Reading Challenge: Bookish Bingo–Spring 2016

Ah, reading challenges.  Excellent opportunities to motivate yourself and others to read as well as connect (or reconnect) with the reader community. To explore new genres, topics, cultures, authors, and more. To boldly go where no reader has gone before!

Well, maybe not that extreme, but they can often encourage us to read more, and set and accomplish personal reading goals. Not to mention all the benefits you get from reading–learning new things, expanding your vocabulary, and becoming more empathetic to others. Plus, they’re really fun (Yay!) and sometimes you win prizes (double Yay!).

That last point brings me to the topic at hand–Bookish Bingo! Whooooooooa!!!

(Sorry. I had to channel my inner Mordecai. Anyway…)

Bookish Bingo, hosted by Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews, runs from March 1st to May 31st. Only books read during that time can count toward bookish bingo. The objective? To get as many bingos as possible with each one earning you an additional entry into a giveaway. In essence, each book counts as a token (like you’d find in typical bingo), so it can only count once. That’s right, for only one space even if it fits in more than one category.

Don’t have a blog? No worries. Just sign up by making a comment on Bekka’s Bookish Bingo: Spring 2016 blog post. Find out more details on how to play and to get your bingo card here at Pretty Deadly Reviews. (While there, you can also get more information on a readathon you can join, starting April 3rd at 12:00 am and ending April 9th at 11:59pm.)

Below is a list of some books on my forever-growing TBR list that I’m considering reading for this challenge.

My Reading List:

Second Chance – Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth

Set in Space – Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Non-Binary MC – Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Under 200 Pages – Gunner Skale (The Mortality Doctrine, #0.5) by James Dashner

Ugly Cover – The Story of Hong Gildong translated by Minsoo Kang

Set Over 200 Years Ago – Cleopatra’s Shadow by Emily Holleman

March, April, May Release – The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Criminals – A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Metallic Lettering – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Based on a Real Event – Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

Book Toward Another Challenge – Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard

Green Cover – Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne

Retelling – Winter by Marissa Meyer

Set in More than One Country – Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Characters are Not Human – The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Rec’d by More than One Friend – Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1) by Robert Beatty

Flowers on Cover – The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell

MC Shares Your 1st Initial –

Written Under a Pen Name – 1984 by George Orwell

More than One Author – Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Stephane Roux, Alex Sinclair, & Paul Mounts

End of the World –  The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Number in the Title – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Nonfiction – Gulp by Mary Roach

Standalone – Hard Red Spring by Kelly Kerney

I welcome recommendations for the remaining categories in the comments below.  (Or, if you’re playing and you’d like suggestions for any category for yourself, I’m happy to help. Just say the word.) Also, feel free to comment, letting me know if you intend to participate in this challenge and which books you hope to read.  Or if you know of any other fun reading challenges going on now or set to start soon that you’d like to share.

Have fun and happy reading!

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