BL-opoly 2020: The Pandemic Edition

Game abandoned prematurely due to BookLikes Meltdown.


My marker was based again (of course) on my little assistants and good luck charms, Sunny and Charlie, who again helped me pick my books (this time around, properly pandemic-proofed).



My Progress Spreadsheet


The Books and the Board

The Questions

Why?: Pete Brown: Shakespeare’s Local – finished June 8, 2020.
When?: Bernard Knight: Crowner’s Crusade – finished June 3, 2020.

The Railroads

The Silk Road: Anita Amirrezvani: The Blood of Flowers – finished July 13, 2020.
The Patagonia Star: Nicholas Shakespeare: The Dancer Upstairs – finished May 30, 2020.
The Cape-to-Cairo Railway:
The Nordic Express:

School’s Out For Summer

#3: Phyllis Wheatley: Memoir and Poems
#4: Ellery Queen: The Roman Hat Mystery – finished June 11, 2020.

The Stay-Cation

#6: Lili Grün: Alles ist Jazz – finished June 19, 2020.
#7: Holly Throsby: Goodwood – finished July 1, 2020.
#9: Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna – DNF @ 40%, May 28, 2020.

Beach Week

#10: Helene Tursten: Night Rounds – finished June 6, 2020.
#11: Ranka Nikolić: Mord mit Meerblick (Murder with Sea View) – finished July 3, 2020.

Mountain Cabin

#15: Mark Twain: The Diaries of Adam and Eve – finished July 13, 2020.

The Lake House:

#19: Eve Makis: The Spice Box Letters – finished June 23, 2020.
#20: Agatha Christie: Dumb Witness – finished May 31, 2020.
#22: Margery Allingham: Police at the Funeral – finished June 1, 2020.

The Summer Blockbuster

#27: Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – Verily, a New Hope – finished June 2, 2020.

The Summer Romance

#30: Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other – finished June 26, 2020.

European Vacation

#35: Olivia Manning: The Great Fortune – finished June 18, 2020.
#36: Arthur Conan Doyle: The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection – finished June 28, 2020.


The Novelty Cards

The Race Car: Picked up June 12, 2020; used July 4, 2020.
The Robot: Picked up June 18, 2020.

The Cat: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020; used June 12, 2020 and June 18, 2020.
“Cat” Books:
Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water – finished June 16, 2020.
Saša Stanišić: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert – finished June 19, 2020 – and Herkunft – finished June 22, 2020.

The Dog: Picked up June 9, 2020 and June 17, 2020.



The Four Corners

GO: Collected $20 on May 26; and $5 each on:
June 3 – June 9 – June 18 – June 29 – July 4 – July 13

Free Parking:
Go to Jail:

The BookLikes Squares:
Spin the Wheel Decide

#24: July 13: Move to the Start Space




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