New-To-Me Author Summer Bingo June Update

This is my first update. I decided to do one at the end of each month to see how I’m doing. You can check out all the deets below ~

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.

The Basics:

  • 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.

Here’s the bingo board ~

And here’s the TBR I made with my progress ~

Author with a “J” in their name : Kelly Jamieson

Reader’s Choice: Kathryn Purdie ~ READ

Summery Book Cover: Sarah Dessen

Recommended By a Friend: Celeste Ng

Buddy Read: Heather Morris ~ READ

Hyped: Neil Gaiman: Currently Reading

One-Word Title: Brandon Sanderson

Your Favorite Genre: Anne Bishop

Over 400 Pages Long: Mhairi McFarlane ~ DNF

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 ~ READ

Under 200 Pages Long: Callie Hutton

Standalone: Natalie Jenner

Lesser-Known: D.L. Carter



Other New Authors I’ve Read During the Challenge (I may end up using some of these to fill in my BINGO board if I don’t get to the books on my TBR):

Audrey Ashwood ~ A Bride for the Viscount’s Cold Son

Kenzie Reed ~ A Billion Times No

Milly Taiden ~ Between Ice & Frost

Happy Reading,


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