Book Bingo

This is my plan for summer reading. I’m using the Seattle Public Library’s Book Bingo challenge to encourage me to branch out and read things that might not have been at the top of my list otherwise. I welcome suggestions for the blank squares.


  1. Recommended by a Librarian
  2. Fiction: Miss Bingley Requests by Judy McCrosky
  3. Finish a book you started and put down: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  4. Mystery or thriller: The Lonely Witness by William Boyle
  5. Written by an author from another country
  6. Award-winning author: Circe by Madeline Miller
  7. About the environment
  8. By an author of color: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  9. Recommended by an independent bookseller
  10. History: Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
  11. Made you cry or laugh out loud: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (currently reading)
  12. Graphic novel
  13. Author (or character) has a disability: Kindred by Octavia Butler
  14. Takes place in the area where you were born
  15. Memoir or biography
  16. Your best friend’s favorite book: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  17. A SAL speaker (past or upcoming)
  18. About travel or read while traveling
  19. Outside your bubble
  20. Local author: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  21. LGBTQIA author or character
  22. Poetry or Essays
  23. First in a series: Blackbird by L.E. Harrsion
  24. Suggested by a Young Person