My Summer Romance #RippedBodiceBingo TBR

This is a bingo created by the Los Angeles romance bookstore, The Ripped Bodice!

It runs from June 1-August 31. For each row you complete, you can enter to win prizes! I thought it would be good to try this kinyd of reading challenge along with the MarvelAThon so I would get more information about how reading challenges work for me.

BINGO card summer rom

Here is my TBR for this challenge! All romances, of course. As I did with #MarvelAThon, I am selecting 4 potential options for each square because options help me, as my reading capacities are shaped by so many factors outside my control.

I list pairings and bi, pan, ace spec and trans identities where I know them. Books by authors of color are starred*. (Please let me know if this information is inaccurate.)

Soccer/Futbol Romance

Fairy Tale Retelling (All Beauty and the Beast retellings)

Forced Proximity


YA Paranormal Romance

Carriage Sex


Set at Summer Camp

  • In Her Court by Tamsen Parker (f/f contemp) MCs work at a tennis camp.
  • On a Summer Night by Gabriel Vidrine (m/m YA contemp with trans lead) Teens at summer camp.
  • Luck of the Draw by Kate Clayborn (m/f contemp) MCs work at a summer camp.
  • Running With Lions by Julian Winters (m/m YA contemp)* Teens at soccer camp.

Enemies to Lovers

Heroine’s Eyes are Described Using the Ocean

  • Changing Tides by Sarah Darlington (m/f contemp with bi heroine) (I DNF’d this one)
  • Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (m/f contemp)
  • Captivated by Nora Roberts (m/f contemp fantasy)
  • Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert (m/f contemp)*


  • Moon-Bright Tides by RoAnna Sylver (f/f PNR) Sea witch/mermaid.
  • Your Heart Will Grow by Chace Verity. (m/f PNR with a pan heroine and a trans hero) Human guard/mermaid prisoner.
  • Like Water by Rebecca Podos (f/enby YA contemp)* Works as a mermaid in a water park. 
  • Sea Lover by JK Pendragon (m/m PNR with trans lead) Fisherman falls for merman. 

Extreme Location

  • An Offering of Plums by J. Emery (m/enby PNR) Location: the Guardian Hill where demons get summoned
  • Witch, Cat and Cobb by JK Pendragon (f/f PNR with trans lead) Location: the lair of the Swamp Witch
  • Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois (m/f PNR with trans boy lead) Location: a queer flying island built by asexual people
  • Over and Over Again by Cole McCade (m/m contemp)* Location: a North Yorkshire goat farm (I finished this book 6/29!)

Queer & Historical

MC Named Harry

Book That Is Now a Movie


Hero Smells Like “MAN”

Time Travel

Tech in the Big City

Heroine is Older than the Hero

Baby on the Cover

Birds are Somehow Involved

  • The Swan by Piper Hughley (m/f historical)* Bird in title, bird on cover.
  • Magpie by Kim Dare (m/m PNR) Bird shifter MCs.
  • One in Waiting by Holley Trent (m/m/f contemp)* Two of the MCs belong to the Reedville Roosters baseball team.
  • A Little Familiar by R Cooper (m/enby PNR) Bird on cover, bird familiar in story.

Return to Hometown

Damsel in Distress (MC in Distress)

6 thoughts on “My Summer Romance #RippedBodiceBingo TBR

  1. Carriage sex is such a specific category 😀

    The mermaid ones are all great, and I really want to read Like Water. Also, Moon-Bright Tides is pretty short so it’s great for Readathons where you have to read a lot.

    What exactly does PNR mean?

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    1. PNR means the subgenre paranormal romance! It includes most fantasy & is esp associated with urban fantasy (e.g. shifters and vampires fall in love!) .

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    2. I am excited about ALL the mermaid ones, I have no idea how I will pick.

      Carriage sex was one of the hardest categories to find books to try. Esp as I rarely read historical romance.

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      1. Some of these prompts seem like it would be tough to find books for them unless you’ve already read the book, too. Like, how do you know if there’s carriage sex without reading the book?

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      2. I chose mine through other people’s recommendations for that one! (I did include some rereads for this challenge, because I often reread my faves.

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