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Adult Book Bingo



Come play Book Bingo with us. 

Pick up a card in the library or download one here.  



From now until September 1, 2022, keep track of books you read by writing the title and author in the matching square. Book titles may be used only once per card and only one entry per person, 18 and older.

Complete as many horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines as you can! Each completed line enters your name into a raffle to win a $25, $50, or $75 Cape Ann Gift Certificate.


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Need some inspiration for getting started? Check out the book bingo categories below. If you find a book you’d like to read, click on the cover to place a hold and pick it up at the library.


Likeable characters

Golden Girl by Hilderbrand, Elin
Something to hide : a Lynley novel by George, Elizabeth
The maid : a novel by Prose, Nita
People of the book by Brooks, Geraldine.
Ready player one by Cline, Ernest.
The Lincoln lawyer : a novel by Connelly, Michael
Bleachers by Grisham, John.
Chocolat : a novel by Harris, Joanne
The guernsey literary and potato peel pie society by Shaffer, Mary Ann.
A gentleman in Moscow by Towles, Amor
The female persuasion by Wolitzer, Meg
Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery, L. M.
Emma by Austen, Jane

Sea stories

Sea Hawke by Bell, Ted
Plague ship : a novel of the Oregon files by Cussler, Clive.
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by Forester, C. S.
From sea to stormy sea : 17 stories inspired by great American paintings by
Sea prayer by Hosseini, Khaled
The largesse of the sea maiden : stories by Johnson, Denis
The North water : a novel by McGuire, Ian
The starless sea by Morgenstern, Erin
The hundred days by O'Brian, Patrick
Port Bliss by Passanisi, Faye.
The tiger's prey : a novel of adventure by Smith, Wilbur A.
The terror : a novel by Simmons, Dan.
Master and commander by O'Brian, Patrick

Gentle reads

Murder most fowl : a Meg Langslow mystery by Andrews, Donna.
The victory garden by Bowen, Rhys
Tranquility Falls by Bunn, T. Davis
Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace by Chiaverini, Jennifer
Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth by Chiaverini, Jennifer
Resistance women : a novel by Chiaverini, Jennifer
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule : a novel by Chiaverini, Jennifer.
A plain vanilla murder by Albert, Susan Wittig
Down the hatch : an Agatha Raisin mystery by Beaton, M. C.
The confession club : a novel by Berg, Elizabeth
Sunset beach by Andrews, Mary Kay

About art or artists

Hag-seed by Atwood, Margaret
Second place by Cusk, Rachel
A house among the trees by Glass, Julia
The marriage of opposites : a novel by Hoffman, Alice.
The world to come : a novel by Horn, Dara
The Museum of Modern Love by Rose, Heather
The improbability of love by Rothschild, Hannah
The goldfinch by Tartt, Donna.
Luncheon of the boating party by Vreeland, Susan.
Tin man by Winman, Sarah

Mystery classics

And then there were none by Christie, Agatha
Death on the Nile : a Hercule Poirot mystery by Christie, Agatha
Grave goods by Franklin, Ariana.
Complete novels by Hammett, Dashiell
Death and restoration : a Jonathan Argyll mystery by Pears, Iain.
The beautiful mystery by Penny, Louise.
Children of the storm by Peters, Elizabeth
Tomb of the golden bird by Peters, Elizabeth

Graphic novel

Dancing after ten : a graphic memoir by Chong, Vivian
Billionaires : the lives of the rich and powerful by Cunningham, Darryl
The sacrifice of darkness by Gay, Roxane
After the rain by Jennings, John
Guerilla green : an urban gardening survival guide by Kalkair, Cookie
Spider-Man noir : twilight in Babylon by Stohl, Margaret
The swamp by Tsuge, Yoshiharu
Be more chill : the graphic novel by Vizzini, Ned
Shang-Chi.  brothers & sisters  Volume 1, by Yang, Gene Luen


100 poems to break your heart by Hirsch, Edward
Playlist for the Apocalypse : poems by Dove, Rita
Everyday mojo songs of Earth : new and selected poems, 2001-2021 by Komunyakaa, Yusef
American melancholy : poems by Oates, Joyce Carol
A thousand mornings by Oliver, Mary
Pilgrim bell : poems by Akbar, Kaveh
What kind of woman : poems by Baer, Kate
I'll fly away: poems by Francisco, Rudy
I had a brother once : a poem, a memoir by Mansbach, Adam
Such color : new and selected poems by Smith, Tracy K.
Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey : poems by Teicher, Craig Morgan
Home is not a country by Elhillo, Safia.
The complete collected poems of Maya Angelou. by Angelou, Maya.
The hill we climb : an inaugural poem for the country by Gorman, Amanda

Trying a new passion

That sounds fun : the joys of being an amateur, the power of falling in love, and why you need a hobby by Downs, Annie F.
Flight calls : exploring Massachusetts through birds by Nelson, John R.  (Ornithologist)
How to know the birds : the art & adventure of birding by Floyd, Ted
The heirloom gardener : traditional plants & skills for the modern world by Forti, John
The modern homestead garden : growing self-sufficiency in any size backyard by Pilarchik, Gary
Make your own indoor garden : how to fill your home with low maintenance greenery by Durber, Sarah
Hentopia : create a hassle-free habitat for happy chickens : 21 innovative projects by Hyman, Frank
Honey bee hobbyist : the care and keeping of bees by Gary, N. E.
Audubon birdhouse book : building, placing, and maintaining great homes for great birds by Barker, Margaret A.
A guide book of United States coins by Yeoman, R. S.

Interracial friendships

New boy by Chevalier, Tracy
Washington Black : a novel by Edugyan, Esi.
A hologram for the king : a novel by Eggers, Dave
Fortunate son by Mosley, Walter.
We are not like them : a novel by Pride, Christine
Major Pettigrew's last stand : a novel by Simonson, Helen.
The hate u give by Thomas, Angie.
Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker : the unlikely friendship of Elizabeth Keckley & Mary Todd Lincoln by Jones, Lynda.
Copper sun by Draper, Sharon M.

All kinds of lives

Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II by Brown, Daniel James
The sentence : a novel by Erdrich, Louise
The Boston girl : a novel by Diamant, Anita
Send for me by Fox, Lauren
A horse walks into a bar by Grossman, David
The world that we knew : a novel by Hoffman, Alice
The Moor's account : a novel by Lalami, Laila
There there by Orange, Tommy
Run.   Book one by Lewis, John
The unexpected spy : from the CIA to the FBI, my secret life taking down some of the world's most notorious terrorists by Walder, Tracy
Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo by Callaghan, Louise
Untamed by Doyle, Glennon

Ways to grow and change

Bittersweet : how sorrow and longing make us whole by Cain, Susan
Unfollow your passion : how to create a life that matters to you by Trespicio, Terri
Don't worry : 48 lessons on relieving anxiety from a Zen Buddhist monk by Masuno, Shunmyō
Midlife bites : anyone else falling apart or is it just me? by Mann, Jen
Embrace aging : conquer your fears and enjoy added years by Guerrasio, Jeannette
Healthy heart, healthy brain : the proven personalized path to protect your memory, prevent heart attacks and strokes, and avoid chronic illness by Bale, Bradley
Career remix / Get the Gig You Want With the Skills You've Got by Brown, Damon
Overthinking about you : navigating romantic relationships when you have anxiety, OCD, and/or depression by Raskin, Allison
Who are your people? by Sellers, Bakari
My brain is different : stories of ADHD and other developmental disorders : nine true stories by Monzusu

Family sagas

Homegoing by Gyasi, Yaa
The guest book : a novel by Blake, Sarah
Daughter of Moloka'i by Brennert, Alan
The parted earth by Enjeti, Anjali
Send for me by Fox, Lauren
We were the lucky ones by Hunter, Georgia
Pachinko by Lee, Min Jin
Bowlaway : a novel by McCracken, Elizabeth
The ninth hour by McDermott, Alice
The Island of sea women by See, Lisa

Twice told tales

Spinning silver by Novik, Naomi
Miranda and Caliban by Carey, Jacqueline
A wild swan : and other tales by Cunningham, Michael
The king of infinite space by Faye, Lyndsay
Quichotte : a novel by Rushdie, Salman
The hollow hills. by Stewart, Mary
The Crystal Cave trilogy by Albert, Susan Wittig
Straight on till morning : a twisted tale by Braswell, Liz
Cinder by Meyer, Marissa.
The sword in the stone by White, T. H.

Immigrant experiences

Homeland elegies : a novel by Akhtar, Ayad
Of women and salt by Garcia, Gabriela
Transcendent kingdom by Gyasi, Yaa
Exit west : a novel by Hamid, Mohsin
The other Americans by Lalami, Laila
Behold the dreamers : a novel by Mbue, Imbolo
The refugees by Nguyen, Viet Thanh
The house of broken angels : a novel by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel by Vuong, Ocean
White ivy : a novel by Yang, Susie

Adventure and exploration

The only woman in the room by Benedict, Marie
Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace by Chiaverini, Jennifer
To the bright edge of the world : a novel by Ivey, Eowyn
Shadow zone by Johansen, Iris.
The Arctic fury : a novel by Macallister, Greer
The Essex Serpent : a novel by Perry, Sarah
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography by Wilder, Laura Ingalls
The Martian : a novel by Weir, Andy
Shipwreck at the bottom of the world : the extraordinary true story of Shackleton and the Endurance by Armstrong, Jennifer

Recommended by a celebrity book club (Oprah, Reese, Anderson Cooper, etc.)

The paper palace by Cowley Heller, Miranda
The last thing he told me : a novel by Dave, Laura
We were never here : a novel by Bartz, Andrea
Northern spy : a novel by Berry, Flynn
The guest list : a novel by Foley, Lucy  (Novelist)
The henna artist by Joshi, Alka
The sanatorium : a novel by Pearse, Sarah
The jetsetters : a novel by Ward, Amanda Eyre
The Christie affair by Gramont, Nina de
Untamed by Doyle, Glennon
Firekeeper's daughter by Boulley, Angeline

Surprising twists

The turnout : a novel by Abbott, Megan E.
Anxious people : a novel by Backman, Fredrik
A simple favor : a novel by Bell, Darcey
When no one is watching : a thriller by Cole, Alyssa
The institute : a novel by King, Stephen
She would be king : a novel by Moore, Wayétu.
The girl who knew too much by Quick, Amanda
Peony in love : a novel by See, Lisa.
Ghosted : a novel by Walsh, Rosie
The dry : a novel by Harper, Jane

An uplifting story

A man called Ove : a novel by Backman, Fredrik
Dream when you're feeling blue : a novel by Berg, Elizabeth.
Beach read by Henry, Emily
Dusk, night, dawn : on revival and courage by Lamott, Anne
Memorial Drive : a daughter's memoir by Trethewey, Natasha D.
Anxious people : a novel by Backman, Fredrik
Keep moving : notes on loss, creativity, and change by Smith, Maggie
Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone by Brown, Brené.
Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope and repair by Lamott, Anne.
The soul of an octopus : a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness by Montgomery, Sy
From scratch : a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home by Locke, Tembi
Know my name : a memoir by Miller, Chanel
Whiskey in a teacup : what growing up in the South taught me about life, love, and baking biscuits by Witherspoon, Reese
Temple Grandin : how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Montgomery, Sy.
With the fire on high by Acevedo, Elizabeth

History page turners

Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II by Brown, Daniel James
The three mothers : how the mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation by Tubbs, Anna Malaika
Come fly the world : the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Cooke, Julia
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race by Isaacson, Walter
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine by Nimura, Janice P.
The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear by Moore, Kate  (Writer and editor)
Vanderbilt : the rise and fall of an American dynasty by Cooper, Anderson
Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty by Keefe, Patrick Radden
The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos by Batalion, Judith
The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War by Gladwell, Malcolm
Four hundred souls : a community history of African America, 1619-2019 by

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