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1countrylife
Edited: Nov 15, 2015, 9:57am Top



countrylife’s CATs - 2016

My categories are:

GeoCAT
DeweyCAT
RandomCAT
BingoDOG
BingoPUP : Women
Maybe more to be determined

(Sheesh. I've already had to alter my plans since I posted the framework on October 14! I wasn't planning on the Women PUP, but there ya go.)

2countrylife
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 8:50pm Top



GeoCAT

January: Destination: South America
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) - 1/5

February: Destination:Central Asia
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan) - 2/11
Joe and Azat - Jesse Lonergan (Turkmenistan) - 2/24

March: Destination:Eastern Europe and Russia
The Bridge of Sighs, Olen Steinhauer (Eastern Europe) - 3/1
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway - 3/4
A Confession, Tolstoy (Russia) - 3/17

April: Destination:Polar regions, Islands, Bodies of Water
The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton (Arctic) - 4/1
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival, Velma Wallis (Alaskan Arctic) - 4/16

May: Destination:North America (Including Mexico)
Hothouse Flower, Margot Berwin (Mexico) - 5/2
The Daring Ladies of Lowell, Kate Alcott (Massachusetts, US) - 5/4
This House of Sky, Ivan Doig (Montana, US) - 5/5
Talking God, Tony Hillerman (New Mexico, US) - 5/7
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (Toronto, Canada & Great Lakes region, US) - 5/16
The Revenant, Michael Punke (American West) - 5/21
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, Timothy Egan (American West) - 5/25

June: Destination:Australia & New Zealand
The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty - 6/10

July: Destination:Central America and Caribbean
In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez (Dominican Republic) - 7/30

August: Destination:Southern Africa
Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana) - 8/2
We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) - 8/12

September: Destination:Southern Asia
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach (India) - 9/2

.

October: Destination:Eastern Asia
Possibilities:
The Calligrapher's Daughter, Eugenia Kim (Korea)
Plum Wine, Angela Davis-Gardner (Japan)
Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, Colin Cotterill (Cambodia)

November: Destination:Northern Africa and the Middle East
Possibilities:
In the Country of Men, Hisham Matar (Libya)
Skeletons on the Zahara, Dean King (North Africa)

December: Destination:Western Europe
Possibilities:
Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson (Norwy)
Mistress of the Vatican, Eleanor Herman (Italy)

3countrylife
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 8:47pm Top



DeweyCAT

January:
000: Computer science, information & general works: computers, libraries, encyclopedias, journalism, museums and rare books
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman (DDC 028) - 1/5

February:
100: Philosophy and psychology: the occult, dreams, logic, ethics
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (DDC 145) - 2/11

March:
200: Religion: Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, etc...
A Confession, Tolstoy (DDC 230) - 3/17

April:
300 - 354: sociology, anthropology, statistics, political science, economics, law, and public administration
No non-fictions which fit this challenge this month, so am using these 2 books, which were tagged "anthropology".
A Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman - 4/13
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival, Velma Wallis - 4/16

May:
355 - 399: military science, social services, criminology, education, commerce, transportation, customs, etiquette, and folklore
No non-fictions.
Hothouse Flower, Margot Berwin (Mexican rainforest folklore) - 5/2
Talking God, Tony Hillerman (Navajo customs and folklore) - 5/7
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, Timothy Egan (American Indian customs) - 5/25

June:
400: Language: linguistics, sign language, languages
The Surgeon of Crowthorne (The Professor and the Madman), Simon Winchester (DDC 423) - 6/24

July:
500: Science: math, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, fossils, prehistoric life, biology
(did not finish in time)

August:
600: Technology: medicine, health, engineering, agriculture, home, public relations, manufacturing, and construction
Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing, Laura J. Snyder - 8/31

September:
700: Arts & recreation: Arts, landscape, architecture, sculpture, decorative arts, painting, photography, cinema, music, sports, and entertainment
Paddle-to-the-Sea, Holling C. Holling (DDC 791)

.

October:
800: Literature: poetry, essays, speeches, drama, humor, satire
Possibilities:
The Calligrapher's Daughter, Eugenia Kim (DDC 813)
Plum Wine, Angela Davis-Gardner (DDC 813)
Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng (DDC 823)
Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, Colin Cotterill (DDC 823)

November:
900 - 939: world history, geography, travel, biography, genealogy, and ancient history
Possibilities:
Skeletons on the Zahara, Dean King (DDC 916)

December:
940 - 999: history of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Oceania and extraterrestrial worlds
Possibilities:
Mistress of the Vatican, Eleanor Herman (DDC 945)

4countrylife
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 8:43pm Top



RandomCAT

January - Embrace your uniqueness - a book that only you or very few others have cataloged:
..... Patty Gray's Journey, Caroline Wells Healey Dall (the only one cataloged on LT) - 1/30
February - Read a book featuring a pair:
..... News of the World, Paulette Jiles (old man & young Indian captive) - 2/5
..... Arthur and George, Julian Barnes (Arthur Conan Doyle working on behalf of wronged man) - 2/7
..... My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout (daughter and mother) - 2/10
..... The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (two boys) - 2/11
..... Joe and Azat, Jesse Lonergan (2 friends) - 2/24
..... The Daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally (2 sisters) - 2/29
March - Celebration:
..... The Party Dress, Alexandra Black - 3/11
April - Earth Day:
..... The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton (fracking) - 4/1
..... A Sudden Light, Garth Stein (forestry) - 4/3
..... Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver (nature) - 4/14
May - Color Your World:
..... Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani - 5/25
June - "I do, I do"
..... The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild - 6/3
..... In Need of a Good Wife, Kelly O'Connor McNees - 6/5
..... A Pearl in the Sand, Tessa Afshar - 6/7
..... The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty - 6/10
..... The Orenda, Joseph Boyden - 6/14
..... The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, Olivia Newport - 6/22
July - Time
..... A Desperate Fortune, Susanna Kearsley (time slip) - 7/10
..... The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, Gerald Morris (time slip) - 7/30
..... In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez (title) - 7/31
August - Camping
..... Above All Things, Tanis Rideout (base & upper camps, Mt. Everest) - 8/13
September - Translated
..... The Ice Princess, Camilla Läckberg (Swedish) - 9/20

October
November
December

5countrylife
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 8:40pm Top

BingoDOG





Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across - 3/1
Bingo! 3-23 down - 3/1
Bingo! 4-24 down - 5/15
Bingo! 11-15 across - 5/15
Bingo! 6-10 across - 5/18
Bingo! 2-22 down - 5/18
Bingo! 1-21 down – 6/3
Bingo! 16-20 across – 6/3
Bingo! 21-25 across - 8/7
Bingo! 5-25 down - 8/7
Bingo Card Full! 8/7

1. with less than 200 pages (Ru, Kim Thúy) 1/29
2. senior citizen as the protagonist (This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison) 1/2
3. survival story (Mammoth Hunters, Jean Auel) - 3/1
4. about an airplane flight (In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume) 2/3
5. about a writer (Arthur and George, Julian Barnes) 2/7
6. about the environment/nature (A Sudden Light, Garth Stein) 4/3
7. by an author born in 1916 (The Means of Escape, Penelope Fitzgerald) 5/18
8. autobiography or memoir (Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman) 1/5
9. adventure (The Valley of Horses, Jean M. Auel) 2/8
10. one-word title (Coventry, Helen Humphreys) 2/16
11. title contains a musical reference (The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway) 3/4
12. title uses wordplay (Foreign Correspondence, Geraldine Brooks) 3/9
13. Read a CAT (News of the World, Paulette Jiles)(Random Cat) 2/5
14. a body of water in the title (The House by the Fjord, Rosalind Laker) 5/15
15. about/by an indigenous person (Two Old Women, Velma Wallis) 4/16
16. food is important (The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild – 6/3)
17. published before you were born (Stranger Within the Gates, Grace Livingston Hill - 1939) 1/1
18. features a theater (Season of Storms, Susannah Kearsley) 2/7
19. debut book (The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini) 2/11
20. in translation (Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez) 1/5
21. focus on art (The Tsar of Love and Techno, Anthony Marra) 1/20
22. coming of age story (The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel) 1/13
23. comics, graphic novel, manga or BD (Joe and Azat, Jesse Lonergan) 2/24
24. self-published (A Secret Wish, Barbara Freethy) 4/21
25. main Character's job/hobby you want (A Room with a View, EM Forster-idle rich) 8/7

6countrylife
Edited: Oct 7, 2016, 8:27pm Top

BingoPUP : Women




Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7
Bingo! 2-22 down - 5/16
Bingo! 11-15 across - 5/16
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 5/30
Bingo! 21-25 across - 7/11
Bingo! 16-20 across - 7/12
Bingo! 5-25 down - 7/12
Bingo! 3-23 down – 8/12
Bingo! 1-5 across – 8/12
BINGO CARD FILLED! 8/12/2016

1. By a New-to-you" female author (The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki) 1/27
2. By a female author who was over 60 years of age when the book was first published. (The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill-63) 1/4
3. By a female African author. (We Need New Names, NoViolet Butawayo-Zimbabwe) – 8/12
4. By a female author using a male pseudonym. (Adam Bede, George Eliot) 4/5
5. By a female author from the Middle East. (Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani) 5/30
6. By or about women set in Latin America or Asia. (Tamarind Woman, Anita Badami {India}) 3/30
7. By female author made into a movie. (The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel) 1/13
8. About a female critter (alien, animal, fantasy creature, mineral). (The Valley of Horses, Jean Auel {horse}) 2/2
9. By a woman published before 2000. (Stranger Within the Gates, Grace Livingston Hill) 1/1
10. By or about women set in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. (The Daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally)(Australia & Europe) 2/29
11. Different genre than you normally read by female author who wrote in different genres. (Might be the genre the author has written most of her books in if you tend not to read that genre.) (Foreign Correspondence, Geraldine Brooks - memoir/historical fiction) 3/9
12. An award winner by a woman writer (Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel) 5/16
13. Any book written by or about a woman. (Searching for Caleb, Anne Tyler) 1/7
14. Mystery by a female author from the Golden Age of Dectective Fiction (1920's & 1930's) (Parker Pyne Investigates, Agatha Christie) (1934) 2/10
15. Poetry or plays written by a woman. (Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver) 4/14
16. About a woman/women in non-traditional roles. (The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah) 3/20
17. by a woman published less than 10 years ago. (Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling (2015) - 1/8
18. By or about a woman/women from your "to be read" pile. (Private Life, Jane Smiley, since 2010) - 3/11
19. An autobiography, memoir, or correspondence by a woman. (Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman) 1/5
20. About a female spy. (A Spy in the House, Y.S. Lee) - 7/12
21. A short story collection by a woman. (A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin) 4/7
22. About women in science. (The Serpent's Tale, Ariana Franklin) (12th century forensics) 2/22
23. About women in combat (Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, Karen Abbott) 7/11
24. About a female ruler. (Nefertiti, Michelle Moran) 1/1
25. By a female African American author. (Ugly Ways, Tina McElroy Ansa) 2/23

7countrylife
Oct 14, 2015, 3:19pm Top

***** Saved *****

8mamzel
Oct 14, 2015, 4:09pm Top

It looks like a lot of people are simplifying their threads this year. Less stress = more fun in my book!

9LittleTaiko
Oct 14, 2015, 4:51pm Top

Love the Simplicity equals Sanity saying - so true. I'm simplifying this year as well and find myself really looking forward to next year's challenge.

10DeltaQueen50
Oct 14, 2015, 6:05pm Top

Nice setup and I love the pictures you used. 2016 is going to be a fun year!

11rabbitprincess
Oct 14, 2015, 6:22pm Top

Awwwww, such cute kitties!! Great setup!

12christina_reads
Oct 14, 2015, 7:04pm Top

Aww, I love your cat pics, especially Dewey Cat! Looks like you will have a fun and non-stressful challenge next year. :)

13Chrischi_HH
Oct 15, 2015, 6:25am Top

Simplicity seems to be next year's main theme for many of us. But I like it, and I like the sweet cat pictures, too. :) Have fun!

14thornton37814
Oct 15, 2015, 8:52pm Top

I'm having trouble coming up with a theme for next year, but I'm sure I will either come up with one or use "plain names" for it.

15MissWatson
Oct 16, 2015, 9:18pm Top

Gorgeous cats!

16lkernagh
Oct 18, 2015, 12:02am Top

Joining everyone else in applauding your simplicity=sanity themed challenge!

17hailelib
Oct 18, 2015, 8:17am Top

Love the kitties!

18-Eva-
Oct 18, 2015, 4:32pm Top

Loving the simple style - I think this'll be something I go for next year!

19mysterymax
Oct 27, 2015, 9:54pm Top

Love Dewey!

20VivienneR
Oct 30, 2015, 2:15pm Top

Love the plan and the pictures!

21Tara1Reads
Nov 13, 2015, 4:45pm Top

It looks like you have some good reads picked out for next year. I enjoyed the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies; hopefully, the book is good too. I enjoyed the Kite Runner book and movie. I love your Dewey CAT picture!

22VioletBramble
Jan 13, 2016, 2:54pm Top

Good luck with your challenge. Love the graphics - esp for your RandomCAT and BingoDOG categories.

23LisaMorr
Jan 13, 2016, 3:08pm Top

Love your cats - especially Dewey!

24AHS-Wolfy
Jan 13, 2016, 7:48pm Top

Cats, pups & books, what could be better. Enjoy your reading year!

25countrylife
Jan 30, 2016, 11:43am Top

Hello to my visitors. May we all have a great reading year!

26countrylife
Jan 30, 2016, 11:48am Top

JANUARY CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: South America
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia)

DeweyCAT: 000 Libraries, computer science…
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman (DDC 028)

RandomCAT: Unique Books
Patty Gray’s Journey, Caroline Wells Healey Dall (only 1)

BingoDOG





1. with less than 200 pages (Ru, Kim Thúy) 1/29
2. senior citizen as the protagonist (This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison) 1/2
8. autobiography or memoir (Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman) 1/5
17. published before you were born (Stranger Within the Gates, Grace Livingston Hill - 1939) 1/1
20. in translation (Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez) 1/5
21. focus on art (The Tsar of Love and Techno, Anthony Marra) 1/20
22. coming of age story (The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel) 1/13

BingoPUP : Women




1. By a New-to-you" female author (Patty Gray's Journey, Caroline Wells Healey Dall) 1/30
2. By a female author who was over 60 years of age when the book was first published. (The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill-63) 1/4
7. By female author made into a movie. (The Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel) 1/13
10. By or about women set in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. (The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki) (Austria) 1/27
13. Any book written by or about a woman. (Searching for Caleb, Anne Tyler) 1/7
17. by a woman published less than 10 years ago. (Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling (2015) - 1/8
19. An autobiography, memoir, or correspondence by a woman. (Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman) 1/5
24. About a female ruler. (Nefertiti, Michelle Moran) 1/1

27rabbitprincess
Jan 30, 2016, 11:58am Top

Excellent progress on the bingo cards!

28lkernagh
Feb 1, 2016, 3:21pm Top

Love you January re-cap with your Bingo updated included!

29countrylife
Feb 27, 2016, 9:18am Top

FEBRUARY CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Central Asia
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
Joe and Azat - Jesse Lonergan (Turkmenistan)

DeweyCAT: 100: Philosophy and psychology: the occult, dreams, logic, ethics
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (DDC 145)

RandomCAT: Book features a pair
News of the World, Paulette Jiles (old man & young Indian captive)
Arthur and George, Julian Barnes (Arthur Conan Doyle working on behalf of wronged man)
My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout (daughter and mother)
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (two boys)
Joe and Azat, Jesse Lonergan (2 friends) - 2/24
The Daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally (2 sisters)

CAT TRICK – The Kite Runner!

BingoDOG



February’s Additions:
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8

4. about an airplane flight (In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume) 2/3
5. about a writer (Arthur and George, Julian Barnes) 2/7
9. adventure (The Valley of Horses, Jean M. Auel) 2/8
10. one-word title (Coventry, Helen Humphreys) 2/16
13. Read a CAT (News of the World, Paulette Jiles)(Random Cat) 2/5
18. features a theater (Season of Storms, Susannah Kearsley) 2/7
19. debut book (The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini) 2/11
23. comics, graphic novel, manga or BD (Joe and Azat, Jesse Lonergan) 2/24

BingoPUP : Women



February’s Additions:
Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23

10. By or about women set in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. (The Daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally)(Australia & Europe) 2/29
14. Mystery by a female author from the Golden Age of Dectective Fiction (1920's & 1930's) (Parker Pyne Investigates, Agatha Christie) (1934) 2/10
22. About women in science. (The Serpent's Tale, Ariana Franklin) (12th century forensics) 2/22
25. By a female African American author. (Ugly Ways, Tina McElroy Ansa) 2/23

30rabbitprincess
Feb 27, 2016, 9:29am Top

Woo hoo! Bingo! And you did really well with the RandomCAT this month!

31countrylife
Edited: Mar 30, 2016, 12:34pm Top

MARCH CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Eastern Europe & Russia
The Bridge of Sighs, Olen Steinhauer (Eastern Europe)
The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway (Bosnia)
A Confession, Leo Tolstoy (Russia)

DeweyCAT: 200-Religion
A Confession, Leo Tolstoy (DDC 230)

RandomCAT: Celebration
The Party Dress, Alexandra Black

.

BingoDOG



Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across – 3/1
Bing! 3-23 down – 3/1

March’s Additions:
3. survival story (Mammoth Hunters, Jean Auel) - 3/1
11. title contains a musical reference (The Cellist of Sarajevo, Steven Galloway) 3/4
12. title uses wordplay (Foreign Correspondence, Geraldine Brooks) 3/9

.

BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across – 3/30

March’s Additions:
11. Different genre than you normally read by female author who wrote in different genres. (Might be the genre the author has written most of her books in if you tend not to read that genre.) (Foreign Correspondence, Geraldine Brooks - memoir/historical fiction) 3/9
18. By or about a woman/women from your "to be read" pile. (Private Life, Jane Smiley, since 2010) 3/11
16. About a woman/women in non-traditional roles. (The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah) 3/20
6. By or about women set in Latin America or Asia. (Tamarind Woman, Anita Rau Badami {India}) 3/30

32MissWatson
Mar 30, 2016, 12:49pm Top

Great progress on your Bingos!

33countrylife
Edited: May 11, 2016, 4:39pm Top

APRIL CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Islands, Water, Polar
The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton (Arctic)
Two Old Women, Velma Wallis (Alaskan Arctic)

DeweyCAT: 300-354-sociology, anthropology, statistics, political science, economics, law, and public administration
No non-fiction that fit this theme this month, so I’m counting these two books which have tags of “anthropology”:
A Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman
Two Old Women, Velma Wallis

RandomCAT: Earth Day
The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton (fracking)
A Sudden Light, Garth Stein (forestry)
Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver (nature)
Two Old Women, Velma Wallis (indigenous people living off the land)

.

BingoDOG



Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across – 3/1
Bingo! 3-23 down – 3/1

April’s Additions:
6. about the environment/nature (A Sudden Light, Garth Stein) 4/3
15. about/by an indigenous person (Two Old Women, Velma Wallis) 4/16
24. self-published (A Secret Wish, Barbara Freethy) 4/21

.

BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7

April’s Additions:
4. By a female author using a male pseudonym. (Adam Bede, George Eliot) 4/5
15. Poetry or plays written by a woman. (Why I Wake Early, Mary Oliver) 4/14
21. A short story collection by a woman. (A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin) 4/7

34mamzel
May 11, 2016, 2:39pm Top

You're so close on your Bingo cards!

For either "About a Spy" or "Women in Combat" I would recommend Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. While the women of the story are not actually in combat they do find themselves behind enemy lines.

35countrylife
May 11, 2016, 4:38pm Top

I've heard good things about that book. I may give it a try. Thanks, mamzel!

36christina_reads
May 28, 2016, 9:16pm Top

I second the Code Name Verity recommendation -- I really loved it!

37countrylife
Jun 1, 2016, 3:51pm Top

MAY CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: North America, including Mexico
Hothouse Flower, Margot Berwin (Mexico)
The Daring Ladies of Lowell, Kate Alcott (North America, US, Massachusetts)
This House of Sky, Ivan Doig (North America, US, Montana)
Talking God, Tony Hillerman (North America, US, New Mexico)
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (North America, Canada, Toronto and Great Lakes)
The Revenant, Michael Punke (North America, American West)
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, Timothy Egan (North America, American West)

DeweyCAT: 355 - 399: military science, social services, criminology, education, commerce, transportation, customs, etiquette, and folklore
No non-fiction that fit this theme this month, so I’m using these that fit the spirit of the month:
Hothouse Flower, Margot Berwin (Mexican rainforest folklore)
Talking God, Tony Hillerman (Navajo customs and folklore)
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, Timothy Egan (American Indians customs)

RandomCAT: Color
Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani

.

BingoDOG



Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across – 3/1
Bingo! 3-23 down – 3/1
Bingo! 4-24 down – 5/15
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/15
Bingo! 6-10 across – 5/18
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/18

May’s Additions:
7. by an author born in 1916 (The Means of Escape, Penelope Fitzgerald – 5/18)
14. a body of water in the title (The House by the Fjord, Rosalind Laker – 5/15)

.

BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/16
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/16
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal – 5/30

May’s Additions:
5. female author from the Middle East (Sky of Red Poppies, Zohreh Ghahremani {Iran} – 5/30)
12. award winner by a woman writer (Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel {Arthur C. Clarke Award-2015} – 5/16)

38MissWatson
Jun 2, 2016, 4:14am Top

Your Bingo cards are almost full, that's amazing. Congratulations!

39countrylife
Jul 25, 2016, 8:34pm Top

Thanks, MissWatson!

40countrylife
Edited: Aug 7, 2016, 9:37pm Top

JUNE CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Australia / New Zealand
The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty

DeweyCAT: 400: Language: linguistics, sign language, languages
The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester

RandomCAT: Wedding / Marriage
The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild
In Need of a Good Wife, Kelly O’Connor McNees
A Pearl in the Sand, Tessa Afshar
The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty
The Orenda, Joseph Boyden
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning, Olivia Newport

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BingoDOG



Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across – 3/1
Bingo! 3-23 down – 3/1
Bingo! 4-24 down – 5/15
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/15
Bingo! 6-10 across – 5/18
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/18
Bingo! 1-21 down – 6/3
Bingo! 16-20 across – 6/3

June’s Additions:
16. food is important (The Improbability of Love – 6/3)

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BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/16
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/16
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal – 5/30

No June Additions

41countrylife
Aug 8, 2016, 8:47am Top

JULY CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Central America / Caribbean
In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez

DeweyCAT: 500: Sciences
(did not finish in time)

RandomCAT: Time
A Desperate Fortune, Susannah Kearsley (time slip)
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, Gerald Morris (time slip)
In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez (title)

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BingoDOG
July: No new additions.

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BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/16
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/16
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal – 5/30
Bingo! 21-25 across – 7/11
Bingo! 16-20 across – 7/12
Bingo! 5-25 down – 7/12

July Additions:
23. About women in combat (Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, Karen Abbott) 7/11
20. About a female spy. (A Spy in the House, Y.S. Lee) - 7/12

42countrylife
Sep 27, 2016, 12:34pm Top

AUGUST CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Southern Africa
Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)

DeweyCAT: 600: Technology, medicine, health, eng., ag, mfg
Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing, Laura J. Snyder

RandomCAT: Camping
Above All Things, Tanis Rideout (base and upper camps on Mt. Everest)

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BingoDOG



Bingo! 5-21 diagonal - 2/8
Bingo! 1-5 across – 3/1
Bingo! 3-23 down – 3/1
Bingo! 4-24 down – 5/15
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/15
Bingo! 6-10 across – 5/18
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/18
Bingo! 1-21 down – 6/3
Bingo! 16-20 across – 6/3
Bingo! 5-25 down – 8/7
Bingo! 21-25 across – 8/7
BINGO CARD FILLED! 8/7/2016

August Additions:
25. You want the protagonist’s job or hobby. (A Room with a View, E.M. Forster-idle rich!) – 8/7

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BingoPUP : Women



Bingo! 1-25 diagonal - 2/23
Bingo! 6-10 across - 3/30
Bingo! 4-24 down - 4/5
Bingo! 1-21 down - 4/7
Bingo! 2-22 down – 5/16
Bingo! 11-15 across – 5/16
Bingo! 5-21 diagonal – 5/30
Bingo! 21-25 across – 7/11
Bingo! 16-20 across – 7/12
Bingo! 5-25 down – 7/12
Bingo! 3-23 down – 8/12
Bingo! 1-5 across – 8/12
BINGO CARD FILLED! 8/12/2016

August Additions:
3. African Author (We Need New Names, NoViolet Butawayo-Zimbabwe) – 8/12

43countrylife
Sep 28, 2016, 9:14pm Top

SEPTEMBER CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Southern Asia
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach (India)

DeweyCAT: 700 Arts
Paddle to the Sea , Holling C. Holling

RandomCAT: Translated
The Ice Princess, Camilla Läckberg (Swedish)

44countrylife
Oct 29, 2016, 1:58pm Top

OCTOBER CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Eastern Asia
The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)
Slash and Burn, Colin Cotterill (Laos)

DeweyCAT: 800 Literature
Thankful's Inheritance, Joseph C. Lincoln (810)
Gentlemen of the Road (Jews with Swords), Michael Chabon (813.54)
Someone Knows My Name, Lawrence Hill (813.54)
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson (813.54)
Lady of Ashes, Christine Trent (813.6)
A Separate Country, Robert Hicks (813.6)
Any Other Name, Craig Johnson (813.6)
Dry Bones, Craig Johnson (813.6)
Grave Goods, Ariana Franklin (823.914)
Case Histories, Kate Atkinson (823.914)
Slash and Burn, Colin Cotterill (823.914)
The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng (823.92)
The Assault, Harry Mulisch (839.3)
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (869.342)

RandomCAT: What Scares You?
Slash and Burn, Colin Cotterill (the dead talking to people)
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson (horror books & haunts)

CAT-TRICK! Slash and Burn

45Chrischi_HH
Oct 30, 2016, 4:19pm Top

I'm impressed with how early you completed both Bingo cards! And with so many great books even!

46countrylife
Dec 29, 2016, 5:30pm Top

NOVEMBER CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Northern Africa / Middle East
Skeletons on the Zahara, Dean King

DeweyCAT: 900-939 bio,travel
Skeletons on the Zahara, Dean King (916)

RandomCAT: Debut Book
Nine Women, One Dress, Jane L. Rosen

47countrylife
Dec 29, 2016, 5:38pm Top

DECEMBER CATs and KITs:

GeoCAT: Western Europe
The Alphabet House, Jussi Adler-Olsen (England, Germany)
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Laurie Lee (Spain)
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding (England)
A Christmas Beginning, Anne Perry (England)
A Lesson in Secrets, Jacqueline Winspear (England)
The Lion of Flanders, Hendrik Conscience (Belgium)
The Mind's Eye, Hêakan Nesser (Sweden)
Nemesis, Jo Nesbo (Norway)
The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri (Italy)
The Siege Winter, Ariana Franklin (England)

DeweyCAT: 940-9 history of places
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Laurie Lee (946)

RandomCAT: Reminds of Special Gift
The Lion of Flanders, Hendrik Conscience (Son's gift of travel to Belgium)

Group: 2016 Category Challenge

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