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The 12 in 12 Category Challenge

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This group is for anyone who wants to read books from 12 different categories in 2012. You can structure the categories in any way you choose, and you can read any number of books in each category. The format of your challenge is entirely up to you!

The challenge will "officially" begin on January 1, 2012, but earlybirds and latecomers are welcome.

Share recommendations, be nice, and have fun!

When you've completed your challenge, let us know HERE.

Also, the 2013 Category Challenge is now up and running! Check it out HERE.


TIOLI (take it or leave it) challenges:

You know, just in case the regular 12 in 12 isn't enough of a challenge!

2012 has 12 Months
2012 Starts With Food


Group reads:

Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake (and spoilers here)
John Hart - Iron House (and spoilers here)

Fforde Ffebruary
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl
Roberto Bolaño - 2666
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Isaac Asimov - Foundation

Muriel Barbery - The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Michael Chabon - Gentlemen of the Road
Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart

Gabriel García Márquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Pascal Boyer - Religion Explained

Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

Sebastian Faulks - Charlotte Gray
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun

Cormac McCarthy - Suttree
George Eliot - Middlemarch

Steinbeck in September
Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

José Saramago - Blindness

Umberto Eco - Baudolino


Xenophon - Hellenika
Miguel Cervantes - Don Quixote

Total members: 285 members

Recent members: nillacat, siamanta, rakovilee, serenefractal, PienekePien, lizannegruber, csmorehouse, kanaryamfenerli, kire-nrojb, jacki0486, ssellis, TinselReed, blondierocket, ALWINN, hakim215, Carol827, Reesa111, authorrscarrasquillo, authortkamon, prioritiesbookauthor, authorpegus1, authorlpanks, authormwanjiku, infjsarah2, authorimupanduki, authorjlaroche, Colivia0320, authormbearden, authororiana, authorlhodges

Tags: 2012 (2), challenges (1), 12 in 12 Challenge (1), challenge (1), group reads (1), (show all)yearly group (1), categories (1)

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GROUP READ-- KIM by Rudyard Kipling 27MarthaJeanne, March 2019ignore
Morphy's 12 in 12 173Morphidae, January 2015ignore
kiwiflowa's 12 in 12 Challenge 35kiwiflowa, May 2014ignore
GROUP READ - Don Quixote: Part 2, Book 1 9JerryMmm, December 2013ignore
GROUP READ: Iron House (SPOILERS, BEWARE!) 26tymfos, May 2013ignore
moniccag's 12 in 12 18moniccag, January 2013ignore
Ew! Gross! No way! bfertig reads in far less than that. 99GoofyOcean110, January 2013ignore
-Eva-'s 2012 Assault on Mt. TBR - Part 3 316-Eva-, January 2013ignore
Lori's Wonderful World of Reading for 2012 - Part 3 259psutto, January 2013ignore
X Marks Wolfy's Spot in the 12 in 12 (Part 2) 250psutto, January 2013ignore
GingerbreadMan's 12 in 12, 3rd thread 257psutto, January 2013ignore
pammab's 12 in 12 challenge 274psutto, January 2013ignore
Delta Queen's 12 in 12 Challenge - Part 4 300psutto, January 2013ignore
SouthernKiwi's Divisible 12 in 12 - Part II 85psutto, January 2013ignore
All done! 129psutto, January 2013ignore
Kristel's 12 in 12; Pyramid Style 117psutto, January 2013ignore
Psutto 1212 part 3 273psutto, January 2013ignore
mathgirl40's 12 in 12 (part 2) 222mathgirl40, January 2013ignore
Casvelyn's 12 in 12 Tea Party, Part II 120ivyd, January 2013ignore
Lisa's Dozen Plus One 12-12 Challenge Part 2 119ivyd, January 2013ignore
KindleKaper's 12-in-12 Reading Challenge 184ivyd, January 2013ignore
Tafadhali's 12 in 12 35clfisha, January 2013ignore
GROUP READ: Don Quixote - General Discussion thread 35Muscogulus, January 2013ignore
Dudes22's 12 in 12 challenge - Part 2 121thornton37814, January 2013ignore
2012 has 12 months - December 2012 TIOLI Challenge - ""God gave us our memories so that we might hav 18riida, January 2013ignore
NeverWithoutABook's 12 in 12 Challenge 127Neverwithoutabook, January 2013ignore
thornton37814's 12 More Categories for the 12 in 12 - thread 3 108thornton37814, January 2013ignore
japaul22's 12 in 12 Challenge - part 2 106-Eva-, January 2013ignore
AndreaBlythe's 12 in 12, Part II 288andreablythe, January 2013ignore
Ivy's 12 in 12 -- Part 2 244ivyd, January 2013ignore
End of the Year Roundup - Best Books of the Year 27ivyd, January 2013ignore
Engrossed: brenpike's 12 x 12 in 12 32ivyd, January 2013ignore
More for Lisa in 2012 89LisaMorr, January 2013ignore
Caroline's 12 in 12 Challenge 109craso, January 2013ignore
12 in 12 by Lunarreader 65Lunarreader, January 2013ignore
tymfos (Terri) 12 in 12 Golden Oldies Hit Parade Challenge -- Song 3 158tymfos, January 2013ignore
mstrust stares down the 12 in 12 challenge 258mstrust, January 2013ignore
Tricia's 12 in 12 284clfisha, January 2013ignore
VictoriaPL's 12-12 reading (part three) 83clfisha, January 2013ignore
VioletBramble's 12 in 12 Category Challenge 98paruline, January 2013ignore
Chèli finishes 12in12 4th qtr 122AHS-Wolfy, January 2013ignore
BCTeagirl's 12 in 12 Challenge- This time for sure! 87mathgirl40, January 2013ignore
jfetting's 12 in 12 challenge 159clfisha, January 2013ignore
Bookworm Jules' 12 in 12 71bookwormjules, January 2013ignore
Clfisha's 12 in 12 - Part 2 301clfisha, January 2013ignore
calm counting 12 in 12 - part 2! 92calm, January 2013ignore
LauraBrook's 12-12: Chapter Two 119christina_reads, January 2013ignore
CBL's post-12 in 12 reading 240christina_reads, January 2013ignore
kkunker's 12 in 12 Challenge 158-Eva-, January 2013ignore
Christina reads the 12 in 12, part 3 160christina_reads, January 2013ignore
RidgewayGirl's Challenge, 2nd Part, Categorically 312thornton37814, December 2012ignore
CynWetzel's 12 in 12 179CynWetzel, December 2012ignore
Chatterbox tries again in '12! 262Chatterbox, December 2012ignore
MarthaJeanne General statistics 15MarthaJeanne, December 2012ignore
prezzey's 121212 challenge 8lkernagh, December 2012ignore
LittleTaiko's 12-in12 Challenge 146LittleTaiko, December 2012ignore
avatiakh attempts 12 in 12 #2 276GingerbreadMan, December 2012ignore
Anyone else racing to finish? 18lkernagh, December 2012ignore
Majkia's 12 in 12 - Continued 112majkia, December 2012ignore
End of the Year Roundup - Worst Books of the Year 13paruline, December 2012ignore
(Not) My 12 Category Challenge 228-Eva-, December 2012ignore
Monica's 'crazy4reading' 12 in 12 (hopefully) Challenge 93crazy4reading, December 2012ignore
Snash's 12 Category Reading Challenge 69snash, December 2012ignore
Mysterymax's 12 in 12 Plus 26 - Part 2 97mysterymax, December 2012ignore
MarthaJeanne Reading log 112MarthaJeanne, December 2012ignore
Mamzel's 12 in 2012, last quarter 145mamzel, December 2012ignore
Katiekrug's Somenumberorother in 12! 238katiekrug, December 2012ignore
Wonderlake's 12 in 2012 102wonderlake, December 2012ignore
AA1986's 12 in '12 54AngelaB86, December 2012ignore
BookLizard's 121212 Category Challenge 74BookLizard, December 2012ignore
What are we reading in December? 59cbl_tn, December 2012ignore
DS's 12 in 12 Challenge - part two 204bruce_krafft, December 2012ignore
lindapanzo's 2012 reading: last part 123tymfos, December 2012ignore
Bjace's Award-winning 12 in 12 180mamzel, December 2012ignore
Jenn's 12 in 12 attack 110mamzel, December 2012ignore
fmgee's 2012 adventure 149fmgee, December 2012ignore
12 squared is 144 - clif and the challenge of 2012 205DeltaQueen50, December 2012ignore
Lynda's -"Those were the days" 12 in 12 86tymfos, December 2012ignore
Banjo's 12/12--Around the World in 80 Books. 216banjo123, December 2012ignore
2012 Starts With Food: another TIOLI challenge, Part II 42SqueakyChu, December 2012ignore
Sanja's 12 in 12 48lkernagh, December 2012ignore
Final ReadaThing for the year 2majkia, December 2012ignore
Paruline's tiny challenge 129mamzel, December 2012ignore
MarthaJeanne Nonfiction 20MarthaJeanne, December 2012ignore
laura_88's 12 in 12 challenge 97lkernagh, December 2012ignore
Zozette 123-Eva-, December 2012ignore
Baudolino Group Read -- Chap. 32 to end 4japaul22, December 2012ignore
End of the Year Roundup - Best and Worst Categories 8dudes22, December 2012ignore
Planning for Next Year 3RidgewayGirl, December 2012ignore
What are we reading in November? 84psutto, December 2012ignore
MarthaJeanne Fiction 23MarthaJeanne, December 2012ignore
MarthaJeanne German 19MarthaJeanne, December 2012ignore
Baudolino Group Read -- Chapters 25 - 31 12japaul22, November 2012ignore
2012 has 12 months - November 2012 TIOLI Challenge - "November comes And November goes ..." 28tymfos, November 2012ignore
cammykitty's 12 in 12 challenge - 2nd thread 506cammykitty, November 2012ignore
Chelle Attempts 12 in 2012 256ChelleBearss, November 2012ignore
Smiler Takes On 12 in 12 (part 2) 221psutto, November 2012ignore
One gross AND a baker's dozen for Karene 68mamzel, November 2012ignore
Baudolino Group Read -- Chapters 16 - 24 7RidgewayGirl, November 2012ignore

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