I've always wanted to play, I just didn't know if I would be able to find enough books that I want to read considering I don't really like scary books. Lately, though, I've been branching out with my reading, and I couldn't be happier with that...so why not give this a try. Thank you, Moonlight Madness & Obsidian Blue for hosting this challenge. BTW, I've always thought your graphics for your cards are fabulous.
MY HALLOWEEN BINGO CARD
#1~AMATEUR SLEUTH - This mystery will have a main character who is not a member of law enforcement.
#2~COZY MYSTERY - A subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.
⇝Planning on A Geek Girl's Guide to Murder by Julie Ann Lindsey
#3~MODERN NOIR - Mystery with noir elements, including authors like James Ellroy, Ian Rankin, anything that falls generally under the category of Nordic Noir, Tartan Noir, Granite Noir, etc.
#4~NEW RELEASE - Mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural that was published after 10/31/17.
#5~13 - Any book that relates to bad luck, superstitions, including (but not limited to) black cats, ravens or crows, or the unlucky number 13, either in the title, series, book cover or page count.
⇝Planning to read The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
#6~MURDER MOST FOUL - Any murder mystery.
#7~ROMANTIC SUSPENSE -Any romance which has a significant subplot that involves mystery, thriller or suspense.
⇝Tentatively planning on The Swan & The Jackal by J.A. Redmerski
#8~DEAD LANDS - Elements of the undead - zombies, wights, vampires and other revenants.
#9~CREEPY CARNIVALS - Horror/mystery/supernatural/suspense set in or concerning a carnival, amusement park, or other party/festival.
⇝Planning to read FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven
#10~TERROR IN A SMALL TOWN - Any mystery, supernatural, horror or suspense that takes place in a small town.
⇝Planning on Wayward by Blake Crouch
#11~DARKEST LONDON - Any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book set in London.
⇝Planning on reading Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan
#12~DOOMSDAY - Anything related to the end of the world, doomsday cults, or a post-apocalypse world.
⇝Planning to read In A Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis
#13~FREE SPACE - I'm leaving this one open for now...
#14~FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP - Mystery, suspense, supernatural or horror books with sea-related elements: sea creatures, ships, shipwrecks, and/or sharks.
#15~A GRIMM TALE - Any fairy tale or retelling of fairy tales, folklore, legends, etc. ⇝Planning to read All the Ever After's by Danielle Teller
#16~DIVERSE VOICES - Written by an author of color.
⇝Planning to read Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
#17~SOUTHERN GOTHIC - Mystery, supernatural, suspense or horror set in the Southern part of the United States.
⇝Tentatively planning on Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter.
#18~SPELLBOUND - Books containing witches, warlocks, sorcerers, and witchcraft.
⇝Tentatively planning on A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
#19~GOTHIC - Any book with significant: a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
⇝Tentatively planning on Alice by Christina Henry.
#20~SUPERNATURAL - Mystery, suspense or horror books which include elements that defy current understanding of the natural world, including magic, witchcraft and/or crypto-zoological aspects.
⇝Tentatively planning on A Strange Hymn by Laura Thalassa
#21~TERRIFYING WOMEN - Mystery, horror, suspense or supernatural written by women.
#22~SHIFTERS - Werewolves, skin-walkers, and all other therianthropes.
⇝I tentatively haven't planned anything, because I don't really like shifter stories, I am open to suggestions from anyone, though. I might use the wild card here...
⇝I found one! Planning to read Winter by Marissa Meyer.
#23~GENRE: SUSPENSE - Anything that fits into the suspense genre.
⇝Tentatively planning on An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.
#24~GHOST STORIES - Any story involving ghosts or hauntings, including haunted houses, buildings, graveyards, etc.
⇝Tentatively planning on Darkhouse by Karina Halle (maybe). This one I'm not sure on...
#25~RELICS AND CURIOSITIES - Concerning magical, supernatural or haunted objects, such as spell books, talismans or swords.
& MY MARKER WILL BE...
So, I stopped posting reviews here after #70 last year. I did manage to read 100 books in 2017, but getting them reviewed, let alone posting the reviews in two places, proved to be too much for me. I knew that "something would have to give" when I became a mom in July, but it's still hard to actually make those choices and decide what to let go.
I am not letting go of this blog, but I will no longer cross-post all my Goodreads reviews here. You can still read them on my Goodreads page, of course.
Although I am writing less about books these days, I am still pursuing various book-ish projects. They include --
I am also working on a "book adjacent" project, which is listening to all 150 albums on NPR's women's music canon. The reason I consider this to be a book-adjacent project is because a) I am getting most of these albums from my local library and b) I am listening to a lot more music these days because my son is more content on drives with music than audiobooks. I am sad to have fewer audiobooks in this season of my life, but I am excited to start exploring music again, and to, you know, have a baby.