, and it’s time for a Book Bingo update.

My fellow Book Bingo-ers, I’m interested to hear what you’ve read so far this year — please tell me in the Comments. Also — if any of those categories is staring you down and you’re not sure what to read… let me know! I love a good book recommendation challenge.

The good news: I’m over halfway done! 15 of 25 categories completed

The bad news: The 10 categories that remain are gonna be tougher. We’re looking at Fairy Tale, South Pacific, and Edgar Award: First Novel. And while I’m anticipating these will be the most challenging, invariably a category that seems innocuous is the one that trips me up and has me scrambling in December. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of the categories I’ve completed and the books I read for each one.

Palate Cleanser

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Odd Couple

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Classic I’ve Never read

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Pushing Boundaries

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson


From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

Place Name

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow

Life Hack

Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou


Passion and Affect by Laurie Colwin


Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken


The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman


Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Novelty Book

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal


Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Unruly Woman

Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time by Ida Keeling

If you’re doing Book Bingo this year, what categories have been the easiest to pick off? Any categories you’re finding challenging?

3 thoughts on “Book Bingo 2019: Q1 update

  1. Amy

    I’ve got 12 of the 25 categories complete although I’m on the fence with some of my choices so could be closer to 15. I reserve the right to shuffle as I go. My easiest category so far was LGBTQ – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (narrated by Lin Manuel-Miranda) and Fire – Little Fires Everyway by Celeste Ng. I think I’m going to struggle with Odd Couple (thinking Smart Ass by Margaret Winslow) and Novelty.

    My reco for South Pacific is anything by Jane Harper.

  2. Somehow I missed when you first posted your latest reading bingo card. It looks like a fun one. I’m late to the party this year, so who knows how many categories I’ll get done, but even one bingo is fun. 😀

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