…what a great summer of reading! I promised a few of you a wrap-up on my own Book Bingo(s) and wanted to share next steps for choosing one lucky participant (because we’re all winners in this game!) for the grand prize.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, I read a whopping 40 books for a Bingo square. I wrapped up the first card back on August 11 when I finished all 849 pages of 11/23/63. I read 15 books for my second card…but no Bingos. I could’ve pushed and read Bone Black (with a red cover – middle left) for two … but I spent the weekend out and about, not reading.
|my second card|
I made separate shelves on Goodreads for each card. Here are the covers for the ones I finished, sorted by rating. I wrote short reviews on Goodreads for each book; you can check out the links below if you’re interested.
|Card #1 – link to Goodreads|
The second card was a bit…more interesting. I gave five stars to the first three, four to the next nine and … I’m not sure I’d recommend those last three. Y’all know what I thought about Go Set a Watchman. Those other two were just not my thing. I’m glad I read them, but I’m not sure you need to!
|Card #2 – link to Goodreads|
And now, apparently, reading and I are on a break. Since I finished Mink River – one of my favorites of the year, and certainly the summer – on Monday morning, I haven’t even started another book. It has only been three days, but still, it seems really weird. Kind of like when I realized Monday evening that I hadn’t knitted all day. not even one little stitch. (that has since been remedied – I’ve made good progress on two projects this week).
I’m hosting bookclub tonight – Big Little Lies, which I read so many books ago I can’t even remember the characters’ names (yikes! I’ve got some re-reading to do today!) and next month’s selection is All the Light We Cannot See. I’ve already put the audio on my phone, and I fully expect to start listening tomorrow. But for my eyes, I’m not sure. I do want to read the other eight books from my second card (note that I admitted defeat with the Play square…not gonna happen!) and I own most of them already, so that’s easy. We’ll see. I’m sure the break won’t last for long.
Kym, Bonny and Carole have already posted about covering their cards – that’s 12 Bingos apiece!!! If you played along, please share your final card on your blog (and be sure I see your post) or on Instagram (you can tag me @mere2007 to be sure I see it). Remember, each Bingo gets you one entry in the grand prize drawing. I’m planning to draw on Monday, September 21 and share the results back here then.
Many thanks to every one of you for sharing your encouragement, recommendations and enthusiasm for reading. Personally, this has been my best reading summer in a long time. maybe ever. And much of that is because of you!