I’ve been inspired by Christy Collins’ success to check out how I’ve gone with AWW’s Bingo challenge. (You can read Christy’s wrap-up here.)
So, how have I done so far?
The answer is…
okay, if I combine Update: BINGO! I’ve finished the two cards. I have:
- Mystery: Running Against the Tide by Amanda Ortlepp.
- Someone under 30:
I don’t know! Maybe not.Update: In the Quiet by Eliza Henry-Jones (not yet reviewed).
- Published more than 10 years ago: Our Eva by Anna Jacobs.
- Indigenous author:
Nothing. Shame on me!Update: Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven (not yet reviewed).
- My choice: Light on the Water by Olga Lorenzo.
- A best seller: Out of the Ice by Ann Turner. If this book isn’t yet a best seller, it deserves to be. I’m sure it is. It has been widely reviewed for the AWW challenge, so it’s a best seller by our standards.
- Set in Outback: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar (snap with Christy). I’ve read this but haven’t yet reviewed it.
- Short stories: Wild Chicory by Kim Kelly.
- Published this year: A Loving Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe.
- Set in my favourite city (Sydney, of course!): Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla.
- A Forgotten Classic: I is for Isobel by Amy Witing.
- A book heard about online: Dying in the First Person by Nike Sulway.
- A funny book: Hired by the Brooding Billionaire by Kandy Shepherd. This is more of a “fun” book than a funny book, so I could be cheating here. (I make inquire into my reading preferences – so serious!)
- My choice: That Devil’s Madness by Dominique Wilson.
- Author of different ethnicity: The Time of the Peacock by Mina Abdullah and Ray Mathew
(currently reading).Update: finished, but not yet reviewed.
- First book by a favourite author:
nothing. (I don’t even know if I have a favourite author or that I’d want to say.)Update: The Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce, a childhood favourite (not yet reviewed).
- A book with poems:
nada. For a person with a PhD in Australian poetry, I’ll admit this is a disgrace.Update: Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill. Not yet reviewed.
- A book of nonfiction: Rebellious Daughters eds. Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman.
By My count, that makes four squares to go for completing both cards – or 2 to complete either card. With the challenge ending on October 31, I’m not sure I’ll make it.
Update: I made it! With two hours to spare before midnight on October 31.
Have you been participating in the AWW Bingo challenge? How did you go?