r/Fantasy Bingo Challenge

You can read more about it here, but essentially, it’s a reading challenge running from April to April where you have to read enough books belonging to those categories to get a Bingo, though most people try for a full card (or several). An author can only be used once, and only one reread is allowed. I’ve been a participant since its inception (in 2015) and I find it one of the most fun reading challenges out there.

This year, I will continue with only one card. As for the last few years, I want a nice, relaxed challenge. No giving a fuck about hard mode, no double or themed cards.

Greyed out title means a book hasn’t been read yet, HM indicates hard mode.

Current status: 5/25 (20%)


Five SFF Short Stories

  • From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back anthology (HM)

Set in Asia

  • She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (HM)

A to Z Genre Guide

  • The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk (HM)

Found Family

  • The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells (HM?)

1st Person POV

  • The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller

r/Fantasy Book Club OR r/Fantasy Read-along Book

  • A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland

Author You’ve Never Read Before

  • Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Gothic Fantasy

  • Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft (HM)

Backlist Book

Revenge-Seeking Character

  • The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (HM)

Mystery Plot

  • The Conductors by Nicole Glover

Comfort Read

  • leaving this one open

Published 2021

  • leaving this one open

Cat Squasher

  • Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke

SFF-Related Nonfiction Non-Fantasy (2016)

  • some history shit

Latinx / Latin American Author

  • Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer


  • Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray

Forest Setting

  • The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

Genre Mashup

  • Vermilion by Molly Tanzer

Chapter Titles

Title: __ of __

  • Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick

First Contact

  • A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason

Trans of Nonbinary Character

  • When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo (HM)


  • The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis (HM)


  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (HM)

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