My 2016 BINGO Reading Challenge
Are you competitive?
I am. I am even competitive in my reading. Therefore reading challenges spur me on to read more consistently. Last year my goal was to read 57 books.
Did I make that goal? YES! And I did so with 30 books to spare!!!
This year, (starting in my birth month) I want to read 58 books. I will use various “techniques” to get there. One such technique is using BINGO.
In past years I have used other people’s BINGO lists. This year I came up with one of my own. I picked categories because I like to read a bunch of books from the same author, from a series, etc. In other words, I LIKE to batch read from categories.
Below are the 5 categories I finally settled on
- 5 Books by the Author Charles Dickens
- 5 Books I’ve Never Finished
- 5 Books from the Gilmore Girls Books List
- 5 Books from the The Mitford Series by Jan Karon
- 5 Books That Have Been Recommended
- . My list of books is at the very end of this post.
You can go here to fill out and then print your own BINGO Reading List card.
Each time I make a BINGO, I will allow myself a treat. As I am not so good in the reward department, I am not sure what that will be. I would like it to be book related.
- I don’t want to buy another book as there are TONS of choices on my Kindle and bookshelves and from the library.
- Maybe read a book not ON THE LIST?
- Give me some ideas, please!
- And when I get a BLACKOUT, at that time I will BUY a book from my Amazon Wish List. I have hundreds to choose from. Seriously.
Your Turn . . .
- Are you competitive – even in reading?
- Do you ever do BINGO Reading Challenges? Why? And how do you reward yourself for completing a BINGO? A blackout?
- Have you ever made up your own BINGO list? If yes, how about linking it?
- If you were to design one similar to mine, what categories would you include?
- How many of the books on my list have you already read? The list is at the end of this post.
- It would be so fun if you’d read along with me. Let me know if you decide to.
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Below are the books in each category. Of course I reserve the right to make changes at any time!
5 Dickens Books
- Oliver Twist
- The Old Curiosity Shop
- Our Mutual Friend
- David Copperfield
- The Pickwick Papers
5 Unfinished Books
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
- Simply Christian by NT Wright
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis Unmapped Darkness by Thomas Finch 5 Gilmore Girls Books S is for Silence by Sue Grafton Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt Elle Minnow Pea by Atonement by Ian McEwan Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
5 Mitford Books These High, Green Hills Out to Canaan A New Song A Common Life: the Wedding Story
n This Mountain 5 Recommended Books The Passage by Justin Cronin (Barb) Chocolate Snowman Murders by Joanna Carl The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (Elizabeth) Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr The Lost Island by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (book 3/4)