So I’ve
wrapped up Book Bingo 2015, and I was feeling all calm and comfortable and
assignment-free… for about 10 minutes. 
Then I started creating other reading
assignments for myself.
Type A lifestyle, it’s not for the faint of heart. 
For Book Bingo 2015, here, in alphabetical order by bingo square, is what I read:
20th Century Dead Author
They’re dead. They lived, published, and died in
the 20th century.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
300 Pages or Fewer
If it has 301 pages, forget it. Page count includes
afterword, notes, index, etc.
Another Culture
A book outside your country, background, ethnic
group, or cultural realm
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Fiction or nonfiction — how-to, critique, art
thieves, artist biography, or art as a pivotal object in a story. Any way art
inspires the book.
Heist by Daniel Silva
Any book on a banned book or challenged book list,
anywhere in the world
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Book Abandoned
Started a book? Don’t want to finish it? Abandon
ship! This is your free square.
Fast Track by Julie Garwood
Book of Essays
The book can be a collection of essays by a single
author or by various authors.
Look for the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary
by Heather Lende
A book by a celebrity, about a celebrity, or about
the idea of celebrity
Cited in a Story
A book or author mentioned in another book, story,
movie, or TV show
Songbook by Nick Hornby
Cover Attraction
Judge a book by its cover
Cult Classic
A book with an unusually devoted following that
touts this book, whether or not the critics agree. This book could change your
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Found Online
A book you discovered online; does not have to be
an eBook
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the
Appalachian Trail
by Ben Montgomery
Graphic Novel
A standalone book of comics–fiction or nonfiction.
May be a single story told in one book, a single volume in a series, or a
compendium of serialized comics.
Kingsman: Secret Service by Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn
Magical Realism
A book in which magical elements exist within an
otherwise ordinary world
Something you’re passionate about, something that
consumes a character, or the pages smoldering under your fingers are so hot you
need to take a break  
Published in the 70s
A book originally published between 1970-1979
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Pulitzer Prize
A book that was nominated or won a Pulitzer in any
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Recommended Book
A book recommended by a friend, a website, or a
“best of” list
A book you re-read  
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
A suspense novel or a book that is suspenseful
Alone by Lisa Gardner
Any book you’d be embarrassed to be seen reading.
Or any kind of fluff that you’re not embarrassed to be seen reading.
Deadline by Sandra Brown
UFO (unfinished object)
A book you’re returning to, after having abandoned
it. You gotta finish it this time.
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by
Timothy Egan
Could be a thriller, suspense, horror, gore, or
something subtle that made you feel uncomfortable
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Fiction or nonfiction. Past, present, or future.
A book about writing, a book about a writer, or a
book whose writing you really enjoy
My favorite of the bunch? That last one there, which was actually the first book I read for Bingo. 
The planning for Book Bingo 2016 began as soon as we got this year set, and I can’t wait to finalize the categories.  [silent squealing just ensued]

2 thoughts on “BINGO!

  1. Congrats on finishing bingo! You read some great books…some I've read before, and some I've added to my To Read list. 🙂 Can't wait to see next year's bingo card!

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