French Bingo 2015 Reading Challenge

French Bingo 2015 logo#2015FrenchBingo

FRENCH BINGO 2015 READING CHALLENGE Jan 1- Dec 31, 2015

December, time has come to recap!

Do a post on your blog and send it to the Mr Linky found below
with the format:
first name @ name of your blog (A1/B1/C1/D1/E1: Bingo), or whatever Bingo you did!
I will choose 1 winner among the readers who made it.

Spread the word: #2015FrenchBingo

HOW TO PLAY?

French Bingo 2015 card#2015FrenchBingo

To be eligible for a drawing at the end of the year for a book to win, you need to complete one BINGO. You book reviews need to be posted on your blog or on your Goodreads page between January 1- December 31, 2015

BINGOS may be claimed by completing 5 spaces in a row–horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You may also claim a “Four Corner” BINGO by reading a book for each of the four corners plus 1 more space —any space you wish.
Then, AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR BINGO,
you get 1 extra entry per 1 extra square you fill in – these extra squares can be located anywhere on the board.
So after your bingo, the more squares you cover, the more chances you have to win a book at the end of the year!

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. for the squares where it says “by a French author” (A4 and A5 for instance) it’s ok to read the books in your native language.
  2. many squares can be filled by reading books written by authors of any nationality, for instance A1, A3, B1, B3, etc

LINK YOUR REVIEW

The link you enter should be directing to your review of the book on your book blog or on your Goodreads account

PLEASE AS YOU LINK YOUR REVIEW FOLLOW THIS FORMAT: YOUR BLOG NAME, SQUARE #, TITLE. IF YOUR TITLE CAN FIT SEVERAL SQUARES DO SOMETHING LIKE : Emma @ Words And Peace (A1/B1: Journeys Through France)

When you have a BINGO, please specify it with your recap post you link, for instance: firstname @ name of blog (A1/B1 /C1/D1/E1: Bingo)

You can contact me if you have any question or if you are looking for titles. You can find great ideas here: Here are the titles I have read for 2015, and Here is my French list for 2014 Here is my list for 2013. Books read by bloggers who did the French challenge in 2014 You can find also great titles on France Book Tours – all the books there fit this challenge! If you are a Goodreads member, you can access my France shelf. I will also add a recap at the end of each month for more ideas of titles! So be sure to follow this blog through Blgolovin’ or email so that you don’t miss an update!

There’s also now a Goodreads page for our Challenge!

WHAT MEDIA?

First, it’s ok to list here a book that counts also for another reading challenge you may be doing. All medias are accepted:

  • paper
  • ebook
  • audiobook

 Spread the word: #2015FrenchBingo

THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF 2015: BE SURE TO FINISH YOUR CHALLENGE TO GET A CHANCE TO WIN 1 BOOK!

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165 thoughts on “French Bingo 2015 Reading Challenge

    • awesome! Of course, you can read all the books for the BIngo in your native language. Thanks for your comment, it made me realize this point was not clear enough. I just added a NB. Yes, it’s ok to read all the books for the bingo in your native language, but of course, good for you if you can read some in French!

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  3. You know…I’m reading so many French classics writers next year – Dumas, Zola, Voltaire, Verne (he’s French, isn’t he?) and Leroux (maybe). I quite excited about it! 😀

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    • thanks for asking, that was not clear enough. I specified now on top of the post:
      No Linky this time, just sign up by leaving a comment:
      – If you have a book blog, paste the link to your blog post where you tell your intention to play this game
      – If you don’t have a book blog and plan to post your reviews on Goodreads, specify your Goodreads name if you intend to post your reviews there, and, I highly encourage you to create a Goodreads shelf for this challenge

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  4. This is a neat challenge. I’m looking forward to it.
    Can you clarify something? For German Lit Month we could read “works originally written in German, regardless of the author’s nationality” Can we consider an author a “French author” if he/she writes in French but is of a different nationality? (I just read a play by a Belgian who wrote in French. The play is set in Belgium.)

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    • ah, I get into this issue every year, lol. Sorry to make your life tough, but I’m going to stick to French nationality, because otherwise we can accept here tons of nationalities where French is spoken, and this is about France. Maybe one day I’ll do a challenge about francophony, but not this year yet

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      • Emma, I understand your reasoning about what constitutes a French vs. a Francophone author. However, I’m not sure why all the books on the France Book Tours “fit this challenge” since many of those authors aren’t French either. Is the “French” criterion only mandatory for those specific bingo fields (i.e. “Play by a French Author”) and not the general ones like “Mystery/Thriller Set in France”? Help!

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        • you are right, not all books on FBT would fit the challenge, but lots. Correct: “mystery set in France” can be written in any language, by author of any nationality, also books with word France in the title, etc. But if you want to make more difficult for you, feel free to narrow the rule to “written by a French author” for all of them!

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  7. I loved looking at the options on your bingo card! I may not make a list ahead of time, but see where my reading takes me, with some of these ideas in the back of my mind. Then mid-year, I’ll see what I might need to complete a row. In any case, as in bingo, it should be fun to play! 🙂

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  8. I’m certainly looking forward to reading more French books this year. It will be interesting to see how the bingo card works out. It gives it a new twist- thanks for keeping things exciting Emma.

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    • welcome back Anja, curious to see what you will read this year, either in English or in French! I left a couple of comments on your blog. Your words encourage me to insert some French lines to my posts

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    • Penny, here is wikipedia definition for Literary Fiction:
      “Literary fiction is a term principally used for certain fictional works that hold literary merit. In other words, they are works that offer deliberate commentary on larger social issues, political issues, or focus on the individual to explore some part of the human condition. Literary fiction is deliberately written in dialogue with existing works created with the above aims in mind. Literary fiction is focused more on themes than on plot.”
      You could also say it’s fiction that is neither mystery nor romance, nor historical, where the focus is more on the writing style than on the plot.
      Proust for instance is clearly literary fiction.
      Here is a list generated by Goodreads for literary fiction – you can see even if you are not part of Goodreads:
      https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/literary-fiction
      My last review, Nagasaki, was definitely a work of literary fiction
      Your question make e think I should offer suggestions for each square

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  20. Gosh this looks a tough one – French authors before 1800 would have me scratching my head. Oh and I’d have to go shopping just to be sure I had choices covering some of those squares

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  77. I finally scored my unofficial Bingo, Emma, “unofficial” because an end of the year health scare will keep me from writing up a review of Proust’s The Guermantes Way (D2) for my diagonal A5 to E1 bingo. Still, it was fun playing. Thanks for hosting and Bonne Année!

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    • wow, take care! and I hope 2016 is a better year for your health. well done for the Bingo, I’ll pick the winner at the beginning of Jan. don’t forget to join the 2016 French Bingo, I have introduced some new tiles

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