Halloween Bingo Wrap-Up

To start off, a big thank you to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for putting this together. I had a blast playing and loved seeing what everyone was reading for it.

 

My plan for the game was to only read books that were already on my TBR list, so I went through it and put together a list of all mystery, horror, thriller, and other books I thought might fit a square. I got a decent number of books read off that list, although I still have quite a few left. I think I'll be working on continuing to read off that list going forward, but at a slower rate.

 

I did manage to get a blackout on the final day, so I'm happy with that.

 

I had quite a few great reads. My favorites were:

If We Were Villains: A Novel - M. L. Rio  Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward  The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter  A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd  A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas  And Then There Were None  - Agatha Christie

Half of those are murder mysteries. The other half are a vampire romance, a faerie fantasy, and a tearjerker. I loved all of them.

 

My least favorite was, luckily, my only bad read.

Bleeding Earth - Kaitlin Ward

It grossed me out more than anything. And the ending was weird.

 

Nailbiter Volume 1: There Will Be Blood - Joshua Williamson  Nailbiter Vol. 2: Bloody Hands - Mike Henderson,Joshua Williamson  Nailbiter Volume 3: Blood in the Water (Nailbiter Tp) - Joshua Williamson,Mike Henderson,Mike Henderson  Nailbiter Volume 4: Blood Lust - Joshua Williamson  Nailbiter Volume 5: Bound by Blood - Joshua Williamson  Nailbiter Volume 6: The Bloody Truth - Joshua Williamson

I got through the entire Nailbiter series, which stayed consistently good until that last book. The last book wasn't bad. It just wasn't a strong ending for the series.

 

Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris  Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris  Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris

 

I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed the Southern Vampire Mysteries until I started reading them again for this. I'm up to book 6 out of 13 now. I need to keep working on these.

 

4:50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie  The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie  The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie  The Adventure of the ‘Western Star': A Short Story - Agatha Christie  The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie  And Then There Were None  - Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was my go-to author for the game. I used 4 of the 6 I read for squares. I'm already planning on reading a few more of her books soon.

 

Below are all the books I read for Halloween Bingo. I've included books that I didn't end up using because I had the square filled by the time I read it. If you want to see which books were used for which squares, you can check here.

 

 

4:50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie    Doom Patrol Vol. 1: Brick by Brick (Young Animal) - Gerard Way,Nick Derington  Little Monsters - Kara Thomas  Long May She Reign - Rhiannon Thomas  Nailbiter Volume 1: There Will Be Blood - Joshua Williamson  The Archived - Victoria Schwab  If We Were Villains: A Novel - M. L. Rio  Three Truths and a Lie - Brent Hartinger  Lover Revealed - J.R. Ward  The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie  White Night - Jim Butcher  The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie  Dead to the World - Charlaine Harris  Unfollow Vol. 1 - Rob Williams,Michael Dowling  Nailbiter Vol. 2: Bloody Hands - Mike Henderson,Joshua Williamson  Bleeding Earth - Kaitlin Ward  The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter  Nailbiter Volume 3: Blood in the Water (Nailbiter Tp) - Joshua Williamson,Mike Henderson,Mike Henderson  The Adventure of the ‘Western Star': A Short Story - Agatha Christie  A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd  The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie  Genuine Fraud - E. Lockhart  The Shadow Land - Elizabeth Kostova  Razorhurst - Justine Larbalestier  Dark Star - Bethany Frenette  Nailbiter Volume 4: Blood Lust - Joshua Williamson  The Demon Trappers: Forsaken - Jana Oliver  The Girl I Used to Be - April Henry  You Will Know Me - Megan Abbott  Nailbiter Volume 5: Bound by Blood - Joshua Williamson  Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners) - Libba Bray  The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett - Chelsea Sedoti  A Court of Wings and Ruin - Sarah J. Maas  Nailbiter Volume 6: The Bloody Truth - Joshua Williamson  Daughters unto Devils - Amy Lukavics  And Then There Were None  - Agatha Christie  Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris  Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris  A Line in the Dark - Malinda Lo