Hello KWLers and welcome to the KWL 2020 Reading Challenge! Is it a little bit late? Maybe. But in our defense, it has been really busy around here and it’s only my second week (Hi, I’m the new intern!). To make up for the delay, we’ve made this year’s challenge a little bit easier than last — you only have to read 25 books to beat the challenge, and one of them is a free space. That’s right, we’re doing book bingo!


A bingo card that contains the 25 categories in the KWL reading challenge. 
They are: A memoir by someone you know nothing about; A book written by a person of colour; A book that takes place in the 1920s; A book by an indie author; A work of fiction by an LGBTQ+ author; A debut novel; A retelling of a fairy tale, myth, or legend; A 2019 award winner; Your first recommended title on kobo.com; A book that intimidates you; A classic murder mystery; A graphic novel; Your choice!; A book by a journalist; A play written in the 21st century; A book by a trans or non-binary author; A book that you own but haven't read yet; A book with a five-word title; A classic you didn't read in school; a Book from the Belletrist book club; The first book by an author you love; A Giller Prize winner; A book about a road trip; A book by a disabled author; A book about social media
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it.

For those unfamiliar with the rules of bingo, it’s fairly simple. In short, the goal is to complete a “bingo pattern”. You can go for a line in any direction (horizontal, diagonal, vertical, they all count); you can try for a shape (either an X or a T, or, if you’re feeling ambitious, go for the border); or you can, go big and try to get the whole card by reading all 25 books listed in the challenge.



Unlike traditional bingo, the only prize we offer is bragging rights, but isn’t that what this is all about anyways?

So grab a copy of the bingo card, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as we try to read our way through the challenge.

PS Try your best to do one book per square! We know there’s some potential for overlap (you could read a play written last year by an LGBTQ+ person of colour that won an award in 2019 and BAM that’s four squares), but challenge yourself and try to read 25 different books! If I can do it, I know you can too.

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