Summer Reads inspiration! Pick up a Bingo Card (or DOWNLOAD card one and card two here) and hand it in to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a $50 card to Toadstool.
Each Bingo Card features 12 different inspiring genres or categories from which to choose a book. We have created some fun lists to help you find the perfect books and cross off your bingo card. Fill your “Written by someone under 30” square with one of these great books!
Written by someone under 30:
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena (May 2013)
By: Marra, Anthony
This debut novel by Pushcart Prize-winning author Anthony Marra is set in rural Chechnya during the region’s war with Russia. Though events shift in time, the main focus is a five-day period in 2004, when an eight-year-old girl witnesses her father’s abduction by Russian soldiers. Swearing to protect the girl, local doctor Akhmed (whose true passion is portraiture), brings her to a crumbling hospital, run by a hardened but dedicated surgeon, for safety. – Description by Shauna Griffin.
Eragon (Aug 2003)
By: Paolini, Christopher
In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Ghostman (Feb 2013)
By: Hobbs, Roger
Jack Delton (not his real name) is a cipher who lives off the grid and spends his time on the move, and cleaning up after high-level heists. But a botched job in his past puts the guy who organized it hot on his trail — along with the FBI and a rival hustler. This time, it’s going to take all of Jack’s skills to escape. Plenty of action, well-realized characters, an incredible amount of research, and a complex plot will keep readers glued until the very last page. – Description by Shauna Griffin.
Half of a yellow sun (Sep 2006)
By: Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi,
Re-creates the 1960s struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, following the intertwined lives of the characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war.
Swamplandia! (Feb 2011)
By: Russell, Karen, 1981-
The Bigtree children struggle to protect their Florida Everglades alligator-wrestling theme park from a sophisticated competitor after losing their parents.