20 books of summer - update #5

I have read 21 books of the Bingo card. Only 3 are left:


  1. First book of a new series
  2. Read on a boat, tent or cabin
  3. YA or children’s title


I might read a children's book by the end of summer but I doubt I'll read the other two. So here is my card as it stands now. As the newspaper I write for is on vacation the last week of July and the first two weeks of August, I consider one of the books I read during this time as 'Read on vacation'.


Here is what I've read so far:

  1. A hard book                – Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
  2. Favorite re-read        – When he was Wicked by Julia Quinn
  3. Fantasy                       – Finding the Way by Mercedes Lackey
  4. A book bust or bummer – Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James
  5. New to you author     – The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
  6. A blast from the past: historical – A Bachelor Establishment by Isabella Barclay
  7. Romance                    – Obsidian Prey by Jayne Castle
  8. Mystery or suspense – Snobbery with Violence by Marion Chesney
  9. A book that’s been on your shelves more than 1 year – Midnight Crystal by Jayne Castle
  10. More than 400 pages            – It Happened One Season by Mary Balogh, Stephanie Laurens, etc.
  11. Beach, sand or sun on the cover – Beach Girls by Luanne Rice
  12. Travel: plains, trains or road trips – The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
  13. Published June, July, Aug 2016 – Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold
  14. Comfort read             – The Lost Night by Jayne Castle
  15. Space opera or sci-fi – Tinker by Wen Spencer
  16. A book by a dead author – Venetia by Georgette Heyer
  17. Summer word in the title – The Summer Bride by Anne Gracie
  18. A book with a terrible cover – Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer
  19. Adapted for the big screen – Persuasion by Jane Austen
  20. Read on vacation – Illusion Town by Jayne Castle (my newspaper on break)
  21. Graphic novel or comic book – Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples