It’s Reading Bingo time again! Every year I join in with this I don’t look at the board until the very end of the year and I fill in the squares based on what I’ve read so I don’t plan my reading in order to complete it. This year has been a very up and down year of reading so I didn’t have much hope of getting a full house on my bingo board. Read on to find out how I did…
A book with more than 500 pages
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman (with a whopping 1032 pages)!
A forgotten classic
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (which I know is a total cheat as it’s not a forgotten book but this is one of only two classics that I read this year and this one is the less well-known of the two).
A book that became a movie
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M. C. Beaton. It became a TV series, which is the best I can do!
A book that was published this year
The Life We almost Had by Amelia Henley
A book with a number in the title
Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi
A book written by someone under 30
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
A book with non-human characters
A funny book
Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch by Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse
A book by a female author
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
A book with a mystery
A book with a one-word title
A book of short stories
Christmas with Dull People by Saki
The Mating Habits of Stags by Ray Robinson
A book set on a different continent
Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa
A book of non-fiction
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
The first book by a favourite author
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
A book you heard about online
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
A best-selling book
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
A book based on a true story
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (it’s very loosely based on the author’s own experience when she was a teenager)
A book at the bottom of your to be read pile
You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell (it was on my TBR for five years!)
A book your friend loves
How To Disappear by Gillian McAllister
A book that scares you
The Murders at White House Farm by Carol Ann Lee
A book that is more than 10 years old
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The second book in a series
A book with a blue cover
Well, if you’ll allow me the couple of cheats then I got a full house but really I know I cheated a bit so I think I probably failed this year but that’s okay! This has been such a strange year and my reading has been affected all the way through so I’m just happy to have read some really enjoyable books throughout the year!
25 thoughts on “Reading Bingo 2020!”
Fab – must do this later. I always struggle with the classics or older books. Wonder if I’ve done any better this year? 😊
I struggled to fit books to all the challenges for 2020 but it’s always fun to look back on the books I’ve read over a year. I’ll go look for your Reading Bingo post shortly 🙂 x
No failure! Just lots of great books! xx
Aw thank you! I’ll claim it as a victory then. 🙂 xx
It has been a strange year, hasn’t it, Hayley? I give you so much credit for getting all of this done, despite the year we’ve had. I don’t call it cheating at all… Happy New Year!
It has been a really strange year. Thank you so much. Happy new year to you too. x
I love this! I’ve read a lot of these. Need to figure out if I had Bingo though!!
Thank you! Did you look to see if you had Bingo? I struggled to fit books to all the challenges but I just about got there with a little bit of cheating! 😉
After reading your post I got inspired, so I found a bingo card online. I’m going to do a book wrap up at the end of the month and I’m going to go over the card on a monthly basis
That’s a really good idea, I’ll look out for your end of the month bingo posts.
Ooh I love this post and congratulations for filling it all out! I must remember to fill mine out too! xx
Thank you 🙂 I always enjoy filling in Reading Bingo at the end of every year. Did you get a chance to do yours? I’d love to read the post if you did. xx
Not yet probably next week. xx
Well done – you did it! Cheating is part of the fun! 😉
Thank you! I’m pleased you approve of the cheating, it means I can definitely claim victory over the bingo board for 2020! 😉
What a fabulous selection of books, Hayley – as ever I’m always so impressed with the wide range of books you read! And nearly fell off my chair when about halfway down the list, I saw that dear old Casta had made an appearance:)). A very Happy New Year to you!
Thank you! I had to put Picky Eaters in my Bingo challenge as I like to feature it whenever I get chance, it’s such a lovely read. 🙂 Happy new year to you too. x
I really appreciate you championing P.E. – right now I’m having a blast writing Trouble with Dwarves, which is the second book in the trilogy that I’m writing!
I loved Picky Eaters so am always happy to shout about it any chance I get. I’ll look forward to reading the second one when you publish it. 🙂
Thank you, Hayley:)). I’m currently working on the second book in the trilogy – I’m hoping to have the first draft of all 3 books completed before the summer.
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Congratulations! And it’s not cheating…it’s merely using creative definitions.
Thank you 🙂 I like that you frame it as creative definitions, I shall try and remember that for next time. 🙂
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