It was with great excitement that I saw the new post on the Fantasy subreddit giving the new outlines for the 2016 Fantasy Bingo. I spent some time just re-reading it as some of the categories are just plain amazing and then I spent even more time just going through my goodreads ‘to read’ list and popping books into the categories.

This year’s categories are really brilliant, I love some of the more whimsical ones (A Wild Ginger Appeared!) and I’m really pleased that there’s a category for non-western fantasy too.

I thought some people might find it helpful if I said what my plans were, in case they were missing any books in any categories:

Magical Realism

  • Master and Margarita by Mighail Bulgakov
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuro Ishiguro
  • The Antelope Wife by Louise Eritch

Any r/Fantasy Goodreads Group Book Of The Month

  • Low Town by Daniel Polansky
  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  • Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Romantic Fantasy OR Paranormal Romance

  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Angels’ Blood by Nilani Singh
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Self Published OR Indie Novel

  • Monsters (I Bring the Fire Book 2) By C Gockel
  • Forging Divinity by Andrew Rowe

A Novel Published In 2016

  • City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

Novel By an r/FantasyAMA Author OR Writer of the Day

  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Thousand Names by Django Wrexler
  • Shades of Milk and Honey by Marie Robinette Kowal

Dark Fantasy OR Grimdark Fantasy

  • The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Art of Forgetting by Joanne Hall
  • The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely

A Novel With Fewer Than 3000 Goodreads Ratings

  • Blackdog by K V Johansen
  • The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
  • Ack Ack Macaque by Gareth L Powell

A Wild Ginger Appears

  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Female Authored Epic Fantasy

  • The Sword of Shadows by J.V. Jones
  • The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
  • The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

Science Fantasy OR Sci-Fi

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Ancilliary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

Five Fantasy Short Stories

  • Rogues, edited by George R R Martin
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Graphic Novel (At Least One Volume)

  • Rat Queens
  • Dinosaurs versus Aliens
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman

A Novel Published The Decade You Were Born

  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Colours in the Steel by K.J. Parker
  • The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay

A Novel Written By Two Or More Authors

  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • The City of Silk and Steel by Linda Carey, M R Carey, and Louise Carey

A Novel Published In The 2000’s

  • The Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luiz Zafón
  • The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Weird Western

  • The Outlaw King by SA Hunt
  • Blood Riders by Michael P Spradlin
  • Bloodrush by Ben Galley

A Novel Inspired / Influenced By Non-Western Myth Or Folklore

  • Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
  • A Secret Atlas by Michael Stackpole
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Military Fantasy

  • The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron
  • The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
  • The Black Company by Glen Cook

Non-Fantasy Novel

  • This one’s  up for grabs, I’ve currently got quite a few novels in the pile for this.

Award Winning Novel

  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  • The City and the City by China Miéville
  • The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

YA Fantasy Novel

  • The Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Cinder by Marissa Myer

A Novel Where the Protagonist Flies

  • Skyborn by David Dalglish
  • Steal the Sky by Megan O Keefe

A Novel Someone Read For 2015 r/FantasyBingo

  • The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle
  • Traitor’s Blades by Sebastien de Castell
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Sword and Sorcery

There you have it! All my plans for reading this year! (Well not all of them…) It will be interesting too to see if I have managed to keep up with it. And as a side note; I will see if I can also keep a ratio of at least 50/50 for the gender of the authors as well.

New Bingo! Fantasy Bingo 2016

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