I haven’t posted in so. long. Ugh. I really wanted to, but holy wow was May a serious Reading Catch Up month for me. (My May/Spring wrap up post was supposed to go up before this one, but goodreads is having issues with not showing all the books I finished, and honestly I don’t feel like inserting that many cover pics into a blog post. But I might if they don’t get this fixed soon.) More on all that soon, hopefully.
This will be my fourth time participating in Bookish Bingo (hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews), and I’m really excited.
Here’s the Summer card:
I haven’t put a lot of thought into this card yet, but I have some ideas for my options for a lot of the squares. This isn’t a TBR that’s set in stone, but basically what a) comes to mind quickly, and b) could potentially also be used for other challenges I’m participating in.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Indecent by Corinne Sullivan
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
A Book You’ve Been Putting Off
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Someone Else Picks For You
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (I haven’t actually asked my friend to pick a book for me, but I’m 99% sure this is the one she’d demand I finally read lol)
The Power by Naomi Alderman (I can’t tell if this cover is red or orange )
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (well, my edition has a red cover, at least)
Set During Wartime
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
The Poetic Edda
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This card has a few challenging squares for me (particularly June/July/August Release because I can’t really buy new books, and my library rarely gets anything that’s a new release that I’m interested in 😦 ), so I doubt I’ll even come close to filling it.
Some, like Realistic Fiction, I’ll probably have tons of options for, though, which is why I didn’t include them. In fact, for that one, I might count one of my current reads: Black Swans by Eve Babitz. It’s a collection of short stories, and should work nicely for that one.
For a book Over 5 Years Old, I have plenty of choices for that one So many. Like, a terrifying number of books that were not only published over 5 years ago, but have been on my shelf at least that long.
Pirates is going to be hard, though, because I don’t actually own any pirate-y books. (And I can only think of maybe 2-3 books I’ve read in my entire life that had at least one pirate character.) I’d really like to get a space-pirates book, so if anyone has recommendations, please leave them in the comments!
Summer Thriller is another one I’m going to struggle with because a) I don’t really like thrillers, and b) does it mean a thriller set in the summer? A thriller released this summer? A thriller people would read on vacation in the summer? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On the subject of thrillers, if anyone has recs, omg please send them! The only two thriller authors I can think of that I’ve actually really liked are Dan brown and Stieg Larsson. So if anyone can suggest other books (I’d really prefer books not by white men, but at this point I’ll take whatever), I would be eternally grateful ❤
Let me know if you’re participating in Bookish Bingo this time around!
And if you have any book recommendations for any of these squares, definitely let me know so I can check them out 🙂