Book Bingo: You Finish Reading in a Day

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

Slim volume, big story or paperback page turner, reading a book in one day immerses you in worlds and moods that stay with you like a vivid dream.

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Book Bingo: Memoirs

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

From gossipy tell-alls to the extraordinary lives of ordinary individuals, the popularity of memoirs endure. Here are some memoirs to consider for Book Bingo – and best of all, these should be readily available, so let’s get rolling!

Click here to view Do No Harm in the SPL catalogMedical memoirs have been incredibly popular for the past few years, with Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air at the top of SPL’s list of popular nonfiction. If you’d like something on the shelves or with a short wait, check out Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, an exceptionally candid memoir from a British neurosurgeon; Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan, about the rapid and inexplicable physical and mental decline of a young reporter; and The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives by New York Times columnist Theresa Brown, which spends a day in a hospital cancer ward. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Memoirs”

Book Bingo: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign launched in April 2014 by calling out the lack of diverse narratives in children’s literature. This grassroots effort advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry in order to foster books which reflect and honor all lives. They define diversity as: “all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.” Learn more at their website, www.weneeddiversebooks.org Continue reading “Book Bingo: #WeNeedDiverseBooks”

It’s back: Summer Book Bingo!

book bingo nw 2016 photoAre you ready to play along with the most fabulous adult summer reading program around? Great — because today Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library launch Summer Book Bingo, the 2016 edition! Pick one up at any of our Libraries or download this PDF of the Book Bingo card.

Here’s a brief rundown of how it works:

  • You have a glorious summer of reading books that you enjoy
  • You write titles of books that fill challenges in each Bingo square
  • You keep reading through Labor Day, and then if you have Bingo (five in a row down, across, diagonally) or a blackout (all 25 squares/challenges filled) you enter a drawing for fantastic book-ish prizes.*

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