One of my goals this year was to partake in a game of Book Bingo and after a lot of searching and comparisons of various games I have finally settled on one I am going to use. At the moment my intention with Book Bingo is not necessarily to focus only on completing a line or even the whole square, but combine it with my other reading habits and goals and see what happens with the game. I may surprise myself and make Bingo where I was not expecting, and of course it makes my reading selections more adventurous if I have criteria to meet.
Already I know I want to complete more than just a single Book Bingo game this year, there are so many varieties out there for all sorts of challenges and I think after getting the motivation and confidence from completing one I will willingly begin another. It wasn’t until I had finished creating my own Bingo card did I find the great site Oh The Books that offers a range of Book Bingo cards varying in genre and requirements that people have put together. If you are thinking of doing a Book Bingo challenge it might be worth having a look, or even if you are just looking for some more ideas to make your own. Making your own is a good idea if you want to tackle your own shelves of unread books, though even with a premade one it is interesting to discover which books can fall under what category. Also, a simple Google search of Book Bingo will bring up so many options with really creative requirements.
I’ve posted below the one I am planning on following. It is mostly unchanged from the original, I swapped out about six but I have posted the original below. I’ve also added a few more examples underneath of variations that are out there. The options are endless, really. You just need to decide how specific and how you want to approach your reading. I can already think of a few books that fall under each square and I’m actually really looking forward to starting. The only question that remains is how long it will take me to complete a card! If you want to use my card you’re more than welcome to, just link it back :). I’ll be sure to update you all on my progress, especially when I get Bingo!
Other examples of Book Bingo (Click image for source)