52 Books Bingo Challenge
This is one of the three 52-book challenges I’m attempting this year.
My goal is to read 200 books in 2018. [link to resolutions post]
These three mega challenges, along with Modern Mrs. Darcy give me 200 different book categories to pursue – more or less.
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks is a flexible challenge.
You can read any 52 book or you can join one of the special challenges to get the job done.
These include: Armchair Travels and Authors, Blossom Bookology, England Mystery Road Trip, etc…
I picked the Bingo Challenge for the categories and the emphasis on mysteries.
Here is an annotated list of books I’ve read for this challenge:
Strange or unusual
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
Story of the wives that lived at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Told in a collective voice – we and our. As if they were all one composite person.
Here’s an example, “Our husbands came from small towns, from large cities, from fields, from concrete. We met them on boardwalks in Atlantic City, on football fields in Iowa, at cafes in Berlin, at scientific meetings in Moscow. They were disqualified for the draft due to rheumatic fever as a child, diabetes, being overweight, being underweight, asthma, deafness, or poor eyesight. They spoke several languages, they were aggressive at sports, they loped across the street, they shined with knowledge.”
Written or set in the 14th century
Biography or memoir
Book to movie adaptation
Written or set in the 18th century
Written or set in the 15th century
Nobel prize winner
Written or set in the 17th century
Written or set in the 16th century
Comic or graphic novel
Author with my initials
Elephant on the cover
New to you author
Set on an island
Involves time travel
Color in the title
Number in the title
Character with a disability
A ghost in the house
Red show on the cover
Crime or other murder
First person POV
Size in the title
How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hosghead
Find your fascination advantage and archetype. From there develop an “anthem” – your personal tagline of fascination. Gain insight in leveraging your uniqueness to add value to your business and personal life. Unique twist on typology.
Are you participating in any mega book challenges this year? Which ones?