#BookBingo – Round 2

Summer reading is doing wonders for my book bingo challenge. This round is another double one for me! And two squares from the same row as well!

Book set in the Australian mountains:

Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka ebbs and flows with pain and hope. As Sara builds her new life and carves out the foundations of a future for her child, some ghosts are laid to rest, some grievances are forgiven, and some mysteries are solved. Forgiveness and love underpin this story, flowing outwards from a beautifully intelligent narrative that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Highly recommended.

Book set on the Australian coast:

The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker

Through its exploration of domestic violence, alcoholism, and the debilitating effects of loneliness, The Cottage at Rosella Cove is a deeply moving read, a joyful snapshot of human connection and the way people can save each other through kindness and empathy. Sandie has a deep understanding of contemporary social issues and she weaves these into her story with finesse. I highly recommend The Cottage at Rosella Cove.


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.

14 thoughts on “#BookBingo – Round 2

  1. Hi Theresa, last year I printed off the bingo card thinking it would be a good challenge and that was as far as I got. This year I am attempting to actually cross off at least a few squares. Looking over the squares different titles from my TBR would spring to mind but I was stumped by the Australian Mountains square. Not anymore, so thank you. Matryoshka has been cropping up in a few different places so I’m pleased it might help me cross off at least one square! Happy Reading.

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  2. I’m not going to do this with you as you go as I might have to tweak as the year wears on, but I’ve copied the list and will see how I go. I do have one of the harder ones – author under 35 (though under 35 is easier than under 30 as I’ve seen some times) with my latest book, Louise Mack’s Girls together. She was born in 1870, and the book was published in 1828. I may not comment every post, but I’ll be slotting in my books to see how I shape up at the end of the year.

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