Mod post: The 2020 LJ Book Bingo Reading Challenge

First of all, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

The drawing for the 2019 winner will happen a bit later on today, but I did want to go ahead and post the Reading Challenge list for everyone to see. I took the prompts from this post, reused some old categories, and separated some that had been combined. I hope that everyone likes it.

ETA: Edited to replace card after a couple of typos were reported.

(Click on the image to see it full size.)

While there will be no prize, no keeping track of bingos or anything like that, we still want to hear from all of you. Let us know how you're doing, feel free to ask for recommendations or seek recommendations. Memes, reading games, etc. We want to see it. We are so thankful to you all.

Looking forward to 2020

After looking back at the past year, it's time to set our new objectives for 2020!

So what are your plans?
Will you take part in the new challenge? In another challenge?
Will you take part in the Goodreads reading challenge? What goal did you want to reach?
Do you plan to discover new authors, new styles? Or will you keep going with loved authors or ongoing series?
What are the new books you're looking for in 2020?


Mod post: Please use this card instead.

If you saved the card in the post announcing the Reading challenge, please delete it and use this one instead.

ETA: Thank you dragonydreams for finding a second typo. It is now fixed.

(Click for full size)


There was a typo (use of "novel" when I meant "book") in the original card that slipped by me. (Thanks to gilda_elise for noticing it and pointing it out.)

I've replaced the card in the original post with this one as well.

If you notice any other typos, please let me know.

Apologies for the mix-up.

Mod post: Reminder... (Reporting is now CLOSED)

Today (december 31st) is the last day to report bingos. You have until 11:59 pm (US cst) to report. The drawing will happen sometime after that.

A few stats:

We have had 360 bingos reported so far, and 23 people have reported blackouts! Well, 24 including me, but I don't factor into the official tally. You can see the full list here.

I will be back later to post the 2020 Reading Challenge.

Looking back at 2019

The end of the year is coming so it's time to have a look back at 2019!

Did you set yourself some goals for 2019?
Did you achieve these goals?
Did you manage to read more than expected?
Have you discovered new books, genres, authors, series and fell in love?
Were you disappointed by some readings?
Share everything about your year in reading!

The Book Recs Advent Calendar

It's a long time since I made a discussion post here but with Christmas approaching, I thought we had to do something! So here I am with a Book Rec Advent Calendar!

The idea is very simple: for each day until Christmas, I'll give you a category so you can rec one book! Yep, only one book par day!

I'll post all the categories in this post so just start your comments with "DAY #".

Of course, you can join at any time and fulfill the past categories!

DAY 1 -  A book you can read on a day (less than 150 pages)
DAY 2  - A Romance (F/M, M/M, F/F,...)
DAY 3 - An historical fiction or a non-fiction about history
DAY 4 - A science-fiction book
DAY 5 - A book focusing on nature (fiction or non-fiction)
DAY 6 - You favourite childhood book
DAY 7 - A thriller
DAY 8 - A cozy mystery
DAY 9 - A comic or a manga
DAY 10 - A book that was made into a film or a TV series
DAY 11 - A Cookbook
DAY 12 - A series (at least 3 published books)
DAY 13 - An horror story
DAY 14 - An anthology
DAY 15 - A poetry book or a play
DAY 16 - A biography or an autobiography
DAY 17 - A book you read at leat twice
DAY 18 - A book about myths or fairytales
DAY 19 - A fantasy book
DAY 20 - A book from your favourite author
DAY 21 - A book about winter or Christmas
DAY 22 - A very long book (more than 500 pages)
DAY 23 - A book with a female main character
DAY 24 - A book you received as a gift this year (for Christmas or not)

(sorry for my absence for a few days)