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message 1: by Gerard (new)

Gerard (gerbearrr) | 81 comments B1: 18th Century or Earlier Classic - Robinson Crusoe
B2: Book Chosen by the Cover - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
B3: European Classic - Hard Times
B4: Telegraph’s 100 Novels List - The Trial
B5: 20th Century Classic - Invisible Man

I1: Book from the Group’s Bookshelf Prior to 2019 - Waiting for Godot
I2: New-to-You Author - Pnin
I3: Classic Play - No Exit and Three Other Plays
I4: Literary Prize of Your Country - The Complete Maus
I5: Classic on Your Bookshelf For over a Year - 1984

N1: South American Classic - Hopscotch
N2: Short Story Collection - Dubliners
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Poetry or Essay Collection - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
N5: Asian Classic - The Art of War

G1: Winner of a Foreign Literary Prize - (any recommendations for this?)
G2: Classic By a Female Author - Jacob's Room
G3: Classic Non-fiction - The Communist Manifesto
G4: Written by Nobel Laureate - Siddhartha
G5: Book from the Group's 2019 Bookshelf - The Pillars of the Earth

O1: 19th Century Classic - Frankenstein
O2: Classic Sci-fi or Fantasy - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
O3: Classic Comedy or Satire - Catch-22
O4: Classic Romance = Pride and Prejudice
O5: 21st Century Potential Classic - The Year of Magical Thinking


message 2: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1556 comments Good luck on your challenge, Gerard.


message 3: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments Welcome to your first BINGO, Gerard! Your list looks pretty much like my list from my crazy 88 personal challenge this year (I think 12 of your selections were on my list). Looks like you should have a really good year of reading lined up.

As for the Foreign Literary Prize you should consider looking up the Man Booker Prize or The Nobel Prize.


message 4: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 3058 comments Mod
I agree the Man Booker Award list is quite good. There is also the National Book Awards. Their list is 2,600 different titles.


message 5: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9431 comments Mod
So glad that you have decided to join us with your Bingo challenge. I hope you enjoy it.


message 6: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2420 comments Wow, Gerard, I love your list! I've read 15 of them. You have a lot of good reading ahead! Two that I haven't read and am interested in are Pnin (which is sitting on my shelf right now!) and No Exit which I plan to start in the next couple of days. I hope you enjoy this Bingo Challenge. It's a lot of fun! Happy Reading :)


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