Book Bingo for Adults starts January 1, 2017!



How does Book Bingo work?



Read fabulous books this season and you can win prizes! Fill in a Bingo Card with titles of the books you’ve read and drop it off at the Library or mail in to any Lewis & Clark Library branch (Augusta, East Helena, Lincoln or the Bookmobile). Book Bingo is designed for readers 18 and up. Book titles can only be used once per card and only one entry per person, please. Staff are not eligible to play.

 

Book Bingo Dates:



We start January 1 and all submissions must be in by 6 PM Friday, March 31, 2017. So pick up or download your Bingo Card and get reading!

 

What can I win and how?




Bingo : Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line and you will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift card from Downtown Helena. Blackout Card : Complete all 25 squares to be entered in the drawing for our grand prize– a Kindle Fire!

Drop off your Bingo Card at any Lewis & Clark Library Branch or mail it in to 120 S Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601.


 

Questions? Call us!



Helena: 406-447-1690

Augusta: 406-562-3348

East Helena: 406-227-5750

Lincoln: 406-362-4300

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Want a suggestion on what to read? Here’s a list!

(Here’s a printable version too)


Red Cover Books

  • Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  • Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • Emperor – Stephen Baxter
  • Ninth City Burning – J. Patrick Black
  • Fates and Traitors – Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben
  • The Masked City – Genevieve Cogman
  • We Are All Made of Stars – Rowan Coleman
  • NYPD Red – James Patterson
  • Eligible – Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The Invisible Life of Ivan Esaenko – Scott Stambach
  • Blood Kiss – J.R Ward
  • Darkest Journey – Heather Graham
  • If I Forget You – Thomas Christopher Greene
  • The Vegetarian – Han Kang
  • Every Woman’s Dream – Mary Monroe
  • Tightrope – Simon Mawer
  • House Revenge – Mike Lawson

Books with Bad Reviews

  • Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  • You’ve Been Warned – James Patterson
  • The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
  • The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  • The Almost Moon – Alice Sebold
  • Revenge Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
  • 100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Books with 1 word title

  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Night – Elie Wiesel
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • Uglies – Scott Westerfield
  • Room – Emma Donoghue
  • Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Divergent – Veronica Roth
  • Stardust – Neil Gaiman
  • Dissolution – C.J Sansom
  • Nerve – Dick Francis
  • Seduction – Amanda Quick
  • Skinwalkers – Tony Hillerman
  • Nemesis – Isaac Asimov
  • Wonder – R. J Palacio

Books set on different continent

  • Salt to the Sea – Ruth Sepetys
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  • The Queen of the Night – Alexander Chee
  • Fatherland – Robert Harris
  • Ship of Brides – Jojo Moyes
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Lani Taylor

Childhood Favorites

  • The Snowy Day - Ezra Jack Keats (John Finn)
  • A Child of Books - Oliver Jeffers ( Mary Lee Evans)
  • Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Patterson (Beth Pofahl)
  • Sharkabet - Ray Troll (Beth Pofahl)
  • The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin (Kristin Mullen)
  • Anne of Green Gables – L.M Montgomery (Heather Dickerson)
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl (Marissa Bazan)
  • Hank the Cowdog – John Erickson (Andrea Eckerson)
  • Dear Diary series – various authors (Rachel Rivers)

Books into Movies

  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi - Mitchell Zuckoff
  • The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey
  • Pride, Prejudice & Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith
  • The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
  • The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
  • Inferno - Dan Brown
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
  • Fifty Shades Darker - E.L James
  • The Mountain Between Us - Charles Martin
  • Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife - Diane Ackerman

2000s books

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife -  Audrey Niffenegger (2003)
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (2005)
  • The Kite Runner -  Khaled Hosseini (2003)
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett (2009)
  • Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen (2006)
  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel (2001)
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy (2006)
  • My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult (2004)
  • Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)

1990s books

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)*
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999)*
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) *
  • A Game of Thrones (Song of Fire and Ice) (1996)
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary (1999)*
  • Angela’s Ashes (1996)*
  • Outlander (1991)
  • The Notebook (1996)*
  • The Green Mile – Stephen King (1996)
  • The Red Tent – Anita Diamant (1997)*
  • The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje (1992)*
  • Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier (1997)*
  • Stardust – Neil Gaiman (1999)*
  • Where the Heart Is – Billie Letts (1995)*
  • The Pelican Brief – John Grisham (1992)
  • Timeline – Michael Crichton (1999)
  • The Pact – Jodi Picoult (1998)
  • One for the Money – Janet Evanovich (1994)

1980s books

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (1985)*
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker (1982)*
  • The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco (1980)*
  • It – Stephen King (1986)
  • The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett (1989)*
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo (1988)
  • The Bourne Identity – Robert Ludlum (1980)*
  • The Russia House – John Le Carre (1989)
  • Red Storm Rising – Tom Clancy (1986)
  • When the Bough Breaks – Jonathan Kellerman (1985)
  • Firefly Summer – Maeve Binchy (1987)
  • The Charm School – Nelson Demille (1988)
  • The Walking Drum – Louis L’Amour (1984)
  • Neon Rain – James Lee Burke (1987)
  • The Last Wife of Henry VIII – Carolly Erickson (1980)

1970s books * - also made into movies

  • The Shining – Stephen King (1977)*
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (1979)
  • The Princess Bride – William Goldman (1973)*
  • Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice (1976)
  • Sophie’s Choice – William Styron (1979)*
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John Le Carre (1974)*
  • Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi (1974)
  • The Dispossessed – Ursula Le Guin (1974)
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank – Elizabeth Peters (1975)
  • Jaws – Peter Benchley (1974)*
  • A Woman of Substance – Barbara Taylor Bradford (1979)
  • Terms of Endearment – Larry McMurtry (1975) *

1960s books

  • To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee (1960)
  • The Outsiders – S.E Hinton (1967)
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller (1961)
  • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (1965)
  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess (1962)
  • The Godfather – Mario Puzo (1969)
  • Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates (1961)
  • The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck (1961)
  • Nicholas and Alexandra – Robert K. Massie (1967)

1950s books

  • The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R Tolkien (1954)
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger (1951)
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding (1954)
  • The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe – C.S Lewis (1950)
  • Night – Elie Wiesel (1958)\
  • The Old Man & the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (1952)
  • Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak (1957)
  • Casino Royale – Ian Fleming (1953)

1940s books

  • 1984 – George Orwell (1949)
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell (1945)
  • The Little Prince – Antoine Saint-Exupery (1943)
  • The Stranger – Albert Camus (1942)
  • Brideshead Revisted – Evelyn Waugh (1945)
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker (1944)
  • The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank (1947)
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway (1940)
  • The Pearl – John Steinbeck (1947)
  • The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams (1945)

Short Books

  • The Tombs of Atuan – Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Outsiders – S.E Hinton
  • Sula – Toni Morrison
  • Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  • Our Souls At Night – Kent Haruf
  • The Vegetarian – Han Kang
  • Heartburn – Nora Ephron
  • Austenland – Shannon Hale
  • The Quiet American – Graham Greene
  • The Time Machine – H.G Wells

Books by Someone under 30

  • Divergent – Veronica Roth
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Foer
  • Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  • The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
  • The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht
  • Alif the Unseen – G. Willow Wilson
  • The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon
  • Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena – Anthony Marra

Self Help Books

  • The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo
  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • Messy:  The power of Disorder to transform our lives – Tim Harford
  • The Sleep Revolution – Arianna Huffington
  • Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  • Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi
  • 10% Happier – Dan Harris
  • You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay

1st Book by Fave Author

  • Player Piano – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Carrie – Stephen King
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  • The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde
  • Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
  • Guilty Pleasures – Laurel K. Hamilton

Female Authors

  • Donna Tartt
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Laura S. Andersen
  • Toni Morrison
  • J.K Rowling
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Philippa Gregory

Funny Books

  • Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
  • Bossypants – Tina Fey
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me – Mindy Kaling
  • Yes Please – Amy Poehler
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
  • Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon
  • Lucky You – Carl Hiaasen
  • Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

Montana Books

  • The Whistling Season – Ivan Doig
  • Montana 1948 – Lawrence Watson
  • Montana Sky – Nora Roberts
  • The Indian Lawyer – James Welch
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town – John Krakauer
  • Montana – Debbie Macomber
  • Big Sky Country – Linda Lael Miller
  • Painted Horses – Malcolm Brooks
  • Dark Paradise – Tami Hoag

Books Published in 2016

  • When Breath Becomes Air -  Paul Kalanithi
  • Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
  • The Girls – Emma Cline
  • Salt to the Sea – Ruth Sepetys
  • Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
  • Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
  • Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben
  • First Comes Love – Emily Giffin
  • The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonson
  • Two by Two – Nicholas Sparks
  • Everyone Brave is Forgiven – Chris Cleave

Non-Human Characters

  • Watership Down – Richard Adams
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
  • Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R Tolkien
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Horse Heaven – Jane Smiley

Banned/Challenged Book

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  • Forever – Judy Blume
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • Looking for Alaska – John Green
  • A Stolen Life – Jaycee Dugard
  • The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
  • Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan
  • The Glass Castle – Jeanette Walls
  • My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Graphic Novel

  • Locke & Key – Joe Hill
  • The Walking Dead – Robert Kirkman
  • March – John Lewis
  • Saga – Brian K. Vaughan
  • Powers – Brian Michael Bendis
  • Nimona – Noelle Stevenson
  • Fables – Bill Willingham

 

Scary Books

  • The Silence – Sarah Rayne
  • The Woman In Black – Susan Hill
  • Nos4a2 – Joe Hill
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • The Ritual – Adam Nevill
  • Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake
  • Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier 
  • The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris