Welcome to Challenge Check-In.
This post is an attempt to keep track of my reading challenges and bingo cards.
Welcome to my first Challenge Check-In. This year I’m attempting a couple of reading challenges which feature bingo cards, so I thought I’d create a check-in style post where I can post updated versions of each card to see how I’m getting on with my challenges. Progress has been fairly slow so far this year, but I’ve managed to fill a few prompts, particularly on my Beat the Backlist card. So, here’s how my reading challenges are progressing so far this year…
First, a quick glance at my total number of books read this year. As I said, slow progress, but there have been some really enjoyable books amongst my reading so I don’t mind taking my time with them.
Total Loaned Books Read 2022: 4
Total Own Books Read 2022: 3
Overall Total Books Read 2022: 7
MY BOOK OF THE CHECK-IN
As if it isn’t sometimes difficult enough for me to select my read of the month, I’ve decided I’ll also try and choose a read of the check-in! I’ve gone back and forth between at least two titles for a while on this but in the end I’m choosing…
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow. It’s a tale of family, magic, and finding a place in the world. I loved the writing, the setting and the characters (and the cover), so it’s my first ‘book of the check-in’.
My total for this challenge is currently 6 books read. So far I’ve read:
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King
Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Beat The Backlist Bingo Progress
This year Bingo is back with a great collection of prompts. My original idea was to make the 24-prompt card my main focus, but, for now at least, I seem to be doing better with the variety of the 52-prompt card. Here are updated versions of both cards showing my progress so far (both original cards can be viewed here) and a collection of covers that fulfil a prompt on either of the cards featured:
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – A book about siblings
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw – Novella
Buried (DC Jack Warr #1) by Lynda La Plante – One word title
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King – Your favourite trope on the page
Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie – Murder, mystery – or both!
Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett – New-to-you author
PICTURE PROMPT BOOK BINGO
You can find out more about the Picture Prompts Book Bingo over at Bookforager, where you can also view the original bingo card. I like that this challenge is so open to interpretation based on the pictures provided. I’m off to rather a slow start with this one, so I’m hoping that by my next update I’ll have more pictures covered (although it seems a shame to cover such great pictures). Here’s my progress so far and a list of the titles I’ve used:
I’ve read 7 books so far this year. It’s been a fairly slow start to my reading year.
So concludes my first Challenge Check-In of 2022. See you again soon.