Picture Prompt Book Bingo

Let’s get this 2022 show on the road, huh?

Usually, Fun for Monday is all about book tags (which I love, as you know), but today I want to propose some book bingo fun.

I like book bingo. A lot. It’s a thing you may have learned about me. So to celebrate reaching my fifth blogiversary I’ve made a bingo card (ok, ok, I made it back in March of last year and then sat on it for nine months because I’m a massive scaredy-cat. Whatever. I’m sitting here right now typing with one hand because the other’s got its fingers-crossed that someone … anyone … will play along. Because I can get heroically anxious about pretty much anything).

But enough about me, this is about you, and whether you can be lured into doing another 2022 reading challenge (I’m anxious about that too).


Bookforager's Picture Prompt Book Bingo Card
Text version available below


This is a loosey goosey reading challenge that could easily be done alongside any number of other challenges without causing you a stack more reading stress, (not that I’m trying to convince you to give it a go or anything). Instead of stated categories, there are pictures for you to get as creative with as you like.

For example, let’s take that house (my favourite) on the bottom line, second from the left: It could suggest a haunted house to you, as it does to me, or it could suggest a domestic story; maybe you’ll look for a house on a book cover, or for the word ‘house’ in a title or in an author’s name. As long as you’re happy with the connection you’ve made between the image and the book you’ve picked, that’s good enough for me, no psychological analysis or judgement will be made, (although I’m thinking I should’ve called this the Rorshach Book Bingo for my own amusement – ha!)

Anyhow, I’d be pleased as punch if you decide to play along. Let me know in the comments if you’re going to so I can keep up with you over the year.

And whether you decide to take part or not, Happy Reading for 2022!


Picture Prompt Book Bingo (text version)

A stack of old books, one open in front A stylised dragon standing on an orb Planet Earth A plant (specifically, a pitcher plant, which is carnivorous)
A cloaked, skeletal figure, possible a ghost A spaceship in a barren, mountainous landscape A pair of swords, crossed An anatomical representation of a heart
A galleon in full sail An Ex Libris label showing on owl perched on an open book A dinosaur A pocket watch, open
A ringed planet, like Saturn An ornate, old three-storey house A trophy cup A typical witch in pointed hat, riding a broom




  1. I have been hoping to find a reading challenge that is kind of “as strict as you want it to be” and this looks like it fits the bill perfectly! I’m playing along for sure, thanks for this!

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  2. I didn’t plan on taking part on reading challenges this year but… But I have changed my mind! The bingo card is so beautiful and I can’t resist!! I am in!
    Now I just have the time to try and make a sort of plan for it!

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  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    I love a reading challenge – especially a book bingo, and most especially when there’s a lot of room for interpretation. So I adore Mayri the BookForager’s 2022 picture prompt bingo and shall be adding it to my roster of fun ways to pick and sort my reading this year. Fancy joining us?

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  4. This bingo card is so gorgeous that I think I definitely have to join in with this challenge. I love the fact that it’s such a loose challenge with lots of scope for creative links too

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  5. Yes, I’m in. I’ve never played book bingo but I love your card and the fact that it’s open to interpretation. Should lead to some interesting books. Now to figure out what can go where.
    Lynn 😀

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  6. I love this idea! One of my goals in 2022 is to read more books from my bookshelves and thinking of some fun ideas to achieve my goal every month so this is perfect. I have a small Booktube channel so I’ll see if I can gather any interest on there as well.

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  7. […] BookForager’s Picture Prompt Challenge is just too good to resist, although I reserve the right to change my answer to any prompt in subsequent months and shuffle things about (because these prompts are brilliantly open to interpretation, and How High We Go In The Dark can be deployed for about half of them). […]

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