Sunday, January 02, 2022

January 2022 Reading Challenge: A BINGO Update

 Five in a row...second BINGO!

I'm taking the long way around this Bingo card, but I've finally managed another BINGO win, starting the New Year on the right foot. Here's what I've read so far (Amazon links included):

REPEAT READ
The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols (Young Adult Romance) 4 out of 5 stars.
A romantic comedy with lots of snow-filled high jinks. It's a quick read and perfect for the holidays.

A NUMBER IN THE TITLE
2000 to 10,000: How to Write Faster, Write Better, and Write More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron (Nonfiction) 4 out of 5 stars.
What's this book about? Exactly what the title says. It's a quick and motivational read for a dedicated writer.

FREE SPACE
A Suitcase of Seaweed and Other Poems by Janet S. Wong (Poetry) 5 out of 5 stars!
The author denotes beautiful and amusing words depicting family pride, being Korean, Chinese, and American. I loved this one.

MADE INTO A MOVIE
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Suspense) 4 out of 5 stars.
A fun read already mentioned on the October 2021 BINGO win.

A SCARY BOOK
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe by Craig Groeschel (Spiritual) 5 out of 5 stars!
I'd never read a book about prayer before, but the cover and title sounded scary enough to cross off this BINGO square. All said and done, it did the job in more ways than one. I'd recommend.

 

Follow the BINGO wins here:
March 2022 Reading Challenge: BINGO Update
February 2022 Reading Challenge: BINGO Update

October 2021 Reading Challenge: BINGO Update

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Saturday, January 01, 2022

Fabulous Five: Favorite Reads for 2021

Oh, how I enjoy this time of year. Instead of making resolutions, I go back in time, reflect on the books I've read over the past year, and pick out my favorites. 2021 was pretty straight forward, so let's get to it.


 

 
TOP FIVE!

1.) My all-time 2021 favorite read goes to...
 
 

2.) My favorite author for the year goes to...
 
 
 
3.) Best Middle Grade read and favorite cover goes to...

 
 

4.) Best Young Adult read for the year...
 
 
by EmilyWibberley and