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One Week Left

Not Quite an All-Cover. There’s a scant week left in June, and I’ve managed a second BINGO on my summer reading board. Heading in, I kind of wanted to cover all the squares, but I’ll definitely run out of days before I run out of books. : )

CJs Bingo Board, June 2020

I have books set aside for most of the remaining squares, but I’m not sure how far I’ll get in six days. After spending last month reading lower middle grade quickies, it’s been so nice to tackle longer titles again. Confession: Since I’m a moderator at MGCarousel, I’ve already gotten a peek at July’s BINGO board. I’ll finish up a book or two for June, then focus on next month’s squares!

BINGO reads

First Bingo! I’ve been on a reading binge. Some of it’s my crazy summertime schedule, because my brain fogs over during the hot (hot, hot) part of the afternoon. Some of it’s the addition of audio book walks to my exercise routine (usually late at night, when it isn’t quite so hot, hot, hot.)

CJs Bingo Board, June 2020

I’ve been making piles of “next up” books to go for a second BINGO. I’m currently reading Wonder at the Edge of the World, which I intended to fit the “know or wonder in the title” square. Turns out, it has strong STEM/STEAM themes, so I’ll bump it up and read You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P for that square. “Title starts with W” is a cinch since I picked up the sequel to The Lighthouse Between the Worlds.

How’s your BINGO board filling in?

January BINGO

Let’s Do This! I’m always so excited to read middle grade books in January. There are plenty of incentives:

  • Re-upped my goal for Goodreads’ 2020 Reading Challenge. (Are you following me on Goodreads?)
  • Participating in the A-Z Challenge at Great Middle Grade Reads, where I’m a moderator. (This year, I plan to get through the alphabet twice. Again.)
  • Also participating in the GMGR Series Challenge for 2020, which I use to motivate my reading … both in wrapping up unfinished trilogies and for tackling larger series.
  • And I’m active with Middle Grade Carousel, which keeps things interesting with monthly themes & BINGO boards:

CJ's Bingo, Jan 2020

December BINGO

Winter Reading. Fitting in reading time is actually easier for me in December, partly because the holidays offer a great excuse to leave off writing, cuddle up under a blanket, and while away an afternoon with a book. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be with this month’s BINGO board from Middle Grade Carousel, but let’s give it a go!


I read a handful more, but NONE of the titles I chose fit the categories on the December BINGO board. Oh well.