Booktober Reading: October Bookish Bingo

Booktober Reading: October Bookish Bingo


Happy Booktober, readers! If you’re unfamiliar, Booktober takes all of the things that we love about October and adds in an extra dose of bookishness. We’re celebrating the start of this new month with another round of Bookish 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 July, 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.

For an extra challenge, try our Mystery & Thriller Bingo too!

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.


    • Hey Sherri,

      To join bingo, you can print the bingo card or save it to your computer. Each book you read has the potential to count towards one box on the card. Tick off the boxes as you go, and share your card on social media to let us know your progress—just make sure you use the hashtag #bookishbingo!

      There is no signup needed to participate in Bookish’s reading challenges. All you need to do is read and have fun! If you want to receive updates on new reading challenges, make sure you subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

    • Thank you for reaching out! We would love for you to share Bookish Bingo with your library. You can print out this lighter version here

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