Book Bingo 2019 Update

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With only 10 days to the end of this reading year I am madly trying to complete the challenges I set for 2019. At the beginning of the year, moving house again couldn’t have been further from my mind and it has been a major disruption in the reading and blogging program. However, since my last reading update at the end of October I have managed to cross off another 5 squares on the Book Bingo card.

  • Themes of Culture: The Bone People by Keri Hulme
  • Themes of Justice: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Themes of Inequality: The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth
  • Book Set in the Australian Outback: We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn
  • Book Set in an Exotic Location: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

That leaves 4 squares to go and 10 days to the end of 2019. And there is Christmas. Can I do it?

Well, I am halfway through the book set on the Australian Coast. I have the books for the Australian Mountains and an author with the same initials squares. But the non fiction book about an event is causing some difficulty. There are plenty of books about events, but it has to be one I would enjoy reading. So that cuts out sport, politics, military history…and then it depends on how you define “event”, and it can’t be too long if I’m going to read it by the end of New Years Eve. Perhaps I need to browse the USQ library catalogue.

The good news is that I have completed my Goodreads Challenge for 2019. I do like the My 2019 Year in Books on Goodreads – cute graphics and some interesting data about my reading.

  • 65 books…and counting
  • 21, 439 pages
  • shortest book – 61 pages
  • longest book – 848 pages
  • most popular – Pride and Prejudice, read by almost 3 million people!
  • my average rating – 3.9

Hopefully I’ll have some more good news to report in 10 days time.

Until then, Happy Reading!

That’s what I have to do. Right now.

3 thoughts on “Book Bingo 2019 Update

  1. Impressive reading! I can think of one in the USQ library that it is sort of event related and that is Stan Grant’s book Australia Day about our relation to the day and its relationship to our national identity. I only think of it because it is one I have been meaning to read. I might try a reading challenge next year they are lots of fun and a great way to discover new books.
    Hope you get lots of time to read during Christmas, the positive of ridiculous heat is that there is not much else we can do expect put feet up and escape into a good book.

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    • Australia Day is a good suggestion and it’s one I’ve been meaning to read too. I even have a copy of it, waiting, like many other titles. True, hot weather is a good excuse for reading. I have enjoyed the Bingo challenge – it does force you to read outside your usual fare. I’m trying to get back into Book Snap Sunday too after a few woeful weeks. Hope you have time to read some good books over Christmas too.

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