Bookish Bingo: Summer 2015

Posted May 31, 2015 by Bekka in challenges / 46 Comments

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I am so excited to debut Bookish Bingo on Pretty Deadly Reviews. This feature is my brain baby and I knew I couldn’t let it go. I hope you’ll all join me in this challenge – I think I cooked up a great new card for you guys!

I know I’m posting this a month early, the beginning of June instead of the end of the month. But it’s been driving me crazy for so long that it doesn’t really line up with the actual seasons. But now that it will be going on through June, July and August, it lines up perfectly with summer and with my sensibilities. I understand that there are a lot of people doing Spring Bingo right now and this might cause some challenges. You can quit the old bingo card if you’d like, or you can overlap your books and do both at the same time: for instance, Heir of Fire has a green cover, and it also fits at couple categories on the new card, so you can count it toward both if you want to. It’s all up to you!

I’ll also be reinstating the giveaway portion of Bookish Bingo! The more you cover on the card, the more entries you get. The giveaway will be for a June, July, or August release of your choice, as long as The Book Depository ships to you. The giveaway will be posted at the end of the summer.

So are you ready to see the new card? Drum roll….


As always, I will provide some recommendations for some of the harder categories:

Cover has been changed:

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

PoC Writer:

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
  • Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Fire in the Title or on the Cover:

  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Multi POV:

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson


  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman


  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
  • In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

June, July or August Release:

  • Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams

Time Travel:

  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  • Loop by Karen Atkins
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

2015 Debut:

  • Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra

Award Winner:

  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
  • Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Short Story:

  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Any novellas count as well

MC with Physical Disability:

  • Girl, Stolen by April Henry
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern


  • Scarlet by AC Gaughen
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


The Rules

  • Sign up before July 16th
  • Only books finished between the first day of June and the last day of August may count
  • Sign up by commenting with a link to where you will be keeping track (Goodreads, blog, Booklikes, wherever)
  • One book per square – Heir of Fire has Fire in the title and it features magic, but may only be used for one square
  • Rereads always count
  • You may include one DNF
  • Have fun!


46 responses to “Bookish Bingo: Summer 2015

  1. Yay! Thanks for hosting this! I’ll be Tweeting and have a page on my blog and Goodreads for this. I’m and the blog page will prob be


  2. I will most definitely be making an effort this time despite not having any idea how much reading time I will get this summer. I WANT TO DO BINGO, DAMMIT. I keep telling myself every time a new sheet is up that I’m going to try and then things get away from me so I can’t, but this time I WILL.
    I’ll log the reading on Goodreads I suppose because that’s easiest right now.
    Also, awesome categories, Bekka πŸ™‚
    Jessica R recently posted…BEA ’15 RecapMy Profile

    • You just open the image up in an image editor, like Paint or Photoshop or PicMonkey and add whatever symbol you’d like. πŸ™‚

  3. Pffft, me signing up right before the deadline is up. GOOD GOING, AP. NEARLY MISSING IT WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY FIVE BOOKS IN.

    But yeah, you know I’m in for this as always on my blog. πŸ˜€

    • I honestly hadn’t thought of it, but if you think it’d be helpful to post a wrap up, I can write one up for Sunday πŸ™‚

  4. So here’s the thing. I JUST found out about this. So I’m going to place the books I read in June to as many appropriate squares as I can (so I don’t feel so behind) and pretend that I saw this before because this card is AWESOME! I thought Bookish Bingo was gone forever, now I have two fun challenges to take part in (I’m doing Story Sprites too)! Thank you! πŸ™‚
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    • There’s been some confusion lately so I went ahead and opened sign up until mid July, so you’re in! Thanks for joining πŸ˜€

  5. I’m in…I like that the bingo cards will now align with the seasons as well! I recently took an (unexpected) hiatus from blogging and did not do so well on the Spring Bingo but am ready to try to get at least one bingo line on this card! Looks like I’m signing up just in the nick of time! Thank goodness for summer vacation to make up for my being out of the loop, right!?!

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