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Book Bingo: Rachel Griffin’s Picks

Summer Book Bingo is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures to provide free summer reading fun for adults. Swing by your local Seattle library branch or any one of SAL’s partner bookstores to grab a Bingo Card, then spend your summer reading great books—you can win fabulous prizes!

This guest post from Rachel Griffin, SAL Board member and YA writer extraordinaire, reveals Rachel’s progress on her bingo board so far – including titles from thrilling debut novelists, YA fantasy authors, and best-selling historians – plus the beautiful quotes that have inspired her summer reading. 


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han:
“Sometimes questions can be more cruel than insults.”


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson:
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”

Me Before You by JoJo Meyers:
“Just live well.”


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:
“The Bhagavad Gita – that ancient Indian Yogic text – says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”


Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng:
“She could not believe that anything was impossible.”


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling:
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”


Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard:
“To Americans in 1881, the principal danger their presidents faced was not physical attack but political corruption.”


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:
“I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.”


The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis:
“Did ye never know a lover of books that with all his first editions and signed copies had lost the power to read them?”

RG Headshot BW copy.jpgRachel Griffin is a SAL Board member and a YA novelist currently working on her second manuscript. Has a BS in diagnostic ultrasound from Seattle University and worked in healthcare for five years before making the switch to a tech startup, where she ran their PR and social media efforts. She now writes full-time from her home in Seattle and is an avid reader, hiker, flute-player, and tea-drinker. Check out her website at

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