Reading with Jessica and That Artsy Reader Girl are hosting a fun summer reading event called New-to-Me-Author Summer Bingo! I first heard of this over at A Novel Glimpse and knew I wanted to try to participate. I needed some encouragement to pick up some books by authors I’ve been meaning to try for a while now.
- This event lasts from June 1st-August 31st, which is perfect because it won’t overrun any other reading challenges you’re participating in or books you’re excited to read that don’t fit this challenge’s parameters.
- You can only count books towards the bingo card if you have not read that author before.
- A bingo can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. You can also go for multiple bingos or blackout if you’re feeling ambitious.
- Use the hashtag #nasbingo to share updates on your progress and tell us what you’re hoping to read.
I’m a little late to the game, but that’s fine by me. I still have plenty of time to pull off a bingo. My goal is any bingo, but I’m going for blackout with my TBR because that’s how I like to roll. LOL!
Here’s the bingo board ~
Author with a “J” in their name : Kelly Jamieson
Reader’s Choice: Kathryn Purdie
Summery Book Cover: Sarah Dessen
Recommended By a Friend: Celeste Ng
Buddy Read: Heather Morris
Hyped: Neil Gaiman
One-Word Title: Brandon Sanderson
Your Favorite Genre: Anne Bishop
Over 400 Pages Long: Mhairi McFarlane
Been on your TBR for over a year: Jeanine Frost
Your Favorite Color on the Cover: Bridget Collins
Contemporary: Emma Mills
Features a Vacation: Mackenzi Lee
Beach on the Cover: Rebecca Yarros
A Holiday is Celebrated: David McCullough
Set in a Country Other Than Your Own: Jenn Bennett
Cool Off With a Snowy or Wintry Setting: Josie Silver
First in a Series: Emma Chase
Summer 2020 Release: Alexis Hall
Number in the Title: Steve Cavanagh
Audiobook: Lauren James
Under 200 Pages Long: Callie Hutton
Standalone: Natalie Jenner
Lesser-Known: D.L. Carter
As with all of my TBRs, you never know how likely I’ll be to stick to it, but we’ll see! Either way, I’m excited to try some new authors!!