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.

Links lead to reviews, greyed out title means a book hasn’t been read yet, HM indicates hard mode.

Current status: 8/25 (32%)



A Book from r/Fantasy’s Top LGBTQIA List

  • The Shadow Throne by Django Wexler

Weird Ecology

  • Call of the Bone Ships by R.J. Barker (HM)

Two or More Authors

  • Daughter from the Dark by Sergey & Marina Dyachenko

Historical SFF

  • Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja (HM)

Set in Space

  • Precursor by C.J. Cherryh (HM)


  • The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia(HM)


Book Club OR Readalong Book

  • Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Cool Weapon

  • The Hourglass Throne by K.D. Edwards

Revolutions and Rebellions

  • Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi (HM)

Name in the Title

  • The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlyn Starling(HM)

Author Uses Initials

  • The Unbalancing by R.B. Lemberg

Published in 2022

Urban Fantasy

Set in Africa

  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (HM)

Non-Human Protagonist

  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Five SFF Short Stories

  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin (HM)

Mental Health

  • In the Serpent’s Wake by Rachel Hartman (HM)

Self-Published OR Indie Publisher

  • The Sign of the Dragon by Mary Soon Lee (HM)

Award Finalist, But Not Won

  • The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (HM)

BIPOC Author


  • Aurora’s Angel by Emily Noon (HM)

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

  • Two Dark Moons by Avi Silver (HM)

Family Matters

  • Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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