Hey! Surprise, I’ve been doing fantasy bingo this year but you wouldn’t know it from my lack of posting. So, here’s how I’m doing so far.
For anyone interested, Fantasy Bingo is held by the r/fantasy subreddit every year starting on April 1st and runs through March 31st of the following year. Any book you read during those dates can be used on the card. The full rules can be found here.
This year’s card:
- Five SFF short stories: The Last Wish by Andrej Sapkowski
Hard mode achieved: Read entire anthology or collection
- A selection from the A-Z Genre Guide: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
- Found family: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- First person POV: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Book club or Readalong book: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
- New to you author: Hood by Stephen Lawhead
- Gothic fantasy: All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter
Hard mode achieved: Not on Book Riot’s list of Gothic Fantasy
- Backlist book: Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Hard mode achieved: Published before 2000
- Comfort read: Black Butler vols 1-4 by Yana Toboso
- Published in 2021: The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly
Hard mode achieved: Debut book
- Cat squasher 500+ pages: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
- Genre mashup: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas
- Has chapter titles: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
- Debut author: The Wolf by Leo Carew
So with just over four months left, I’ve done fourteen out of twenty-five squares. Considering I was just kinda reading what I wanted instead of specifically for the bingo card, that’s not bad. I think the next four months will be more catered to this card, aside from like, buddy reads.
I’ve also been reading a lot of series this year and the fact that you can only use an author once on the card has kinda put a damper on how many of my books count towards it. Standalones, I should read standalones.
If you’re participating in bingo this year lemme know! Happy reading!