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2013 Category Challenge

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Welcome to the 2013 Category Challenge!

The idea is to read books from different categories. Tradition dictates that it should be 13 categories this year, but that is in no way a requirement (hence the group name change). They can be any categories you want and you can read as many books as you want from each category. Or you can do something completely different - the parameters are intentionally very wide.

The challenge officially begins on January 1, 2013, but starting early or late is welcomed.

If you want to participate in the Sandman Group Read, click here. It is in a separate group since all the threads needed would inundate the 13-in-13.

Since many of our members are also in the 75-group, there is a Wiki-page for our combined group reads over here: Group Reads of 2013

Link to Awards CAT - General Thread
Link to Awards CAT - Wikipage
Link to AlphaCAT - Organizational Thread
Link to AlphaCAT - Wikipage
Link to Random CAT - General Thread
Link to Random CAT - Wikipage

Most importantly, have FUN!


Group reads:

Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Karen Russell - Swamplandia
Sharon Kay Penman - When Christ and His Saints Slept
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (January through to whenever done...)

Fowles in February
Lauren Beukes - Zoo City

Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front
Alexandre Dumas pere - The Count of Monte Cristo

Elizabeth von Arnim - Enchanted April
Sharon Kay Penman - Time and Chance
William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury
Alexandre Dumas pere - The Count of Monte Cristo (cont.)

Daphne Du Maurier - Rebecca
Michael Chabon - Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Alexandre Dumas pere - The Count of Monte Cristo (cont.)

Madeline Miller - The Song of Achilles
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Women Author Month Warm-Up Thread Main Thread

Mary Stewart - Nine Coaches Waiting
Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
Frans G. Bengtsson - The Long Ships
Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast Trilogy - Titus Groan
Women Author Month(s) - Continued from June

Barbara W. Tuchman - The Guns of August
Sharon Kay Penman - Devil's Brood
Carson McCullers - The Heart is A Lonely Hunter
Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast Trilogy - Gormenghast

Laura by Vera Caspary
Sir Walter Scott - Ivanhoe
Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast Trilogy - Titus Alone

David McCullough - The Path Between the Seas
Sharon Kay Penman - Lionheart

Zane Grey November
Richard Castle - Frozen Heat
Roger Di Silvestro - In The Shadow of Wounded Knee
Steampunk! (Derigibles, Goggles and Cool Hats!) Group Read

China Mieville - Un Lun Dun
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

Sandman Group Read
Anne Perry Group Read-Part 1
Song of Fire and Ice Series

Total members: 200 members

Recent members: bookaholicgirl, teito2408, sturlington, jbuelow, fire.man6, htsoi, sandragon, Nadir616, rfb, Hostwebsolution, graphicgrrl, Piggelin, Deidre1960, GeorgianaBorca, HelenGress, Aprill, gingerbam, jennyifer24, defenestratedpigeon, OldDan, EdWagemann, shutin, quietpower, Joe.Scheunemann, janefan, suefitz1, RichardeFisher, BBGirl55, MerrinBrand, the_red_shoes

Tags: categories (1), challenge (1), 2013 (1), Challenges (1), 13 in 13 Challenge (1)

Administrators: -Eva- (creator)

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This Is the Story of -Eva-'s 13-in-13 - Bonus Thread 57SqueakyChu, November 2018ignore
Clfisha's Unlucky 13 333Earthsophagus, March 2015ignore
Morphy's 13 in 13 86Morphidae, January 2015ignore
KindleKaper's Lucky 13 Challenge 136KindleKapers, January 2014ignore
Clfisha's Unlucky 13 - Part 2 222GingerbreadMan, January 2014ignore
GingerbreadMan's 2013 category challenge - part 3 187PawsforThought, January 2014ignore
Wolfy's anime series (and movie) category challenge for 2013 (The Sequel) 64GingerbreadMan, January 2014ignore
LauraBrook's 2013 Category Challenge: Chapter 2 118psutto, January 2014ignore
Andrea's 2013 Challenge - Part III 173andreablythe, January 2014ignore
Cammykitty's 2013 Cats gone crazy Part III 189cammykitty, January 2014ignore
Lori (lkernagh) Hits her Prime in 2013! - the December "Overflow" Reading Thread 90-Eva-, January 2014ignore
avatiakh completes 13 in 2013 part 2 179-Eva-, January 2014ignore
GROUP READ: Un Lun Dun by China Miéville 100luvamystery65, January 2014ignore
psutto 13 categories part 3 235psutto, January 2014ignore
lilbrattyteen's attempt. 101JDHomrighausen, January 2014ignore
Favorite Books Read in 2013? 25christina_reads, January 2014ignore
Trying again 31christina_reads, January 2014ignore
thornton37814's Retro TV 2013 Category Challenge - Thread 4 237thornton37814, January 2014ignore
DeltaQueen Plays Authors: 2013 Category Challenge - Part 5 254DeltaQueen50, January 2014ignore
BookLizard's 131313 Category Challenge - Part Two 236BookLizard, January 2014ignore
pammab's 13 in 13 challenge 187pammab, January 2014ignore
Alicia's 2013 challenge attempt - second thread 106aliciamay, January 2014ignore
CHÈLI'S MUSICAL SELECTIONS IN 2013 CATEGORY CHALLENGE DISC 2 173thornton37814, January 2014ignore
PawsforThought's challenge 2013, part 3 28thornton37814, January 2014ignore
rabbitprincess in 2013 -- Bookshelf 4077 -- PART 4 289rabbitprincess, January 2014ignore
DS's 13 in 13 Challenge 71bruce_krafft, January 2014ignore
Sanja's 13 in 13 91sanja, January 2014ignore
Paruline's taking-it-easy 2013 challenge 199paruline, January 2014ignore
Mstrust's Mount TBR Pt #2 239mstrust, January 2014ignore
Tricia reads in 2013 265paruline, January 2014ignore
mathgirl40's 2013 category challenge -- part 3 134paruline, January 2014ignore
Christina reads in 2013, part 3 300christina_reads, January 2014ignore
RidgewayGirl's Categories, Part Four 174paruline, January 2014ignore
HRO Is Afraid Of 13 164paruline, January 2014ignore
Majkia's Warehouse 13 Artifacts Challenge - 3rd iteration 94paruline, January 2014ignore
Clue 2013 82paruline, January 2014ignore
Roro gives it a go! 2013 252paruline, January 2014ignore
JonHutchings' 13 in 13! 142paruline, January 2014ignore
kac522's 13 x 4 Challenge 123kac522, January 2014ignore
LittleTaiko's 2013 Reading Challenge - continuing on 78christina_reads, January 2014ignore
Japaul22's 2013 Category Challenge 199japaul22, January 2014ignore
Dudes22 Makes Alphabet Soup in 2013 -Part 2 154lkernagh, January 2014ignore
Bookwormjules' 2013 Category Challenge 150bookwormjules, January 2014ignore
laura_88's 2013 Challenge 125laura_88, January 2014ignore
CBL joins the team for 2013, part 4 156cbl_tn, December 2013ignore
AA1986's 13 in '13 57lkernagh, December 2013ignore
Whitewavedarling's 2013 attempt at the Category Challenge.... 211whitewavedarling, December 2013ignore
Monica's (Crazy4reading) Lucky 13 CHALLENGE! 179crazy4reading, December 2013ignore
inge87's 13 for 2013 - Part 3 88inge87, December 2013ignore
kkunker's 2013 Challenge 79kkunker, December 2013ignore
MarthaJeanne in 2013 22lkernagh, December 2013ignore
All Done!!! 55MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
VioletBramble's Lucky 13 for 2013 Part 2 60VioletBramble, December 2013ignore
What are we reading in December 2013? 45BookLizard, December 2013ignore
Soffitta1's 13 in 13 Challenge 330soffitta1, December 2013ignore
PolymathicMonkey's 13 in 13! 240.Monkey., December 2013ignore
December RandomCAT: Auld Acquaintance 55Roro8, December 2013ignore
MarthaJeanne Reading Log 108MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
Luvamystery65/Roberta's 2013 Challenge part 4 99luvamystery65, December 2013ignore
Have Yourself a Merry Little Murder -- Christmas Mysteries Group Read 52majkia, December 2013ignore
Mamzel in 2013, Part 4 140mamzel, December 2013ignore
AlphaCAT for December: L and Z 37Roro8, December 2013ignore
sjmccreary celebrates 13 in 13 213paruline, December 2013ignore
SouthernKiwi reads categorically in 2013 275rabbitprincess, December 2013ignore
Caroline's 2013 Challenge 194craso, December 2013ignore
electrice's 2013 category challenge 221electrice, December 2013ignore
Chatterbox Tackles 13 in 13 140Chatterbox, December 2013ignore
Max - in the library - with a book - for 2013, page 3 215lkernagh, December 2013ignore
Lisa's Holiday and other December Reads 9lsh63, December 2013ignore
Anne Perry Group Read--Part 1 68cbl_tn, December 2013ignore
Lucky Skywalker's lucky thirteen ; ) 12Lucy_Skywalker, December 2013ignore
(So totally not) My 2013 Category Challenge 135IrishHolger, December 2013ignore
LaHernandez visits The Adam's Family in 2013 75LA12Hernandez, December 2013ignore
lindapanzo's mini challenge 67cyderry, December 2013ignore
MJ Nonfiction in English 26MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
MJ Fiction in English 19MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
MJ Reading in German 22MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
MJ Overflow Challenge 23MarthaJeanne, December 2013ignore
Could Someone Get That Kangaroo Out of Here? 14cbl_tn, December 2013ignore
Tafadhali's 13 in 13 35Tafadhali, December 2013ignore
Kristel's Baker's Dozen 98Kristelh, December 2013ignore
Wonderlake's "unlucky for some" 2013 reading! 64-Eva-, December 2013ignore
Bucketyell's 13/13/13 241paruline, December 2013ignore
Zozette's 2013 Challenge - Reading my Books 123mamzel, December 2013ignore
Lisa's 2013 Big Screen Reading Adventures 185paruline, December 2013ignore
November AwardsCAT -- American Space Exploration 21mathgirl40, December 2013ignore
Nittnut's 13 in 13 54LittleTaiko, December 2013ignore
Zane Grey November - Group Reads 58lindapanzo, December 2013ignore
deep220 attempts 13 95deep220, December 2013ignore
Nickelini's 2013 Reading Challenge 254Nickelini, December 2013ignore
Lori (lkernagh) Hits her Prime in 2013! - Fifth Thread 196lkernagh, December 2013ignore
AlphaCAT for November: K and Y 41Robertgreaves, December 2013ignore
What are we reading in November 2013? 85VictoriaPL, December 2013ignore
GROUP READ: In The Shadow of Wounded Knee by Roger Di Silvestro 18Zozette, December 2013ignore
Awards CAT -- General Thread 108RidgewayGirl, November 2013ignore
Steampunk ! (Derigibles, Goggles and Cool Hats!) Group Read 18majkia, November 2013ignore
November 2013 - RandomCAT - Tribute to the Pilgrims 28lkernagh, November 2013ignore
The Path Between the Seas group read 85cyderry, November 2013ignore
Elainedav's 2013 challenge 23Elainedav, November 2013ignore

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