Eyes down for Book Bingo

The nights are drawing in… the perfect reason for settling down with a good book we reckon.

And we’ve come up with a reading challenge for those long dark nights which we think you’re going to enjoy – Book Bingo!

Play along and you could win yourself a £50 book token just in time for Christmas:

  • BookbingoPrint off the Bingo Card (PDF, 123 kb) or pick one up at your nearest library.
  • Complete each square with the title of a book you have read (or in one case, haven’t!)
  • (You must have borrowed at least five of the titles in your card from Edinburgh City Libraries during 2015. Check your loan history by logging in to your account on the library catalogue)
  • Hand in your completed card to your local library by 1st December 2015, and we’ll announce the winner at the Big Book Group Quiz on 10th December.

There are some boxes you’ll be able to complete right away but others you’ll have to work at a bit.. so here are some tips for getting you started.

For Books set in Edinburgh take a look at this map.

To find books published the year you were born use the drop down menu on this page of Goodreads.

For Prizewinners head along to the Book Awards section on Lovereading.

Books from Scotland is a good place to start a search for Scottish authors.

The Build Search feature on the library catalogue includes a ‘year published’ field where you can check for books that came out in 2015.

And we’ve put together lists of books with numbers in the title and graphic novels for beginners.

And if you’re still hunting you can always complete our online book recommendations form and we’ll email five suggested titles chosen especially for you.

Eyes down!