In 2017, I decided to challenge myself and others to a Book Bingo (#2017weddbookbingo)! The card below needed to be blacked out by the end of the year. Although I read more books than the categories listed on the bingo card, this challenge gave me an opportunity to explore different genres and read a few books I might not have prioritized reading. Below is the list of books I read in 2017 for each category.
A BOOK THAT BECAME A MOVIE OR TV SHOW: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
A BOOK ALL OVER #BOOKSTAGRAM: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
A BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
A BOOK IN A SERIES: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
A BOOK YOUR BFF LOVES: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
A BOOK FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY: The Storyteller by Walter Benjamin
A BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
A BOOK ABOUT WRITING: On Writing by Stephen King
A BOOK THAT RE-TELLS A FAIRY TALE: Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
A BOOK RELEASED IN 2017: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
A BOOK OF POETRY OR SHORT STORIES: Whereas by Layli Long Soldier & Afterland by Mai Der Vang (both were amazing! I couldn’t only pick one for this list)
A BOOK WITH A BEAUTIFUL COVER: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A BOOK WITH TALKING ANIMALS: The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman
A BOOK YOU MEANT TO READ IN 2016: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
To kick off 2018, I am participating in a yoga journey hosted by Yoga with Adriene. Her 2018 January series is called TRUE! Some of you may have noticed that I changed my instagram username to @biblioyoga. I’m constantly re-defining myself and my goals and in 2018, I will earn my 200hr YTT certification to teach yoga! I selected a new name that illustrates my love of reading and writing with my love for yoga.
I am a fan of having a visual to help guide me in my journey. There’s something about checking boxes that is oh-so-satisfying! If you are looking for a great way to kick off your new year, I highly recommend this Yoga with Adriene’s at-home practice! Namaste y’all!
In 2018, I plan to launch another “challenge” like the book bingo, but I plan to combine reading, writing, and yoga. Keep following my instagram and checking the blog this month for more details. In the meantime, remember to Write Every Damn Day!