Bonjour! As a kid, me and bingo kind of clicked. I don’t think anyone has ever felt the pure joy of saying bingo, running up to go claim your prize, only to realize that all the goodies are already taken and you get a pencil eraser. But still…you bingoed. So yay?
When I saw the amazing Kyera over @ Kyera’s Library came up with her own bingo, I was intrigued. I had always been interested in doing a book bingo, but I had always felt all kinds of confused by it. But Kyera is awesome (she has amazing book reviews, amazing tags, and this super cool series full of book recommendations based on the Hogwarts houses) and this seemed like fun, so I took the plunge.
Here is the lovely bingo square:
So, the rules?
Try to fill up your board with all the books that you read from June to August to have some fun – and you wouldn’t end up with a stupid pencil eraser at the end but instead a good chunk of your Goodreads challenge done…which I think is a much better accomplishment. So, I figured, like Kyera, I would spend this post going through what I plan to use in these squares or asking for some suggestions.
Book with Yellow Cover – Ermmmm…I’m a bit lost on that one. Can On the Fence by Kasie West count since the spine is and the words are yellow? D: Any suggestions?
A Contemporary Read – It’s Not You, It’s Me by Stephanie Kate-Strohm (√)
A Book by a Female Author – The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
A Book Genre That You Don’t Normally Read – Wild Irish Women (non-fiction) by Marian Broderick (I AM FINISHING IT THIS SUMMER – I DON’T CARE – IT’S BEEN A YEAR)
A Book Set In a Foreign Country – Murder, Magic, And What We Wore (London) by Kelly Jones
The First Book in a Series – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Re-read of an Old Favorite – Winter by Marissa Meyer
A Finale of a Book Series – A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
A Book That Was Turned Into a Movie – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Book With A One-Word Title – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
A Fantasy Read – Odd & True by Cat Winters
A Book Published This Summer – Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerri Winfrey (√)
A Book With a Strong Female Heroine – A Gathering of Shadows (Lila Bard!!!) by V. E. Schwab
A Book With Flowers on the Cover – The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone (√)
A Book That Takes Place in Summer – Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods or Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn
A Science Fiction Read – oh, um, eh. I’m not a sci-fi fannnnnn. Maybe Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
A Book Set in a Fictional World – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
A Standalone – Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
A Graphic Novel – Sailor Moon
A Book With a LGBTQ+ Character – I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo and/or Simon vs. by Becky Albertalli
A Book from A Debut Author – Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali (√)
A Historical Fiction Read – The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
A Book With A Diverse Main Character – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (√)
A Book About Fandom – Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (√)