2020 Genre Bingo Reading Challenge

2020 Genre Bingo

The 2020 Genre Bingo challenge was listed in a group I am in on Goodreads. The goal is to read books to make as many “bingos” as you want. This challenge has 25 prompts (genres). I like a challenge, so I hope to complete all of them. So far, I have completed the Genre Bingo challenge twice (2018 and 2019). I have fun trying to make the various “bingos”, and am often surprised which genres I check off first. I will update this list as I work on the challenge.

To make a 2020 Genre Bingo card, visit https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/. The genres suggested are Adventure, Biography, Chick-lit, Classics, Coming of Age, Crime, Dystopian, Family Saga, Fantasy, General Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Historical Nonfiction, Humor and Comedy, Horror, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Memoir, Mystery or Thriller, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Science Nonfiction, Self-Help, Short Stories or Novella, Suspense, Tragedy, Travel, Westerns, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy.

UPDATE: I completed this challenge in June 2020.



  1. Biography – Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris
  2. Historical Fiction – Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  3. Paranormal – Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
  4. Graphic Novel – Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
  5. Historical Nonfiction – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  6. Young Adult – Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
  7. Self-help – The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner
  8. Chick-lit – Trophy Life by Lea Geller
  9. Adventure – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  10. Coming of Age – I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  11. Young Adult Fantasy – Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  12. Magical Realism – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  13. Any Book – How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann
  14. Satire – Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  15. Dystopian – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  16. Science Fiction – Artemis by Andy Weir
  17. Horror – The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  18. Travel – Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  19. Suspense – The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler
  20. Humor – Naked by David Sedaris
  21. Literary Fiction – White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  22. General Nonfiction – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  23. Family Saga – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  24. Tragedy – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  25. Science Nonfiction – Cosmos by Carl Sagan

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