Summer book bingo time!

Let me start off by saying that I am incredibly sad to hear that Books on the Nightstand is ending their podcast in June after a super long run. Ann and Michael’s thoughts on the book world and their recommendations will be sorely missed. The fact that they announced this on the same day as summer book bingo probably saved a lot of fallen tears as many of us were too excited about downloading new bingo cards to cry for long.

For those unfamiliar with summer book bingo, you can download a card here. The object is to obtain a bingo by reading books that match the categories (open to your interpretation). In the US we have two holidays which bookend our summers, Memorial Day and Labor Day (if you are outside of the US think the last weekend in May through the first weekend in September). That is the time frame in which you have to play.

I am posting my card below. Leave a comment with your suggestions for what I should read in these categories!  Last summer I completed 3 rows, I hope to meet the same goal this year.


5 thoughts on “Summer book bingo time!

  1. This is my first time seeing the BOTN bingo and I think it looks so fun. But apparently I have no impulse control, because I keep refreshing the page just to see all of the options!

    Do you know which square you are going to start with?


    • I have no idea where I should start. Of course I have a giant stack of unread books I’ve gotten from my local used bookstore, so I might go with that one first. I’ve had a used copy of The Night Circus for almost a year now that stares at me.


  2. If I were to do your card, I would read The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector for Last book by an author before s/he died, and Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Hammet for A mental health memoir.

    I can recommend Sally Heathcote: Suffragette for Written by two or more authors (Mary Talbot and Kate Charlesworth), Burger’s Daughter by Nadime Gordimer for Set in Africa, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie for A classic mystery, and anything by Natsume Sōseki for Translation but especially The Gate.


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