On the first of January, we are starting the first edition of Mental Health Book Bingo! This is a month-long read-a-thon during which we read mental health books.
You can find all the info in our introduction post, but just to sum up: our bingo was created by Wendy @ whatthelog and inspired by the Asian Lit bingo as created by Shenwei @ (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA. We thought this was a fun way to shine a spotlight on diverse reads, so we wanted to do the same for mental health books.
Your hosts for this event are:
- Wendy @ whatthelog
- Sar @ Reading to Recover
- Ayah @ DystopianCitzn
- Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks
- Yours truly
Thank you so much to CW @ artfromafriend for designing this gorgeous bingo board!
The book bingo will take place all throughout January. The aim of the read-a-thon is to read as many mental health books as you can, guided by the prompts on the bingo board. To get a bingo, you need to read all prompts on a single line or row — you can read horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. The person who reads the most books this month will win a mental health goodie box! This giveaway is international and will contain a mental health book of choice with some nice self-care things. ♥
I’ve been in and out of reading slumps lately, so I won’t be actively seeking out a bingo. But I will be reading books from this list:
- The Half Life of Molly Pierce
- Girl, Interrupted
- How It Feels to Fly
- If I Was Your Girl
- Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
- The Self-Care Project
- I Was Here
- My Heart and Other Black Holes
- Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression With the Crab of Hate
We also have a series of events lined up for you!
Jan 3: UK Twitter chat
Jan 10: Twitter chat with Louise Gornall
Jan 17: Australasia Twitter chat
Jan 24: Akemi Dawn Bowman interview on whatthelog
Jan 25: US Twitter Chat
Jan 28: Katrina Leno interview on Of Wonderland
Jan 29: Twitter chat with Mariam Khan
Jan 30: Twitter chat with Hello Me It’s You
We are really excited to get started! Hopefully this will be another opportunity for us to learn and talk about mental health.
We hope you decide to join us. What will you be reading?