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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Our Spring Challenge for 2015 is something a little different. Let's have a Mini Book Bingo:)


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The Rules:
#1. Read a minimum of two (2) rows - either across or down but not diagonal (a total of ten (10) squares) - therefore 10 books!
#2. Where the squares overlap (if they do) you must read that square twice.
#3. Choose your rows; then list (and link) your books in this challenge thread.

Feel free to read as many rows as you want (minimum two)

Make sure you check out the new challenge guidelines here


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For example: I might say I want to read #1 across & #4 down - therefore the square which says "Male Main Character" would have two (2) from that category:)

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Settle back and enjoy another season of reading fun!


message 2: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
1 across, 4 across and 5 down for me!
I'll be back with my titles later:)


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
I'll be 5 across, 2 down and 4 across....and will have my titles later as well!


message 4: by Zoey (last edited Nov 27, 2015 09:16PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1044 comments 3 across & 5 down for me

3 Across
YA by an Aussie Author -
Burning For Revenge Burning For Revenge (Tomorrow, #5) by John Marsden John Marsden 4★
Historical Fiction - The Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro 4★
Random TBR - Grey Grey (Fifty Shades, #4) by E.L. James E.L. James 2★
A Novella - Ivan Ivan (Her Russian Protector, #1) by Roxie Rivera Roxie Rivera 3★
Book to Movie - The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Audrey Niffenegger 3★

5 Down
Aus Author never read -
Dirt Music Dirt Music by Tim Winton Tim Winton 2★
Set in Another Country - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson 3★
Book to Movie - Safe Haven Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks 5★
Female Main Character - Clockwork Angel Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Cassandra Clare 4.5★
Suspense or Crime - S is for Silence S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19) by Sue Grafton Sue Grafton 3★


message 5: by Carolyn (last edited Oct 24, 2015 09:03PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8137 comments 1 and 2 down I think.

1 Down
Short listed or won a prize: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 4★
The book 'everyone' has read: The Princess Bride by William Goldman 3★
YA by an Aussie author: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil 4★
Has been on the tbr >2y: Perfect by Rachel Joyce 4★
Sci Fi: Redshirts by John Scalzi 4★

2 Down
Love that cover: Hush, Little Bird by Nicole Trope 4★
Aussie author: Village Vets by Anthony Bennett & J Carroll 4★
Historical fiction:A Famine of Horses by P.F. Chisholm 4★
Favourite genre: Night Tremors by Matt Coyle 4★
One word title: Eugenia by Mark Tedeschi 4★

Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson The Princess Bride  by William Goldman Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil Perfect by Rachel Joyce Redshirts by John Scalzi Hush, Little Bird by Nicole Trope Village Vets by Anthony Bennett A Famine of Horses (Sir Robert Carey, #1) by P.F. Chisholm Night Tremors by Matt Coyle Eugenia by Mark Tedeschi


message 6: by Kerri (last edited Nov 08, 2015 08:42PM) (new)

Kerri | 373 comments I'm thinking 3 down and 4 across


3 Down
Published this year Luckiest Girl Alive
Current bestseller Go Set a Watchman
Random TBR The Night Circus
From Friend's TBR Hush, Little Bird
Set in Australia Cloudstreet

4 Across
TBR longer than 2 years Speak No Evil
Fave genre Every Secret Thing
Friend's TBR The Cuckoo's Calling
Red Cover Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Female Character The Abundance
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Hush, Little Bird by Nicole Trope Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Speak No Evil (No Evil Trilogy, #1) by Allison Brennan Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith Brain on Fire My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan The Abundance by Amit Majmudar


message 7: by Susan (last edited Aug 16, 2015 01:03AM) (new)

Susan May (susanmaywriter) I'm going 3 across & 5 down
5 across and 5 down

Will be back later with titles

2 across 2 down
description
Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham. Australian author. I love his books


message 8: by Noelene (last edited Nov 08, 2015 01:44AM) (new)

Noelene | 364 comments 1 across and 5 down.
Across
1.Prize Winner All That I Am 5 star read
2. Love that Cover Last Chance Cafe4 star read
3 Published This Year The Secret Son 4 star read
4. Male Main Character ] Troll Mountain 4 star read
5. Aussie author Never Read Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things
5 star read
5 Down
Australian Author Never readFran Cusworth The Love Child 4 star read

Set in another country - Lie Down with the Devil 2 star read

Book Turned into a Movie Big Little Lies 5 star read
female Main Character The Body in the Bicycle Shed Very disappointing 1 star read
Suspense or Crime Red WolfRed Wolf 4 star read


message 9: by Christy (new)

Christy (mrscrich) | 216 comments 4 Across 5 Down for me


message 10: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Carolyn wrote: "1 and 2 down I think."

Snap, Carolyn! I'm thinking the same. Oh no, hold on, that's a different game, isn't it?!! ;-)

But I am considering columns 1 and 2 and maybe another row or column or 2...


message 11: by Mary (new)

Mary (bookworm60) | 297 comments Hi all, back after a sabbatical but now in Bourke NSW. Brenda you are a genius - I love it. But it's so hard to choose. I think I will go with 3 down and 5 down with 4 across as my back up. Back with my choices later.


message 12: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 753 comments Great idea!
2 across and 5 down for me
Now, to choose...


message 13: by Anna (last edited Sep 27, 2015 04:39AM) (new)


message 14: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I'm going 3 across & 5 down
5 across and 5 down

Will be back later with titles

And if anyone wants to read a book by an Australian author. My book Deadly Messengers is out 30th S..."


Sorry Susan, please can you delete the last part:)


message 15: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Some great ideas and book choices everyone! Thrilled to see you all getting into the swing of things:)


message 16: by Mary (last edited Aug 15, 2015 03:55AM) (new)

Mary (bookworm60) | 297 comments Right! Here we go -
3 down
Published this year - X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton X940998] Sue Grafton
Current best seller Fool's Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) by Robin Hobb
TBR The Happiness Project Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
Friends TBR The Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #1) by Val McDermid
Set In Australia The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

5 down
Aussie author never read It's Raining in Mango by Thea Astley
Set in another country The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
Book into Movie The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Female main character Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews
Suspense/crime Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18) by Kathy Reichs

I'm so looking forward to this.


message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Banks (breakfastwookie) | 3 comments I'm going to go 5 Across and 5 Down:

5 Across
Science Fiction Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
With a one-work title Soulless
Set in Australia On the Jellicoe Road
With a child on the cover A Wrinkle in Time
Suspense or Crime Deeper Than the Dead

5 Down
By an Aussie author you've never read Lexicon
Set in another country Night Watch
Book turned into a movie Odd Thomas
Female main character The Diviners
Suspense or Crime Cold Grave


message 18: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
Oh well done all the people who have their titles up already! You all move really fast!


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Aug 15, 2015 04:01AM) (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Nice choices Mary:) And welcome back!


message 20: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments I'm struggling with the difference between a short story and a novella. Would Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl work as a novella? Or is it too short?


message 21: by Jülie ☼♄  (last edited Nov 09, 2015 12:18PM) (new)

Jülie ☼♄  | 6327 comments My choices are 2 and 3 down....
*Some of my choices are from August/Winter challenges which I know I won't get to before end.

Spring Challenge

2 Down

Love that cover --> The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell 4★s
Aussie author --> Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin 5★s
Historical fiction --> Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar 5★s
Favourite genre --> The Secret Son by Jenny Ackland 4★s
One word title --> Leap by Myfanwy Jones 4★s

3 Down

Published this year --> Deadly Messengers by Susan May 4★s
Current bestseller --> The Sisters by Claire Douglas. 4★s
Random TBR --> Nine letters long by J.C. Burke 4★s
From Friend's TBR --> Addition by Toni Jordan 5★s
Set in Australia --> Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly 4★s

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar The Secret Son by Jenny Ackland Leap by Myfanwy Jones Deadly Messengers by Susan May The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman The Sisters by Claire Douglas Nine letters long by J.C. Burke Addition by Toni Jordan Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly


message 22: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
A novella is considerably longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. That's not very helpful is it:)
In this case though it will need to be more than 125 pages in order to meet the guidelines


message 23: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Phrynne wrote: "A novella is considerably longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. That's not very helpful is it:)
In this case though it will need to be more than 125 pages in order to meet the guidel..."


No, that isn't terribly helpful, Phrynne!! I found that as well - on Wikipedia, I think it was! So would books with pages around 250 pages count as novellas, do you think, or is that too long?!


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Phrynne wrote: "A novella is considerably longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. That's not very helpful is it:)
In this case though it will need to be more than 125 pages in order to..."


I think that's classed as a book Kathryn. It's a fine line isn't it...over 125 and under 200 I think.. but I could be wrong:)


message 25: by Rosie (last edited Nov 16, 2015 12:45AM) (new)

Rosie | 279 comments I am in. This is a great idea

I will do 2 and 3 down.

Now to decide on my books.

2 Down

Love that cover The Alchemist's Key

By an Australian Author Gemma's Bluff

Historical Fiction The Distant Hours

Favourite Genre Blood Oath

With a one word title Lirael


3 Down

Published this year The Good Neighbor

Currently on the best seller list The Patterson Girls

Random Book from TBR Prince Charming

From a friends TBR Fatal Liaison

Set in Australia Purple Roads


message 26: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "I think that's classed as a book Kathryn. It's a fine line isn't it...over 125 and under 200 I think.. but I could be wrong:)..."

I know - and I've seen things that say there's no hard and fast rule about what constitutes a short story/novella/novel, but I work best with defined limits, so 125 - 200 will be my guide!


Jülie ☼♄  | 6327 comments Rosie wrote: "I am in. This is a great idea

I will do 2 and 3 down.

Now to decide on my books."


Same as me Rosie! :)


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Sep 26, 2015 04:44PM) (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
5 Across

a) Science Fiction - TimeSplash (Timesplash, #1) by Graham Storrs TimeSplash by Graham Storrs 3.5s

b) One Word Title - Ella (South Landers, #2) by Virginia Taylor Ella by Virginia Taylor 3.5s

c) Set in Australia - Patrick's Journey by Roy T. Humphreys Patrick's Journey by Roy T. Humphreys 4.5s

d) Child on Cover - Star Promise (Wishes, #5) by G.J. Walker-Smith Star Promise by G.J. Walker-Smith 5s

e) Suspense or Crime - Crucifixion Creek (Belltree Trilogy #1) by Barry Maitland Crucifixion Creek by Barry Maitland 5s

2 Down

a) Love the Cover - Wild Lands by Nicole Alexander Wild Lands by Nicole Alexander 5s

b) Australian Author - The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh 5s

c) Historical Fiction - The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks 5s

d) Favourite Genre - Desperate Deception (Dark Mountain #2) by D.B. Tait Desperate Deception by D.B. Tait 5s

e) One Word Title - Alert (Michael Bennett 8) by James Patterson Alert: by James Patterson 5s

4 Across

a) On TBR over 2 years - The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner The Nightmare Thief by Meg Gardiner 5s

b) Favourite Genre - Here We Lie by Sophie McKenzie Here We Lie by Sophie McKenzie 4.5s

c) Friend's TBR - Dying Light (Logan McRae, #2) by Stuart MacBride Dying Light by Stuart MacBride Carolyn & Phrynne 3s

d) Red Cover - Devoted in Death (In Death #41) by J.D. Robb Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb 5s

e) Female Main Character - The Saddler Boys by Fiona Palmer The Saddler Boys by Fiona Palmer 5s

3 Down

a) Published 2015 - The Loft (Memory House Collection #2) by Bette Lee Crosby The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby 5s

b) On Best Seller list - The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood 5s

c) Random TBR - The Good Daughter by Honey Brown The Good Daughter by Honey Brown 4s

d) Friend's TBR (Julie) - The Clairvoyant's Glasses by Helen Goltz The Clairvoyant's Glasses by Helen Goltz 5s

e) Set in Aust - The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns The Patterson Girls by Rachael Johns 4s

All subject to change as usual:)


message 29: by Rosie (new)

Rosie | 279 comments ☼♄Jülie wrote: "Rosie wrote: "I am in. This is a great idea

I will do 2 and 3 down.

Now to decide on my books."

Same as me Rosie! :)"


:-) We have both made a great choice :-D


message 30: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge there will only be one month remaining in the year, I am going to try to squeeze in as many as I can!). I'm not sure whether I'll manage this (at this stage it doesn't even look like I'll finish my winter challenge!) but I'm going to give it a good try!

I haven't decided on all my books yet - can't choose between some (so there is some overlap at the moment while I decide which category to use for some books!) - so any suggestions are welcome!

Column 1
Shortlisted or won a book prizeThe Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize 2014) OR Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (Miles Franklin Literary Award winner 2013) OR The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell (Costa Book Award for Novel winner 2010)
Book that “everyone” but you has readOutlander by Diana Gabaldon
YA by an Aussie authorLooking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Has been on your TBR for 2+ yearsWhile We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax OR Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser OR Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light by Amy Thomas
Sci-fiThe Humans by Matt Haig

Column 2
Love that cover The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop A Memoir, a History by Lewis Buzbee The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History by Lewis Buzbee
By an Australian authorSeven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
HFThe Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Favourite genreA Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander (travelogue) OR The Visitors by Sally Beauman (HF)
With a one word titlePromise by Tony Cavanaugh

Column 3
Published this yearSeason of Shadow and Light by Jenn J. McLeod
Currently on the bestseller listThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Random TBR bookThe Forsyte Saga: Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy
From a friend’s TBRSimmering Season by Jenn J. McLeod – I see this is on Elaine, Veronica and Suzanne's TBRs
Set in AustraliaThe Currency Lads by Peter Yeldham

Column 4
Male main characterThe Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn
Reread somethingMy Sister Sif by Ruth Park
A novellaNight by Elie Wiesel OR The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells or The Call of the Wild by Jack London
With a red cover And the Shofar Blew  by Francine Rivers And the Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers
With a child on the cover – TBA - possibly Room by Emma Donoghue Room by Emma Donoghue

Column 5
By a new (to you) Aussie authorThe Spare Room by Helen Garner
Set in another countryA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Book turned into a movieGorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
Female main characterPattern Recognition by William Gibson
Suspense or crimeLife or Death by Michael Robotham


message 31: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (last edited Oct 14, 2015 02:59AM) (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
2 Down
Love that cover. Unbound by Jim C. Hines✓ 4 stars
Aussie author Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over by Geraldine Brooks ✓ 3 stars
HF. The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie ✓ 4 stars
Fave genre. One False Move by Harlan Coben ✓ 4 stars
One word title Hexed by Kevin Hearne✓ 4 stars

Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3) by Jim C. Hines Foreign Correspondence A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over by Geraldine Brooks The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters, #1) by Anne Gracie One False Move (Myron Bolitar, #5) by Harlan Coben Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2) by Kevin Hearne


4 Across
TBR over two years The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams✓ 4 stars
Fave genre. A Song of Shadows by John Connolly✓ 5 stars
Friends TBR.(Marianne) Cold Justice by Katherine Howell ✓ 4 stars
Red cover. A Dangerous Witch by Debora Geary✓ 5 stars
Female MC. Assassin by Tara Moss ✓ 3 stars

The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar, #1) by Tad Williams A Song of Shadows (Charlie Parker, #13) by John Connolly Cold Justice (Detective Ella Marconi #3) by Katherine Howell A Dangerous Witch (Witch Central, #3) by Debora Geary Assassin (Makedde Vanderwall, #6) by Tara Moss


5 Down
New to me Aussie author. The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin ✓ 4 stars
Set in another country. The Leopard by Jo Nesbø ✓ 5 stars
Made into a movie. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton ✓ 3 stars
Female MC. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews✓ 5 stars
Crime. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly✓ 4 stars

The Diggers Rest Hotel (Charlie Berlin, #1) by Geoffrey McGeachin The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8) by Jo Nesbø The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews Trunk Music (Harry Bosch, #5) by Michael Connelly


Jülie ☼♄  | 6327 comments Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge there will only..."

WoW, you go girl!! ;)


message 33: by Anna (new)

Anna | 477 comments i went a little harry potter crazy with my list....
its time for a series reread :)


message 34: by Anna (new)

Anna | 477 comments Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge there will only..."

Room was amazing. i highly recommend it :)


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge there will only..."

Wow! 25 books! Good for you Kathryn...good luck! You'll be joining the read-a-thon then?? ;)


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Anna wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge..."

As do I:)


message 37: by Lynxie (last edited Oct 30, 2015 03:07AM) (new)

Lynxie | 699 comments I'm up for this...

2 Down
Love that cover: A Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine NorrisA Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris ★★★★
Aussie author: The Secret Years by Barbara Hannay ★★★★
Historical Fiction: Capturing the Pirate's Heart by Annie Seaton ★★
Fave genre: (Fantasy) Guild of Immortal Women by David Alan Morrison ★★★
One word title: Deadline by Scarlet Hawthorne ★★★★

4 Across
TBR over two years: Blood Tide by Angela Horn ★★★
Fave genre: (fantasy) Scrapplings by Amelia Smith ★★★
Friends TBR: After Last Call by Derrolyn Anderson (Navessa) ★★★
Red cover: Skeletal by Katherine HaytonSkeletal by Katherine Hayton ★★★
Female MC: Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp ★★



message 38: by MaryG2E (last edited Aug 15, 2015 09:01PM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 863 comments Love this concept! Thanks Mods - you always come up with something to tempt my reading appetites. Haven't settled on my list yet, as almost all the acrosses and downs appeal to me.

Some of the above lists I've been reading are truly awesome, Aussie Readers


message 39: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Enjoy Mary:)


message 40: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments ☼♄Jülie wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge..."

Thanks, Julie - we'll see whether I've been too ambitious in a few months!


message 41: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Anna wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "I have decided to try to cover the board, as I can slot books into almost all the categories that were already parts of other challenges for the year (and since after this challenge..."

Thanks, Anna and Brenda - I've certainly heard good things about Room...


message 42: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "Wow! 25 books! Good for you Kathryn...good luck! You'll be joining the read-a-thon then?? ;)..."

Hmmm, I wasn't intending to. I certainly won't be reading all 25 in one weekend - readathon or not!!


message 43: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Haha! That's not what I meant Kathryn!!! lol I just thought that if you're reading a lot you'll be able to add your total to the challenge...as you'll be reading anyway;)


message 44: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "Haha! That's not what I meant Kathryn!!! lol I just thought that if you're reading a lot you'll be able to add your total to the challenge...as you'll be reading anyway;)"

Let me know if you think you'll need more people - I might be persuaded ;-)


message 45: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Kathryn wrote: "Brenda wrote: "Haha! That's not what I meant Kathryn!!! lol I just thought that if you're reading a lot you'll be able to add your total to the challenge...as you'll be reading anyway;)"

Let me kn..."


We always need more people;) lol


message 46: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
We need everybody:)
Even people who only read a few pages over that weekend - every little bit adds up to be a lot!!!


message 47: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 3508 comments Brenda wrote: "We always need more people;) lol..."

Phrynne wrote: "We need everybody:)
Even people who only read a few pages over that weekend - every little bit adds up to be a lot!!!..."


Still - I'll wait and see how many takers you get :-)


message 48: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 863 comments After quite a bit of thought, I've chosen to follow 2 down and 5 across. This is my proposed list for the Book Bingo Spring Challenge:

2 Down:
Love that cover:
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams
Turn Right at Machu Picchu Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams
By an Australian author: A Bitter Harvest by Peter Yeldham
Historical fiction: Watson's Pier by Joshua Funder
Favourite genre (historical fiction): Corrag by Susan Fletcher
One word title (down): Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

5 Across:
Science Fiction:
The Martian by Andy Weir
One word title (across): Shiver by Nikki Gemmell
Set in Australia: Red Queen by Honey Brown
Child on cover: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1) by Tom Rob Smith
Suspense/crime: At Risk by Stella Rimington


message 49: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70497 comments Mod
Mary, there's no child on the cover of Child 44 - only the word:)


message 50: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3224 comments Thank heavens I read everyone's lists - Phrynne - I wasn't aware that Unbound by Jim C. Hines was out. Must go and get it now, as I've really been enjoying that particular series.


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