Morgan’s ARC August & Summer Bookish Bingo Wrap-up

2016, Bookish Events

I can’t believe the 4th Annual ARC August hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat is already at an end! I finished 7 arcs, so I almost reached my goal of reading 8, including a couple books that had been on my list for awhile. So that felt good! Definitely a success, and better than my first time participating last year when I read 4 arcs. Here are the books I completed, a mixture of e-arcs and print:

My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
The Graces by Laure Eve
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras
Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison

I also participated in Bookish Bingo Summer 2016 hosted by Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews and it was a huge success for me! I like that it covers three months at a time (June, July, August in this case) so you can spread out your goals.

I tried a previous Bookish Bingo season but didn’t do too well, so this time I tried to pick books already on my immediate TBR to fit each square ahead of time and it helped a lot! Having wiggle room was nice too. It was motivating to have a plan and work towards it, and it’s made me feel really productive reading-wise this summer, especially when a few of the books worked for both challenges. I’ll definitely try the next bingo card! Here’s what I read for each square:

Number of bingos: 5

Name in Title: Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella
Aussie Author: Melina Marchetta (Froi of the Exiles)
Magic: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Water on Cover: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Historical Setting, 1900s-1950s: Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
F/F or M/M Romance: Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley
June/July/August: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May
Folklore or Myths: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Weather Words: The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Part of a 4+ Book Series: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
PoC MC: Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella by Megan Morrison
A Book About Books: How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather
Over 500 Pages: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
2016 Debut: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Stars w/ S,U,M,E, or R: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
Yellow Cover: Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Middle Grade: If The Magic Fits by Susan Maupin Schmid
Outdoors: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Food in Title or Cover: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Political Intrigue: The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
Monsters: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Overall August was my best reading month of the year! 14 books, including some non-challenge books. I’m very pleased. Did you participate in either challenge or have other summer reading goals for yourself? And did we read any of the same books? Let me know!

 

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Morgan @ Gone with the Words

Morgan @ Gone with the Words

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Morgan lives in the Bay Area with her husband and her beagle. When she's not snuggling or taking care of Andy, she is reading, watching Disney movies, or drinking tea. Sometimes all at once! Her twitter tends to be bookish by day, sporty by night, and active all. the. time. Her TBR pile is out of control, as I'm sure you can sympathize. She is a big fan of caps locks, OMGs, movies, Chris Hemsworth, and anything British. Tweet her!

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