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message 1: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments GENRE BINGO CHALLENGE
Duration: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Let's play bingo! For this challenge, read books to make as many "bingos" as possible (five squares in a line - can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal). You can set a goal for total number of books, number of bingos, or both!

You can use the bingo card provided above OR, if you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can make your own.

Instructions to Make Your Own Bingo Card:

1. Go to http://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/

2. Enter the following info:
Card Title: Genre Bingo - 2017 Reading Challenge
Word List: Classics, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age, YA Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Chick-lit, Suspense, Crime, Horror, Mystery or Thriller, Tragedy, Historical, Family Saga, Adventure, Epic/High Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Space Opera, Memoir, Biography, Humor, Science Nonfiction, Historical Nonfiction, Self-Help, Short Stories or Novella, Graphic Novel

Include a Free Space: Yes
Free Space Text: Free Space
Free Space Placement: Center
Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5
Number of Cards to Create: 1

3. Click "Generate Bingo Cards"

To host the image on Goodreads:
1. Save the image of the bingo card to your computer (I did this by taking a screenshot then editing out the white space)
2. On your profile, click: "more photos" under your profile picture
3. Click "add more photos"
4. Upload your image file
5. Click "largest size" to the upper right of your image
6. Copy the web address for the image and post using the image tag: [img src="image url"] but replace []s with <>s

message 2: by Cassandra (last edited May 17, 2017 08:46AM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments How to Participate
1. Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.

Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

A. | 3/24 books
Adriana | 0/4 bingos
Alison | 7/24 books
Amy | 12/24 books
Amy [Craft] | 0/24 books
Anissa | 0/10 books & 0/2 bingos
Ann | 7/24 books
Anna [Glebova] | 13/24 books
Barb | 14/24 books
Blagica | 0/24 books
Brent | 0/24 books
Brianna | 15/10 books & 2/2 bingos
Caitlin | 0/24 books
Carri | 4/10 books & 0/2 bingos
Carrie | 0/2 bingos
Cassandra | 2/24 books
Cheri | 14/24 books
Chris | 0/24 books
Christa | 0/24 books
Claire | 7/24 books
Clare | 9/16 books & 0/4 bingos
Cynthia | 0/9 books
Daph | 3/10 books
Danny | 0/1 bingo
Debra | 0/24 books
Delitealex | 0/10 books
Den | 0/24 books
Diane L | 14/25 books
Donna | 0/5 bingos
Ecem | 7/24 books
Eggp | 15/24 books
Erika | 1/18 books
Erin | 6/24 books
Felicia | 2/24 books
frugalitymom | 0/2 bingos
Gabriella | ?
Gail | 0/1 bingo
Gem | 0/24 books
Ginger | 0/25 books
Gwen S | 2/10 books & 0/2 bingos
Haley | 0/1 bingo
Hallie | 0/1 bingo
Ilona | 9/10 books
Imbunche | 11/15 books
Janet | 10/24 books
Janine | 19/24 books
Jennifer | 0/24 books
Jennifer R | 0/24 books
Jenny | 0/24 books
Jessica | 0/24 books
Jill | 5/24 books
JoAnn | 0/2 bingos
Joe | 1/24 books
Jordyn | 0/24 books
Ju | 0/3 bingos
Julie | 4/10 books & 0/1 bingo
Juliefellioncomcast.net | 0/24 books
Kadijah Michelle | 3/24 books
Kara | 0/24 books
Kate | 5/24 books
Katharine | 0/24 books
Kelly B | 8/24 books
Kimberly | 0/2 bingos
Kirsty | 0/24 books & 0/12 bingos
Kiwi | 25/25 books
Korey | 0/2 bingos
Kristen | 0/2 bingos
Kristin | 0/2 bingos
Kristīne | 25/25 books
Kylie | 0/3 bingos
Laura | 0/24 books
Leslie | 0/24 books
Lindsay | 15/24 books
Lisa | 9/10 books or 0/2 bingos
Maddy | ?
Maria | 0/24 books
Maria [Sørenson] | 5/24 books
Marina H | 4/24 books
Marissa | 14/24 books
Martha | 0/24 books
Maureen | 0/24 books
Mayurakshi | 0/24 books
Meg | 0/24 books
Melanie | 0/2 bingos
Mie | 3/3 bingos
Miriam | 4/25 books
Natalie | 0/2 bingos
Natasha | 3/? books
Nik | 15/24 books
Nikinnia | 0/24 books
Paul | 20/24 books
Pouneh | 0/3 bingos
Prerna | 0/24 books
Q | 1/24 books
Rachael | 8/12 books
RachelvlehcaR | ?
Rashmi | 0/3 bingos
Reenah | 21/25 books
Rina | 1/3 bingos
Rizki | 3/24 books
Sam F | 0/24 books
Samantha | 0/3 bingos
Sarah | 0/24 books
Sarah [Twiggs] | 13/24 books
Sharon | 18/24 books
Sherry | 18/24 books
Susan | 0/1 bingo
Susan C | 0/2 bingos
Tina | 18/24 books
Tracy | ?
Vicky | 14/24 books
Victoria | 0/24 books
Wolf (Alpha) | 5/25 books
Yaara | 0/3 bingos
Zara | 0/3 bingos
Zita | 0/15 books

message 3: by D.L. (last edited Nov 27, 2017 02:40PM) (new)

D.L. | 1079 comments I would love to participate!

Coming of age: Hidden Diary (Volume One) by Sandra Byrd
Suspense: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Mystery or Thriller: Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman
YA Fantasy: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Biography: Rachel's Tears by Darrell Scott
Literary Fiction: What Happened Here by Bonnie ZoBell
Graphic Novel: Wonder Woman Vol. 1 by G. Rucka
Historical: A Good Woman By Danielle Steel

message 4: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome, Daph! How many books and/or bingos would you like to set a goal for?

message 5: by D.L. (new)

D.L. | 1079 comments Cassandra wrote: "Welcome, Daph! How many books and/or bingos would you like to set a goal for?"

Oh I forgot that huh? LOL I will try for at least 10 books :) TY!

message 6: by Blagica (last edited Nov 28, 2016 08:23AM) (new)

Blagica  | 12053 comments I pick a challenge every year to challenge me this is it for 2017 I am in for all of them but I reserve the right to change my mind LOL

message 7: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Absolutely, Blagica! I'm in for all of them too but it'll be a bit of a stretch for some of them. Hopefully we can swap recommendations in this thread. :)

message 8: by Lindsay (last edited Nov 20, 2017 01:22PM) (new)

Lindsay | 1333 comments

I will join for 24 please.

A1 Running with Scissors - Memoir
A2 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Science Fiction
A3 Rivers of London: Body Work - Urban Fantasy
A4 The Mare - Animals
A5 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Fantasy

B1 Apple Tree Yard - Thriller
B2 The Sun Is Also a Star - Romance
B3 Minding My Peas and Cucumbers: Quirky Tales of Allotment Life - Food and Drink
B4 The Perfect Location - Chick Lit
B5 Be Frank with Me - Contemporary

C1 The Maddie Diaries: My Story - Biography
C2 American Gods - Mythology
C3 The House of the Spirits - Magical Realism
C4 Defending Jacob - Crime
C5 In the Shadow of a Badge: How I Discovered the Angels of 9/11 While Working with the FBI - Non-Fiction

D1 An Untamed State - Literary Fiction
D2 City of Bones - Paranormal
D3 Insurgent - Dystopian
D4 The Girl with a Clock for a Heart - Mystery
D5 Strange Weather in Tokyo - Cultural

E1 Indie Girl - YA
E2 Bone Quill - Children's
E3 Babette's Feast Classics
E4 Stay with Me - Historical fiction
E5 The Hill of the Red Fox - Adventure

25/25 Completed

message 9: by Erin (last edited Mar 26, 2017 07:25AM) (new)

Erin (ezridar03) | 321 comments I will join for 24.

1. Short Stories or Novella:
✔ 2. Science Fiction: Daemon
3. Humor:
4. Graphic Novel:
✔ 5. YA Fantasy: Heartless
6. Family Saga:
7. Classics:
✔ 8. Paranormal Romance: Island of Glass
9. Coming of Age:
10. Dystopian:
11. Crime:
12. Horror:
✔ 13. Historical Nonfiction: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
14. Historical Romance:
15. Self-Help:
16. Adventure:
17. Literary Fiction:
✔ 18. Historical: The Underground Railroad
✔ 19. Epic/High Fantasy: The Hobbit
20. Mystery or Thriller:
21. Space Opera:
22. Tragedy:
23. Magical Realism:
24. Suspense:


message 10: by Sam F (last edited Jul 11, 2017 07:11PM) (new)

Sam F | 1159 comments Will join for all!

B1. Science Fiction: 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
B2. Paranormal Romance:
B3. Urban Fantasy: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
B4. Tragedy: Othello by William Shakespeare
B5. Historical: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
I1. Coming of Age: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I2. Classics: Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
I3. Memoir: The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
I4. Chick-lit: A Soft Place to Land by Susan Rebecca White
I5. Humor: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
N1. Literary Fiction: Light Years by James Salter
N2. Family Saga: The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar
N3. FREE - One Good Friend Deserves Another by Lisa Verge Higgins
N4. Science Nonfiction:
N5. YA Fantasy: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
G1. Mystery or Thriller: Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
G2. Biography: The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion by Tim Crothers
G3. Magical Realism: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
G4. Suspense: Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
G5. Horror: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
O1. Graphic Novel: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
O2. Historical Romance: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
O3. Self-Help: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin S. Sharma
O4. Dystopian: Blindness by José Saramago
O5. Historical Non-fiction: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

message 11: by Read, Relax, Review (last edited Dec 27, 2016 07:47PM) (new)

Read, Relax, Review | 2365 comments I'm going to try and give this a go again. I wasn't very successful with my last attempt.


1. Historical Romance: The Bronze Horseman
2. Classics: King Lear
3. Memoir (FS): Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
4. Theology: Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
5. Literary Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See

1st Bingo Book Covers
The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons King Lear by William Shakespeare Stolen Innocence My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall Traveling Light Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear by Max Lucado All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

6. Christian non-fiction:Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage
7. Crime: Scarpetta
8. Christian Romance: Candle in the Darkness
9. Satire: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

2nd Bingo Book Covers
Church Why Bother? My Personal Pilgrimage by Philip Yancey Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta, #16) by Patricia Cornwell Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire, #1) by Lynn Austin The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

10. Historical non-fiction: Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia
11. Graphic Novel: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
12. Health: French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

3rd Bingo Book Covers
Girt The Unauthorised History of Australia by David Hunt Fun Home A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel French Women Don't Get Fat The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

message 12: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12053 comments I did everything in the instructions and still managed to get an image error any suggestions would be great

message 13: by Cassandra (last edited Nov 27, 2016 09:47PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Where did the error appear, Blagica? Was it when you tried to upload the photo to your Goodreads page? Or when you tried to link to it?

EDIT: I see that it's where you posted it. I sent you a personal message with the correct code.

Zara - how many books and/or bingos would you like to try for?

message 14: by Katharine (last edited Nov 27, 2016 11:15PM) (new)

Katharine | 101 comments I will try for all 24.

message 15: by Rachael (last edited Oct 28, 2017 02:13AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 3671 comments I'm going to go for 12 please, an average of 1 a month

Epic/High Fantasy: A Game of Thrones read 25 July, **** with review
Classic: Northanger Abbey read 1 May, ****
Historical Romance: Ransom My Heart read 22 January, *****
YA Fantasy: Sabriel read 24 May, ****
Chick Lit: Billy and Me read 16 June, ****
Horror: Dracula read 13 October, *** with review
Suspense: Lamb to the Slaughter read 11 February, *****
Mystery or Thriller: The Whistler read 10 January, ****
Dystopian: Wool (Silo, #1) read 2 April, *****
Science Fiction: From This to That read 5 March, **** with review
Historical: The Constant Princess read 21 March, *****
Urban Fantasy: Beastly read 4 February, ** with review

message 16: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 16, 2017 12:47AM) (new)

I'll join for al 24!

Literary Fiction The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Classics The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 05/08/2017 ★★★★★
Science Nonfiction Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud 04/04/2017 ★★★☆☆
Chick-lit Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding 03/07/2017 ★☆☆☆☆
Horror Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Biography Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
YA Fantasy City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare 10/16/2017 ★★★★☆
Adventure Life of Pi by Yann Martel 02/04/2017 ★★★★☆
Coming of Age Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 03/07/2017 ★★☆☆☆
Family Saga The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough 05/03/2017 ★★★★☆
Memoir Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 08/12/2017 ★★★★☆
Historical The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett 02/02/2017 ★★★☆☆
Dystopian Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Science Fiction Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Urban Fantasy American Gods by Neil Gaiman 01/12/2017 ★★★★☆
Historical Romance Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 08/21/2017 ★☆☆☆☆
Paranormal Romance Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 02/18/2017 ★★☆☆☆
Historical Nonfiction 50 Events You Really Need to Know: World History by Ian Crofton
Crime The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 03/28/2017 ★★★★★
Suspense The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 03/18/2017 ★★★★☆
Mystery/Thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Humor The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf 04/10/2017 ★★☆☆☆
Epic/High Fantasy Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling 01/03/2017 ★★★★★
Space Opera Dune by Frank Herbert 07/23/2017 ★★★★★


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica R. | 509 comments Please count me in for all 24. 2016 was a pretty eclectic year for my reading list, and I want to continue the pattern next year :)

message 18: by Kate (last edited Nov 17, 2017 12:12PM) (new)

Kate I'm in for all 24. Since I have all year to do it! COMPLETED

YA Fantasy- City of Bones
Epic/High Fantasy- The Hobbit
Coming of Age- The Silver Star
Humor- Eleven on Top
Dystopian- The Death Cure
Urban Fantasy- Lover Unleashed
Memoir- Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Mystery/Thriller- The Girl on the Train
Historical Romance- Drums of Autumn
Paranormal Romance- Lover Mine
Chick-Lit- Restored
Horror- The Quick
Suspense- The Bourne Identity
Adventure- Life of Pi
Crime- 1st to Die
Literary Fiction- Slaughterhouse-Five
Short Stories or Novella- Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Magical Realism- Love in the Time of Cholera
Biography- Yes Please
Space Opera- Ender's Game
Historical- Fall of Giants
Science Fiction- Slaughterhouse-Five
Self-Help- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Family Saga- Winter of the World


message 19: by Eggp (last edited Oct 13, 2017 06:43PM) (new)

Eggp | 443 comments Please put me down for all 25, thank you!

Genre Bingo Challenge, January 1 - December 31
Goal: 25/25, 100.00%

B1: Magical Realism: One Hundred Years of Solitude - 29 Jan 2017, 4/5
B2: Adventure: Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1) - 10 Sep 2017, 3/5
B3: Urban Fantasy: All the Birds in the Sky - 29 May 2017, 3/5
B4: Tragedy: Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) - 06 May 2017, 4/5
B5: Paranormal Romance: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1) - 10 Feb 2017, 4/5

I1: Dystopian: The Book of Phoenix (Who Fears Death, #0.1) - 19 Jun 2017, 3/5
I2: Crime: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) - 11 Jan 2017, 4/5
I3: Short Stories or Novella: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories - 15 Jan 2017, 4/5
I4: Horror: Sweetheart, Sweetheart - 02 Feb 2017, 4/5
I5: Science Fiction: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) - 24 Feb 2017, 4/5

N1: Coming of Age: Atonement - 04 Aug 2017, 4/5
N2: Classics: Memoirs of Hadrian - 08 Feb 2017, 5/5
N3: FREE SPACE: The Croning - 21 Mar 2017, 4/5
N4: Biography: The Autobiography Of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes - 28 May 2017, 4/5
N5: Humor: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently, #1) - 20 Feb 2017, 3/5

G1: Historical: Farthing (Small Change, #1) - 19 Jan 2017, 4/5
G2: Literary Fiction: The Summer That Melted Everything - 21 Jan 2017, 4/5
G3: YA Fantasy: The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle, #2) - 16 Jan 2017, 3/5
G4: Space Opera: The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) - 25 Apr 2017, 4/5
G5: Epic/High Fantasy: The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2) - 23 Jul 2017, 4/5

O1: Suspense: The Bad Seed - 11 Mar 2017, 3/5
O2: Mystery or Thriller: Dark Matter - 03 Jan 2017, 3/5
O3: Chick-lit: Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) - 25 Aug 2017, 3/5
O4: Memoir: 84, Charing Cross Road - 13 Oct 2017, 4/5
O5: Historical Nonfiction: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time - 30 Jul 2017, 4/5

message 20: by Blagica (new)

Blagica  | 12053 comments i figured it out ! thank you for your help Cassandra =)

message 21: by Maureen (new)

Maureen | 238 comments Please put me down for all 24, thanks. Looking forward to 2017 ;)

message 22: by Zita (last edited Nov 28, 2016 10:13AM) (new)

Zita H. K. | 464 comments I am in for 15 books, thank you :)!


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message 23: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 708 comments I would like to sign up for 18 books, please :)

message 24: by Cheri (last edited Sep 18, 2017 01:37PM) (new)

Cheri (jovali2) What a fun challenge! Sign me up for 2 bingos, please. Edit: Goal changed to 24 books.


1. Historical nonfiction - Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (3 stars)
2. Short stories/novella - Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (4 stars)
3. Literary fiction - The Greenhouse by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (4 stars)
4. Family saga - Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (4 stars)
5. Magical realism - The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht (3 stars)
6. Memoir - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (5 stars)
7. Graphic Novel - 750 Years in Paris by Vincent Mahé (4 stars)
8. Adventure - It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario (5 stars)
9. Historical - The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (4 stars)
10. Urban fantasy - Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (5 stars)
11. Crime - Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel (4 stars)
12. Dystopian - The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (5 stars)
13. Humor - The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (3 stars)
14. Biography - The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin (4 stars)
15. Classics - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (1 star)
16. Science Fiction - The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (3 stars)
17. Suspense - Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (5 stars)
18. Coming of age - Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes (5 stars)
19. Chick-lit - Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan (3 stars)
20. YA fantasy - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (4 stars)
21. Tragedy - The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (2 stars)
22. Epic/High Fantasy - The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (5 stars)
23. Self-help - The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading by Anne Gisleson (4 stars)
24. Historical romance - Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan (5 stars)

message 25: by Alison (last edited Nov 22, 2017 12:19PM) (new)

Alison Chorney-Dubien I would love to join! Please put me down for all 24!

[✔] B1 - Adventure/Survival The River at Night
[✔] B2 – Time Travel The Jane Austen Project
[✔] B3 – Suspense In a Dark, Dark Wood
[✔] B4 – Chick-Lit Ugly Love
[✔] B5 – Coming of Age Eleanor & Park

[✔] I1 – Literary Fiction Hausfrau
[✔] I2 – European Literature Stella Bain
[✔] I3–Dystopian The Heart Goes Last
[✔] I4 - Classics The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings
[✔] I5 – Magical Realism The Sugar Queen

[✔] N1 – Crime Pretty Girls
[✔] N2 – Historical Whistling Past the Graveyard
[✔] N3 – Biography Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
[✔] N4 – Urban Fantasy American Gods

[✔] G1 – Family Saga Everything I Never Told You
[✔] G2–Historical Romance The Rose Garden
[✔] G3 – Animals Fifteen Dogs
[✔] G4 – Cultural (Canada) Mouthing the Words
[✔] G5 – Paranormal The Forgetting Time

[✔] O1 – Science Fiction The Martian
[✔] O2 – Memoir The Stranger in the Woods:
[✔] O3 – New Adult Humor Virgin
[✔] O4 – Thriller You
[✔] O5 –Contemporary Medical Left Neglected

Read 24/24 = 100%

message 26: by battie (last edited Nov 30, 2016 04:45PM) (new)

battie (lavenderquartz) | 3 comments I'll join for all 24 please!

Literary Fiction - The Handmaid's Tale
Classics - The Iliad and the Odyssey
Science Nonfiction - TBD
Chick-lit - TBD
Horror - Carmilla
Biography - Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
YA Fantasy - Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
Adventure - Coraline
Coming of Age - TBD
Family Saga - Little Women
Memoir - Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
Historical - The Diary of a Young Girl
Dystopian - TBD
Science Fiction - Fahrenheit 451
Urban Fantasy - Succubus Blues
Historical Romance - TBD
Paranormal Romance - TBD
Historical Nonfiction - Night
Crime - TBD
Suspense - The Maze Runner
Mystery/Thriller - The Voice of the Night
Humor - TBD
Epic/High Fantasy - Three Dark Crowns
Space Opera - TBD

message 27: by Ilona, Global Moderator (last edited Oct 22, 2017 04:25AM) (new)

Ilona | 4460 comments I would like to sign up for 10 books please.

Urban Fantasy: American Gods
Literary Fiction: The Light Between Oceans
Dystopian: 1984
Humor: Scrappy Little Nobody
Epic/High Fantasy: The Hobbit
Historical: America's First Daughter
Classics: The Handmaid's Tale
Novella: Makkelijk leven
Family Saga: White Teeth
Historical Non-fiction: Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation into Space
YA Fantasy: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Crime: Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
Tragedy: The Great Gatsby
Adventure: A Natural History of Dragons
Historical Romance: Outlander
Science Fiction: Cinder
Horror: Frankenstein


message 28: by Paul Emily (last edited Jul 22, 2017 07:36AM) (new)

Paul Emily Ryan (kickbackyak) Awesome! Put me down for 17 for the moment please - I don't know if I'll be able to get them all, but 17 seems like a nice solid number for now. :)

I'm going to go with 17 for the moment, with the option to increase it later in the year.

Literary Fiction - The Handmaid's Tale (8/3/17) - *****
Classics - The Trial (27/1/17) - ***
Science Nonfiction - The Invention of Nature (14/7/17) - ****
Chick-lit - How to Fall in Love (10/7/17) - ***
Horror - The Turn of the Screw (2/4/17) - ****
Biography - Wild Swans (21/7/17)
YA Fantasy - The Scorpio Races (16/3/17) - ****
Adventure - Knight Descendent: The First Entry in the Knight's Journal (4/3/17) - ****
Coming of Age - Anita and Me (18/5/17) - ***
Family Saga - The Master (14/4/17) - ****
Memoir - Born a Crime (12/5/17) - *****
Historical - The Silver Branch (11/1/17) - ****
Dystopia - Partials (20/1/17) - ***
Science Fiction - Eastern Standard Tribe (24/1/17) - ***
Urban Fantasy - American Gods Tenth Anniversary Edition (26/1/17) - *****
Historical Romance - Lies We Tell Ourselves (15/1/17) - ****
Paranormal Romance - The Raven Boys (12/3/17) - ****
Historical Nonfiction - Hidden Figures (22/3/17) - ****
Crime - Knots and Crosses (5/2/17) - ***
Suspense - Game Changer (5/3/17) - ****
Mystery/Thriller - Child 44 (3/2/17) - ***
Humour - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2/2/17) - ****
Epic/High Fantasy - Ship of Magic (8/1/17) - ****
Space Opera - Leviathan Wakes (3/3/17) - ****


message 29: by Leslie Ann (last edited May 26, 2017 03:19PM) (new)

Leslie Ann | 208 comments Genre Bingo Challenge, January 1 - December 31

B1: Magical Realism - The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

B2:Humor- A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install

B3: Urban Fantasy Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

B4: YA- Paper Towns by John Green

B5: Paranormal Romance - A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #0.5) by Lara Adrian

I1: Dystopian Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

I2: Crime Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

I3: Western - The Sackett Brand by Louis L'Amour

I4: Horror The Zombie Survival Guide Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

I5: Science Fiction Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

N1: Coming of Age Looking for Alaska by John Green

N2: Classics The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

N3: FREE SPACE I See You by Clare Mackintosh

N4: Self-Help Unf*ck Your Habitat You're Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman

N5: Animals The Second-Chance Dog A Love Story by Jon Katz

G1: Historical - Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen

G2: Literary Fiction The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

G3: YA Fantasy - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

G4: Space Opera - Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach

G5: Fantasy The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

O1: Suspense The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

O2: Mystery or Thriller - The Missings by Peg Brantley

O3: Chick-lit Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes

O4: Memoir Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

O5: Historical Nonfiction The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome to the challenge, everyone! I'm really excited about this one.

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Meg (megscl) | 353 comments I'm in for 24! I'll use the example card

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Cheri (jovali2) Cassandra, I have both "historical" and "historical nonfiction" on my bingo card. I've been googling to find the difference, and as far as I can tell, there isn't one. I can certainly make up a distinction. Should I just do that? Or can you point me to the definitions used to make up the list? Thanks!

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Kara (karaayako) | 3980 comments Hey Cheri, we were thinking historical fiction versus historical nonfiction (so the first could be something like The Underground Railroad and the second might be something like SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome). Hope that helps!

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Kara (karaayako) | 3980 comments I'll go for 24 with the default card. :)

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Cassandra | 5832 comments Hi Jennfier! Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Can you be more specific about what you're trying to do and what kind of error message you get? I'm happy to help problem solve. :)

Welcome Meg and Kara!

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Imbunche | 156 comments

Sounds like a fun challenge. I'm going to try for 15 for now.
1. Science fiction: The Telling
2. high fantasy : The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
3. Humor: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
4. classics : A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
5. Historical fiction : Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
6. short story collection : A Fisherman of the Inland Sea by Ursula K. Le Guin
7. magical realism : The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
8. horror : 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
9. travel non-fiction: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
10. Dystopian: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
11. history non-fiction: The Autumn of the Middle Ages by Johan Huizinga
12. essays: Eseje wybrane (Choice of essays) by Virginia Woolf
13. Urban fantasy: Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch
14. Science non-fiction: Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
15. YA science-fiction: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Cheri (jovali2) Kara wrote: "Hey Cheri, we were thinking historical fiction versus historical nonfiction (so the first could be something like The Underground Railroad and the second might be something like [bo..."

Thanks, Kara! I'll do one historical fiction and one historical nonfiction. :)

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Cassandra | 5832 comments Jennifer: Glad you got it uploaded! If you take the trailing (last) slash off the image link, it should show up. HTML code can be kind of finicky. How many books and/or bingos would you like to aim for?

Welcome Imbunche!

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Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) | 319 comments I am aiming to fill all my squares.

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Gem  | 213 comments I'm in! I'm going to try to fill up my card. (24)

message 42: by Martha (last edited Nov 24, 2017 10:47PM) (new)

Martha (marthag503) | 265 comments I'd like to try all 24 categories

Bingo: I1 - I5
O: O1-O5
Completed challenge 11/24/2017

B1: Novella: Home
B2: Middle Grade Fiction: The Poet's Dog
B3: Horror: The Boy on the Bridge
B4: Historical Fiction: Wench
B5: Suspense: The Child Finder

I1: Award Winner: The Underground Railroad
I2: Classic: Their Eyes Were Watching God
I3: Mystery or Thriller: Affinity
I4: Memoir: My Life, My Love, My Legacy
I5: Historical Romance: Jamaica Inn

N1: Travel: The Outrun
N2: Epic/High Fantasy: The Bear and the Nightingale
N3: Free Space: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
N4: Dystopian: Parable of the Sower
N5: Biography: The Light of the World

G1: Graphic Novel: Daytripper
G2: Family Saga: The Birchbark House I read the entire series
G3: Adventure: Deep River
G4: Science: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
G5: Science Fiction: The Obelisk Gate

O1: Literary Fiction: Lucky Boy
O2: Self-Help: Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
O3: Chick-Lit: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
O4: Coming of Age: Stones from the River
O5: History nonfiction: Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice

Read, Relax, Review | 2365 comments Cassandra - Could you make that 3 bingos please? Another question: Where the rows intersect - for example on mine I have Historical Fiction in the top left hand corner - do we need to read more than one in that genre for it to count for the bingo?

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Cassandra | 5832 comments Zara - nope! If you read one book from the top left hand corner, you can have three bingos (vertical, horizontal, and diagonal) all using that one book.

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Natalie Shipman I'll try for 2 bingos please.

Read, Relax, Review | 2365 comments Cassandra wrote: "Zara - nope! If you read one book from the top left hand corner, you can have three bingos (vertical, horizontal, and diagonal) all using that one book."

Excellent. Thanks

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Donna (donna_sbookminute) | 2 comments Hello, I'd like to join the Bingo Challenge for 2017. I'll be trying for 5 Bingos. Thanks.

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Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome to the challenge!

Debra: Your bingo card will show up if you go to that page and click "largest size" right above the bingo card. Use that link instead! :)

message 50: by Janet (last edited Dec 18, 2017 03:53PM) (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 784 comments I will attempt all 24

Literary Fiction - The Master and Margarita 10/6/17 ****
Classics - All the King's Men 12/7/17 *****
Science Nonfiction - Guns, Germs and Steel
Chick-lit - The Time Traveler's Wife 3/13/17 ****
Horror - Something Wicked This Way Comes 7/6/17 ****
Biography - Burr 12/18/17 ****
YA Fantasy - Thief of Time 9/23/17 ****
Adventure - The Last of the Mohicans 8/30/17 ***
Coming of Age - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 9/23/17 ****
Family Saga - Daughter of Fortune 4/6/17 ****
Memoir - Memoirs of a Geisha 5/16/17 ****
Historical - Skid Road 2/4/17 ***
Dystopia - Naughts & Crosses 10/16/17 ****
Science Fiction - The Door Into Summer 11/10/17 ***
Urban Fantasy - Iron Kissed4/10/17 ****
Historical Romance - The French Lieutenant's Woman 3/28/17 ****
Paranormal Romance - Guilty Pleasures 7/12/17 **
Historical Nonfiction - Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War 3/21/17 ****
Crime - American Psycho
Suspense - The Green Mile 11/18/17 *****
Mystery/Thriller - The Beach 11/6/17 ****
Humour - Wyrd Sisters 2/18/17 ***
Epic/High Fantasy - Witches Abroad 2/24/17 ****
Space Opera - Citizen of the Galaxy 8/2/17 ***

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