Dancing with fantasy and sci-fi, a kickass reading challenge

It’s Bingo Time

I was just checking in with a few blogs and came across a challenge that has piqued my interest. So much so I’ve decided to give it a whirl. Do I expect to complete it? No, I rarely finish the challenges I start as I over-estimate my staying power. Do I let that stop me from starting them? Also no.

It’s a fantasy and science fiction challenge, and I think if we follow my current reading trends, I may be able to complete at least the fantasy section. That would be a fairly decent accomplishment, so that’s my short goal.

For all the information and some helpful hints, head over and visit Annemeike at A Dance With Books and have a look. All graphics related to this challenge are from Annemeike.

One of my fave parts of starting a challenge late is being able to tick off a couple straight away, I feel like I’m kicking butt and that I’ll smash the challenge in 6 months. (I won’t).


I have three that I can cross off on this card. Uncommon fantasy creatures with Heart of Stone by Ben Galley. Task is a Gollum. Shapeshifters is crossed off with Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen. Lastly Who’s Afraid by Maria Lewis is set in our world.


Three here as well. I think. I’m going to have to look up Mecha and Proto Sci-fi, to see what they even mean. Anyways; On a Different Planet is ticked of thanks to God’s War by Kameron Hurley. Steampunk is filled by Cogheart and Whisper by Lynette Noni ticks off the Superpowers box. Actually make it four, The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson has to fit the Science category, as (SPOILERS AHEAD) she is made basically from scratch after a horrific car accident. All that is left from her original self is 10% of her brain. Yep, I’m counting that.


Finally on the General bingo card. One Word Title is Bound by Alan Baxter. Under 500 pages is Dawn Of Exile by Mitchell Hogan.

Crossing off those ten was just as satisfying as I expected. 100% I think I’m winning at this already.

Does anyone else want to come and play bingo with me?



6 thoughts on “Dancing with fantasy and sci-fi, a kickass reading challenge”

  1. I’m always super-tempted but then I don’t like reading things for reading’s sake. I did enjoy seeing I have ticked of several of these already. Sadly, there are a few topics on thete I usually have little interest in (its made all the harder now I’m reading less Sci-fi).


      1. I think in that, we are alike. That was one of my goals. Along with reading more classics. I haven’t really felt in the mood for either. Read a couple sci-fi books … just not as many as I had hoped for.


  2. Glad to see you joining in and seeing you have been able to cross of a few. And hey, it is just fun to do. I might not even get to the end and it is my challenge haha.

    Proto sci-fi is basically just books that can be considered sci-fi that was published before Frankenstein but I am also counting anything published before H.G. Wells as there are so many discussions about where the starting point is.

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