Book Club Bingo!

Our book club is playing bingo, and you can play, too.

Here’s the card:

Retreat by Random House cooked this thing up, and yes, it’s a reading challenge.

We ladies of the book club are being purists about it: each book can count for only one square.

Otherwise, I’d’ve done one of those ninja bingo moves with The Sign of Four: set on a different continent, forgotten classic, mystery, number in the title, became a movie, second book in a series, more than 10 years old. (Man, that wipes out nearly half the board!)

But here’s where we are allowing wiggle room: We can re-assign a book to a different category if we wish. So right now I’ve specified that The Sign of Four is my book with a number in the title. But if I read another book with a number in the title, I could re-assign The Sign of Four as a book that’s more than 10 years old or whatever other category that fits.

I’m practically giddy. A good reading challenge’ll do that to a person.

Here’s my line-up thus far:

A book
with more than 500 pages

A book
written by someone under thirty

A book
with a one-word title                   Night by Elie Wiesel

The
first book by a favorite author

A book
your friend loves

A
forgotten classic

A book
with non-human characters     

A book
of short stories

A book
you heard about online

A book
that scares you                        Killshot by Elmore Leonard

A book
that became a movie               The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A
funny book                                      The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

A
best-selling book

A book
that is more than 10 years old  The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha
Christie

A book
published this year                  

A book
by a female author                  Park Lane by Frances Osborne

A
book set on a different continent     The Dinner by Herman Koch

A book
based on a true story

The
second book of a series

A book
with a number in the title        The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle

A book
with a mystery     The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

A book
of nonfiction

A book
at the bottom of your to be read pile

A book
with a blue cover                    Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

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