Monday, January 20, 2014

Reading Bingo Challenge 2014

Just had to challenge myself even more and this one seems hard to resist.   And I'm going to do both. Sign up here.

When facing a new year filled with so many possibilities for resolutions, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Do you want to challenge yourself to read more in the coming year? What about to read more widely? And where’s the motivation to stay on track?
Bingo—that’s where! Welcome to Retreat’s Reading Bingo Challenge 2014. We’ve created a printable bingo card with 24 reading challenges! Join us and challenge yourself to read more, to read more widely and to have fun doing it all!
You can approach the Reading Bingo card however you like: beginners, start by getting one line; if you’re more advanced, try the whole outside box on the card; experts, fill in the whole card!
We would recommend using one book per space, but if you read a book over 500 pages written by someone under 30, who are we to stop you from cover two squares with one read?
This year, for a little extra challenge, we’ve also created the Reading Bingo Card: YA Edition! We’ve come up with 24 challenges related specifically to books geared to teens. But you don’t have to be a teenager to participate!
Reading Bingo Card
Reading Bingo YA Card
Books for Reading Bingo
  1. More than 500 Pages:  Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  2. Forgotten Classic:  The Professor--Charlotte Bronte
  3. Became a Movie:  The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  4. Published This Year:  Lost Lake--Sarah Addison Allen
  5. Number in the Title:  Takedown Twenty--Janet Evanovich
  6. Written By Someone Under 30:  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter--Carson McCullers
  7. Non-Human Characters:  Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  8. Funny Book:  Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  9. Female Author:  The Sugar Queen--Sarah Addison Allen
  10. Book With Mystery:  Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  11. One-Word Title:  Vanished--Karen Robards
  12. Book of Short Stories:  The Early Stories of Louisa May Alcott
  13. Free Square:  Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  14. Set on a Different Continent:  Rosewater and Soda Bread--Marsha Mehran
  15. Book of Non-Fiction:  Miracles and Grace in an Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson
  16. 1st Book by Favorite Author:  Mount Vernon Love Story--Mary Higgins Clark
  17. Book Heard about Online:  Tangled--Emma Chase
  18. Best-Selling Book:  Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  19. Based on a True Story:  Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  20. Bottom of TBR PIle:  And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  21. Book Your Friend Loves:  Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson
  22. Book That Scares You:   Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  23. Book More Than 10 Years Old:  First Snow on Fuji--Yasanuri Kawabata
  24. 2nd Book in a Series:  The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  25. Blue Cover:   Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
Books for YA Bingo:
  1. Female Heroine:  Divergent--Veronica Roth
  2. Set in a High School:  Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  3. Last Book in a Trilogy:  Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  4. Book WIth a Color in the Title:  Gathering Blue--Lois Lowry
  5. First Book in a Series:  Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  6. Book Set in the Future:  Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  7. Book With a Breakup:   An Abundance of Katherines--John Green
  8. Book Without a Love Triangle: No Laughter Here--Rita Wiliams-Garcia
  9. Book That Became a  Movie:   The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky
  10. Book Set in Paris:   Just One Day--Gayle Forman
  11. Book Set in the Past:  Their Eyes Were Watching God-- Zora Neale Hurston
  12. Book With Magic:  The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  13. Free Square:  Fallen--Lauren Kate
  14. Book Set in the Summer:  A Summer to Die--Lois Lowry
  15. Book with a Dragon:   Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  16. Book That Made You Cry:   The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  17. Graphic Novel: Fullmetal Alchemist (Vol 1-3)--Hiromu Arakawa
  18. Book Based on a Myth:  Of Poseidon--Anna Banks
  19. A "Classic" YA Book:   The Giver--Lois Lowry
  20. A Lion, a Witch, or a Wardrobe:   Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  21. Book With an Incredible Fight Scene:  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Mark Twain
  22. Book Heard About Online:  Will Grayson, Will Grayson--John Green and David Levithan
  23. Book Set in Another World:  A Wrinkle in Time--Madeleine L'Engle
  24. Book WIth an Epic Love Story:  Awakened--P.C. Cast
  25. Book WIth Music:  Number the Stars--Lois Lowry

1 comment:

Christine said...

Oooh these look like fun! I'm going to try to resist additional challenges since I'm already in 19, I believe -- you're weren't kidding when you said you joined a lot as well -- thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)