2021 Book Bingo Resources
Browse booklists created by library staff and links to other websites with related topics.
Book Bingo Resources
- Romance - A list of romance novels selected by Library staff.
- Vulture’s 5 Great Romance Novels for People Who’ve Never Read One – New to romance? This Vulture article offers 5 suggestions for readers new to the genre.
- WOC in Romance – Women of Color in Romance is a website dedicated to promoting WOC romance authors with handy theme suggestions.
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books – Considered one of the leading websites covering romance from a fan perspective, this site offers a wide array of reviews and articles.
- Black joy - A list of books centering Black joy selected by Library staff.
- Refinery29: 11 Fiction Books About Black Joy You Need to Read Now — Refinery29’s article says: “As we settle into a new year, 'joy' is the word we're focusing on and that means reading stories that uplift, inspire and make us feel proud of being Black.”
- Literary Hub: Reading Women Recommends Books That Center Black Joy – Lit Hub offers some suggestions for books that center Black Joy.
Activism or Social Justice
- Activism or Social Justice - A list of books on activism or social justice selected by Library staff.
Made You Laugh
- Made You Laugh – A list of books that will make you laugh selected by Library staff.
- Shelf Talk Blog – A post on the Made You Laugh square on the Library’s staff blog.
- NPR: We Did It For the LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books – National Public Radio compiled a list of 100 books that will make you laugh.
Coming of Age
- Coming of age - A list of coming of age novels selected by Library staff.
- Literary Hub: The 50 Greatest Coming-of-Age novels - Lit Hub presents a list of coming of age novels.
Recommended by Staff
Graphic Novel or Comic
- Graphic Novels and Comics - A list of graphic novels and comics selected by Library staff.
- QTBIPOC - A list of QTBIPOC books selected by Library staff.
- Legendary Children 2020: QTBIPOC Fiction & Nonfiction – This list created for the 2020 Legendary Children event centers books by and about Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
Mystery or Crime
- Mystery or Crime - A list of mysteries and thrillers selected by Library staff.
- CrimeReads – CrimeReads is a website offering articles and reviews celebrating the crime genre that includes mystery, noir/hardboiled, suspense, espionage/thriller, and legal/procedural books.
- Stop, You’re Killing Me! – This humorously named mystery genre website includes an author and character index, book awards information, and more.
Cli-Fi or Environmental Nonfiction
- Cli-fi or Environmental Non-fiction – A list of cli-fi and environmental non-fiction titles selected by Library staff.
- Book Riot: What is Cli-Fi? A Beginner’s Guide to Climate Fiction – Book Riot provides some cli-fi reading suggestions for those new to the genre.
- Sierra Club: CliFi: The Hottest Reading Trend – Environmental group Sierra Club offers some cli-fi reading suggestions.
- Jeff VanderMeer’s Climate Fiction Reading List – Goodreads shares a recommended cli-fi reading list from science fiction author Jeff VanderMeer.
Poetry or Essays
- Poetry or Essays - A list of poetry and essays selected by Library staff.
Asian American or Pacific Islander Author
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Fiction - A list of recently released Asian American and Pacific Islander fiction selected by Library staff.
- PNW Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors - A list of books by Pacific Northwest Asian American and Pacific Islander authors selected by Library staff.
- Horror- A list of horror fiction selected by Library staff.
- Science Fiction - A list of science fiction selected by Library staff.
- Fantasy - A list of fantasy fiction selected by Library staff
- Tor.com – Tor.com is a website celebrating the speculative fiction genre and pop culture with articles, re-reads, and original short stories.
BIPOC Food Writing
- BIPOC Food Writing – A list of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) Food Writing titles selected by Library staff.
- Sports - A list of fiction and non-fiction about sports selected by Library staff.