A Very Overdue Book Bingo 2019 Update!

Back in February, I challenged myself to complete a Book Bingo Card. I’ve been so busy devouring books and studying this year, that I completely forgot to update you on my bingo progress, so welcome to my VERY overdue book bingo update!

Looking at this list, I think I might be almost able to complete this bingo card twice over. Alas, I’m only doing it once, so here are my picks for each category so far:

Non- Fiction: My Polar Dream by Jade Hameister

RoyaltyRed, White & Blue by Casey McQuiston

LGBTQI Character: Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Award WinnerThe Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein



  • Victorian Prize for Literature, 2018
  •  Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, 2018
  • ABIA General Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2018
  • ABDA Designers’ Choice: Cover of the Year: W. H. Chong, 2018
  • Dobbie Literary Award for a first time published author, 2018
  •  Indie Book Award for Non-fiction, 2018
  • Melbourne Prize for Literature: Best Writing Award, 2018
  • Joint winner for Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2019
  • commended for the Institute of Professional Editors in Victoria, 2018

It was also shortlisted for:

  •  ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, 2018
  • ABDA Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Non-Fiction Cover, W. H. Chong, 2018
  • Nib Waverley Library Award, 2018
  • Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards: Nonfiction, 2018
  • Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards: Debut, 2018
  • Wellcome Book Prize, United Kingdom, 2019
  •  National Biography Award, 2019

And long-listed for:

  • Walkley Book Award, The Walkley Foundation, 2018

Note: When I started this book, I had no idea it had won or been shortlisted/longlisted for any of these awards. My original pick for this category was the CBCA Book Awards winners.



Fairytale Retelling: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Re-read: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester. This might be a slightly controversial pick, as this book is a 2019 new release, BUT I read it TWICE this year, so it counts!

TBR Freebie: What The Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

Graphic Novel: The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblans by Clint McEvoy


Complete a Series: ‘Elements of Chemistry’ series by Penny Reid. I read all three books this year: Attraction/Heat/Capture.


FantasyThe Wicked King by Holly Black


Enemies-to-lovers: Pestilence by Laura Thalassa (book 1 in the Four Horsemen Series)

Marriage of Convenience: The Kiss Thief by L J Shen

Which means, to-date I’ve completed all but three categories – POETRY, CLASSIC and SCRIPT/PLAY.

With six and half weeks left of this year, I should be able to complete this card easily. I do already have books that classify for all of the missing categories, and I will try to squeeze them in asap.

All in all, I’m pretty damn happy with how this card turned out so far.

Were you using a reading bingo card in 2019? Is so, how are you going with it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



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