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2014 Category Challenge

Welcome to the 2014 Category Challenge!

The idea is to read books from different categories, to chat about what you read, and to inflict bookbullets on your fellow challengers. Tradition dictates that it should be 14 categories this year, but that is in no way a requirement. 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, 2014, but starting early or late is welcomed.

Here is the Wiki-page for the group reads: Group Reads of 2014

And here are the CATS:
Link to GeoCAT Wiki
Link to RandomCAT Wiki
Link to MysteryCAT Wiki
Link to Unofficial AlphaCAT Wiki
Link to Unofficial GastroCAT Wiki

Have fun!!

NOTE: The discussion for the 2015 Category Challenge has commenced and the threads can be found OVER HERE and OVER HERE. Stop by and have an opinion/suggestion - or not, if that's your preference. :)

The 2015 Category Challenge has been created and can be found OVER HERE.


Group Reads

First Quarter:
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton by Kathryn Hughes

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
P.G. Wodehouse-Month

The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 1)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Second Quarter:
Canterbury Tales
Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Margaret Atwood-Month

Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 2)
Umberto Eco-Month

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Georgette Heyer-Month
Female Fantasy/ Science Fiction Month

Third Quarter:
Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone General Discussion Thread / Spoiler Alert Thread

The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 3)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Armadale by Wilkie Collins

The Stand by Stephen King (Part One)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Stand by Stephen King (Part Two)
A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 4)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Fourth Quarter:
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai General Discussion Spoiler Discussion

The Stand by Stephen King (Part Three)
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Connie Willis-Month

Year-Long Group Reads:
The Arabian Nights
The Vorkosigan Series
Christian Origins and the Question of God by N. T. Wright

Total members: 194 members

Recent members: dishapublication, shariftiens, VioletBramble, Ethan_Hunt, MarcioNemec, porch_reader, ACCiadirlunga, jurley12, matluvsbooks, getcash01, SweetbriarPoet, Dejah_Thoris, Ottawa01, the_red_shoes, christina_reads, BoookEater18, klikdisumber, marie-vicky, AHS-Wolfy, kyufgh, medmond77, cheky25, jaelquinn, FemmeNoiresque, redshoe, jecka63, amcii777, maslme, divaistanbul, AlexaNovais

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Help with posting images (maps and pictures) in threads 17mnleona, June 4ignore
Year-long Group Read: The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold 319mathgirl40, December 2015ignore
MISTS OF AVALON Group Read discussion Thread 24Joansknight, October 2015ignore
Ticker problems 22fuzzi, July 2015ignore
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles, Mutants and Microbes 8hailelib, April 2015ignore
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles Errant 15leslie.98, March 2015ignore
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles, Mystery and Mayhem 18RBeffa, March 2015ignore
Opposite Book Themes- As Told by Alcoholic Beverages 52SweetbriarPoet, February 2015ignore
GingerbreadMan keeps pondering on past failings, part 2 181paruline, January 2015ignore
Vorkosigan Group Read: Cordelia's Honor 114RBeffa, January 2015ignore
LauraBrook's 2014 Category Challenge 248andreablythe, January 2015ignore
My 2014 Challenge (A bit closer to a real one for a change) 170IrishHolger, January 2015ignore
Andrea's 2014 Reading Challenge - thread 2 224RidgewayGirl, January 2015ignore
sturlington's Showcase Showdown for 2014 (Take 2) 121VivienneR, January 2015ignore
Pete's 2014 challenge 328rabbitprincess, January 2015ignore
Dudes22 Sews Up Her 2014 Reading - Part 3 203DeltaQueen50, January 2015ignore
-Eva-'s 2+0+1+4 Challenge - Bonus 53psutto, January 2015ignore
-Eva-'s 2+0+1+4 Challenge - Part 2 305psutto, January 2015ignore
thornton37814's Adventures in 70s Music - thread 5 80thornton37814, January 2015ignore
Paruline is reading and birding in 2014! 216paruline, January 2015ignore
mstrust's #6 - Driving the bus off the cliff 167mstrust, January 2015ignore
mathgirl40's 2014 Category Challenge -- Part 3 130mathgirl40, January 2015ignore
December RandomCAT - Wish Upon a Star 81luvamystery65, January 2015ignore
Jules' (Bookwormjules) 2014 Category Challenge 119lkernagh, January 2015ignore
Lisa's 2014 Reading With Less Categories 35christina_reads, January 2015ignore
inge87's 14-in-14 Challenge, Chapter 4: Advent Edition 78inge87, January 2015ignore
Terri's (tymfos) 2014 New Jersey Native category challenge thread 2 171tymfos, January 2015ignore
kac522's 2014 Challenge 110kac522, January 2015ignore
Max's 14 Memorable Lines 2 - Part IV 107mysterymax, January 2015ignore
Cheli's network of reading for 2014 Program#1 249cyderry, January 2015ignore
VioletBramble's 2014 Category Challenge Part 2 97VioletBramble, January 2015ignore
Kkunker's 2014 Tolkien Category Challenge 141BookLizard, January 2015ignore
DeltaQueen's Fourteen Steps to Guide Her 2014 Reading - Part 6 169DeltaQueen50, January 2015ignore
BookLizard's 141414 Category Challenge Part 3 165luvamystery65, January 2015ignore
Christina rocks the 2014 category challenge - Part 4 177christina_reads, January 2015ignore
Wolfy’s 2014 Movie Category Challenge 182lkernagh, January 2015ignore
Hanneri's 2014 Categories Challenge 230sturlington, January 2015ignore
Sanja's 2014 Challenge 92paruline, January 2015ignore
Lori's 2014 Mini-Challenge (A.K.A the "Challenge of Challenges") - First Thread 249paruline, January 2015ignore
LibraryCin's 14x14ish... 272LibraryCin, January 2015ignore
Jdhomrighausen's 14 in 14 60JDHomrighausen, January 2015ignore
Crazy4reading (Monica) 2014 Category Challenge 200-Eva-, January 2015ignore
Sally Lou's revised 2014 challenge 219-Eva-, January 2015ignore
Caroline's TV Character Challenge 2014 181-Eva-, January 2015ignore
Eliz_M's operatic effort - the encore thread 146-Eva-, January 2015ignore
December GeoCAT - Sub-Saharan Africa 50-Eva-, January 2015ignore
Staci426's Cat Category Challenge 102-Eva-, January 2015ignore
MissWatson observes the centenaries 232-Eva-, January 2015ignore
December AlphaKIT - B and XYZ 50LittleTaiko, January 2015ignore
PawsforThought's Princess Bride Challenge of 2014, pt 2 243PawsforThought, January 2015ignore
October Group Read: The Stand by Stephen King, Book Three 22rosalita, January 2015ignore
Roberta’s (luvamystery65) Iron Druid Challenge. Thread 4 97luvamystery65, January 2015ignore
CBL Goes Off to Work in 2014, part 4 210cbl_tn, January 2015ignore
Whitewavedarling's 2014 Challenge...Thread 2! 109whitewavedarling, January 2015ignore
December MysteryCAT -- Cozy Mysteries 66cbl_tn, January 2015ignore
Roro rocks 2014 - Part 2 69Roro8, January 2015ignore
Group read: Connie Willis month 50majkia, January 2015ignore
MarthaJeanne in 2014 - general statistics 26MarthaJeanne, January 2015ignore
Mamzel's 2014 Challenge of the Books - Part Trois 259mamzel, December 2014ignore
MarthaJeanne nonfiction 28MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
Majkia N3RDs it out - Cubed 121majkia, December 2014ignore
laura_88's 2014 CC 94rabbitprincess, December 2014ignore
MarthaJeanne Fiction 26MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
Kristel's 2014 Category Challenge 91rabbitprincess, December 2014ignore
VivienneR's 2014 Category Challenge - part 3 167VivienneR, December 2014ignore
Samantha_kathy's Sonnet for 2014 82Samantha_kathy, December 2014ignore
Tricia's 14 x 7 Challenge 218hailelib, December 2014ignore
LittleTaiko (Stacy's) Broadway Bound 2014 Reading Challenge - 2nd Act 199LittleTaiko, December 2014ignore
japaul22's double challenge for 2014 314hailelib, December 2014ignore
leslie.98's 2014 Category Challenge - Part 2 100hailelib, December 2014ignore
"Now, shall we begin?" -- rabbitprincess in 2014, part 4 210rabbitprincess, December 2014ignore
JonHutchings 2014 Category Challenge 162hailelib, December 2014ignore
Soffitta1's 2014 Category Challenge - Thread 1 229paruline, December 2014ignore
deep220 2014 Challenge 98paruline, December 2014ignore
Cammykitty's Minimalist Category Challenge Part II 250cammykitty, December 2014ignore
RidgewayGirl Reads in Munich, Part Four 188RidgewayGirl, December 2014ignore
aliciamay's 2014 Challenge progress-Part 2 132ELiz_M, December 2014ignore
Nittnut Reads Her Playlist 59paruline, December 2014ignore
Plekters Reading 2014 24plekter, December 2014ignore
Starting an UNOFFICIAL GastroCAT Challenge - 2nd Half 79LoisB, December 2014ignore
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder - Christmas Mysteries/Gifts Group Read 35soffitta1, December 2014ignore
Clue 2014 102clue, December 2014ignore
Nickelini's Reading Videos ~ 2014 Category Challenge 174-Eva-, December 2014ignore
What are we reading in December? 53sturlington, December 2014ignore
why is sjmccreary reading in 2014 389RidgewayGirl, December 2014ignore
MarthaJeanne Reading in German 23MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
MarthaJeanne Reading Log 90MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
Henrik’s first take on a category challenge 165Henrik_Madsen, December 2014ignore
countrylife's CATs 30countrylife, December 2014ignore
Ireadthereforeiam: Categorically 214LovingLit, December 2014ignore
Katrina Starting Again 37katrinasreads, December 2014ignore
N T Wright's Christian Origin Series 91MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
MarthaJeanne Overflow 8MarthaJeanne, December 2014ignore
Bjace sings The Great American Songbook 101Bjace, December 2014ignore
Wonderlake's 2014 challenge 107wonderlake, December 2014ignore
The Arabian Nights Thread #1 55andreablythe, December 2014ignore
March-Hare's sophomore jinx in 2014 83March-Hare, December 2014ignore
avatiakh triumphs in 2014 221avatiakh, December 2014ignore
lindapanzo's 2014 reading--3rd inning 158lindapanzo, December 2014ignore

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