Guys! It’s time for SUMMER READING. Are you excited? Because we’ve been overly excited for like months now and it’s FINALLY TIME.

That book knows to protect its eyes from the summer sun....

We have some super rad displays up in the store to help you choose your summer reading lists. Specifically, everyone who works here has a shelf of must read books, and you should read them all.

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Everyone loves to win!

 

Additionally, we are RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW announcing our SUMMER READING CONTEST! 
That's right! Because we freaking love books, we've decided to make a game out of summer reading! Join us for an epic game of Summer Reading Bingo! There are prizes! 

So here's all the info you need on our Summer Book Bingo! JOIN US. 

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Click on me to download your very own bingo sheet!

Crossing off squares!
Read a book that counts for the square you'd like to complete. (or, do the action it requires)
When you are finished with a book, post a picture of your book (or open kindle) on Facebook and tag us! make sure you tell us which square you're crossing off. Only one square per book, please!
Each time you cross off a square you will get one raffle entry. So, the more you cross off, the better chance you have to win an amazing prize!

BINGO!
When you get Bingo, (5 squares vertical, horizontal or diagonal) you'll win a 10% off coupon for one item of your choice! Make sure you're keeping track at home. Just like in real bingo, you have to tell us you have a bingo in order to win. We'll be keeping track of your squares and will double check when you say 'BINGO!' on your Facebook or Instagram. (make sure you tag us, though. don't be shouting into the internet randomly! we might miss it.)

 

The Rules and stuff

-One square per book! Yes, we know that some books are classic fiction AND Pulitzer prize winners. but you have to read TWO books to cross of both squares.
-You have to post on Facebook or Instagram, tag us, and include #KUBookBingo to get credit for your squares. Please take a picture of your book, post on Facebook or Instagram, tag Kards Unlimited, and make sure to say which square you're crossing off. Also, if you have a bingo, Say it LOUD! Here is an example: (pretty picture of the book The Handmaid's Tale) Just finished reading The Handmaid's Tale for @Kards Unlimited summer reading bingo! I've just crossed off the Banned Book square! #KUBookBingo
-You have to post BINGO to get a bingo! While we'll be keeping track of your squares, you have to say it to win it! Just post on FB or Instagram that you've gotten a summer reading bingo and make sure to tag us! We'll get in touch with you to get you your coupon.

The Squares:

Specialty squares: 
Follow us on Facebook or Twitter: This one’s really easy! Just hit the ‘follow’ button’! If you already follow us, just tag us in a status or picture to get these squares crossed off.
Book Club: We read a new book every month at KU book club. Join us at one of our meetings to cross off this square. To keep track of what we're reading and when we meet, follow Kards Unlimited Book Club on Facebook.
Free-Spot. Clearly, this means this spot is already x-ed off for you…. But if you want to read a book for this square anyway, we sure won’t stop you.
Our Choice: Stop by the store or send us a message, and we will give you a random book suggestion or two! Don’t worry, we’ll be nice. Except for Adam. He’ll probably give you a challenge. #worthit
KU Employee Favorite: Check out our website or come by the store to see what our favorite summer reads are. We'll even have a handy shelf full of them in the store.
Follow us on Instagram: Same as Facebook and Twitter square, except it’s Instagram!

Regular book squares:
Need some suggestions?
We put together some lists of our favorite books from each genre right here!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Start a Series: Read the first book in a series you've been looking to read!
Mystery: Read a book that is classified as a mystery!
Short Stories: Read a short story anthology!
Science Fiction: Read a book classified as Science Fiction.
Horror: Read a book from the horror genre
Graphic Novel: Read a Graphic Novel. We have plenty of suggestions.
Pulitzer Prize: Read a book that has won a Pulitzer.
(Auto)Biography: Read about someone’s life!
Re-read your old Favorite: do you remember a book that you read when you were young and loved? It’s time to dust it off and revisit it!
Oprah Book Club: Read one of Oprah’s chosen ones.
Classic Fiction: Pick up a classic. You know the one. The one you've been putting off for ages. That one.
International Author: Read a book by someone who is not American! Bonus points if it’s in a different language.
Your Choice: Read anything you want, yo.
Fantasy: Read a book from the Fantasy genre.
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
Non-Fiction: Read a book about real life and stuff. Whether it’s another biography or a car manual, we don’t care, just keep reading!
New Author: Read an author you've never read before!
Book that is a film: Read a book that they have made into a movie. No cheating and just watching the film. That would be wrong.

Good Luck! May your bedside table lamp ever shine in your favor.

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So, what do you think?