Can you believe we’re in the last days of 2014? Wow! Time flew so fast! I’m glad the year is over but at the same time I am wishing I had more time because of Bookish Bingo! These last months of the year were a little too hectic for my taste and I lost my reading mojo.
I managed to read only 17 books from October to December. 😦 Even though this was not enough to complete the Bookish Bingo Holiday Edition Challenge hosted by the lovely ladies at Great Imaginations, I feel like a winner because I managed to squeeze reading in the midst of everything I went through in this last trimester of the year and I made T W O B I N G O S!!!!!!
I did the Summer Edition of this challenge and made one bingo. For this one I wanted to make 2 bingos and I did it!!!
So, let me call it:
Here’s my 2014 Holiday Edition Bookish Bingo Card:
Books read (blue ones make the Bingos):
- Green Cover: The Christmas Train by Rexanne Becnel (10 year old girl wise beyond her years, reunites with her estranged father and discovers the meaning of love and family.)
- Historical: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristi Cambron (Set during WWII and the present time, this is the story of Sera, an art gallery owner who is on a mission of discovering the real story of an Austrian violinist Adele and her ties with Auschwitz. Reader’s warning: Christian Fiction disguised as Historical Fiction)
- Set in New Orleans
- Romance: Hope at Dawn by Stacie Henrie (Set during the Great War, this is the love story between Livy, an American teacher and Friedrick, a German-American farmer and their struggles to defend their love from the racial discrimination of the times. Another Christian Fiction book disguised as Historical Fiction.)
- “Ice”, “Snow”, or “Frost” in title
- Creature on Cover: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (This one is so good I won’t spoil it for you. I’m just going to say: ZOMBIES)
- Native American MC
- Red Cover: The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldber (Book 3 of The Heist series. Action packed story of agent Kate O’Hare and professional thief Nicolas Fox who take down a most wanted by the FBI drug lord.)
- Set in Halloween: The Scare by Kristin Lenane (Cute illustrated Halloween story for kids.)
- Snow on Cover: My Christmas Curse by Joan Gable (Megan shares with her readers daily stories of mishaps she’s survived during Christmas.)
- *: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (3 words: Etienne St Claire.)
- Black Cover: The Girls at the Kingfishers Club by Genevieve Valentine (A retelling of “The 12 Dancing Princesses” set in Manhattan in the 20’s.)
- Serial Killers: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (Second book in a series about maidens who worship Mortain, a deity of death, and are skillfully trained to kill those who betray the Duchess of Brittany. This book tells the story of Sybella.)
- Birds on Cover
- Set during Christmas Time: The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson (A dog. A granddaughter. A grandmother. A neighbor. They come together and become a family during Christmas.)
- Set in Space
- A Book that was a Gift: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel (Tara and 2 names: Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. One of the greatest works of historical fiction ever written.)
- Witches: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (First book in a trilogy about maidens that serve a deity of death. These young girls are trained to know how to kill with weapons in many different ways, witchcraft included. This book tells the story of Ismae.)
- Set in Autumn
- Orange Cover: This is where I leave you by Jonathan Trooper (The story of Judd Foxman‘s family reunion after the death of their father.)
- Fall or Winter Release
I can’t finish this post without thanking Great Imaginations for this fun challenge. I will definitely sign for next year’s Bookish Bingo challenges. Even though my reading choices aren’t based entirely by the bingo card, I’ll do my best for next time to get at least 3 Bingos. 🙂 And I guess that’s all folks.
Did you sign up for this challenge? How did you do?