2022 Book Bingo Reading Suggestions
Browse booklists created by library staff and links to other websites with related topics.
Book Bingo Reading Suggestions
First book by an author/most recent book by same author
- #BookBingoNW2022: First book by an author, most recent book by same author – A blog post written by library staff featuring 12 pairs of reading suggestions.
- #BookBingoNW2022: Read Outside! – A blog post written by library staff highlighting books and strategies for reading outside.
A SAL Speaker (past or upcoming)
- Seattle Arts & Lectures – Browse SAL’s archive of past, present, and forthcoming speakers.
Sci-fi or fantasy by a BIPOC author
- Sci-fi or fantasy by a BIPOC author – A list of suggestions of science fiction or fantasy written by a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color author created by Library staff.
- BuzzFeed’s 20 Books You Should Read if You Want to Get Into Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy – An article with 20 suggestions of sci-fi and fantasy by Black authors.
- BuzzFeed’s 36 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books by AAPI Authors That Are Impossible to Put Down – An article with 36 science fiction and fantasy books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors.
- The Portalist’s Expand Your Reading With These 14 Translated Sci-fi and Fantasy Books – An article with 14 translated sci-fi and fantasy books, many by authors of color.
- Tor.com’s The New Wave of South Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy – An article from Tor.com on new South Asian science fiction and fantasy.
- Debut author – A list of debut author suggestions created by Library staff.
- The Guardian’s Introducing our 10 best debut novelists of 2022 – The Guardian’s list with interviews of 10 debut authors from 2022.
- CrimeReads’ The Best Debut Novels of 2021– An article about 10 debut mystery and crime novels to read from 2021.
- The Portalist’s The Best Debut Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels – An article on the best debut science fiction and fantasy novels from The Portalist.
- Bustle’s 51 Best Debut Books of Spring and Summer 2021 – An article by Bustle on the 51 best debut books of spring and summer 2021.
Banned or challenged book
- Banned or challenged book – A list of banned or challenged books created by Library staff.
- The Seattle Times’ Library study finds ‘challenged’ books soared in 2021 – An article in The Seattle Times about findings in a library study related to challenged books in 2021.
- #BookBingoNW2022: Banned or challenged book – A blog post written by Library staff featuring books that have been banned or challenged.
Set south of the equator
- Set south of the equator – A list of books set south of the equator created by Library staff.
- Unreliable narrator – A list of books with an unreliable narrator created by Library staff.
- BookRiot’s 50 Must-Read Books With Unreliable Narrators – An article from 2018 on the 50 must-read books with unreliable narrators from BookRiot.
- ReadDown’s The Most Compelling Unreliable Narrators in Literature – An article from Penguin Random House on the most compelling unreliable narrators in literature.
- #BookBingoNW2022: Unreliable narrator – A blog post written by Library staff highlighting books with unreliable narrators.
A book about books
- A Book about Books – A list created by library staff with suggestions for books about books.
- #BookBingoNW2022: A book about books – Find suggestions for books about books in this blog post written by Library staff.
- #BookBingoNW2022: The Romance of the Bookshop – A blog post written by Library staff featuring romances that involve bookstores and bookstore employees.
Recommended by library staff or a Peak Pick
- Latino/Latina/Latinx author – A list of Latino/Latina/Latinx authors created by Library staff.
About health or healthcare workers
- About health or healthcare workers – A list created by Library staff with suggestions for books about health or healthcare workers.
Hobby or skill
Non-binary/genderqueer author or character
- #BookBingoNW2022: Non-binary/genderqueer/two-spirit author or character - A blog post written by library staff highlighting books with a non-binary, genderqueer, or two-spirit author or character.
- Non-binary/genderqueer author or character – A list of books written by a non-binary or genderqueer author or featuring a non-binary or genderqueer character created by Library staff.
- Books & Bao’s 19 Essential Non-Binary Books (Fiction & Nonfiction) – A list of 19 fiction and nonfiction books featuring non-binary characters or written by non-binary authors.
- BuzzFeed’s 22 Trans and Nonbinary Authors to Get Excited About in 2022 – A list of 22 books by trans and non-binary authors in 2022 by BuzzFeed.
- Nonbinary gender in fiction - Nonbinary Wiki
Book to screen
- Book to screen – A list of books to screen suggestions created by Library staff.
- Based on the Book – The Mid-Continent Public Library maintains lists on films and shows based on books with access to Movie Title, Movie Release Year, Book Title, and Book Author.
- Stacker’s 100 Best Movies Based on Books – A list of the 100 best films based on books by Stacker.
LGBTQ+ love story
- LGBTQ+ love story – A list created by Library staff of books featuring a LGBTQ+ love story.