New Year, New Reading Challenge: January Bookish Bingo

New Year, New Reading Challenge: January Bookish Bingo

book bingo

We’re celebrating the start of the year with a round of book bingo! 

Here are the rules:

—Each book you read can only be used for a single square on the board.

—Each prompt is open to your interpretation.

—You must complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row of squares.

To score a bingo, you’ll need to read at least four books this month, and we have no doubt you’re up to the task. To help, we’ve given you a head start with a free square in the center and if you need some inspiration asks us for a recommendation on any of our social channels.

Download your Bookish bingo card below and make sure you share your progress with us by using #BookishBingo on social media.


Want help with your bingo card? Here are some recommendations based on this month’s prompts:

A book you meant to read in 2018

Title begins with J

A book by an author you’ve never read

First in a series

Characters drink champagne

A debut

Set on New Year’s Eve or Day

Multiple narrators

Blue cover

A book being adapted in 2019

A book with a bear

Independent publisher

Character moves to a new town

Book includes three kings

Fireworks on the cover

Character lets go of bad habits

Set in a city you want to visit

A book about the civil rights movement

Character seeks a fresh start

Author or character is an immigrant

A book about the Holocaust

Kelly Gallucci
Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of, where she oversees Bookish's editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors like Leigh Bardugo, V.E. Schwab, and Sabaa Tahir. She's just coming off of moderating an author panel at New York Comic Con. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and binging Netflix with her pitbull. She is a Gryffindor.


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