Seattle Public Library Summer Book Bingo

SPL Book Bingo


I have lived in Seattle now for almost five years and SOMEHOW I never knew about the library’s summer bingo. The Summer Adult Book Bingo is a chance for readers to win some pretty cool prizes, and to read a lot of books of course! You have the option of submitting a normal bingo card, or you can submit a blackout card, which means you have to read 24 books.

If you submit a normal bingo card, you are entered into a drawing for a gift card from an independent bookstore. If you submit a blackout card you are entered into the grand prize drawing of scoring a season subscription pass to the Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) series. SAL brings in some of the most popular and rising authors, poets, journalists, and other important figures in the literary world. Basically it’s a bookworm’s dream to score one of these season subscriptions.

Summer Bingo began on May 14th and goes through September 3rd. If you are in the Seattle area I would highly recommend playing!




If you have any suggestions on what I could read I would REALLY appreciate it — especially any of the “suggested by” squares. So, if you are a librarian or an independent bookseller let me know what you think I should read. If you are younger than 28 or older than 28 let me know what I should read! (these will help my “young person” and “elder” squares) 

If you have any other suggestions for other squares, I’ll take those too! The more the merrier. 🙂 



I’ll make sure to give updates as the summer goes by. I’m going for a normal bingo, but if possible, I would love to do a blackout. WE SHALL SEE.

Does your local library or bookstore do a summer reading challenge? Let me know if they do, I’d love to hear about it! 🙂



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5 thoughts on “Seattle Public Library Summer Book Bingo

  1. I made a list! I wasn’t sure what you’ve already read or what you’re interested in, so I won’t be offended if you pass on these.

    Past SAL speaker: You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

    Author Under 35: Normal People or Conversations with Friends Sally Rooney

    Book about disability: Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

    Suggested by a young person (I’m 26): Scorpio Races (it’s more of a fall book, but it’s great)

    Science: Why Him? Why Her? by Helen Fisher

    One-word title: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

    Set in the Northwest: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

    Comics: Croquette and Empanada by Ana Ocina

    By an author of color: American Marriage by Tayari Jones

    On big book: On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution by Drew Hodges (coffee table book)

    Best of luck!

    1. A lot of these are on my TBR so this is perfect! THANK YOU! Of course I hit a reading slump so I’m trying to read a few books at a time to see if something sticks.

      1. Yaaaay you’re welcome!! I’m glad some of them will work! And I hear you, I’m doing the same thing. I need something to draw me in!

  2. wait, if you’re older than 28, you’re an elder? ;__;

    well, if you haven’t read Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (YA fantasy), that’s my elderly rec! ooh, and Sorcery of Thorns.

    1. lol for this yes haha. I’m 28 so anyone who is older than me who recommends me a book I’m considering an “elder.” It doesn’t specify what considers an elder for this game so I went with anyone older than me. 😉

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