So my overall challenge for the New Year is going to be based off this bingo card that @moderngypsy has created! I still my official Goodreads goal of 20 books, my unofficial goal of 50, but this Bingo goal is what I’m aiming for all year. I’m hoping to get a Full House, which is each and every prompt, but I’m not going to hold myself to that. I did change up the bingo card a bit. I wasn’t able to find books for three of the prompts, so I tweaked it a bit. The changed prompts will be in purple, and the original prompt will be in parentheses. Check out the bingo card down below!
Here are the books I hope to plan to read for each prompt:
I found this book at Sam’s club on clearance and it’ll be my second or third time diving into adult fiction, so I’m hoping this book will be successful for me. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, but from the synopsis, it reads like the Walking Dead,and I think I’ll enjoy that aspect at least.
》A New Release [Found in Translation]
I had absolutely no idea what the original prompt meant, so I changed it lol! This is a new release I’m looking forward to reading in the new year!! I didn’t finish my Shadowhunters reread, but I remember enough from The Infernal Devices that I should be okay.
》A Book from Last Year’s TBR
I had meant to reread the Shadowhuner Chronicles so that I could catch up on the books in the series that I missed out on rereading these past few years, but alas I did not.
》About the Woman
Unfortunately this new release next year has yet to have a cover reveal, but the synopsis sounds so good, and it definitely dives into topics regarding women that need to be discussed. I hope this turns out to be an amazing retelling!
》Judged by the Cover
Omg! I cannot believe I can finally read the sequel in a few months! I absolutely adored Enchantee, and have been waiting for the sequel ever since I finished the ARC of the first book lol! I have this book under this particular prompt because while the cover is pretty, it doesn’t really go with Enchantee which was just a slashes of the French flag colors. I’m not sure whether I like this one or not.
I am not ready to be spooked by this book, but at the same time I so am! The show is amazing, and the second season was just released yesterday I think. But I really enjoyed the show, and I think the book will be much more interesting!
》A Book about Books
Omg I can finally finish this series! I’ve been meaning to do it, but never could find the time, and I finally did! I made the mistake of saying the final book in the series is released in May, but it’s the paperback edition! Silly me! Anyways, I adored Ink + Bone, and am beyond excited to finish this series!
》In a Land Far, Far Away
I’m very leery of reading any more of Maas’ work, but I’m betting after her time writing YA High Fantasy, she’s diving into adult fantasy because it’s easier to write sex scenes lo! I hope I’m wrong….anyways, I’m gonna give Maas another chance at finding a spot on my shelves in the new year. Wish her luck!
I have seen this book too often on bookstagram, and am ashamed that I have yet to read it. I love Greek Mythology, and am so ready to get back into this genre of novels. I adored Song of Achilles, and I plan to read Circe, so why not this book as well?
》A Book Written by a WOC
I got this book in a Shelf Love Crate box-my first and only from them-and am excitd to finally read this one. I follow Hafsah on instagram, book her bookstagram and her shop, and I think even on twitter. I didn’t even realize it was her who’d written this book until I Googled her a couple months back! How crazy is that?!
》A Book by an Author From a Country You Want to Visit
How have I not read all of Schwab’s work yet? I don’t know, but anyways, Schwab now lives across seas from me-silently cries-but it’s in a gorgeous country, in a gorgeous city that CoG is set in! I hope to visit Edinburgh one day in the future, one day…..
》In Support of Indie Authors
Now, this is a book I’m not sure if it’s coming out in 2020 or not. One can hope though. I enjoyed reading the first two books in this series, and Black’s writing is just so fun that I really do hope she publishes the third novel before 2020 is over!!
I got this book for Christmas, and it’s moved my reading schedule around lol! I’m not going to buddy read this with Spiryt because we both love Elton John. His movie was so good, and I bet his memoir was be amazing to read as well.
》A Book by an Author From Your Country
How did I not know Duncan lived in Ohio, went to the same university as me??? And I follow her on twitter for the past couple years??? Insane! Anyways, I’m excitd to read this dark myterious novel after watching her work on it via twitter. I hope it’s as good as it was fun to watch her tweet about this book.
》A Book Where an Artist is a Protagonist
I really don’t want to pick up any of Laini’s work ever since she made some really nasty comments about bookies who identify as Slytherins. It was appalling, but I remember reading this trilogy in high school, and it was so different and interesting, and I want to see if I remember it exactly as I do-especially that the main character was a monster who does art?
》That Warm Fuzzy Feeling
I had no idea what book to put under this prompt, but this one will have to do. I’m sure it will have a warm fuzzy feeling since it’s about a boy finding a home, right? I hope I’m right….
》Autumnal Transition [In the Backdrop of War]
Another prompt change, why hello! I didn’t know if any of my books besides Magnus Chase had a backdrop of war, so here’s an autumnal transition: Ninth House. I’m reading this in September 2020, which is later than I really want to-like now. But I’m busy. Reading other books….anyways, Bardugo published an adult fiction novel, and I’M SO EXCITED for her!
》A Book That’s Won an Award [Listed on the Booker]
Originally this prompt wasn’t going to change, but finding a book off the booker that I own was hard, and grant it I don’t own Circe yet, but I’ve been meaning to. I didn’t want to buy any off the Booker anyways. So, Circe has one award-Goodreads-so I don’t know if that really accounts, but hush! It’s going to for now lol!
》A Book About Our Furry Friends
I’m so excited to continue learning about Japanese culture! If you want to know about Japanese myths and religion, this trilogy is for you! It’s so helpful with helping form a character of my own who’s half Japanese, and on top,the story is just so good-and original!
》A Genre You Don’t Generally Read
So, I’m slightly disappointed with the synopsis of this novel. I’ve heard booktubers tell it another way, and the synopsis is so different. So, I don’t know if I’ll physically buy this book, or borrow it from the library, but all I know is I’m curious, but not enough anymore….Especially since the genre is out of my comfort zone.
》Ye old Gods
I heard there was a lot of mixed reviews on this novel-mainly from reviewers who didn’t realize this is a companion novel to Sky in the Deep. It’d help to read that first, yeah? Anyways, I think-I hope-I’ll enjoy another viking novel. We don’t get enough of these kinds of books.
》Reliving Days of Fairy Tales
I didn’t realize I’d been waiting for this retelling for so long! I don’t know a whole lot about Guinevere, but I’ve got a feeling White will tell me her version of the character. I can’t wait to see how different it’ll be from the original Legend.
》Backlisted [Philosophically Speaking]
I haven’t the faintest idea what this book is about. All I know is it’s a popular favorite, and that’s all I want to know going into this book next December.
I also changed the prompt on this one because I have no idea what it meant! So backlisted novel it is!
》Your Favorite Color on the Cover
This book played musical chairs with prompts, which was really annoying, but it only has one prompt that it can fill because no other book on my TBR has my favorite color which is seafoam green.
》A Book About Food
I didn’t really know what else to do with this prompt, but hey, vampires eat. Humans are food for them. So, that’s what I got. It’s close to nothing lmao!
If you’d like to see the rules about this challenge for the year, check out the next page to this post for all the deets!