2013 Book Bingo Challenge

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2013 Bingo Challenge!
Kristilyn from Reading in Winter and I LOVE a good challenge. So when we saw the dates dwindling down for 2012, we KNEW we had to come up with something awesome for the new year. Thus, the 2013 Book Bingo Reading Challenge was born!

When we thought about all the things we wanted to include in this challenge, we ended up making a list:

  • Reading the books in our TBR pile
  • Re-reading some books
  • Reading some new books
  • Reading books that EVERYONE but us has read
  • Reading books from series that we have started & have been neglecting

In order to keep track of everything, Kristilyn channeled her awesome design skills and came up with a fancy, schmancy scoreboard:
Bingo Scorecard

Of course, a challenge isn’t really a challenge unless there are some rules and guidelines:

  1. Be awesome. If you’re not, this isn’t going to work.
  2. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.
  3. If you want to participate, you can join in any time of the year! Feel free to write up a blog post with the rules linking back to my and Kristilyn’s blog in your sign-up post.
  4. If you read one book for the “1 book” in any category, you can’t change it later on when you read another book to “2 books.” Once a square is crossed off, it’s crossed off for good! (Feel free to print off the scoreboard to keep track! I plan on raiding my sticker collection for fun ways to mark off squares!)
  5. Books read for one square are for that square ONLY and cannot be counted towards another category. This is all about reading ALL THE BOOKS.
  6. The FREE SQUAREisn’t really a free square. In order to cross it off, you must read a book by either:
    1. Reading a book picked by another participant, or
    2. Reading a book in a genre picked by another participant.
  7. You can start your board over again, but ONLY if you receive the stamp of awesome by completing a blackout. The “winners” of the challenge will be the ones who achieve the most winning combinations by the end of 2013.
  8. You can feel free to post your reading list for each category, though it’s not a requirement.
  9. Having a blog or writing reviews for books read is not required. So long as you want to have fun, you can participate!
  10. This isn’t a race, but don’t be afraid to rub your reads in the other player’s face. This will be seen as encouragement. Feel free to use the hashtag #2013BookBingo on Twitter!

While you can definitely “win” by the boring ol’ vertical or horizontal (or diagonal!) lines, the best ways to win are as follows:
The Ways to Awesome!

Like it says in the guidelines, the ONLY way to start a new board is to become the SUPER READER! The goal is to read ALL THE BOOKS! To be a winner (thus, to become the awesomest reader around), you’ll want to accomplish as many wins as possible!

Will you participate in this challenge? Do you have what it takes to become a super reader?


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10 Responses to “2013 Book Bingo Challenge”

  1. […] for this one, especially since I’ll be able to combine it with Kristilyn‘s and my 2013 Book Bingo Challenge. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to follow through with – my list of series to […]

  2. […] Curiosity and I are both going to try the 2013 Book Bingo Challenge. I’m not sure how awesome we’ll end up being (see the “Ways to Be […]

  3. […] Cross off 5 squares on the Book Bingo Challenge scoreboard. […]

  4. […] challenges fulfilled: 2/100 in Read-a-Latte challenge, G in A-Z reading challenge, and the bingo square “1 book everyone but me has read”. It also fulfills the January Mini Challenge hosted […]

  5. […] you’re new to the challenge, or would like a refresher on how this works, please see this post. It’s not too late to sign […]

  6. Cathy Crane says:

    I just found this challenge and it looks really interesting. This maybe just what I need to get out of my reading slump.

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