Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year

Posted January 1, 2015 by Kara in bookish bingo / 96 Comments

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I know I said I wasn’t going to do another bingo until March, but I just couldn’t help myself. I love this feature and I love watching people struggle (*evil laugh*) and succeed. It’s so awesome how popular this challenge has gotten, and I want you to know that I really, really appreciate everyone’s participation and effort.

If you a here for the Holiday Edition giveaway, that will go up tomorrow.

This bingo will run from January to the end of March.

-You may include one DNF.
-Remember, one square per book.

To sign up for this round of bingo, just comment below with a link to where you will keep track of your reading progress. Sign-ups close on January 15th. Here is the card!

janfebmarHere are some recommendations based on the above categories

Forgotten Fridays Pick – One of the titles we pick for Forgotten Fridays Book Club

  • The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (January)
  • Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (February)
  • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (March)

2015 Debuts

  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (February 10th)
  • Shutter by Courtney Alameda (February 3rd)
  • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (January 13th)

Magical Realism – Contemporary reads with a hint of magic

  • Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by AS King
  • Teeth by Hanna Moskowitz
  • 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

‘Pretty Dress’ Cover – Any cover that fits into the beautiful dress trend

  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Darkness Before Dawn by JA London

LGBTQIA – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual

  • Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman
  • Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Epistolary – Written fully or almost fully in letters, news articles, diary entries, emails, etc

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Renisson
  • The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace


  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Mental Illness – Either MC or side character with mental illness, but main focus of the book is that illness

  • Schizo by Nic Sheff
  • Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony
  • OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

Based on Mythology

  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Gold Lettering – On the cover

  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

Fairies or Fae

  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
  • Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
  • Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Male POV

  • Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
  • Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
  • The Riverman by Aaron Starmer

Super Powers

  • The Darkest Minds by Alex Bracken
  • Vicious by VE Schwab
  • Dark Star by Bethany Frenette


96 responses to “Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year

  1. AWWWW YEAH, TIME TO TRY AGAIN. I’m not even gonna kid myself and think I’ll be able to black out the card this time like Bonnie (and I think Renae did? My brain isn’t working because ugh). Ah, this brings me back to being ten and trying to win money playing Bingo at the place where my parents had (and still have) a timeshare. <3

    You know where I'll beeeeeee.

  2. No chance with me blacking out the card because I avoid graphic novels like the plague. I read so many epistolary reads near the end of 2014, I wish I knew this was a category because it’s rare I actually read them.

    I recommend Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas because it’s written fully in letters and so dang good. If you get a galley give it a chance!!!! <3

    Fingers crossed that I actually remember to fill out my card this time -__-
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  3. […] I heard about this original looking challenge thanks to Amber’s post about it at Du Livre. I never saw such a challenge before. I promised myself that I wouldn’t sign up in challenges this year, except for the LGBT one maybe…but I couldn’t resist. And I like the fact that this card *allows* us to read such a variety of books. I fear that I will complete it too soon though, since those are pretty much the genres I usually read. Except for, hum, mental illness. You can sign up HERE! […]

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