Reading Challenge: r/Fantasy Bingo 2021

I’ve been lurking on the Fantasy subreddit for a while now and I want to participate more. One of the community events is the yearly r/fantasy bingo, and I want to participate this year. I didn’t know they release the new bingo on April first, but when it dropped, I ultimately fell for the April Fools joke. Yeah, I’m a sucker. But anyway, they eventually uploaded the real one and was delighted by the squares. Credit goes to u/lrich1024 and others who helped create the bingo. Here’s the link to the post with the bingo card and an explanation.

Here’s my book selection. Most of these books I already own and are on my TBR, which makes the ‘Backlist’ square an easy one. I haven’t taken hard mode or hero mode into account since I wasn’t sure if I could even finish a bingo or the full card just reading what I want/need to. I’ve filled a few of them with books I already had to read for book tours, but I might swap them out later. This list is by no means final. Leave your recommendations for bingo squares below if you have alternatives to the ones I listed!

Five Short Stories A Thousand Beginnings and Ending edited by Ellen Oh
Set in Asia Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
A Selection from the A-Z Genre Guide The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
Found Family The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (already read)
First Person POV Fallible Justice by Laura Laakso
Book Club or Readalong Book Lud-in-the-mist by Hope Mirlees
New To You Author Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
Gothic Fantasy The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Backlist Book Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Revenge-Seeking Character Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Mystery Plot Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Comfort Read The Elite by Kiera Cass (already read)
Published in 2021 SO MANY (probably Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis)
Cat Squasher (500+ Pages) Dragons of Darkness by Antonia Michaelis
SFF-Related Nonfiction What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista D. Ball
Latinx or Latin American Author The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Self-Published I don’t know which one I’m going to pick since I’ll be reading a ton of them this year
Forest Setting Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Genre Mashup Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Has Chapter Titles Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Title: __ of __ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
First Contact Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky?
Trans or Nonbinary Character Murderbot series by Martha Wells
Debut Author Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Witches protagonist These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

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