#BookBingo – Round 1

Round 1 and I thought I’d give myself a good headstart by reading and checking off two books for this challenge. With 30 squares, we have to double up a few times, so here’s my first double up:

Written by an Australian woman:

The Sweet Hills Of Florence by Jan Wallace Dickinson

Overall, The Sweet Hills Of Florence is a novel with great depth and regard for the history that inspired it. Jan Wallace Dickinson is an author who demonstrates a clear passion for her subject. Anyone with an interest in Italian history would do well to add this novel to their shelves.

Themes of Inequality:

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing is an exceptional novel. It’s deeply moving, an intricate examination of the connection between a person and the environment they are isolated within. Survival is the sun that all else orbits around. Not just Kya’s survival within the marshlands, but the way in which all humans strive to survive in the manner they see fit for themselves, no matter the cost to others. Betrayal, abandonment, rejection, prejudice – all just stepping stones to a greater existence for each individual. This is an intelligent and intuitive novel that I honestly can’t recommend highly enough. The themes are presently relevant and the content is about as thought provoking as you can get. The ending made me smile with satisfaction.


For 2019, I’m teaming up with Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse for an even bigger, and more challenging book bingo. We’d love to have you join us. Every second Saturday throughout 2019, we’ll post our latest round. Feel free to join in at any stage, just pop the link to your bingo posts into the comments section of our bingo posts each fortnight so we can visit you. If you’re not a blogger, feel free to just write your book titles and thoughts on the books into the comments section each fortnight, and tag us on social media if you are playing along that way.

17 thoughts on “#BookBingo – Round 1

    • Ha! I’m not so sure about that. I go back to work in two and a half weeks. With thirty squares though, that’s too many for one per fortnight so there needs to be a few double ups. Thought I’d aim to get those behind me while I have the time, before life goes back to crazy. My daughter is in Year 12 this year so we have some busy times ahead.

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