Book bingo six-week update


It’s about six weeks since I first posted about the Books on the Nightstand Book Bingo and it’s going surprisingly well. I’m currently reading The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna, which could tick off either of two categories: “With a main character over 60” or “Set in Africa”. I have a couple of options lined up for “Popular science” and a few others should be easy enough (“Mentioned on The Gilmore Girls”, for example).

However, I’m still a bit stuck on other categories. “A mental health memoir” and “Published in 1916” are particularly challenging me. Any ideas? I’m also not sure where to go with “About a religion with which you are unfamiliar”. Maybe The Butterfly Mosque by G Willow Wilson (which would have also counted as a “Biography or memoir”). And whose debut should I pick? Perhaps Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, which also features on my Luke Cage reading list.

How’s everyone else doing with the Books on the Nightstand Book Bingo?

4 thoughts on “Book bingo six-week update

  1. looloolooweez October 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    This looks like a fun project! For a mental health memoir, maybe try either “Let’s pretend this never happened” or “Furiously happy” by Jenny Lawson?

    • Kate Gardner October 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Ooh Jenny Lawson, good call!

  2. Martin October 14, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I’m not sure if you’d quite call it a memoir, but I found A Fool, Free by Beate Grimsrud to be a fascinating account of growing up with schizophrenia. I put a review on Goodreads:

    • Kate Gardner October 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Martin. That sounds really good even if I can’t count it towards this particular project!

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