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
A Book Abandoned
A book you didn’t finish. This is your free square.
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
A time-honored book written for young readers
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.
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
Is that all there is?
The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak
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
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!