Wednesday, 3 July 2019

June's Reading Challenge & #BookishBingo Update

I've got several challenges on the go this year so, instead of cramming all the information into my Month In Books roundups, I thought I would make these monthly Bookish Bingo posts into Challenge roundups. Visit my Current Reading Challenges page to see the whole year's links.

In June I completed my 2019 Decade Challenge - two months early! The challenge was to read a book that was first published in each of the decades from 1900 to 2019 - 12 in all. (from 1st Sep 2018 to 31st Aug 2019)

1908: Pocket Poets: Rupert Brooke
1916: Xingu by Edith Wharton
1925: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
1936: Salt Of The Earth by Jozef Wittlin
1947: La Perle by John Steinbeck
1955: Death Going Down by Maria Angelica Bosco
1965: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
1972: The Locked Room by Sjowall and Wahloo
1989: Sweet Days Of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy
1999: White Snake And Other Stories by Geling Yan
2007: Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong
2017: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Last month I added:

Alphabet Soup (2019): 0 in June / 17 overall

Books In French (2019): 1 in June / 2 overall

Classics Club (2018-23): 4 in June / 25 overall

COYER Summer Treasure Hunt: 50 points so far

Decade Challenge (2018-19): COMPLETE!

Mount TBR Challenge (2019): 3 in June / 20 overall

New Release Challenge (2019): 10 in June / 47 overall

Vegetarian / Vegan Character (ongoing): 1 in June / 10 overall

This challenge wrap-up post includes my new month of Bookish Bingo which is hosted each month at Chapter Break. I include books I actually read during June, but I might not have blogged all their reviews yet so if the cover image doesn't go anywhere when you click it, that's (probably) why!

This month I've got 20 squares completed

Shelf love
Book gifted to you
Beard / Tattoo
Free book
Moving / Relocating

Library book

In a series
True Crime
Landscape on cover
Free Space
Small town
Not new release

Physical book
Steamy romance
Secret crush
Garden / gardening
Not in series


  1. Excellent work on the Decades Challenge!

    1. Now I get a couple of months off before I start it again!