My friend and I are bringing back a fun Reading Challenge we did last year for Pride month.
We’re trying to read as many LGBTQ2SIA+ books from the different categories we came up with. And, we incorporated BINGO into it so we win if we get 6 in a row- or a RAINBOW. (I know ROYGBIV is technically 7 colors but who really uses indigo?) We included some fun non-reading options, too.
The categories this year for a 6 by 6 Bingo card: (No Free Space this year.)
-Kids/YA Graphic Novel
-Adult Graphic Novel
-Bio/Memoir by Someone Living
-Bio/Memoir by Someone Dead
-Short Story Collection by One Author
-Anthology with Multiple Authors
-Set in Portland
-Set Outside N. America or Europe
-Book Published in 1939 or Before
-Book Published Between 1940-1959
-Book Published Between 1960-1979
-Book Published Between 1980-1999
-Book Published Between 2000-2019
-Book Published in 2020
-Stonewall Award Winner
-LAMBDA Award Winner
-GLAAD Award Winner
-Documentary or Film
-Podcast or Album
-Attend an Online Event
-A Book Recommended by a Friend
-Learn more about something you read
-Write a letter or email to an author
Our first assignment was to create our own game boards- designed any way we want and randomly generated with the numbers coinciding with the categories we chose.
This year, I decided to “keep it simple” since I wanted it to be in my bullet journal.
Below are my friend’s card from last year, my card from last year and my card completed.
It runs from May 16th through the end of June. You can start anytime and backdate. Join us if you’re interested and tag #ReadingTheRainbowBINGO!