It’s after April 1st (the start of the new bingo period) and that means that a new r/Fantasy book bingo challenge has started! I talk about bingo a lot around here and though maybe some of you might like to take part or know more about it. So, here we are.
r/Fantasy Book Bingo is something I initially started on kind of a whim. Several years ago, after I’d been skulking about reddit’s r/fantasy community for a bit, I found myself engaged in thread about book challenges. In the discussion I mentioned having done a book bingo before and then said ‘I should make a fantasy one for the subreddit’ and a couple of people were like ‘yeah, you totally should’ and thus r/Fantasy Book Bingo was born.
So, what is r/Fantasy Book Bingo? It’s a year long reading challenge with the aim of getting readers to branch out, look at books they may have otherwise passed up, discover new authors and subgenres, etc. It’s really all about broadening your horizons while having fun reading. There is a bingo card with twenty-five squares, each with its own specific requirement to tick off. If you get a bingo you can go into a prize drawing. If you fill out the entire card then you can get Reading Champion flair in the subreddit (basically a little tag beside your name that says Reading Champion).
Here is this year’s r/Fantasy Bingo Card!
SOME OF THESE SQUARES REQUIRE A BIT MORE EXPLANATION, AND FOR THAT YOU CAN FIND THE FULL RULES AND SQUARE INFORMATION HERE ON R/FANTASY.
This is my SIXTH year running the challenge! I can’t believe it’s been going on that long already. I’ve already got my entire card planned out this year (despite initially deciding not to participate this year, go figure). I’m not going to do a themed card other than ‘books you already own’ so you’ll be able to find all of these on my TBR of Doom. 🙂
List of Books I’m Reading for 2020 r/fantasy Bingo Challenge:
- Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami – audiobook
- The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky – physical book
- A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland – ebook
- The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells – ebook
- The Perfect Assassin by K. A. Doore – ebook
- Blood Debt by Tanya Huff – physical book and audiobook
- The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell – ebook
- Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller – physical book
- Written in Red by Anne Bishop – physical book
- Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – physical book
- Rebel by Krista D. Ball – ebook
- The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal – physical book
- Docile by K. M. Szpara – physical book
- Vita Nostra by Maryna and Serhiy Dyachenko – ebook and audiobook
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – ebook
- Redshirts by John Scalzi – physical book
- Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker – physical book
- Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey – audiobook
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin – physical book
- Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint – physical book
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – physical book
- Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett – ebook
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – physical book
- Card Captor Sakura Clear Card Vol 1 by CLAMP – physical book
- Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly – physical book
What do you think about a bingo challenge? What reading challenges are you participating in? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!