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2020 Category Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Category Challenge!

What are the categories?

Anything you want them to be! Each member’s challenge is going to be different.

You can set as many categories as you like, in whatever genres you like.
You can set minimum numbers of books to read in each category, or you can fill them up as the whim takes you.
You can structure your reading year around a theme if you like.
You can focus on prize winners, certain geographical areas, topics that are of particular interest to you, series you want to finish, authors with an extensive backlist… the possibilities are endless

What if I set up my challenge and then get tired of my categories later in the year?

If your challenge ends up not working for you for any reason, at any point during the year, change it up! There is no Category Challenge police. We’re here to read and have fun.

It's a zoo in here! What are these CATs and KITs and DOGs?

The CATs are year-long challenges voted on by the members, with different topics each month. This year's CATs are:

RandomCAT
- planning thread
- wiki
GeoCAT
- planning thread
- wiki
Non-fiction CAT
- planning thread
- wiki

The KITs are informal challenges run by whichever member is willing to do so. They are run the same way as CATs. This year our KITs are:

AlphaKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
ScaredyKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
SFFFKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
TravelKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
MysteryKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
KITastrophe
- planning thread
- wiki

The BingoDOG (so named because it is not a CAT or a KIT) is a bingo card put together by the group members. One member will gather suggestions for squares and weed out duplicate suggestions, and the finalists are put on a bingo card. For several years our bingo cards have been constructed by the wonderful @LShelby.

BingoDOG planning thread
BingoDOG wiki

And if that isn't enough, we also do group reads!

Do I have to be a member of this group to play with the CATs and KITs?

Not at all! If you have a home base in another group and just want to swing by for one of our group challenges, or a regular group read, you're most welcome to join us.

When do we get started?

The challenge officially starts January 1, 2020, but you can start earlier or later!

Total members: 134 members

Recent members: markon, HighViolet, DeusXMachina, DarrylLundy, Majel-Susan, Whitetigressruby, Only2rs, beebeereads, threadnsong, PaulCranswick, haithemhachelaf, tuna.moriarty, nrmay, AHS-Wolfy, Crazymamie, mysterymax, tamster008, xxSilverwing234xx, yaviancha, owlie13, soffitta1, Trifolia, ChessFanatic, crimson-tide, lkernagh, cushlareads, karspeak, sallylou61, madhatter22, emquixotic

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Administrators: rabbitprincess (creator)

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Pete's 2020 'I'm not going to buy any books and oly read the ones i already have' challenge 64psutto, Today 6:31amignore
AlphaKIT: February 2020 : F and B 81Kristelh, Today 5:39amignore
DeltaQueen's 2020 Reading Room of Follies and Quirks - Part II 150DeltaQueen50, Yesterday 11:29pmignore
casvelyn's 2020 reading 51pammab, Yesterday 11:02pmignore
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2020 -- First Quarter 151hailelib, Yesterday 10:33pmignore
Majkia (Jean) - Backporch Birding Challenge 123leslie.98, Yesterday 10:31pmignore
February RandomCAT -- Still LEAPing into the new year! 66leslie.98, Yesterday 10:16pmignore
leslie.98 goes to MDI in 2020 175leslie.98, Yesterday 9:55pmignore
Lord Peter Wimsey - March - Book 3 - Unnatural Death 3fuzzi, Yesterday 6:59pmignore
March GeoCAT -- Northern Africa and the Middle East 23rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:51pmignore
Geo Cat February Europe 63rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:46pmignore
staci426's 2020 Challenge 33rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:42pmignore
February BingoDOG reads 50rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:37pmignore
pamelad's eight easy categories 118rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:34pmignore
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 152rabbitprincess, Yesterday 6:29pmignore
****Group Read of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 46cindydavid4, Yesterday 4:52pmignore
March Non-fictionCAT: Biography 23LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 4:35pmignore
February MysteryKIT: Furry Sleuths 49LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 4:29pmignore
VivienneR's R is for Reading in 2020 part 2 23VivienneR, Yesterday 3:58pmignore
lindapanzo's 2020 reading--first period 37lindapanzo, Yesterday 3:42pmignore
chlorine in 2020 72chlorine, Yesterday 2:53pmignore
Amber's (scaifea) 2020 Category Challenge 104scaifea, Yesterday 2:18pmignore
January RandomCAT -- A New Year's Resolution 141Jackie_K, Yesterday 2:00pmignore
March TravelKit- Tourist Meccas 10LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 12:22pmignore
pammab's 2020 challenge 50chlorine, Yesterday 11:48amignore
March MysteryKIT - Golden Age 20LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 11:17amignore
March RandomCAT - Seasons of Love 31LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 11:15amignore
LadyoftheLodge Reads in 2020 88LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 11:08amignore
sallylou61's reading in 2020 54sallylou61, Yesterday 10:16amignore
sturlington Reads Month to Month in 2020 61sturlington, Yesterday 9:38amignore
Lord Peter Wimsey - Fberuary - Book 2 - Clouds of Witness 34majkia, Yesterday 8:57amignore
Betty (dudes22) is Looking for a Father 122dudes22, Yesterday 7:13amignore
The Red and The Black - Stendahl Group Read 28Kristelh, Yesterday 7:10amignore
Chrischi_HH on tour in 2020 50pammab, Wednesday 11:55pmignore
JayneCM Has Books To The Ceiling, Books To The Sky 211mathgirl40, Wednesday 9:59pmignore
KITastrophe: Epidemics and Famine 11thornton37814, Wednesday 9:28pmignore
Lori's (thornton37814) Cat-Filled 2020 Category Challenge 208thornton37814, Wednesday 9:15pmignore
February 2020 Non-FictionCat: Travel 45dudes22, Wednesday 7:18pmignore
What are we reading in February? 49rabbitprincess, Wednesday 6:28pmignore
Cheli's working on 2020 Categories 49dudes22, Wednesday 3:44pmignore
Zozette’s 2020 Challenge 75Zozette, Wednesday 3:20pmignore
Jackie has her reading badge - the 2020 Hey Duggee category challenge 64Jackie_K, Wednesday 1:31pmignore
2020 Category Challenge : Dogearedcopy's "20/T" Cat Stax 42DeltaQueen50, Wednesday 1:28pmignore
Markon reads 2020 8MissWatson, Wednesday 3:06amignore
NinieB Soars to New Heights in 2020 98pamelad, Wednesday 12:56amignore
Susanna (susanna.fraser) gets categorical in 2020 57susanna.fraser, Tuesday 10:35pmignore
lavaturtle reads in 2020 50lavaturtle, Tuesday 9:17pmignore
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2020 Challenges 76markon, Tuesday 4:28pmignore
Helenliz erects an edifice. 133JayneCM, Tuesday 4:02pmignore
KITastrophe (or DisasterKIT) - any interest? 125beebeereads, Tuesday 3:29pmignore
Jerusalem by Alan Moore - year long Group Read 28Familyhistorian, Tuesday 1:42pmignore
Mysterymax's 2020 Reads 46mysterymax, Tuesday 1:09pmignore
Audiobooks 37staci426, Tuesday 12:56pmignore
HighViolet's 2020 Category Challenge 27christina_reads, Tuesday 11:03amignore
ChessFanatic's 2020 Challenge 13ChessFanatic, Tuesday 10:20amignore
March ScaredyKit- Haunted Places 19mstrust, Tuesday 9:57amignore
Tess Reads Her Own Tomes Page 1 139MissWatson, Tuesday 7:33amignore
Lori (lkernagh) Reboots her ABCs Challenge for 2020 95Tess_W, Tuesday 4:35amignore
February TravelKIT - In Translation 23JayneCM, Tuesday 4:13amignore
VivienneR's R is for Reading in 2020 172VivienneR, Tuesday 1:28amignore
HannahJo’s 2020 Challenge 44HannahJo, Tuesday 12:23amignore
CRAZY4READING HAS GONE CRAZY!! (MONICA LYNN) 2020 29crazy4reading, Monday 8:17pmignore
SFF-KIT: March 2020: Series 11fuzzi, Monday 5:37pmignore
Jennifer's 2020 reading categories (japaul22) 39japaul22, Monday 3:57pmignore
February 2020 ScaredyKit: Psychological Thrillers 33raidergirl3, Monday 2:00pmignore
Nickelini's categories in 2020 26Nickelini, Monday 1:51pmignore
Lisa's 2020 vision 74LisaMorr, Monday 1:08pmignore
2020 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread 43mstrust, Monday 10:46amignore
Any interest in a TravelKIT? 92mstrust, Monday 10:15amignore
antqueen's 2020 reading 53antqueen, Monday 8:35amignore
MissWatson books a score of Richards 116MissWatson, Monday 7:29amignore
Poldark Group Read 2020 19fuzzi, Sunday 5:45pmignore
BookLizard's 2020 Category Challenge 40BookLizard, Sunday 4:42pmignore
mathgirl40's 2020 category challenge 48hailelib, Sunday 3:52pmignore
Tricia’s 2020 Pile of Books 41hailelib, Sunday 3:06pmignore
Clue Picks Up Steam in 2020! 53DeltaQueen50, Sunday 12:53pmignore
Kerry (avatiakh) reads around the world 72avatiakh, Sunday 3:29amignore
March AlphaKIT: G and C 13EBT1002, Saturday 5:57pmignore
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2020!!! 41fuzzi, Saturday 4:27pmignore
SFF-KIT: February 2020: Transformation 34fuzzi, Saturday 4:25pmignore
LittleTaiko (Stacy) - Lullaby of Broadway 73LittleTaiko, Saturday 4:23pmignore
2020 NonFictionCAT Main Thread 7sallylou61, Saturday 2:35pmignore
GeoCat Main Thread 66RidgewayGirl, Saturday 1:48pmignore
only2rs' 100 books from 1001 challenge 14Only2rs, Saturday 12:57pmignore
The (UNofficial) BingoDOG Book Suggestions Topic 96JayneCM, Friday 6:43pmignore
MysteryKIT Interest Thread 55majkia, Friday 3:31pmignore
2020 RandomCAT Planning Thread 53LittleTaiko, Friday 3:07pmignore
KITastrophe: February: Invasion! 15beebeereads, Friday 2:40pmignore
Lisa tries to Challenge Herself in 2020 45jonesli, February 13ignore
ReneeMarie Hopes To Make It Past January This Year.... 21ReneeMarie, February 13ignore
VioletBramble's 2020 Category Challenge 29VioletBramble, February 12ignore
January BingoDOG reads 116lowelibrary, February 12ignore
jennyifer24 rejoins the Category Challenge, Anne-style 40jennyifer24, February 10ignore
CBL's Classic TV challenge, Episode 1 60cbl_tn, February 9ignore
Yearlong Letters X and Z 29Kristelh, February 9ignore
SFF-KIT 2020 - January Challenge "I Meant To Read It In 2019..." 53fuzzi, February 8ignore
Threadnsong Reads Thru 2020 15threadnsong, February 8ignore
What are we reading in January? 100threadnsong, February 8ignore
SouthernKiwi's 2020 attempt 41SouthernKiwi, February 7ignore
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