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The 11 in 11 Category Challenge

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Jun 11, 2011, 9:30pm Top

No, I have not finished this challenge yet, but some of you have, or at least you're getting close! When you finish, let us know by posting to this thread. Leave a link to your challenge thread so we can marvel at your accomplishment, and feel free to brag a little! :)

Jun 11, 2011, 10:13pm Top

I finished my challenge. I said I would do a minimum of 7 and up to 11 in each category. It took me 90 books (based on the numbering in my 75 book thread) to do it. Original thread is here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/96728

I have created bonus categories with no limits or minimums at: http://www.librarything.com/topic/118727

Jun 12, 2011, 10:13am Top

I was really close to finishing until I got my ER book from May which would only fit into a miscellaneous category which was already full. So I upped my goal to 6 books per category and will press on toward that.

Jun 21, 2011, 3:53am Top

I have finished my challenge:)
As I (started and) finished early, I am going to try doing a second one, but a step version this time. I was going to read 20 Bonus books, but thought this would be more fun.

Here is my original thread: http://www.librarything.com/topic/97021

Jun 21, 2011, 2:25pm Top

Congrats to Thornton and Soffitta for completing your Challenges, glad you are still going to be around here to give me book ideas!

Jun 21, 2011, 3:42pm Top

Yep, big congratulations to you both from me too.

Aug 13, 2011, 10:19pm Top

Hi everyone! I finished my 11 in 11 goal for this year (4 books per category). I really enjoyed this and will be participating in the 12 in 12 next year with a slightly bigger goal.

Here is my thread if you're interested.


Aug 13, 2011, 10:45pm Top

Congratulations on completing your Challenge japaul22!

Aug 16, 2011, 10:58am Top

I have started a group for the 12 in 12 challenge here: http://www.librarything.com/groups/the12in12categorycha. Hope to see you all there! :)

Aug 16, 2011, 11:30am Top

never spotted this thread before - I've finished my challenge but am plugging away at the TBR as "bonus" reads which I'm adding to the same thread


Aug 19, 2011, 4:39am Top

All done. 11 books in 11 categories.

I've started a new thread for overflow categories.

Aug 23, 2011, 6:26pm Top

Congrats Pamelad!

Sep 29, 2011, 10:59pm Top

Just thought I'd bump up this thread, in case anyone else has finished the challenge (or is close to it!). Feel free to brag about it here! :)

Sep 30, 2011, 12:14pm Top

Congratulations all of you who've finished! Hope to see you all in 2012!

Oct 1, 2011, 5:22am Top

> thanks for the bump up - I had forgotten this thread even though it was starred. I'm finished with my challenge for the year although it was only 66 books. Which is great for me because last year I only managed to read 50 which is around my usual amount. Needless to say I will be continuing on - 1: because I couldn't not read for the rest of the year and 2: to see how many books I'll end up with. I'm probably going to try and stay within my categories if I can.

Oct 1, 2011, 3:53pm Top

I am also pleased to say that I am finished. It was a tough one for me because some of my categories ended up being arduous after a few books, but I am glad that I stuck it out. I have much less in my TBR basket (I lie.... I just continue to top it up with new books which I have been inspired to buy from reading the old ones). Just a few minutes ago I finished my last book My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin... I loved it, but the problem is that she was a writer so there are many other books mentioned (which I naturally must either buy or download from Project Gutenburg Australia if I can't track down a copy to buy). So here is the list if you want to have a peek... I think next year I will make more of an attempt to comment on what I have read.
Now I am looking forward to the 12-12 but wont start until January, so I will bide my time by finishing up those other challenges I have not been able to resist. Cheers!

Oct 2, 2011, 5:17am Top

Congrats Karene (and anyone else I might have missed too)!

Oct 2, 2011, 5:24am Top

>16 kpolhuis: Ah, the delusion of the shrinking TBR. Don't we all cling to it like drowners :) Congrats on finishing!

Edited: Oct 2, 2011, 7:29am Top

I finished last night and reached my goal of 132 books. I did a standard 11x11 and added another category with 11 also. See my thread below.


I'll be around with holiday reads, general "off the shelf' picks as well as catching up on the never ending series books that I keep finding out about.

Congrats to everyone!

Oct 2, 2011, 11:21am Top

Congratulations everyone!

Oct 30, 2011, 6:16pm Top

On Sunday 30th October 2011 @ 20:50 GMT I completed my stepped version of the challenge.

January to June can be found here and the 2nd part can be located here.

Oct 30, 2011, 8:02pm Top


Oct 30, 2011, 8:03pm Top

#21 Congrats on finishing!!

Oct 31, 2011, 6:04am Top

Congratulations Wolfy!

Oct 31, 2011, 8:16am Top

Good job Wolfy! Congrats!

Oct 31, 2011, 9:20am Top

Thank you all. I had the devil of a job picking out a book to bring to work with me today. So many to choose from but without a space in the challenge to guide me. A terrifying prospect for the next 2 months. Though I really should work on some of those other ongoing challenges I have too!

Oct 31, 2011, 11:29am Top

I completely know what you mean! I had to do a mini-challenge for oct-dec because I felt so lost after completing my 11 in 11 challenge!

Nov 4, 2011, 10:30pm Top

I have completed my 11 in 11 Challenge !

Nov 4, 2011, 10:50pm Top

#28 Congrats on finishing, Judy!! Way to go.

Edited: Nov 5, 2011, 1:07am Top

Congrats Judy! I was looking for the mention on your thread and didn't see it so the congrats are posted here!

ETA: found and now double posted congrats!

Nov 5, 2011, 11:01am Top


Nov 10, 2011, 12:37am Top

I finished my 11 in 11 challenge tonight. Oddly enough, at 11:11 pm.

I read 11 books in each of 11 categories, for a total of 121 books.

For the rest of the year, I am hoping to read whatever I feel like but, in particular, books off my shelf. A strong dose of holiday-themed books, too.

Nov 10, 2011, 12:38am Top

Congratulations to everyone who has finished!

Nov 10, 2011, 7:33am Top


Nov 11, 2011, 8:00pm Top

Great job everybody! I've been busy starting my holiday baking and getting ready to go away for Thanksgiving and haven't been here as much as I'd like. Also not getting as much reading done as I'd like.

Nov 11, 2011, 10:04pm Top

Congratulations everyone. Wow, I'm still plugging away though only a few left to go.

Nov 13, 2011, 7:33am Top

I'm done!

Nov 14, 2011, 4:53am Top

Congratulations!! Looking forward to next year? ;)

Nov 14, 2011, 5:27am Top

You bet!

Nov 24, 2011, 10:39am Top

I'm done! :) Here's my challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/100662

Nov 24, 2011, 7:33pm Top


Nov 24, 2011, 8:20pm Top

I finished my last book today - all done!

Nov 24, 2011, 8:48pm Top


Nov 24, 2011, 9:18pm Top

Congrats to everyone who's just finished.

Edited: Dec 2, 2011, 3:46am Top

My Fiction in English challenge is finished.


I think I'm blind. I went in to see how many more children's books I need in German for that category and

Reading in German is also finished.


Dec 2, 2011, 12:41pm Top

It's great to see everyone starting to finish up and get excited for the next year.

>45 MarthaJeanne: - Congratulations

Dec 5, 2011, 10:04pm Top

Congrats to everyone who has finished recently!

I just finished the mini-challenge I set up for myself after finishing my first challenge.

It's here http://www.librarything.com/topic/124468 if you're interested.

Dec 6, 2011, 2:27pm Top

Congratulations to everyone, especially if I missed on your threads -- I'm way behind on reading threads, but hope to catch up.

I finished my 7/11 challege last night -- 7 books in each of 11 categories.

Dec 10, 2011, 9:24pm Top

Congratulations to everyone again too. I finished my challenge yesterday. I've read at least 11 books in 11 categories with some bonus reads as I kept going off track all year long.

Dec 17, 2011, 12:46am Top

Finally I can add my name to the list! I finished my challenge yesterday (12/16); my most recent thread is HERE. Message #169 contains my challenge wrap-up, including a list of best and worst books of the year.

Dec 17, 2011, 2:17am Top


Dec 17, 2011, 12:30pm Top

#50 Congrats on finishing.

Edited: Dec 20, 2011, 12:35pm Top

I too can add my name to the list! Finished Sunday with one of the top reads of the year - nice to "go out with a bang." :)

My challenge is over here:
Part 1
Part 2

(formerly bookoholic13)

Dec 20, 2011, 2:02pm Top


Dec 21, 2011, 4:00pm Top

YEAH!!! Nice to have the last book be a good one...and the first...

Dec 27, 2011, 9:15am Top


Edited: Dec 27, 2011, 9:40pm Top

Me too me too! Actually I finished a while ago, but I was too busy to update the list :X There was also plenty of overflow that did not make it onto the list (Anna Karenina ^^;;;). I really have to update my LT catalog in general...


Dec 31, 2011, 8:34pm Top

I finished earlier today!!!

Jan 1, 2012, 5:37am Top

Congratulations to all who made it - I did meet my minimum target of 5 per category but didn't quite make it to the full 11 in one. See you all in 2012 and good luck:)

Jan 1, 2012, 5:39am Top

Congratulations to everyone that made it - I ended up giving up very early (after I stopped recording what I was reading) :)

Happy new year and happy reading in 2012!

Jan 1, 2012, 5:40am Top

Congratulations to everyone.
#58 - wow you just made it!

Jan 1, 2012, 7:19pm Top

>61 avatiakh: Years of procrastination have made me an expert in the last-minute finish. Short books are useful too.

Jan 1, 2012, 11:02pm Top

Congratulations to everyone who completed their challenge! And to those of you who didn't, I hope you had fun anyway! :) Hope to see you all at the 12 in 12!

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