My very first book bingo experience!




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Ever take part in a cool reading program? Have you done a book bingo before? Well, I haven’t… and I suck at normal bingo. However, my friend included me in her family’s summer reading bingo challenge and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve always seen blogs do book bingo before but never really knew what it entailed and in all honesty would forget about it a few hours later. They’ve always seemed like a fun and cool idea though. So, I’m not going to lie, when my friend handed me my lime green bingo card, I [internally] squealed with excitement. I’m finally going to play a bingo game that I have a shot at winning.

I’m excited to take part in this because a lot of the boxes are out of my comfort-zone when it comes to reading. I’m primarily a romance reader from anything to contemporary to paranormal romance. If it has romance in it, I’m game. However, there are some boxes that have nothing to do with romance. I’ve managed to figure out books for some of the boxes but not all of them, and what I have written down isn’t definite. So, if you see a box that already has something written down but you have a better suggestion, I’m all ears. I tried to choose books that I already have but because a lot of them (like poetry, audio books, and humor) aren’t ones I’d typically read/listen to, I’m at a lost for what is and isn’t good. I think the scariest one for me is the audio book. I tried an audio book once, I wound up two hours in and realized that I had zoned out the entire time. Plus, one of the boxes is for an author from Indiana. Any idea who’s out there from Indiana who writes a good romance?


Can you recommend some good books that would fall under any of the boxes?

I feel like the whole purpose of this is to get out there and read books you might not have otherwise read. I’d love to try new authors that I haven’t read before. So, any recommendations are greatly appreciated.  🙂


10 Thoughts on “My very first book bingo experience!

  1. I have had lots of people recommend The Help on audio. A good narrator can really add to the story. Another tip is to find a narrator with an accent you enjoy and can understand.

    If you’re not sure about audiobooks, try a free one month trial of Audible. This link will get you 2 free books within the first month. You can cancel anytime. You can try a free sample of the books before you download them, and if you really hate something, there is a return policy.

    I good sci fi I enjoyed was The Martian by Andy Weir

    • Thanks. I will have to listen to a snippet of The Help. 🙂 The Martian…. I’m pretty sure I saw that and very well have read your review on it within the last year. It sounded like an interesting read.

  2. I’ve been loving audiobooks lately, I figured out my local library had a bunch and they also gave quite a bit on their overdrive page where you can get it online and put on your computer or phone.

    Sandy James, Anya Breton are a few Indiana authors I’ve read and enjoyed.

    PS: This sounds like fun! 🙂

    • The one audio book I tried was an mp3 from the library. I tried listening to it one a 3 hour drive. I’ve heard that it all depends on the narrator. Some people click with certain ones. I will have to check out those authors and see what they write. Thanks 🙂

  3. I did a book bingo challenge one year, it was fun. I want to recommend something, but cannot read the card..I can see there are words and your writing but I can’t read um..blind I am. Good luck and have fun with the challenge

  4. Have you tried Felicity Heaton? Her Eternal Mates would be a great addition to your card 😉

    • I tried Kissed by a Dark Prince but I didn’t really care for it. I’ve read a lot of great reviews on it but I just couldn’t get into it for some reason. :\

  5. Janet Estridge on 3 June, 2015 at 8:16 am said:

    What a neat idea! I work in the Church Library and have for 36 years. May I use this for the church library? It’s a wonderful idea to get people into the library and seeing what we have to offer.

  6. I didn’t even know about Book Bingo. Sounds fun.

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