Book Bingo 2018

This year’s challenge (as well as a lofty but achievable target of 60 books this year) is to tick off all the boxes in my self-created Book Bingo! It’s mainly a challenge to get me to branch out a bit with the books I’m reading, and to read some of the books on my shelf that have been sitting around a while…

If you want to join in, leave me a comment below so I can see how you’re getting on (hopefully you won’t be able to shout BINGO before I do!)

P.S. You’re only allowed to use each book once, so plan carefully!


(To download a clean copy for yourself, click here)

  1. A childhood favourite (Roald Dahl – Matilda)
  2. Has been translated from a different language (Antoine Leiris – You Will Not Have My Hate)
  3. A book set at Christmas
  4. An (auto)biography: (Andrea Gonzales & Sophie House – Girl Code)
  5. Colour-edged pages: (Karen McManus – One of us is Lying)
  6. A play
  7. A graphic novel
  8. Set in a foreign country (Diksha Basu – The Windfall)
  9. Recommended by a close friend
  10. A one-word title (Anthony Horowitz – Stormbreaker)
  11. Mentioned on the Gilmore Girls
  12. Has an animal in the title: (Katherine Rundell – The Wolf Wilder)
  13. Has the word ‘Love’ in the title
  14. Has the word ‘Hate’ in the title (Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give)
  15. A new (to you) trilogy (Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation)
  16. Written before 1800
  17. A number in the title: (Emily Barr – The One Memory of Flora Banks)
  18. Re-read a favourite
  19. A Goodreads Choice Award 2017 winner (Sarah J. Maas – A Court of Wings and Ruin)
  20. A new book by a favourite author
  21. Less than 100 pages long (Brandon Sanderson – Mitosis)
  22. More than 700 pages long
  23. Written under a pseudonym
  24. A book set before 1700: (Joanna Hickson – Red Rose, White Rose)
  25. Has been made into a film: (Jeanne Ryan – Nerve)
  26. A purple cover: (Kent Beck – Test Driven Development By Example)
  27. Has been unread on your shelf for over 5 years (Milly Johnson – The Birds and The Bees)
  28. Was bought as a present
  29. Has food in the title
  30. A travel book
  31. Non fiction: (Nick Page – A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity)
  32. A springtime book
  33. A summer book: (Milly Johnson – A Summer Fling)
  34. An autumn book
  35. Shakespeare
  36. A Costa book award winner: (Katherine Rundell – The Explorer)