Jennifer (stellar_raven) wrote in ljbookbingo,
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Mod post: 2019 bingo game - Category List..and a slight change.

First of all, let me just say, "WOW!!" keli and I were both blown away by the amount of categories suggested this year. Last year, we struggled to get to 31 categories and this time--even after much combining of similar suggestions--we ended up with a whopping 67 categories. Thank you to everyone who posted suggestions.

Here's the list:

  1. Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural/Paranormal/UF


  2. Horror


  3. 100k+ Word Fanfic


  4. Biography/Autobiography/Non-Fiction


  5. Number or Color in the Title


  6. Country or City in the Title


  7. A Classic


  8. Anthology of Short Stories


  9. By a Female Author


  10. Romance


  11. Less than 100 pages long


  12. Less than 200 pages long


  13. More than 600 pages long


  14. Audiobook/Ebook


  15. Poetry/Play


  16. Comedy/Humor/Satire


  17. Diverse Reads (LBGTQA and/or POC characters or LGBTQA and/or POC author)


  18. A Book with a Disabled Character


  19. Hero Vs Villain


  20. Title Starts with the First Letter of Your Name


  21. Author from Your Native Country


  22. Set in the Future


  23. Fairy Tale/Fairy Tale Retelling


  24. Favorite Childhood Book


  25. Book that is Part of a Trilogy


  26. Book that is Part of a Series (4+ books long)


  27. Historical (fiction or non-fiction)


  28. A Book Not Originally Written in Your Native Language


  29. Myths and Legends


  30. Comic/Graphic Novel


  31. A Book Recommended to You


  32. Published This Year (2019)


  33. At or Near the Bottom of Your TBR Pile


  34. Book from BBC's list of “100 Books to Read Before You Die” [Link]


  35. A Book that Won an Award


  36. An Author's Debut Novel


  37. Mystery/Crime/True Crime


  38. A Banned Book


  39. Book from a Detective Series


  40. A Second Chance Book (A book you gave up on once upon a time)


  41. Animal on the Cover


  42. TV Tie-in/Turned into a TV Show


  43. Movie Tie-in/Made into a Movie


  44. A Book Published or Set in the 20th Century (1901-2000)


  45. Action/Adventure


  46. Children's/YA Book


  47. One Word Title


  48. Cookbook/Food Memoir/Lifestyle


  49. First Person POV


  50. A Travel Book


  51. Title is at least 6 Words Long


  52. Set in a Country/Place You'd Like to Visit


  53. Unreliable Narrator


  54. Unusual format (second person POV, through letters/Epistolary, through text messages, etc.)


  55. A New-to-You author


  56. Spinoff/Shared Universe


  57. Inspired by/Based on Social or Political Issue – Past or Present


  58. An Author Famous for Something Else (YouTuber, Celebrity, Blogger, Sportsperson, TV Presenter etc.)


  59. A Book You Wanted to Read as a Child but Never Did


  60. Book by an Author who Shares Your Initials


  61. A Self Help Book


  62. A Book You Chose Based on the Cover


  63. A Book Set in Your State or Country or Written by a Local Author


  64. A Book Written by an 80's Star (ex Alison Arngrim from Little House on the Prairie)


  65. A Book You Read in a Day


  66. A Favorite Re-Read


  67. A Book Set on or Near a Holiday


And here's the slight change: keli and I have discussed this, and since there is such a huge amount of categories to vote for, we decided to use a random number generator to whittle the list down to 45. I'm in the process of getting the first round voting post up which will have that list included.

BUT...I will let you all in on a new rule that we're implementing for 2019. In addition to the two wildcards, the 2019 game will also include two square substitutions.

Those will work like this:

We will post a substitution list at the start of the year. It will be comprised of 8-10 categories not included on the final card. If you are having trouble with a square and don't have a wildcard to use or would rather save your wildcards for a later date, you can choose a category from the list and swap it out with a square on the card.

Example: Say that I'm having trouble filling the "Animal on the Cover" square and I've already used my wildcards, I can look at the list and choose one of the categories--say, "A Favorite Re-Read"--and swap it for the "Animal on the Cover" square.

Wildcards will work the same as they do this year. You can read any book of your choice and fill a square.

The substitutions list will be chosen from the above posted list of 67, excluding the categories that make the final card, of course.

Any questions, please ask.

1st round voting post will be up shortly!

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