Bookish Bingo: Ready for Spring!

Posted April 1, 2015 by Kara in bookish bingo / 58 Comments

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It’s that time again! Everyone’s favorite challenge is beginning anew and it’s time to debut the new bingo card! This round of Bookish Bingo will run throughout the months of April, May and June. You can sign up here by commenting below with a link to your blog/goodreads/booklikes/announcement tweet or announcement post. Good luck!

aprmayjundon’t forget that you may only use one square per book

As always, I will provide some recommendations for the trickier categoris

Forgotten Fridays Pick: Books we are reading for Forgotten Fridays in the current months or books we have read for FF in the past. For April, May, and June, we are reading:

  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
  • Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
  • Coda by Emma Trevayne

Aussie Author

  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Dark Contemporary: Contemporary books dealing with “tough issues”

  • Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J Bick
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Anything by Courtney Summers

Rain or Storm in Title

  • Rain Reign by Ann M Martin
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  • Servants of the Storm by Delilah S Dawson

Parental Relationships: A bond with parents is a central theme, whether good or bad

  • A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
  • Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
  • Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz

Bullying

  • Tease by Amanda Maciel
  • This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Anthology or Collection

  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
  • My True Love Gave to Me
  • Unnatural Creatures

WWII:

  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richman
  • Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Thieves, Assassins, Pirates

  • Scarlet by AC Gaughen
  • The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  • The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Parallel Universes

  • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  • Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

#WeNeedDiverseBooks

  • Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
  • This Side of Home by Renee Watson
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Nonfiction or Memoir

  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  • As You Wish by Cary Elwes
  • Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill

Plants on Cover

  • Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

58 responses to “Bookish Bingo: Ready for Spring!

  1. Natalie

    Hiii!! I am definitely interested in doing this! But I’ve never participated in it before…do I just do a regular bingo, fill the entire card, etc.? Also, what is #We Need Diverse Books? Your examples didn’t help me figure it out…sorry if it’s really obvious!! 🙂

    • Natalie

      Sorry, one more question!! Does the April, May, June release have to be for THIS year, or can it be in past years?

    • There is no real goal here except to broaden our reading horizons. Some people go for one or two bingo’s, and some people try to cover the whole card. Really, it’s all up to you! Diverse books are those written by people of color, LGBT+ authors, or feature characters who are LGBT+ or PoC.

  2. I’ve entered this how many times and how many times have I forgotten to actually keep track of my card? Might as well try again, eh?

    Thanks for the fun! My announcement post will be the end of the month when I do my recap!

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