Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Reading Bingo 2016

* A Book Written by a Female Author: Gloria Naylor’s The Men of Brewster Place
* A Graphic Novel or Comic Book: Jeremy Love’s Bayou
* A Book Published in the Year You Were Born: Louise Merriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner
* A Book Recommended by a Librarian: Nella Larsen’s collected stories An Intimation of Things Distant
* A Book Set in Canada: Karen Molson’s The Company of Crows

PRH Bingo 2016

* A Book Set Outside of Canada: Lene Kaaberbøll and Agnete Friis’ The Considerate Killer (Trans. Elisabeth Dyssagaard)
* A Book with an Illustrated Cover: Sun-Mi Hwang’s The Dog Who Dared to Dream (Trans. Chi-Young Kim, Illus. Nomoko)
* A Book Written by a Person of Colour: Jordan Abel’s Injun
* A Book with a Map at the Front: Eowyn Ivey’s At the Bright Edge of the World
* A Retelling of a Classic: Zadie Smith’s On Beauty

* A Best-Seller: Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes
* An Award-winning Author: Vivek Shraya God Loves Hair
*A Book with a Female Protagonist: Katherena Vermette’s The Break
*A Book with a Character who has a Disability: J.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Kingdoms

* A Book with a Blue Spine: Farzana Doctor’s All Inclusive
* A Book Recommended by a Family Member: Andre Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs
* An Author Who Shares Your Initials: Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago (His middle name is Leonidovich, so it doesn’t begin with “I”, but he’s very nearly BIP.)
* A Book you Picked up because of the Cover:
* A Book that Scares You: Dany Laferriere The Earth is Moving around Me (Trans. David Homel)

* A Book that Takes Place in a Time before You Were Born: Patricia and Fredrick McKissack’s Best Shot in the West
* A Book You Find in #WeNeedDiverseBooks: Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
* A Book Becoming a Movie in 2016: Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
* A Book in a Genre You’ve Never Read Before: Paul Seesequasis’ Tobacco Wars
* A Book Based on a True Story: Eric Jamieson’s The Native Voice



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