2019 Genre Bingo

2019 Genre Bingo

The 2019 Genre Bingo challenge was listed in a Goodreads group that I participate in. I did this challenge last year (2018) and liked it, so I’m doing it again. The goal is to read books to make as many “bingos” as you want. I generated my bingo card here, using the directions provided in the group challenge. This challenge has 24 prompts (genres), and I hope to complete all of them. Below is the list of prompts. After each prompt is the book I read. I will update this list as I continue to work on the challenge.

UPDATE: I completed the 2020 Genre Bingo challenge in July 2019.


Genre Bingo - completed


  1. Classics – The American by Henry James
  2. Family Saga – The Overdue Life of Amy Bylar by Kelly Harms
  3. Short Stories or Novella – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  4. Dystopian – The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  5. Memoir – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  6. Magical Realism – Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
  7. General Nonfiction – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  8. Travel – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  9. Suspense – The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
  10. Chick-lit – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  11. Historical Nonfiction – The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
  12. Crime – Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
  13. Romance – Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  14. Self-Help РDare to Lead by Brené Brown
  15. Satire – Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  16. Mystery or Thriller – Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
  17. Graphic Novel – The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  18. Paranormal – Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  19. YA Fantasy – War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
  20. Science Fiction – Kill Code by Clive Fleury
  21. Western – The Revenant by Michael Punke
  22. Biography – Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
  23. Fantasy – The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  24. Adventure – The River by Peter Heller

5 thoughts on “2019 Genre Bingo

  1. This looks like a fun one Darinda. I am going to generate my own card and see if I can get a few bingos. Probably won’t get them all, but will give it a go.

    1. Good luck with it! I usually start filling it out fairly easy, then hit a roadblock. I always end up with Westerns on my card, and it’s not a genre I read. I have a few Cormac McCarthy books collecting dust around the house, so I’ll probably end up reading something by him.

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