Adult Summer Book Bingo 2020!

Book Bingo cards will be available under the sidewalk tent during Library Takeout. Also, click here to print a Book Bingo card from home, or click on the image below.



To return your physical card, drop it in the book drop OR mail it to:

Milne Public Library

1095 Main Street

Williamstown, MA 01267


If you’re unable to get your hands on a physical card, that’s A-OK! Jot down the categories you complete throughout the summer and send us an email at milnelibrary@williamstownma.gov with 1) your name, 2) your phone number, 3) the four categories you completed, and 4) the titles & authors of the books you've read.


Not sure what to read for a certain category? Try these suggestions:


A book about the immigrant experience:

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Book of Unknown Americans - Cristina Henriquez

Brass - Xhenet Aliu

Dominicana - Angie Cruz

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid

The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America

The Leavers - Lisa Ko

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen (currently available as a simultaneous use copy with no wait in Libby & OverDrive)


A book about being Black in America:

An American Marriage - Tayari Jones (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - Brittney Cooper

Heavy - Kiese Laymon

Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

How We Fight for Our Lives - Saeed Jones

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

Red at the Bone - Jacqueline Woodson

Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward

Such a Fun Age - Kiley Reid

* See our Antiracist Reading List for more suggestions


A book with LGBTQ+ characters or themes

Call Me By Your Name - Andre Aciman

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Alison Bechdel (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Gender Queer - Maia Kobabe (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Gideon the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir

Girl, Woman, Other - Bernadine Evaristo (currently available as a simultaneous use copy with no wait in Libby & OverDrive)

In the Dream House - Carmen Maria Machado

Patsy - Nicole Dennis-Benn

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States - Samantha Allen

Red, White & Royal Blue - Casey McQuiston


A book that takes place in the American West:

Angle of Repose - Wallace Stegner

The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann

My Antonia - Willa Cather (available as a simultaneous use copy with no wait on Libby & OverDrive)

The Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich

The Sisters Brothers - Patrick DeWitt (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

True Grit - Charles Portis (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Winter Wheat - Mildred Walker


An epistolary novel (composed of documents, letters, or diary entries)

The Color Purple - Alice Walker (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Dracula - Bram Stoker (available as a simultaneous use copy with no wait on Libby & OverDrive)

Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Illuminae - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Meet Me at the Museum - Anne Youngson

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Cbhosky

The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga


The first book in a series:

All Systems Red - Martha Wells

Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel

Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley

In the Woods - Tana French

Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Ross Poldark - Winston Graham (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

His Majesty’s Dragon - Naomi Novik


A cookbook or food memoir:

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement - Jane Ziegelman

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine - Edward Lee (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South - Michael W. Twitty (available with no wait on Hoopla via BPL eCard)

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking - Toni Tipton-Martin

Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life - Ruth Reichl

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking - Samin Nosrat

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir - Ruth Reichl


The above titles link to the eBook format accessible via Libby & OverDrive. You can place a hold on the physical copy of a book using our catalog (select “Williamstown David & Joyce Milne Public Library” from the dropdown menu that says “All CW MARS Libraries” to see if we have it in our collection). After Library Takeout begins, you will receive a notice when your holds are ready for contactless pick-up.




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