2022 r/fantasy Book Bingo Challenge TBR

Here is this year’s challenge bingo card that you can download here. At the moment I don’t know who created this card so let me know in the comments.

And this is my initial TBR for this yearly challenge. I won’t be describing each of the prompts, so for a better challenge description look here.

I might need to change a couple of books because one of the rules states that “You may not repeat an author on the card” and I thought of books by Adrian Tchaikovsky for four of the prompts. I wrote the books I thought about here even if they won’t be my final choice but I plan to read all of those anyway and I recommend them too.

A couple of my book choices may be not speculative fiction, but as usual I will either change my final choice or not submit a card next year since I always participate in this challenge in a low key way.

First Row Across

A Book from r/Fantasy’s Top LGBTQIA List:
The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura #1) by Martha Wells
I want to start this series since years.

Weird Ecology:
(Semiosis Duology #1) by Sue Burke
This has been in my TBR for a couple of years now and it qualifies for hard mode since it isn’t written by Jeff VanderMeer or China Miéville.

Two or More Authors:
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I have the third book in this trilogy since years in my list of series to finish, so I might just finally read it.

Historical SFF:
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray.
The setting here is New York City 1926, so this probably qualifies for hard mode.

Set in Space:
This is probably the easiest prompt in this bingo board for me. I might read Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.

Second Row Across

Standalone:
The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst

Anti-Hero:
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus #1) by Jonathan Stroud

Book Club OR Readalong Book:
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Cool Weapon:
I have no idea yet, but I think many of my fantasy books will be fine for this prompt.

Revolutions and Rebellions:
I also still have no idea yet, but I think I’ll just find it along the way too.

Third Row Across

Name in the Title:
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Another book I have since years in my TBR.

Author Uses Initials:
Swordheart (The World of the White Rat) by T. Kingfisher

Published in 2022:
Eyes of the Void by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I read the first book in this duology in March and I want to continue it asap.

Urban Fantasy:
The Nightjar (The Nightjar #1) by Deborah Hewitt. I don’t know much about this book but let’s try a new author for this prompt.

Set in Africa:
Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) by Tade Thompson. Yet another case of a book I have had for years in my TBR.

Fourth Row Across

Non-Human Protagonist:
Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I read the first book in this series awhile ago, but I want to continue it this year.

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Yet another case of a book that has been in my TBR for years now.

Five SFF Short Stories:
I have a lot of anthologies I want to read so I hope to read one of them for the hard mode of this prompt.

Features Mental Health:
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. This seem to be an interesting mixture of Contemporary and Sci-fi.

Self-Published OR Indie Publisher:
Death Trace (Hound of Hades #1) by Zoe Cannon

Fifth Row Across

Award Finalist, But Not Won:
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky- finalist for the BSFA award 2021, didn’t win. I know this is now my third book by this author but until I find better choices for these prompts, this will be my choice.

BIPOC Author:
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger.

Shapeshifters:
I still have no book for this prompt but I often come across shifters in my fantasy books. I would recommend here The Tiger and the Wolf (Echoes of the Fall #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky since it also has shifters.

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: It’s difficult to find a title that does not include the following words: the, a/an, and, or, if, of, but. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon did the trick though.

Family Matters: I can’t think of any SFF book for this prompt at the moment so I hope to come across it as I read my books this year. As a no SFF book I could think of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield but yet again, even if I read this book, it would not fit as a final choice.

I hope though that I could inspire you to participate in this challenge even if in a low key way like me.

Author: Leticia Toraci

Artist, Painter, Writer, Indie Author in training and busy Mom

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