I’ve talked about it all summer, but today I finished it!

My library has an adult Summer Reading Program (which is AWESOME!) and this year’s was a Bingo game. Of course, me being me, just getting Bingo wasn’t enough…I had to get blackout! And today, with one day to spare, I did it!

This will give me 17 entries into the drawing. There were 5 bonus activities, each worth 1 entry (Write a review for the library catalog, stream a video on Kanopy, attend a book group, submit a FIND YOUR NEXT recommendation request, listen to an episode of the library’s podcast), but the other 12 entries came from bingos.

So, here is how it worked out. Some of the books I read could work for multiple categories, so I’ll add where I could have counted them (but didn’t).

Short Story or Essay Collection Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

Artist Character or Author A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson)

Book in Translation Memories of Low Tide by Chantal Thomas

Set in the Pacific NorthwestRed Clocks by Leni Zumas (Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson)

Graphic NovelThe Dragonet Prophesy by Tui. T. Sutherland (Almost American Girl by Robin Ha)

Pun in the TitleThe Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett

Classic by BIPOC or LGTBQ+ AuthorJubilee by Margaret Walker

How-To or Self ImprovementAtomic Habits by James Clear

Indigenous AuthorFuture Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Young Adult Award WinnerPiecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Anti-Racist BookI’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown

Historical Fiction Set Outside the United StatesA Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver

Read Any BookBury Your Dead by Louise Penny (or any other book listed here!)

Color Word in the TitleThe House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Black Water Sister by Zen Cho)

Neurodiverse CharacterThe Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

Armchair Travel Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck

Asian-Influenced Fantasy NovelBlack Water Sister by Zen Cho

Diverse RomanceWhile We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

Trans or Non-Binary AuthorThe Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Outer SpaceProject Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Poetry Collection or Novel in VerseMonument by Natasha Trethewey

CookbookYear Round Grilling by WW

Immigration MemoirAlmost American Girl by Robin Ha

First in a SeriesMagpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett, A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver)

AudiobookAmari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston (Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson, Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, Atomic Habits by James Clear, The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves, I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown)

This was such a fun challenge and I really hope my library brings it back next summer!

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