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Book bingo

This is a great idea from a friend in a locked post. See how many of the squares you can check off with your recent reading. I'm restricting to books read this year, but you can cast your net as wide as you like.

Book bingo

A Book With More than 500 pages: Assassin's Quest, by Robin Hobb, at 848.
A Forgotten Classic: The Blazing World, by the Duchess of Newcastle.
A Book That Became A Movie: Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Ballard.
A Book Published This Year: Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks, by James Goss, Jonathan Morris, Julian Richards, Justin Richards and Matthew Sweet.
A Book With A Number In The Title: 334, by Tom Disch.

A Book Written By Someone Under Thirty: Two Serpents Rise, by Max Gladstone, who turned thirty this year. (I'm taking this as someone under 30 when the book was published.)
A Book With Non-Human Characters: Crumbs, where to start? Most recently perhaps George Mann's Engines of War.
A Funny Book: F in Exams (and F in Retakes), by Richard Benson.
A Book By A Female Author: Legacy, by Jayne Olorunda.
A Book With A Mystery: The Snowman, by Jo Nesbø.

A Book With A One-Word Title: Crash, by J.G. Ballard.
A Book of Short Stories: A Winter Book, by Tove Jansson.
A Free Square: Dotter of Her Father's Eyes, by Mary M. Talbot and Brian Talbot.
A Book Set On A Different Continent: The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, by Alexander McCall Smith.
A Book of Non-Fiction: Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell.

The First Book By A Favourite Author: Slightly cheating, but the first edition of The Making of Doctor Who was Terrance Dicks' first book as far as I can tell. Also slightly cheating, but in a different way, Damaged Goods.
A Book You Heard About Online: Spoiled for choice! The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch.
A Best-Selling Book: The Other Hand (aka Little Bee), by Chris Cleave.
A Book Based On A True Story: Memoirs of Hadrian, by Marguerite Yourcenar.
A Book At The Bottom Of Your To Be Read Pile: The Life of Sir Denis Henry: Catholic Unionist, by A.D. McDonnell (Obviously for this one I break the rule that it must be something I have read this year.)

A Book Your Friend Loves: rmc28 was smart enough to give me Battle for Bittora, by Anuja Chauhan, with her strong recommendation.
A Book That Scares You: Unearthed, ed. John J. Johnston - though I fear not for the right reasons.
A Book That Is More Than 10 Years Old: Buddenbrooks, by Thomas Mann.
The Second Book In A Series: Saga, Volume 2, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
A Book With A Blue Cover: Here, have several:

British Interventions in Early Modern Ireland Do Elephants Ever Forget? Beowulf Neptune's Brood Flora Segunda The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
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