Suggestions for Library Bingo


2.) Memoir:

  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  • Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling


4.) Pulitzer Prize Winner: (for a complete list, visit

  • A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


6.) Book Published in Your Birth Year:

Hint: Google the phrase, “best books of (fill in year)”.


7.) Book with Water on the Cover:

  • The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman
  • Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware


8.) Originally Written in a Different Language:

  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Night by Elie Wiese


9.) Books of Poetry:

  • Browse our poetry section, call numbers 808 – 821.


10.) One Word Title:

  • Autumn by Ali Smith
  • Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Fatal by John Lescroart
  • Feed by Mira Grant
  • Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee
  • Home by Harlan Coben
  • Hoot by Carl Hiassen
  • Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  • Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  • Personal by Lee Child
  • Seduced by Randy Wayne White
  • Us by David Nicholls
  • Wicked by Gregory McGuire


11.) LGBT Main Character:

  • Bettyville : a memoir by George Hodgman
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Company She Kept by Archer Mayor
  • The Family Man by Elinor Lipman
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  • The Imitation Game : Alan Turing decoded by Jim Ottaviani
  • No house to call my home by Ryan Berg
  • Running : a novel by Cara Hoffman
  • Three Junes by Julia Glass



12.) Graphic Novel or Comic Book:

  • Look for the LARGE orange dots on the spines of books, especially in 741.5 in the adult non-fiction section and in J Comics and Y Comics sections in the Young Adult room on Lower Level.


13.) Based on a True Story:

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Shining by Stephen King


15.) Main Character Under 16:

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Feed by M. T. Anderson
  • Harry Potter series (first 5 books) by J.K. Rowling
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


16.) Asian Main Character:

  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The dark road by Ma Jian
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


17.) Banned Book:

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • The earth, my butt, and other big, round things / Carolyn Mackler.
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Sophie’s choice by William Styron


18.) Kickass Female Heroine:

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea
  • These is My Words by Nancy Turner



21.) GoodReads Book:


22.) Written by Someone Under 30:

  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
  • Prep : a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay


24.) Set in a Small Town:

  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny
  • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield
  • A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley
  • Max Tudor series by G.M. Malliet
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  • Weight of This World by David Joy
  • The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg