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#Book Bingo 2019 Wrap up

book bingo 2019 7 Dec

Book bingo is the brainchild of Theresa Smith Writes, a fellow book blogger and dear friend. After launching our first ever book bingo card in 2018 to great success, in 2019 we entered our second year of book bingo.  Book bingo 2019 saw the introduction of a much bigger card, as we increased our categories from the previous 25 to 30. We also welcomed Ashleigh from the Book Muse on board, along with a bevy of other supportive bloggers and enthusiastic readers. With the card extended this year to include 30 different categories, a number of double entry rounds needed to be completed over the course of the year. Many of the categories in this year’s bingo card required me to think a little outside the box! However, I feel proud of the achievements I have made to my reading habits over the year, thanks to the 30 books I read as part of this amazing challenge.  Here is a breakdown and the corresponding links attached to my completed book bingo 2019 results:

A book with a red cover: Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Novella no more than 150 pages: A Brahimy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen

Book set in the Australian mountains: The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

Themes of Science Fiction: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book set on the Australian Coast: Secrets at Ocean’s Edge by Kali Napier

Written by an author you’ve never read: Pictures of You by Tammy Robinson

Historical: The Girl from Eureka by Cheryl Adnams

A novel that has 500 pages or more: The Homestead on the River by Rosie Mackenzie

Themes of Justice: Blood on the Rosary by Sue Smethurst and Margaret Harrod

Themes of Fantasy: What the Woods Keep by Katya de Beccera

Comedy: The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Memoir about a non-famous person: Apple Island Wife by Fiona Stocker

Crime: 55 by James Delargy

Romance: The Trouble with Choices by Trish Morey

Book written by an Australian Woman more than 10 years ago: Barra Creek by Di Morrissey

Beloved Classic: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Written by an author over 65: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

Written by an Australian man: A Scandal in Bohemia by Gideon Haigh

Written by an Australian Woman: The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra

Written by an author under age of 35: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Book with a place in the title: One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

Themes of Culture: Paris Savages by Katherine Johnson

Fictional biography about a woman from history: The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley

Literary: Shell by Kristina Olsson

Non Fiction book about an event: The Girls by Chloe Higgins

Themes of Inequality: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Book set in an exotic location: Come Away With Me by Karma Brown

Book set in the Australian Outback: The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

Book by an author with the same initials as you: Stillwater Creek by Alison Booth

Prize Winning Book: Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

It gives me great pleasure to announce that’s a wrap for book bingo 2019! For those that played along, on behalf of Theresa, Ashleigh and myself, we are extremely grateful for all your support throughout the year. Thank you for backing this challenge, we have honestly loved seeing all your reviews and posts.

Stayed tuned for the official launch of book bingo 2020 tomorrow!


Mrs B

6 thoughts on “#Book Bingo 2019 Wrap up

  1. Well done Amanda, it certainly forces you to read outside your comfort zone, and I bet you found some hidden gems there. Must try this sometime, but I still have that dreaded TBR pile here 🤔

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    1. Many thanks Janine, this has definitely been a more challenging book bingo card, next year’s should be easier! But I did appreciate pushing my reading choices and discovering some interesting books! I do hope you could join us one year! Maybe you can match you TBR to book bingo!


  2. Great wrap up post Amanda! It was a fun bingo card, the categories were interesting which led us to read some fascinating and out of our comfort zone books.

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    1. Many thanks Sue and again thank you for following along with us unofficially. I really appreciated your reviews and book choices. It sure was a challenging book bingo card, with some interesting categories, pushing me to choose books outside my preferences.


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