long nights, wine drinking & Summer Romance Bingo

Hello Friends and Happy Thursday. I am excited to announce that I will be participating in the upcoming Summer Romance 2018 Bingo . This is being hosted by Sarah from Not Just Romance Novels  and Sissy @ Romance Queen of Booktube on Youtube from June 1-August 1.

Once I saw Sarah’s video announcing the Bingo I knew immediately I wanted to be part of it. Altogether there are 25 different reading prompts and I think this challenge will aside from being fun, also be really good for me as a new romance reader. To be honest Friends, I think up to this point I have found my safe zone and kept myself in a box with the romance I’ve been reading. This isn’t a bad thing–I think it’s cool once you’ve figured out what it is you like, but at the same time, how do I know there isn’t more out there that I would like if I continue to play it safe?

Just glimpsing at a few of the challenges, some made me nervous and some I knew instantly could be fun. For instance–Read a Romantic Suspense. Thrillers and Suspense novels have never been my thing but I am determined to give romantic suspense a try and hopefully like it–I am sure Nora Roberts has plenty of those for me to choose from!  Another is to–Read a Romance With a Cowboy. I am a Missouri Girl no matter where in the world I am and find cowboys/country boys so sexy, so I am all for giving a cowboy romance a try.

One guard I’ve let up to do this challenge is to be open to reading Young Adult/Contemporary romances. may30

It has been almost four years since I’ve read any young adult, but to be honest Friends, I have my days when I miss it. Especially with summer approaching, I think it can be the perfect time to read young adult. One title I picked up is The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo. This book has a romance, takes place in the summer, involves a food truck and an unexpected friendship. I am totally here for it and would be lying if I said that the  food truck didn’t have anything to do with me wanting to read it.

So just to give you an idea, I’ll list the challenges:

  1. Stand alone novel
  2. Novel that takes place in a small town
  3. Romance featuring someone in the medical field
  4. Sports Romance
  5. Romance with a one word title
  6. Sub Genre: Contemporary Romance
  7. 2018 RITA Finalist
  8. Book that is part of a series
  9. Novel that takes place in a country you don’t live in.
  10. Harlequin Category Romance
  11. Romance featuring a musician
  12. Sub Genre: Paranormal Romance
  13. Novel that takes place in a major city
  14. Sub Genre: Inspirational Romance
  15. Romance with a Cowboy
  16. Romance novel published in 2018
  17. Book you bought for the cover
  18. Book by an author writing under a pseudonym
  19. Book with less than 1000 reviews on Goodreads
  20. Romance with a cat or dog on the cover
  21. Sub Genre: Romantic Suspense
  22. Sub Genre: Historical Romance
  23. Romance set at the beach
  24. Book with more than 10,000 reviews on Goodreads
  25. Reader’s Choice


I am really looking forward to exploring books that fit into these different prompts. I foresee a lot of long nights, wine drinking and early Saturday mornings sitting at Starbucks as I make my way through the challenges. If you have any recommendations for any of the challenges please let me know. Right now my game plan is to post a TBR for five books at a time so I will update you in the next couple of days as to what I’ll be reading first.

Let me know if this sounds interesting to you and if you plan to join in! Hope all is well Friends, until next time xoxo–Bree

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Hi I'm Bree, an Air Force Veteran turned Stay At Home Mom, full time college student and lover of romance.

One thought on “long nights, wine drinking & Summer Romance Bingo

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks like such a fun challenge. It’s giving me all kinds of ideas. I also love how it shows the breadth of romance literature, how many variations on the theme exist. Hope you enjoy it!


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