2022 Book Bingo

Let’s do this again! I barely made it, but there were so many books that I absolutely ended up loving that I’m not sure I otherwise would have read. So this year, better!

Rules:

  • Must be speculative fiction (SF, fantasy, horror with speculative elements)
  • Limit the number of novellas (fewer than 40k words or defined by the author as such) or combine them
  • A book of short stories counts
  • Graphic novels/manga should be treated as novellas
  • Web novels count (if they’re long enough)
  • Audiobooks count

Official thread

Recommendations thread

Books by category on storygraph

A post about upcoming books by category

This post will automatically update as I tag books and I’ll post ~if~ when I finish! I’m going to go for hard mode again as much as possible. Should be fun. :D

2022 Book Bingo

Foundryside

by Robert Jackson Bennett


Hard Mode ✓


A book on r/Fantasy’s Top LGBTQIA List (Hard: A book/series with ten votes or less)

The Bone Ships

by R.J. Barker


Hard Mode ✓


Weird Ecology (Hard: Not written by Jeff VanderMeer or China Miéville)

The Vela

by Yoon Ha Lee, Becky Chambers, Rivers Solomon, S. L. Huang


Hard Mode ✓


Two or More Authors (Hard: Three or More)

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians

by H.G. Parry


Hard Mode ✓


Historical SFF (Hard: Not based in Britain or Ireland)

Consider Phlebas

by Iain M. Banks


Hard Mode ✓


Set in Space (Hard: Characters not originally from Earth)

The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern


Hard Mode ✓


Standalone (Hard: not on r/Fantasy’s Favorite Standalones List)

A Deadly Education

by Naomi Novik


Hard Mode ✓


Anti-Hero (Hard: YA)

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act

by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles


Hard Mode ✓


Book Club / Readalong (Hard: With participation)

(2021) Found Family (Hard: Featuring an LGBTQ+ character)

Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy

by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona (Artist)


Hard Mode ✓


Cool Weapon (Hard: Weapon has a unique name)

Paradise Lost

by John Milton


Hard Mode ✓


Revolutions and Rebellions (Hard: Main focus of the plot)

The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

by Mike Carey, Bill Willingham, Peter Gross, Yuko Shimizu


Hard Mode ✓


Character’s Name in the Title (Hard: Includes first and last name)

Nettle & Bone

by T. Kingfisher


Hard Mode ✓


Author Uses Initials (Hard: Initials are a pseudonym and not the author’s actual name)

Legends & Lattes

by Travis Baldree


Hard Mode ✓


Published in 2022 (Hard: Debut)

Succulents and Spells

by Andi C. Buchanan


Hard Mode ✓


Urban Fantasy (Hard: LGBTQ+ POV character)

The Rage of Dragons

by Evan Winter


Hard Mode ✓


Set in Africa (Hard: Author is of African heritage)

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

by Becky Chambers


Hard Mode ✓


Non-Human Protagonist (Hard: Non-humanoid)

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

by Claire North


Hard Mode ✓


Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey; time doesn’t behave as it should (Hard: No time travel)

Skin and Other Stories

by Roald Dahl


Hard Mode ✓


Five SFF Short Stories (Hard: Entire collection)

The Outside

by Ada Hoffmann


Hard Mode ✓


Features Mental Health (Hard: Not the Stormlight Archive or on this list)

Letters from a Shipwreck in the Sea of Suns and Moons

by Raymond St. Elmo


Hard Mode ✓


Self-Published OR Indie Publisher (Hard: Fewer than 100 ratings or with an AMA)

Last Argument of Kings

by Joe Abercrombie


Hard Mode ✓


Award Finalist, But Not Won (Hard: Neither Hugo- nor Nebula-nominated)

A Snake Falls to Earth

by Darcie Little Badger


Hard Mode ✓


BIPOC Author (Hard: Indigenous author)

Out of the Blue

by Jason June


Hard Mode ✓


Shapeshifters (Hard: Most prominent shifter is not a were/dog shifter)

All Systems Red

by Martha Wells


Hard Mode ✓


No Ifs, Ands, or Buts; Title doesn’t contain the, a/an, and, or, if, of, but (Hard: Title is three words or more)

Shaman

by Kim Stanley Robinson


Hard Mode ✓


Family Matters (Hard: At least three generations)