Did I Win My Book Bingo? + A New Board

If you remember, last month I shared the little personal TBR bingo board that I made for the month. And today, we’re looking at how I did with those prompts but I’ll also be sharing a new board I made for July.

I had a lot of fun doing this and it did help me take a couple of books off my TBR as well, so I thought I’d do it again for July. Since we’re already almost halfway into the month, I’ll be giving myself a little extra time to complete this one into August in addition to the fact I’ll be taking a blogging break next month for a few days. But without further ado, let’s get into the boards.

I think I made a decent go of it for the rest round. There were a couple books I could’ve gone with different prompts for and there were a few other books I’d started with the intention of finishing them off but I ran out of time. But hey, I got one bingo!

Most Recent Purchase: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I had quite a few choices for this prompt, but I ended up using The Awakening as my selection. I purchased it at the very end of June, but it was also a nice small one to get through.

Illustrated Cover: Heartstopper, vol. 4 by Alice Oseman

As soon as this prompt came up on my bingo board I knew that I’d be using the newest volume of Heartstopper as my book for it. Unsurprisingly, I loved every second of this and I’m eagerly awaiting the next!

A 2021 Release: The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M Waggoner

I didn’t actually realise this was a 2021 release until after I’d finished it. I loved the beginning of this book but found that it dragged towards the end and I lost interest in it, but it got me a bingo so that’s something!

One Word Title: Mort by Terry Pratchett

This was honestly one of the best things I’ve read in ages. There’s nothing that raises my spirits quite like reading Pratchett—I don’t know how anyone could not at least crack a smile while reading one of his books. The Discworld series is truly a gift.

Now onto the new board! I thought I’d talk through a few of the prompts and the books I’m thinking of choosing for them at the moment.

Random Author Last Name Letter: V

The good thing about getting the letter V this month is that I have decidedly fewer choices than I did with the letter H last month. In fact, I have three choices—Dominique Valente, Alexandra Villasante and K.S Villoso. I’m excited about all three of their books so I have a good little choice there.

An Author’s Debut

I think I’m probably going to end up with either a 2020 or 2021 release for this one. I’m definitely going to have to have a look through what I’ve got and see what actually is a debut and pick from there.

An Ugly Cover

Dare I say it? I think I’m going to have to go with a historical romance for this one. I buy most of my romances secondhand so some of the ones from a few years back are kind of hideous. They may have awful covers, but at least the books themselves will make me happy!


When this prompt came up I was a bit hesitant. I don’t really do that whole seasonal read thing—I just read whatever whenever. But then I thought ‘hey, I can just read something from my seasonal TBR‘. Two birds, one stone, you know how I like that.

As for the other prompts, I’m just going to play it by ear and see what takes my fancy during the month and how they might end up fitting to the prompts. But until then, I’ll catch you tomorrow!

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