Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m getting this out so late today because I’ve been busy prepping for my homeschool class tomorrow and reading Heart Bones. I honestly wouldn’t be here right now if I hadn’t finished because I was OBSESSED!
I am so very glad that I participated in the New-to-Me-Author Summer Bingo by Reading with Jessica and That Artsy Reader Girl! And again, thanks to Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse for introducing me to this fun challenge!
- 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 ~
For the Bingo 1st Row ~
Author With a “J” in Their Name: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Reader’s Choice: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Summery Book Cover: A Bride for the Viscount’s Cold Son by Audrey Ashwood
Recommended by a Friend: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Buddy Read: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
2nd Row ~
Hyped: Good Omen by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
One-Word Title: Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Your Favorite Genre: The Marriage Game by Sara Desai
Over 400 Pages Long: Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
Been on Your TBR for Over a Year: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
3rd Row (Okay, I’m stretching things a bit with a couple of these)
Your Favorite Color on the Cover: Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
Contemporary: Anna K by Jenny Lee
Features a Vacation: The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin (partially vacation/partially work)
Beach on the Cover: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (so not a beach, but doesn’t the sea come close enough?? LOL!)
4th Row ~
A Holiday is Celebrated: Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
Set in a Country Other Than Your Own: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Cool Off With a Snowy or Wintry Setting: Between Ice & Frost by Milly Taiden
First in a Series: Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Summer 2020 Release: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
5th Row ~
Number in the Title: A Billion Times No by Kenzie Reed
Audiobook: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Under 200 Pages Long: Tempt the Wolf by Alexandra Banks
Standalone: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
Lesser-Known: Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton
Other New-to-Me Authors Read ~
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
So I read 28 new authors between June and August (counting my 2-for-1 with Good Omens). That’s a definite win for me! So many of these were absolutely fantastic. Plus, I got to tackle a ton of different genres: contemporary romance, sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, historical romance, retellings, mystery, etc.
What new-to-you authors have you enjoyed this summer?