Even though the year is over, I’m calling it done for the 2014 Book Bingo Reading Challenge. Here is my final scorecard:
Here is what I counted, by column, starting with the left. Any reviews are linked.
Five books from my TBR pile:
- The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
- Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt
- The Widow’s War, Sally Gunning
- Mr. Timothy, Louis Bayard
- My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier
Mix It Up:
- Non-fiction: Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
- Classic: Agamemnon, Aeschylus
- Re-read: The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
- Free space: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
- Contemporary: This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales
- Two Books: Voyager and Drums of Autumn from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
- Three Books: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling
- Five Books (actually 7): the entire Chronicles of Narnia—The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. For this part of the challenge, I am counting the first five.
- Fantasy: I count one of the overages from the five books series above, The Silver Chair, C. S. Lewis
- Free space: I count the other overage from the series above, The Last Battle, C. S. Lewis
- Historical Fiction: Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Susan Vreeland
- Mystery: Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott
- Romance: Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
- Two books: Jane Austen’s First Love, Syrie James and Prince Lestat, Anne Rice
As you can see, I achieved Bingo twice with the Mix It Up and Genre columns. I came close with the bottom row. If only I’d read a few more new releases. I also came close with row 2, but I’m not sure how I could have done it given I’d maxed out the TBR boxes. As far as I understand, I would probably have needed to read seven books from my TBR pile to mark it off, and I didn’t do that, for sure. Not too shabby, any way.