January 2023 Bookish Bingo 🎊

Are you ready to tackle your TBR pile this month? Join us in January and conquer your TBR!

:star:Post your TBR list here and check off a square on your board before you even start reading. :star:

If you share a completed bingo in the comments below before January 1, you’ll receive 20 bonus points!

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January Bookish Bingo Prompts: First in a series, Title begins with J, New-to-you author, Meant to read in 2022, Published in January, Property is inherited, Silver or gold on cover, Read with a book club, Set in a small town, Fictional setting, Multilingual protagonist, Debut book, Free space, American history, One person on the cover, Body positive theme, Mistaken identity, Heroine in STEM field, Borrowed from the library, Punctuation in title, Picked up for the cover, Nonfiction, First book you read in 2023, Title begins with W, Post your TBR in the BookishFirst forum

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The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
One in a million - Tony Faggioli
The lost lieutenant- Erica Vetsch
Lewis and Clark in the 21st century- Colonel Ed Scholl
The love of his brother- Jennifer AlLee
The bright unknown - Elizabeth Byler Younts
Along a storied trail -Ann H. Gabhart
The God who stays -Matthew West

There will be more but some of them I might finish before January

Some of my January TBRs are:

  1. Just Havent Met You Yet
  2. People We Meet on Vacation
  3. Rock Paper Scissors
  4. The Year of the Witching
  5. The Kind Worth Killing

Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s my TBR for January. I just moved states, so I’m looking forward to relaxing this month with some good books!

  • “Covet” by Tracy Wolff
  • “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard
  • “Mistletoe & Mr. Right” by Sarah Morgenthaler
  • “Namesake” by Adrienne Young
  • “Of Neptune” by Anna Banks

So far I have the following books set aside for this reading challenge:

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Star Valley Winter by RaeAnne Thayne
The Cash Machine by Dave Mason
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
Bag Balm and Duct Tape: Tales of a Vermont Doctor by Beach Conger
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Intermediate Thermodynamics by Susannah Nix
Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams
Diagnosis by Lisa Sander, MD
God Rest Ye Merry, Soldiers by James McIvor
We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

I have several other books that I plan to read for other challenges, and hopefully they will fit in some of my open squares! The easiest square for me to fill will be the “Borrowed from the library” one since that is where a majority of my books come from!


Hart’s Ridge by Kay Bratt
Uncharted Waters by Tammy L Grace
We Are the Light by Matthew Quick
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger
The Circus Train by Amita Parikh
Ninth House and Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

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Just finished Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney for the prompt “First book read in 2023”. I also have the free square marked off, as well as posting my tbr january list.

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The Thief of Always :heavy_check_mark: DNF

Winterset Hollow


Community Board

The Marsh Queen

How to Sell a Haunted House

How to survive everything

Grief Cottage

Beyond that, the sea :heavy_check_mark: :star::star::star::star:

The survivalists :heavy_check_mark: DNF

The woods are waiting

Blood debts


Manhattan cult story

The Cabin at the End of the World

Forging silver into stars


Fooled by the winners



The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


The Burning Season

The String Diaries

Better the Blood

The Displacements

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January TBR:

  1. Silver in the Wood
  2. End of Watch
  3. The Murder House
  4. Triple Cross
  5. The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon
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BINGO :smiley:
1st in a series - Uglies
Silver or gold on cover - A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Borrow from library - Deep Water
Post TBR in BookishFirst forum

I shared my January TBR on the other forum thread, but I’ve read some extra books that I want to add to the list.

My January TBR:

Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)
The Sun Is Also A Star
ARC: Arch-conspirator (Veronica Roth)
Winter’s Mourn (Mary Stone)
The Depths (Nicole Lesperance)
Just As I Am (Cicely Tyson)
ARC: The Scourge Between Stars (Ness Brown)

Bottom Row BINGO!

For The Cover: The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters)
Non-Fiction: Throwing Back The Chair (Phil Bova)
1st 2023 Read: City Under The City (Dan Vaccarino)
“W” Title: We Have Always Lived In The Castle (Shirley Jackson)
TBR List: Posted 12-20-22


Published in January - The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos
Fictional setting - The Snowcat Prince by Dina Norlund
One person on the cover - The Hermes Protocol by Chris M. Arnone
Punctuation in title - The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Wizard’s Blue Vol. 4
Post your TBR - Gretchen’s 'to-read' books on Goodreads (835 books)

January TBR:
A Light in the Flame
The Deal
Donut Fall in Love
Totally Folked
Just Folkin Around

Bingo! I read…

Published in January: Maame by Jessica George
Fictional setting: Exiles by Jane Harper
One person on the cover: Speak by Tunde Oyeneyin
Punctuation in title: Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
Post your TBR in the BookishFirst Forum: done!

I got bingo twice (I wasn’t sure how to mark off the sharing the TBR). I am so excited for next month!


  • Multilingual protagonist: Carrie Soto is Back
  • Debut book: The Boat People
  • Free space
  • American history: The Invention of Wings
  • One person on the cover: A certain hunger

First In Series: The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Title Starts With “J”: Juno & Juliet by Julian Gough

New to You Author: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Meant to Read In 2022: Love On The Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Published in January: Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings