2018 book bingo

You can print your bingo card here.

The “rules” are simple:

1. Books you finish between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend count. This year that means books you finish May 26 – September 3. This might be a great opportunity to finish books you started a while back … or you could simply get a headstart by “finishing” Memorial Day Weekend.

2. You get to interpret the relevance of the square to the book. You won’t need to defend your book choice … but I’m hoping that’s because you won’t need to. That said, I’m expecting that you’ll read a book that matches the square. One of the reasons I wanted to host this “challenge” is to post a list of categories that I’d want to be part of. This year, we have 98 different categories. Some of my lifetime favorite books have been books I read – initially reluctantly – as part of this challenge in previous years. I wish the same discovery and satisfaction for you.

3. Each book you read counts for one square, so a “full” bingo card means you read a book for all 25 squares on your card. Yep, even the free space in the middle – but you can read any book you want for that square.

4. Sharing your plans, progress and accomplishments is a big part of the fun. Please use the hashtag #summerbookbingo2018 on social media so we can all follow along.

Here’s to a GREAT summer of books and reading!

updated May 10, 2018