Suggest a Bookish Bingo Prompt!

contemporary romance
couple on the cover
a book club selection
set in New York City
made you laugh out loud

Since March focuses on St. Patrick’s Day, there should be a space to incorporate Pi Day. Something like pie on the cover art etc.

April also has National Siblings Day so it might be fun to have a space that is a book about siblings.


I know this has been done before but a dragon square for Feb would be cool since it’s the year of the dragon


March 2024 Bingo Prompts:

  • Irish-American Heritage Month & St Patrick’s Day in March = Book with Irish Character or Takes place in Ireland
  • Spring Equinox is March 19 = Book that takes place in spring
  • Several Music Related Holidays are in March (World Music Therapy Day, Marching Music Day, World Piano Day, National Music in Our Schools Month) = Book involving Music
  • International Day of Forests is March 21, 2024 = Book takes place in a Forest
  • National Single Parent Day = Book with Single Parent
  • National Dance The Waltz Day = Book with Dancing
  • National Horse Protection Day = Book with Horses
  • National Napping Day = Book with character that sleeps a lot (Rip Van Winkle or Sleeping Beauty Variations?)
  • World Storytelling Day = Book that has a Storyteller or Writer in it

Tell a Fairy Tale Day is on February 26 and it might be fun to do a special Bingo Board dedicated to reading Fairy Tale Retellings or the Original Fairy Tales.

Possible Fairy Tales to Include that have multiple Retellings are:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Little Mermaid
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Snow White & Rose Red
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Frog Prince
  • Rapunzel
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Aladdin
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Snow Queen
  • Twelve Dancing Princesses Retelling
  • Goldilocks
  • The Goose Girl Retelling
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Robin Hood
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
  • The Pied Piper
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Bluebeard
  • King Thrushbeard
  • The Wild Swans or The Six Swans
  • Swan Lake
  • Thumbelina
  • Puss in Boots
  • Mulan

Maybe “book with a movie/tv adaptation”, it could be fun if you’re familiar with a movie to read the book it’s based on


April 2024 Bingo Prompts:

  • National School Librarian Day, National Library Day, National Library Workers Day, National Library Week in April = Book with a Librarian as a main character.
  • International Astronomy Day, Global Astronomy Month, & Solar Eclipse in April = Book that takes place in space or involves astronomy

A book with a moon on the cover


That sounds like a great idea with the Solar Eclipse coming.

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Rain or storm clouds on the cover
Bird on the cover
Four word title


Jumping on May early. :slight_smile:

April showers bring May flowers: flowers on the cover
Star Wars Day is May 4th: science fiction or fantasy genre
Just for fun: A new to you author


Another option for May the Fourth would be a space opera. It’s a sub-genre of sci-fi. :wink:


I almost suggested space opera, but I thought leaving it more open would be easier for people who don’t typically read the genre. Plus, space operas tend to be long, so that might be harder for some people as well. I didn’t want to make it too hard for people to complete. lol

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Ahh, gotcha! Good thinking. :blush: I know I have three space operas on my TBR. :flushed: :eyes: :smile:

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May 2024 Bingo Prompts

May 02

  • International Harry Potter Day = Harry Potter or book about Magic, Wizards, or Witches

May 03

  • National Paranormal Day = Paranormal Book

May 04

  • International Firefighters Day = Book with Firefighters (Also National Wildfire Awareness Month)
  • Star Wars Day = Science Fiction Book (suggested by others earlier)

May 05

  • National Astronaut Day = Book in Space

May 07

  • May 6 to May 10: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day = Book with Teacher

May 09

  • Make A Book Day = Book with an author

May 12

  • Mother’s Day = Book featuring a mother as main character

If you haven’t planned May yet:

An author using 3 names
Title starting with M, A, or Y
3 or more people on the cover

ideas for June:

  • read a book with a teen main character (JuneTEENth)
  • read a survival story (June 2 is National Cancer Survivors Day)
  • read a book by an author who is a father (Father’s Day)
  • read a book set in the Caribbean (Caribbean American Heritage Month)
  • many different options for Pride Month, but a fun one might be to read a book with a rainbow on the cover

For Juneteenth, read a book about or with emancipation.

(1) A book set at or featuring a concert or festival.
(2) A book by an African author.
(3) A book featuring African mythology.
(4) A book featuring Egyptian mythology.
(5) A book with the word “Prince” or “Princess” in the title.
(6) A non-fiction book about historical inventors/creators.
(7) A self-help book.
(8) A book with a natural disaster.
(9) A book where the main character travels the world.
(10) A book with geometric designs on the cover.
(11) A book with a weapon on the cover.
(12) A book with a bird on the cover.
(13) A book with a body of water (ocean, lake, river, pond, etc.) on the cover.
(14) Character on the cover has their eyes closed.
(15) A book whose title has a gemstone, crystal or metal.
(16) A book with a month in the title.

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July 2024 Idea’s

  • American Zoo Day = Book with Animals
  • World UFO Day, Space Exploration Day, Invite an Alien to Live with You Day = Book with Aliens
  • Alice in Wonderland Day = Book connected with Alice in Wonderland
  • National Kitten Day = Book with a Kitten
  • National State Fair Food Day, Carousel Day, National Merry-Go-Round Day = Book at a State Fair or Carnival
  • National Motorcycle Day = Character rides a Motorcycle
  • Barn Day, Celebration of the Horse Day, National I Love Horses Day, National Day of the Cowboy = Book with Horses or on Farm
  • International Red Shoe Day = Character wears Red Shoes
  • National Thread the Needle Day = Character Sews
  • National Swimming Pool Day, World Drowning Prevention Day = Character learns to swim or can swim
  • Paperback Book Day = read a Paperback
  • Harry Potter’s Birthday Day = Book with Magic