Horror October Fun: YA Title Game

Posted October 11, 2013 by Stormy in Books / 23 Comments

I am back once again for a post for Horror October, hosted by Leanne of Literary Excursions.   I’m pretty excited for some of the post I have coming up, but I thought for some Friday fun I’d do something low-key. I thought about doing a crossword, or a word search, but they never quite worked out. So instead, I’d thought I’d do a bingo game instead!
Basically, I’ll share a bingo card with words/phrases/instructions. Like “A horror book that has a dead animal in it” or something. Then you find a book you know of that fits that title, and fill in the bingo card! Sort of a mix between bingo and a scavenger hunt. No prizes(though I really wanted to be able to do so!), but a just-for fun game if you’re bored. And feel free to leave your results in the comments! (The idea is to get a blackout, though a row or column would work too!)
The idea is that you fill the card/list with horror/paranormal/supernatural books, but I left it vague intentionally in case you want to try this challenge but don’t really read those genres.
Have fun & enjoy!


23 responses to “Horror October Fun: YA Title Game

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    • stormydawnc

      That’s better than what I did in my head. And I couldn’t decide whether to stick to just YA or add in adult. Even adding in adult books, I didn’t get very much on my own bingo card, which is kind of sad. I’m going to attribute it to a not-so-great memory rather than think I am not as widely read as I would wish.

  2. What a cool idea, Stormy! Okay, I apologize for the long comment in advance because I’m just going to dump all my answers here. I hope it doesn’t need to be a book I’ve read? Can it be just a book I’ve heard of? Either way, I’m answering horizontally.

    1. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
    2. The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (does this count?! Much of it takes place in the Nevernever, which is basically a forest in a fantasy world.)
    3. The Diviners by Libba Bray
    4. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
    5. Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (even though I didn’t really like that book…)
    6. Oh my gosh, I can’t think of any book that has a skull! 🙁
    7. Find Me by Romily Bernard
    8. The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
    9. Insomnia by J.R. Johanssen
    10. The Shining by Stephen King
    11. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
    12. Hexed by Michelle Krys
    13. First book that comes to mind: The Exorcist by William Blathy
    14. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
    15. A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchinson
    16. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    17. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
    18. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
    19. It by Stephen King (I haven’t read it yet, but the prospect that it might change my opinions on clowns forever… *shudder*)
    20. GOSHDARN. Nothing comes to mind. 🙁
    21. Identical by Ellen Hopkins (the opposite of horror, but it’s the first book that popped to mind!)
    22. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
    23. Harry Potter, hands down
    24. Feed by Mira Grant (I think that’s her debut…)
    25. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren-something

    TADA! Whew! I’m so proud of myself, haha, even though I missed out two. This was such a fun game, so thanks for coming up with it, Stormy!

  3. I love this game too! Hm, I can’t do it with my October reads, because most of the books I’m currently reading/will be reading are not horror but review copies…, but I can try it with books I’ve already read or on my tbr. Let’s see.. B4: Talisman by Stephen King (I’ve read at 3 times, I think), I4: Sunshine by Robin McKinley (I loved the vampires in it, they were quite “realistic”) N4: Scratches on the Surface by Aaron Smibert (currently reading it!) G4:Thinner by Stephen King (SO scary and the ending left me speechless) and O4: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (loved that books SO much) – BINGO! 🙂

  4. Shannelle C. (The Tracery of Ink)

    I love this idea! Bingo’s really fun. I’d try completing it, but after staring at it and racking my brain, I could barely answer it. It’s either I’m not such a broad reader as I thought, or I’m getting old. God forbid it’s the latter.

    • stormydawnc

      Halloween has never been one of my favorite holidays, but doing Horror October really has made it grow on me!

  5. Leanne @ Literary Excursion

    Oh, Stormy, this is so awesome! I’m going to make it into a challenge post right away because I’m totally going to try and gear my reads toward some bingos! If I get a blackout, even better!

      • Leanne @ Literary Excursion

        I bought some books yesterday just for the purpose of filling in that bingo card, so we’ll see how it works out! Now I just need to find the time to read them all, and hope some of the sneakier squares show up as I’m reading.

    • stormydawnc

      Glad you liked it! I couldn’t probably fill it out very much, but I figured a lot of people could!

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