Book Bingo Quarantine Variation: The Books on My Shelves

Last month I challenged us to play a special quarantine variation of Book Bingo: find a book on your shelves that matches each category.

I’m guessing you don’t mind a call to peruse your own bookshelves; for me, it’s like taking a mini-vacation right within my own walls. (And that’s where we’re all spending time these days, so: perfect activity, no?)


Here’s what I found on my shelves that matched each category. For Horror, I had nothing that really matched (what a surprise!) so I did the best I could. 

Here’s my list…

  • Icy: North to the Pole by Will Steger
  • Landscape: The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
  • Novella: Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson
  • Harlem Renaissance: Passing by Nella Larsen
  • Longing: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • Lies & Deception: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Expectations: Time & Again by Jack Finney
  • Underdog: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • Personal Growth: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Long-Haired Author: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Friend’s Suggestion: Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
  • Podcast: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Carnegie Medal Nominee: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Modern Classic: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Road Trip: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • Olympics: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • Checklist: Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
  • South America: Cuentos Completos by Julio Cortazar
  • Back to School: The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  • Love: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Native American: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Horror: Passage by Connie Willis
  • Political: Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro
  • Memoir: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • Indulge: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


If you played along, please add a link to your list of titles in the Comments. And please tell us… 

Which category was the hardest for you to find in your home?



Reader, librarian, & happy little geek

2 thoughts on “Book Bingo Quarantine Variation: The Books on My Shelves

  1. I’ll have to print this out and see if any of the books I own fit any of the categories…because you know how much I love book bingo! 😀

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