Summer Reading 2020: Book Bingo

Summer Book Bingo 2020Looking for a summertime day trip? Armchair travel while reading in a comfy chair indoors or browsing a book in the backyard could be perfect. Add Library Book Bingo and you can add a challenge to your summer reading and potentially broaden your reading list.

How to play:
Download a bingo card and read a book from each category until you get five in a row (or a postage stamp, blackout — you decide when you win!) You can read ebooks and audiobooks to complete the challenge, too. There’s no competition involved — unless, of course, you want to enroll your book club, your neighbors, or your friends in the game!

Post your winning card on social media using #UMNBookBingo. Tag us @umnlib on Instagram and Twitter. We’d love to hear what books you’ve been reading!

Need help deciding what to read next? Find suggestions and more information about the Summer Reading Program on the Wilson Library fun reading page, and try our Book Matchmaking Service.

Ways to play bingo if you can’t access PDF

If you’re not able to access the PDF document, you can still have fun with this challenge. Refer to the lists below for 12 ways to get bingo. 

Row 1 Across

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • A book acquired from a Little Free Library
  • A graphic novel
  • Written by an author who’s new to you
  • Suggested by a friend

Row 2 Across

  • A book set in Minnesota
  • Published the year you were born
  • Written by an author who’s not from the United States
  • Written by an author of color
  • A debut book by an author

Row 3 Across 

  • A book with a four-word title
  • A book being made into a movie
  • [Free space]
  • A book you own but haven’t read
  • A book based on a true story

Row 4 Across 

  • A fairy-tale retelling
  • A book with a green cover
  • Featuring LGBTQ+ characters
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • Read a cookbook and try a recipe

Row 5 Across

  • Read a magazine
  • A book written by a historical figure
  • Read a poetry collection
  • A favorite book from your childhood
  • Read a banned book

Column 1 Down

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • A book set in Minnesota
  • A book with a four-word title
  • A fairy-tale retelling
  • Read a magazine

Column 2 Down

  • A book acquired from a Little Free Library
  • Published the year you were born
  • A book being made into a movie
  • A book with a green cover
  • A book written by a historical figure

Column 3 Down 

  • A graphic novel
  • Written by an author who’s not from the United States
  • [Free space]
  • Featuring LGBTQ+ characters
  • Read a poetry collection

Column 4 Down 

  • Written by an author who’s new to you
  • Written by an author of color
  • A book you own but haven’t read
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • A favorite book from your childhood

Column 5 Down

  • Suggested by a friend
  • A debut book by an author
  • A book based on a true story
  • Read a cookbook and try a recipe
  • Read a banned book

Diagonal 1

  • A book set in a city you wish to visit
  • Published the year you were born
  • [Free space]
  • A book you started but haven’t finished
  • Read a banned book

Diagonal 2

  • Read a magazine
  • A book with a green cover
  • [Free space]
  • Written by an author of color
  • Suggested by a friend

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