What will you read in December? Work on your reading goals this month with a new round of Bookish Bingo!
If you share a completed bingo in the comments below before January 1, you’ll receive 20 bonus points!
Check off one of the squares and share a photo of a BookishFirst book you’ve won on your social channels (or a BookishFirst book you’ve read this year!)
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December Bookish Bingo prompts: Dessert on cover, Published in December, Winter spot, On a friend’s ‘Best of 2023’ list, Title includes a temperature description, Snowed in, Title begins with D, Set in Vermont, New-to-you BIPOC author, Cozy read, Set during a winter holiday, Last book you read in 2023, free space, Snow on cover, Book you received as a gift, Two word title, Blue or white cover, Combines tropes you love, Set in a remote location, Audiobook over 8 hours, Share pic of a BookishFirst book you won, Debut novel published in 2023, Title begins with O, A class, Author you want to read more of in 2024.
Dessert on cover: Bake, Batter, and Roll by Catherine Bruns
Title begins with D: A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova
Free: Shot Caller by Jen J. Danna
Set in remote location: Mrs. Claus and the Evil Elves by Liz Ireland
Author to read more in 2024: Passport to Spy by Nancy Cole Silverman
Can anyone suggest a book for the winter sport spot? I read (and hated) Beartown by Fredrik Backman and it’s the only one I can think of. I dislike sports but it’s the only thing standing in my way of a blackout bingo this month.
I listened to Call of the Wild (which I was originally going to use as my classic book) while driving around looking for Christmas lights. It’s a bit of a stretch since the dog sledding is used as transport in much of the book, but there is a chapter where bets are made on a dog sledding race. It’s like the Iditarod, which is totally a winter sport. Also, the book is classic and short, so there’s that.
I’m going for a full blackout bingo this month. Never read this much in my entire life!! lol. Thanks to the Libby app for being so much fun to use and full of awesome audiobooks and regular books! I can’t do the “Share pic of a BookishFirst book you won” so I’m going to have to photograph myself holding nothing.
I didn’t even think of counting dogsled racing! Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner is a middle grade book about dogsled racing if anyone else is looking for more possibilities to fill that box.
I excel at finding books that fit certain categories… I don’t always excel at reading everything I want to read though! lol
I used " The Queer Musings of a One-Time Boy Skater" by Joe Bainbridge. It’s actually a short memoir about his life and ice skating. Or I read “From Helsinki With Love” by K.H. Anastasia which would work too and is a hockey romance but focuses more on the romance than hockey. It was published this month.
Winter Holiday: Holidays On Ice (David Sedaris)
Last 2023 Book: Echo of Old Books (Barbara Davis)
Snow on Cover: The Snow Queen (Michael Cunningham)
Rec’d as Gift: Romantic Comedy (Curtis Sittenfeld)
Bingo - Row 4
Two word title - The CoWorker by Freida McFadden
Blue or white cover - Cutting Teeth by Chandler Baker
Combines tropes you love - Beach Read by Emily Henry
Set in a remote location - Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura
Audiobook over 8 hours - The Spare Room by Andrea Bartz
Can we count a book if we DNF it? God, Assistant to the Villian is making me want to cut my brain out of my head… listening to it on Audiobook and have 6 more hours to go… kill me. But I want this square to finish my full block!! lol.