YA Summer Reads Bingo

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:

summer reads bingo

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.

Row 1

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 ReadIt’s Not You, It’s Me by Stephanie Kate-Strohm (√)

A Book by a Female AuthorThe Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

A Book Genre That You Don’t Normally ReadWild 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 CountryMurder, Magic, And What We Wore (London) by Kelly Jones

Row 2


The First Book in a SeriesLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

Re-read of an Old FavoriteWinter by Marissa Meyer

A Finale of a Book Series A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

A Book That Was Turned Into a MovieThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A Book With A One-Word TitleTruthwitch by Susan Dennard

Row 3

A Fantasy ReadOdd & True by Cat Winters

A Book Published This SummerLove and Other Alien Experiences by Kerri Winfrey  (√)

A Book With a Strong Female HeroineA Gathering of Shadows (Lila Bard!!!) by V. E. Schwab

A Book With Flowers on the CoverThe Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone  (√)

Row 4

A Book That Takes Place in SummerSummer 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 WorldThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

A StandaloneBad Romance by Heather Demetrios

A Graphic NovelSailor Moon

Row 5

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 AuthorSaints and Misfits by S. K. Ali (√)

A Historical Fiction ReadThe Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

A Book With A Diverse Main CharacterWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon  (√)

A Book About Fandom –  Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (√)

What do you think? Will you participating? Have you ever tried one of these? Are any of these on your summer TBR? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

51 thoughts on “YA Summer Reads Bingo

  1. This would be such a fun way of getting through my summer TBR! I might try this out, I’ve never done a book bingo before either😊

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  2. Oh my gosh Sailor Moon! I’m sure it’s amazing, but you have to let me know if you read it what you think. Thank you for joining and I hope you fill the board!

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    1. IT. WAS. AMAZING. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I just got confused in a few parts with the plot, but it was amazingggggggggggggggggggggggg. My obsession is back in full force. You’ll definitely love, Kyera. Did you love it as a kid?

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      1. Of course! I was even Sailor Moon for Halloween once 😊 I actually re-watched a few episodes while I was here, I wish I could have watched more but I don’t have internet (just terrible data on my phone) – but I already added this to my wishlist on Amazon.

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      2. Oh yeah, I think I had Sailor Mercury. I don’t actually remember who my favourite Scout was as a kid, because I think I liked Sailor Moon, Mercury and Jupiter – but rewatching I can’t imagine now picking Sailor Moon as my favourite. (Obviously she grows and that would change, but initially… well they don’t call her crybaby for no reason.)

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      3. Ahahahaha. I don’t either. I know I liked them all, but I was talking with my dad and he’s like, you were NOT a fan of Tuxedo Mask and I’m like, oh dear, poor guy. XD

        But ahahaha omg. XD She…yeah, she cries a lot in the manga. I found it hilarious. Luna is like, FIGHT, Sailor Moon and then she just starts crying. Definitely not Wonder Woman but very entertaining at least? XD

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      4. Oh gee poor tuxedo mask! Luna totally gets on her case in the show too. Ahhh okay, now I’m searching on my library’s site to see if they have an ebook version…

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  3. If you’re still not sure about the sci-fi square, you could always try Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis. It’s a science fiction retelling of Snow White that I will continue to recommend to anyone who doesn’t like sci-fi books.

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  4. Oooooh! I want to participate in this! I’m going to see if any of my June reads count towards this yet! It might also help me get back on track with the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge…since I’m a tad behind…he-he! Great post and suggestions!

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  5. An awesome book with a yellow cover for summer is Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins! It’s an anthology of short stories about summer that vary in genre!

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    1. Thanks so much, Krysti! I just have to figure out how to blackout my squares. XD But I think you are right. o.o My competitive streak is calling out to me, and I may totally feel the need to get a few blackouts! XD

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  6. I’ve never done a reading challenge/reading bingo board but this one looks like a ton of fun! I think I’m also going to participate in this awesome challenge!

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  7. Yay! Even though I’m 18 officially I still love Bingo’s and all those boring lab hours in college are spent playing BINGO with a lot of my friends. So this summer I had been really thinking about doing a bookish BINGO and now that I saw this post I think I might try it out!
    Do update me about the books you’re using I’d love to know..

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    1. I KNOW. It’s like even as an adult, it’s still such a fun game. XD I wish I had some bingo buddies like you. XD But it’s super fun (I saw your post and will check it out in a few to see what some of your picks are!). 🙂


  8. I’ll be participating in a different bingo challenge this summer! I’m quite excited because it’s my first time and I feel like it’ll be so much fun!

    AND I NEEEEED TO READ SAINTS AND MISFITS. LIKE RIGHT NOW. 😍😍 Unfortunately I’m on a book buying ban AKA I HAVE NO MONEY TO BUY NEW BOOKS hahaha. Anyway good luck with your bingo challenge and have fun! ❤️

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    1. Yes, Jackie, same! I can’t wait to see what your bingo is like. Are you a hardcore bingo player, because I really do feel the need to try and outdo my bingo board.

      AND YOU DO. It must be bought after the ban is done because it really was quite good. :O But thankies and you as well! ❤

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    1. You know I’ve heard quite a few bloggers that I follow mention that they really enjoy it and like. I see them giving it a lot of four stars. Personally, I haven’t read it, but I have heard that it does! 🙂


  9. This really is a cool bingo and seems very easy to do! 😀 And you have so many amazing books there!
    I really wanna read Saints and Misfits, Eliza and Her Monsters, Bad Romance, Empress of a Thousand Skies and Odd & True! Those are for sure in my TBR, altough I don’t own all of them yet, sigh! Let’s see if I can manage them for the summer still!
    I’ve read the first manga of Sailor Moon but I never continued, is that the one you are talking about?
    Also, can I do like you did in my post? It’s a bit easier seeing by row!
    Enjoy the bingo! ^^

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    1. Yes! All the other bingos seemed so intimidating.
      I’ve read the first three, and you will loveeeeeeee them, Joana! But I’m with you on the last two. But yes, maybe it will work out!
      And that is the one! What did you think of it?
      And absolutely! ❤ I was trying to figure out an easy way to look at them all and I found this to be less overwhelming. Can't wait to see your own! 😀
      You as well, Joana! ❤

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      1. My Goodreads says I gave it 3 stars but I can’t really remember the book 😛 I read it way to long ago… I guess I have to pick it up again! 😅 I saw you really enjoyed it tho! What’s your favorite sailor? ^^
        Thank you Mandy!! 😍 It’s really much easier! Otherwise it gets a bit to big to put each image with the topic >.< Your way is just perfect!!
        I think we will manage this bingo just perfectly! 😍

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      2. Ahahahaha oh no, Joana. XD That’s too fun. Oh, that’s hard so far. XD I love Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter so far, but it’s constantly changing. They’re all so brilliant. You?
        And yessssss! We got this! 😀

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      3. Sailor Mercury is really cool, though! She’s so smart and cool and totally a book lover like us.
        But omg, I know. Maybe when we were younger, we were more used to it?
        THAT IS AMAZING. :O I think my mouth seriously dropped. XD

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