I’ve decided to join the 2021 Beat The Backlist Bingo challenge as well this year, and of course I’m going to go for the 52 prompt one as I like to torture myself. xD You can find a full list of backlist titles I’ve read in 2021 here, and this post will only focus on the BTB Bingo books.

So, what has been my process so far? Below the bingo card I will be updating each month as I add more books to it, and afterwards a full list of prompts and the books I’ve read (and a few I’m planning to read).

>> Last updated December 18th 2021 <<


  • more than one author Smoke Screen by Jorn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger (finished January 30th 2021) 2019
  • dragons OR lizards How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (finished December 15th 2021) 2003
  • it’s on a ship! Viper by Bex Hogan (finished February 11th 2021) 2019
  • purple cover Hotel Cartagena by Simone Buchholz (finished February 5th 2021) 2019
  • set in a major city In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (finished January 7th 2021) 2020
  • book you forgot you had Take Me There by Carolee Dean (finished May 14th 2021) 2010
  • caused a major book hangover The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech (finished March 19th 2021) 2016


  • multiple points of view Fractured by Karin Slaughter (finished January 15th 2021) 2008
  • book you’re giving another chance The Dead Zone by Stephen King (finished December 18th 2021) 1979
  • quest to find lost/hidden object When Life Gives You Lemons (finished March 5th 2021) 2020
  • chapter title page has art The Enemy by Sarah Adams (finished February 20th 2021) 2020
  • kept you up late reading No Second Chance by Harlan Coben (finished January 28th 2021) 2003
  • picked by a friend/trusted reviewer Night By Night by Jack Jordan (finished February 1st 2021) 2019
  • non-human character A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron (finished March 20th 2021) 2010


  • first line is less than 10 words Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (finished February 14th 2021) 2019
  • banned book Harry Potter En De Steen Der Wijzen by J.K. Rowling (finished May 2021) 1997
  • cover features your favorite color prominently How To Stop Time by Matt Haig (January 11th 2021) 2018
  • all about music Deity by Matt Wesolowski (January 16th 2021) 2020
  • character lets out a breath they didn’t realize they were holding Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (January 20th 2021) 2003
  • genre you never/rarely read Every Tool’s A Hammer by Adam Savage (January 12th 2021) 2019
  • standalone Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (January 5th 2021) 2016


  • lost royalty Venom by Bex Hogan (finished February 25th 2021) 2020
  • cover with your country’s flag colors Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch (finished May 2nd 2021) 2012
  • written in letters or diary entries This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay (finished February 12th 2021) 2017
  • free choice Inborn by Thomas Enger (finished February 27th 2021) 2017
  • book centered around politics Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (finished February 8th 2021) 2016
  • features a carnival or circus Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith (finished August 14th 2021) 1950
  • snake on the cover The Muse by Jessie Burton (finished November 2nd 2021) 2016

  • on the Indie Bestseller list in 2020 or earlier American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (finished August 31st 2021) 2020
  • historical with a twist The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (finished January 3rd 2021) 2001
  • character has a dream scene The Love Song Of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce (finished January 21st 2021) 2014
  • set in autumn The Island by Ragnar Jonasson (finished February 15th 2021) 2016
  • based on non-Greek/Roman mythology The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon (finished June 29th 2021) 2019
  • non-binary protagonist I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver (finished December 11th 2021) 2019
  • a book with illustrations George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl (finished March 10th 2021) 1981


  • WTF plot twist The Final Chapter by Jerome Loubry (finished April 28th 2021) 2018
  • second book in a duology Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (finished March 8th 2021) 2020
  • non-fairytale re-telling These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (finished February 22nd 2021) 2020
  • from your 2020 backlist TBR The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren (finished January 4th 2021) 2020
  • book where the woods/forest are important Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton (finished March 3rd 2021) 2020
  • black and white Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson (finished January 9th 2021) 2010
  • novella The Tent by Kealan Patrick Burke (finished January 25th 2021) 2013


  • person on the cover Martinis And Memories by A.L. Michael (finished February 7th 2021) 2018
  • anthology The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (finished May 15th 2021) 1892
  • has a map Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson (finished 27th 2021) 2014
  • book about bones OR “bone” in the title The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stuart (finished April 5th 2021) 2020
  • good book, bad cover The Big Four by Agatha Christie (finished January 23rd 2021) 1927
  • brings out the geek in you Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (finished March 1st 2021) 2020
  • bought it for the cover The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (finished February 23rd 2021) 2020

Currently 52 out of 52 books read.


  • book written in verse Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (finished March 3rd 2021) 2017
  • includes a 2nd-person POV Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (finished February 13th 2021) 2021
  • author has book releasing in 2021 The Match by Sarah Adams (finished January 25th 2021) 2020
  • mentions a pineapple The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (finished February 4th 2021) 2019

Did you join the BTB Bingo challenge this year? How are you doing so far?

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