Bookish Bingo: Back to School

Posted August 31, 2015 by Bekka in challenges / 39 Comments

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Hi everyone, and welcome to another round of Bookish Bingo! I think Summer Bingo this time around was my most successful yet. If you’re interested in the wrap and giveaway portion of Summer Bingo, come back tomorrow!

Just to recap for those who are new to the Bookish Bingo challenge, I will release a new bingo card with every season. Each card runs for three months, and in the time, your objective is to read as much as you can and cover as many squares as possible. For every bingo you make (5 across, down, or diagonal) you get an extra entry into the giveaway hosted at the end of each period. Each square can only be covered by one book, though. You don’t have to review the books you use for your squares, but you do have to have some kind of “proof” of reading it, even if it’s just an entry on Goodreads. You also don’t need to be a blogger to play. Anyone is welcome.

So now that we know what’s what, let’s debut the new card! This card is for books read in September, October, and November.

fall bingo


As always, I’ll offer some recommendations and suggestions for each of the “harder” categories.


  • The Merciless by Danielle Vega
  • Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
  • Tighter by Adele Griffin


LBGTQIA (lesbia, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, intersex, asexual)

  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler
  • Black Iris by Leah Raeder
  • Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz


Sparkly Cover (anything from glitter to metallic lettering to holographic images)

  • Arclight by Josin McQuein
  • Tides by Betsy Cornwell
  • Fateful by Claudia Gray


Mental Illness

  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Play On by Michelle Smith
  • The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno


Religious Minority MC (a main character that is part of a religious minority, ie Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. Not Christian.)

  • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  • Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
  • Climbing the StairsΒ Padma Venkatraman


Water on the Cover

  • What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
  • From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan
  • Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision


Set in Another Country (could be anywhere, depending on where you live)

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Scarlet by AC Gaughen



  • Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
  • Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu


Animal on the Cover

  • Alanna by Tamora Pierce
  • The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Set in a High School

  • Dare Me by Megan Abbott
  • Trapped by Michael Northropp


A Book About Dreams

  • Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
  • Wake by Lisa McMann
  • The Nightmare Affair by Mindy Arnette


If you have any questions, let me know! To sign up, just leave a comment here telling me where you’ll be keeping track of your reads. Have fun!

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39 responses to “Bookish Bingo: Back to School

  1. This is such a cool idea. I have saw people talking about the bingo cards in the past but never knew where they came from. I am excited to give this one a try. I will be keeping track on goodreads.

  2. Harlee Rose (@Harlee_S)

    Not sure how well I will do but I think I’d like to give this a try! I’ll update my progress on Twitter πŸ™‚

  3. Any recs for sparkly covers? I’m struggling to find some good options, especially with Kindle books and trying to determine what would qualify. Thanks!

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