2017 Summer Book Bingo

2017 Summer Book Bingo

My shiny new bookshelves and reading chair. Note: many TBR books and all my cookbooks are missing from this picture.

Recommended by a librarian: The Little French Bistro by Nina George

Adapted into a movie: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

Genre that is new to you: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Fiction: Will You Ever Change? by Aurélie Valognes

Washington state author: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Choose a book by its cover: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Graphic novel: Nutmeg Vol 1

Banned: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

About art or an artist: Vincent by Barbara Stok

Poetry: Paroles by Jacques Prévert

You’re been meaning to read: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman

By an author of color: A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams

A SAL (Seattle Arts & Lectures) speaker: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Science nonfiction or science fiction: Gauntlet by Holly Jennings

Young adult: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Recommended by an independent bookseller: Firebug by Lish McBride

Collection of essays or short stories: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Reread a book you read in school: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

LGBTQIA author or character: A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab

Biography or memoir: Bonjour Kale by Kristen Beddard

Set in another country: The Snowman by Jo Nexbø

Published the year one of your parents was born: Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Finish in a day: The Portrait by Antoine Laurain

Recommended by a young person: Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner

So many books! It was fun to set a pretty good-sized goal for myself and to actually follow through with it. I didn’t end up pushing myself as far as new genres or authors go and I was able to read most of them from my TBR. I probably won’t participate in this book bingo next summer, but I think making a small goal for next year to read a certain amount of books outside of my comfort zone sounds fun.

My five favorite books from this list are The Portrait, All the Light We Cannot See, A Man Called Ove, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Lets keep things positive and not talk about the ones I did not enjoy, eh? Reach out to me personally if you want that convo.

If you’re interested in what I’m reading when I’m reading it, follow me on Goodreads. I always rate the books I read and occasionally add a mini review if I’m not going to write up a full one. I’m currently at 76% of my reading goal for 2017, having read 114 out of 150 books.