r/fantasy Bingo 2016

This challenge ran from April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017.

Unfortunately, things get too complicated with three bingo cards on a page, so I’ve had to make separate pages for each card. These are all part of the same challenge though, with equal importance to each card.

As an additional rule to myself, a minimum of 50% of books read for this challenge must be written by authors of colour or Indigenous authors.


Magic Realism: Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami/ What is Yours is Not Yours, by Helen Oyeyemi/ Beauty is a Wound, by Eka Kurniawan

Goodreads Book of the Month: Assassin’s Apprentice, by Robin Hobb/ The Golem and the Jinni, by Helen Wecker/ Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor

Romantic Fantasy/Paranormal Romance: The Decoy Princess, by Dawn Cook/ Spirit Caller 1-3, by Krista D. Ball/ Tangle of Need, by Nalini Singh

Self-published/Indie: Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Anthology of Speculative Fiction, edited by Kathryn Allan & Djibril al-Ayad/ Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, by Angélica Gorodischer/ Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, edited by Adrienne Maree Brown & Walidah Imarisha

Published in 2016: Saint’s Blood, by Sebastien de Castell/ The Rose and the Dagger, by Renee Ahdieh/ Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee

AMA Author: Senlin Ascends, by Josiah Bancroft/ A Blight of Mages, by Karen Miller/ The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard

Dark/Grimdark Fantasy: The Library at Mount Char, by Scott Hawkins/ The Obelisk Gate, by N.K. Jemisin/ The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle

<3000 Goodreads Ratings: Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson/ The Gaslight Dogs, by Karin Lowachee/ This Strange Way of Dying, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A Wild Ginger Appears: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin/ A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab/ A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar

Female Authored Epic Fantasy: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin/ Kushiel’s Dart, by Jacqueline Carey/ Into the Dark Lands, by Michelle Sagara West

Science Fantasy/Sci-Fi: Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel/ The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers/ Nostalgia, by M.G. Vassanji

Five Fantasy Short Stories: The Sea is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia, edited by Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng/ The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, by Angela Carter/ Filter House, by Nisi Shawl

Graphic Novel: Saga, Vol. 1, by Brian K. Vaughan/ Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll/ SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki

Published The Decade You Were Born: Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett/ The Goblin Mirror, by C.J. Cherryh/ Brown Girl in the Ring, by Nalo Hopkinson

Written By 2+ Authors: Crux, by Moira Rogers/ The Golden Key, by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson & Kate Elliot/ Devil’s Wake, by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due

Published In The 2000’s: The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson/ The Enchantment Emporium, by Tanya Huff/ Arrival (Stories of Your Life and Others), by Ted Chiang

Weird Western: A Book of Tongues, by Gemma Files/ Silver on the Road, by Laura Anne Gilman/ Are We Having Fun Yet? – American Indian Fantasy Stories, by William Sanders

Non-Western Myth Or Folklore: The Devourers, by Indra Das/ The Ghost Bride, by Yangsze Choo/ Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord

Military Fantasy: King’s Shield, by Sherwood Smith/ A Secret History, by Mary Gentle/ The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu

Non-Fantasy Novel: Half a Lifelong Romance, by Eileen Chang/ The Vegetarian, by Han Kang/ Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Award Winning Novel: Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis/ Uprooted, by Naomi Novik/ Ancient, Ancient, by Kiini Ibura Salaam

YA Fantasy Novel: Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare/ Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine/ The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, by Ambelin Kwaymullina

Protagonist Flies: Agatha H and the Airship City, by Phil Foglio/ The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman/ Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler

Someone Read For 2015 Bingo: The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson/ The Philosopher Kings, by Jo Walton/ Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho

Sword and Sorcery: Imaro, by Charles Saunders/ Green Rider, by Kristin Britain/ Throne of the Crescent Moon, by Saladin Ahmed