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message 1: by Rosemarie (last edited Jun 14, 2019 09:03PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments I will be filling in the board as I go, without making a specific list.

Bingo 2019

B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic - The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
B2: Book chosen by the Cover - High Rising by Angela Thirkell
B3: European Classic - The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić
B4: Telegraph's 100 Novels List - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
B5: 20th Century Classic - Burmese Days by George Orwell

I1: Book from Group Bookshelf Prior to 2019 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I2: New-to-You Author - The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
I3: Classic Play - Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard Shaw
I4: Literary Prize of your Country (Canada) - Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing by Tomson Highway Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award
I5: Classic on my Bookshelf over a Year - Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney

N1: South American Classic - Quincas Borba by Machado de Assis
N2: Short Story Collection - Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
N3: Free Space -The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection - Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
N5: Asian Classic - The Peony Pavilion: Mudan ting by Tang Xianzu

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize - Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy Winner of the GLC Black Literature Competition
G2: Classic by a Female Author - The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
G3: Classic Non-Fiction - Menschliches, Allzumenschliches. Ein Buch für freie Geister by Friedrich Nietzsche
G4: Written by a Nobel Laureate - Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France Winner in 1921
G5: Book from the Group 2019 Bookshelf - The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

O1: 19th Century Classic - The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope
O2: Classic SciFi or Fantasy - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
O3: Classic Comedy or Satire - Heavy Weather by P.G. Wodehouse
O4: Classic Romance -The African Queen by C.S. Forester
O5: 21st Century Potential Classic - The Big Green Tent by Lyudmila Ulitskaya


message 2: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Probably easier that way Rosemarie. Best of luck on your challenge! 😊


message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you. It is also more fun.


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Hope you have fun with this challenge for 2019, Rosemarie. And I also fill in the squares as I read throughout the year. No pressure then.


message 5: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks, Katy. If I do it this way I really do enjoy the challenge more.


message 6: by Alia (new)

Alia | 228 comments Good luck, Rosemarie!


message 7: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you.


message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments B5: 20th century classic

Burmese Days by George Orwell

This book was not an easy read due to the topic, but so well written it is hard to believe it is Orwell's first novel. He is excellent at creating atmosphere.


message 9: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Congrats on the first square completed Rosemarie. I'm hoping to read Burmese Days this year too.


message 10: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you. This was my second attempt at reading the book and I am glad I persevered. It was a worthwhile read.


message 11: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3798 comments Glad you enjoyed this one, Rosemarie. I'd like to read all of Orwell's books someday.


message 12: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks. I have read most of his other works and enjoyed every one, although I think 1984 is one of the grimmest books I have ever read. I really like his writing style.


message 13: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments G5: Book from 2019 bookshelf

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

This is not my favourite genre so I am glad it was chosen for a group read. I thought the book was okay, that is the writing, but I didn't care for the characters or the plot.


message 14: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Another square done; you are moving right along with this challenge.


message 15: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you.


message 16: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments B1: 18th century or earlier classic

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton


message 17: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Wow, you go girlfriend.


message 18: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you. 😊


message 19: by Susie (new)

Susie | 751 comments You are out of the gate quick! Good job!


message 20: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks.


message 21: by Janice (JG) (new)

Janice (JG) | 104 comments Lordy, at this rate you'll finish by March! I seem to be spending all my reading time choosing which books will fit the categories... and I'm having so much fun doing that, I think I will have to remind myself to actually do the reading. I need some of your motivation!


message 22: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks, Janice. I usually start with a bang and then slow down.
I don't pre-select books but generally have a few in mind. Sometimes the right book just happens to be the one I am reading.
I want it to be fun. I do enjoy reading other members' lists when I am looking for ideas. I have found some good books that way.


message 24: by Lotte (new)

Lotte | 196 comments Seems like a hard one! Is this your first Nietzsche? How did you find it?


message 25: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments This is my fifth book by him. It wasn’t as hard as some of the others.


message 27: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2424 comments I liked that one! :)


message 28: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments So did I!


message 29: by jakki (new)

jakki (jkbeyer) | 1 comments I am in! Just finished I3 for my bookclub

Our Town by Thornton Wilder


message 30: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments What did you think of it?


message 31: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Have you opened your own Bingo thread yet, jakki? I would enjoy seeing your progress.


message 32: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize

Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy


message 33: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments G4: Nobel Prize winning author

Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France

Sylvestre commits a crime only in the eyes of the law.
This is a lovely little novel about a dedicated scholar living in Paris.


message 34: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
You are so close to a Bingo already.


message 35: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 22, 2019 08:17AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments I just noticed that too, but I have been reading mostly male authors so far this year. I will be reading Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf in February with another group, so I will use it then.


message 36: by Ila (new)

Ila | 379 comments Your progress is wonderful! Last year I read The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France. I was drawn in by his style and critical thinking.


message 37: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks. That book is on my to read list. I really liked his Penguin Island.


message 38: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3179 comments You are really moving fast on this Challenge Rosemarie. Congratulations!


message 39: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thank you. I am a big fan of Bingo games.


message 40: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments O1: 19th century classic

The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

This is book 5 in the Palliser series.


message 41: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments I2: New to you author

The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller


message 42: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Wow, you are reading away on this one.


message 43: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Thanks. It is cold snowy weather, so a perfect time for reading indoors.


message 44: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 01, 2019 08:50PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments I4: Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award (a Canadian award)

Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing by Tomson Highway

I decided to read it because of the title and was glad to see that it was also an award winning play.


message 45: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments B2: Book chosen by cover
High Rising High Rising by Angela Thirkell by Angela Thirkell

I really enjoyed this one. It was a fun read.


message 46: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments O3: Classic comedy or satire

Heavy Weather by P.G. Wodehouse


message 47: by Terris (last edited Feb 13, 2019 07:06PM) (new)

Terris | 2424 comments That series sounds like fun! I love Wodehouse but have only read several of the Jeeves and Wooster series (which I love) and also Cocktail Time (I wasn't as crazy about it, but I still like his style). I'll look into the Blandings Castle books :)


message 48: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments The first Blandings book is Something Fresh, alternate title Something New, and is a really fun read. I loved it.


message 49: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2424 comments Rosemarie wrote: "The first Blandings book is Something Fresh, alternate title Something New, and is a really fun read. I loved it."

Great! I'll add it to the list! It is hard to find good, funny books when you're looking for something light to read :)


message 50: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments I know what you mean. Wodehouse has not let me down so far.


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