Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader
Peregrinations asked for a version of the board spaces in plain text. I posted it in the Bingo group in the Rules thread, but thought I’d do it here as well, in case it would be helpful to anyone.
1. There is quite literally nothing quite like the feeling of closing the empty locker for the last time with 90 days of freedom stretching into the future.
Read a book that appears on any school related “summer reading list,” or that is identified as YA or Middle Grade.
Read a mystery or detective story or a book with the word “who” in the title.
3. However, by the end of the summer, I was usually bored out of my mind, and ready to go back to school (and I’m sure my mom was ready to send me back to school, too).
Read a book set in a school or college, or that is considered a “classic,” (using any criteria that you want) or that is frequently banned.
4. One of the highlights of starting a new school year was going shopping for school clothes or supplies.
Read a book that was published during the months of May, June or July, or that contains an item that would be used as a school supply or an article of clothing or an accessory pictured on the cover.
5. The Silk Road:
Read a book set in any of the 40 countries* along with the Silk Road, or by an author from any of those countries.
* UNESCO list
6. The summer vacation is fun, but if leaving town is just too expensive, the stay-cation can be fun, too.
Read a book set in your home town, state, or country or that you checked out of your local library or that has been on your (physical) bookshelves since last summer.
7. Most places have a lot of different opportunities for summer fun!
Read a book that has a house on the cover, or that is related to something unique about your community (for example, if your community has a strawberry festival, read a book with strawberries on the cover).
8. Race car: Roll again & hold card to play later; race around the game board to the space of your choosing.
9. And, let’s be honest, just not being at work is a vacation in and of itself, and is an opportunity to see some of local amenities, or read & relax!
Read a book that includes a visit to a museum, a concert, a library, or a park, or that the authors name begins with one of the letters in R-E-L-A-X.
10. There’s nothing like a trip to the beach to start the summer off, and, for readers, half the fun is picking the beach read!
Read a book that appears on any beach reads list or a book whose author’s first or last name begins with any letter in B-E-A-C-H.
11. There are gorgeous beaches all over the world. My personal favorite beach is in Pacific City, Oregon.
Read a book set in a coastal/beach region that you love, or would love to visit, or a book that has a beach or ocean on the cover.
12. Robot: Roll again & hold card to play later; create a numbered list of ten books, and let a random number generator pick for you.
13. It’s important to get all of your proper accoutrements together for a day at the beach.
Read a book with sunglasses, swimsuit or other beachy items on the cover, or that has a cover that is more than 50% yellow.
14. The Patagonia Star: Read a book set in Central or South America, or by an author from any country in Central or South America.
15. My husband, Mr. MR, is a big fan of the mountain vacation.
Read a book with a tree (or trees) on the cover, or that is set in a mountain community.
16. For some reason, I associate mountain/forest locations with mystery/suspense books. I think it’s all of that deep shade!
Read a book that is a mystery or suspense, or which has a title that contains all of the letters in the word C-A-B-I-N.
Read a book that is non-fiction or a book with the word “why” in the title.
18. I grew up hiking in the Rocky mountains of Colorado and skiing in the mountains of Idaho and Utah, so mountains are inextricably linked to the Western US in my mind (although many places have even bigger and more impressive mountain ranges).
Read a book that is set in the Western United States (west of the Mississippi) or that was written by an author who comes from that region, or that is in the Western genre.
19. Spending some lazy days at the lake house sounds like a wonderful summer vacation!
Read a book with a cover that is more than 50% blue, or by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-A-K-E.
20.My dog, Jack, is a golden retriever, and he loves the water, which means he loves spending time at lakes.
Read a book that features a dog or which has a dog on the cover or that is set in an area known for its lakes or on a fictional lake.
21. The cat: Be the cat. Read whatever the hell you want.
22. My mom grew up going to Minnesota, Land of a Thousand Lakes, for her summer vacations.
Read a book with a word that refers to women’s roles, such as wife, daughter, mother, mistress or title, such as “Mrs., Miss or Duchess, in the title, or a book that has a strong female lead character.
23. The Cape-to-Cairo Railway
Read a book set on the continent of Africa, or by an author from any African country.
24. BL square.
25. I look forward to the summer blockbuster movie releases every year!
Read a book that has been adapted for a film.
Read a book that is science fiction or a book with the word “how” in the title.
27. In the summer of 1977, my brother and I went to the summer blockbuster that launched four decades of sequels – Star Wars – on a summer road trip.
Read a book that features a hero’s journey or is a bildungsroman (coming of age tale) or that has a word related to space in the title, such as star, planet, rocket)
GO TO JAIL
28. From Grease to The Summer I Turned Pretty, the summer romance is a staple of screen and page (and the dreams of teenagers everywhere).
Read a book that is identified as romance or chick-lit, or that has a cover that is more than 50% pink.
29. Scottie dog: Post a list or poll of 4 books, and ask your fellow players/followers to “fetch” you a book.
30. Romance novels have the prettiest covers, featuring beautiful people, and places, and, often delicious food.
Read a book with fruit or pastries on the cover, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in L-O-V-E.
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32. The Nordic Express
Read a book set in one of the Nordic* countries, or by an author from any of those countries.
*Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
33. The summer after I graduated from high school, A group of my friends and I took a European Tour, and London was one of our favorite stops.
Read a book set in the UK, or that was written by an author whose first or last name begins with any letter in the word L-O-N-D-O-N.
Read a book that is time travel or historical fiction, or a book with the word “when” in the title.
35. We took the Ferry to France, crossing the English Channel.
Read a book set in Europe, or that was written by an author who was born in a Europe, or that involves travel by boat or that has a picture of a ship on the cover.
36. While we were in Europe, we visited Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Geneva, Rome, Florence, Venice and Barcelona.
Read a book that involves travel to Europe, or that has an image of any European city or monument on the cover, or that the letters of the title can spell the name of any European country that I visited on my trip.