2017 Category Challenge

Welcome to the 2017 Category Challenge!

To encourage ourselves to “read outside the box,” in this group we (each) pick (our own) categories to read within. You can have as many or few categories as you wish, they can cover any sort of topic, and you can read as many books as you want in each category. The idea is that if you find that you tend (as many of us do) to read mainly within your comfort area and would like to push yourself outside it, you add a category for your “difficult” reads to your challenge so that you’re encouraged to pick it up at some point during the year. You are, of course, completely free to modify your categories as much as you like during the challenge.

In this group, we do a few different group reads:
1. "Standard" group reads: pick a book to read for a specific month (or a quarter or sometimes for the whole year). At the end of each year, we vote on which group reads to have the following year.
2. CATs: This is influenced by the TIOLI (Take It Or Leave It) that is being done over in the 75:ers group, but to avoid confusion we named ours "CATs" since we're a category challenge group... Get it? :) At the end of each year, we vote on which CATs to have the following year (usually 3) and each month a different volunteer will create the thread for each CAT and outline its parameters.
3. KITs: These were ideas that were not picked as "official" CATs and are usually run by the people who suggested them. They're mini-CATs (hence "KIT" for "kittens").
4. We usually also have a bingo card challenge and, unsurprisingly, have given our canine friends a chance to shine and named it BingoDOG.

The challenge officially begins on January 1, 2017, but starting early or late is welcomed.

Have fun!!

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This Year's Group Reads, CATs, and DOG:

RandomCAT General Thread and RandomCAT Wiki
CultureCAT General Thread and CultureCAT Wiki
CATWoman General Thread and CATWoman Wiki
AwardsCAT General Thread and AwardsCAT Wiki
BingoDOG General Thread and BingoDOG Wiki
SFF/SFFF-KIT Planning Thread and SFF/SFFF-KIT Wiki
AlphaKIT General Thread and AlphaKIT Wiki
Group Reads Planning Thread

Group Reads


First Quarter:




Second Quarter:
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth




Third Quarter:




Fourth Quarter:




Year-Long Group Reads:
The Vorkosigan Saga
Proust Volume 1 - Swann's Way
Poldark series
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LibraryCin's 2017 Reading Log/Challenges 75LibraryCin, Today 5:54pmignore
AlphaKIT for February: W and H 63LibraryCin, Today 5:52pmignore
February CultureCAT: Medicine and Public Health 57LibraryCin, Today 5:52pmignore
February 2017: BingoDOG Reads 43LibraryCin, Today 5:52pmignore
DeltaQueen Is Planning a Year of Freedom in 2017 - Part 2 237DeltaQueen50, Today 5:49pmignore
rabbitprincess sails from sea to sea to sea in 2017 164rabbitprincess, Today 4:12pmignore
Sally Lou's 2017 challenge 47donan, Today 4:12pmignore
Mamzel's 2017 WANT Reading 121mamzel, Today 3:26pmignore
CBL Reads from a Fair Number of Ladies in 2017 88cbl_tn, Today 12:23pmignore
Whitewavedarling and her glass half full, or empty... 88whitewavedarling, Today 12:01pmignore
Mystery Max's Characters 50mysterymax, Today 11:50amignore
Jules' 2017 Category Challenge 36bookwormjules, Today 10:49amignore
casvelyn's reading all the books 87casvelyn, Today 10:44amignore
Lisa's 2017 Reading of Series and Other Pursuits 72jonesli, Today 10:16amignore
Roberta's (luvamystery65) Colorful Challenge 236BLBera, Today 10:12amignore
Soffitta1's 2017 Category Challenge 59japaul22, Today 9:20amignore
Kimberly's (kkunker) 2017 Category Challenge 33kkunker, Today 9:03amignore
VictoriaPL's 2017 reading, part two 21MissWatson, Today 8:32amignore
MissWatson takes astronomical readings 102MissWatson, Today 8:28amignore
February RandomCAT -- Mine, Yours and Ours 76RidgewayGirl, Today 8:20amignore
RidgewayGirl's Year of Books, Part One 205RidgewayGirl, Today 8:13amignore
Dudes22 (Betty's) 2017 Reading Quotes 119dudes22, Today 5:43amignore
February AwardCAT -- Canada Reads and The Tournament of Books 52LibraryCin, Yesterday 11:13pmignore
Lori's Ancestral Challenge 237thornton37814, Yesterday 10:21pmignore
Group Read: Proust, Volume 1 - Swann's Way 53japaul22, Yesterday 8:00pmignore
Traci Tries Again in 2017 76virginiahomeschooler, Yesterday 7:26pmignore
The Official UN-official SFF/SFFF-KIT for 2017 66fuzzi, Yesterday 6:56pmignore
lindapanzo'a lucky 7 category challenge 118lindapanzo, Yesterday 5:32pmignore
lkernagh (Lori) Reads Her Way Through The Months in 2017 156luvamystery65, Yesterday 5:26pmignore
-Eva-'s 7 in 2017 - Part 1 80rabbitprincess, Yesterday 5:23pmignore
Jean's Grand Tour 81christina_reads, Yesterday 4:57pmignore
MarthaJeanne's Reading Log 21MarthaJeanne, Yesterday 4:09pmignore
March CultureCat: Cultural Awareness and Diversity 18sushicat, Yesterday 2:49pmignore
psutto's 7th challenge 62lkernagh, Yesterday 2:05pmignore
Roro's a Series Reader in 2017 72luvamystery65, Yesterday 1:31pmignore
Sace's Easy Roy G. Biv Challenge 45luvamystery65, Yesterday 1:25pmignore
LisaMorr is taking 2017 seriously 65luvamystery65, Yesterday 1:18pmignore
Vivienne's Year of the Cat 155VivienneR, Yesterday 1:13pmignore
Monica AKA Crazy4reading attempts the Art of reading again 48lkernagh, Yesterday 12:57pmignore
DreamWeaver529's Atempt to Revive A Reading Addition 10luvamystery65, Yesterday 12:18pmignore
Paruline is conquering Mount TBR in 2017 34paruline, Yesterday 12:12pmignore
inge87's Shakespearean 17-in-17 151inge87, Yesterday 11:41amignore
lavaturtle's 2017 reads 48majkia, Yesterday 11:17amignore
AA1986 in 2017 16ArmyAngel1986, Yesterday 9:04amignore
February SFFKIT: Space Travel 57MissWatson, Yesterday 4:28amignore
February CATWoman - Debut Books 52MissWatson, Yesterday 3:50amignore
VictoriaPL's 2017 reading, part one 210VictoriaPL, Thursday 2:18pmignore
Jackie's second Jar of Fate category challenge 65-Eva-, Thursday 2:15pmignore
Ardene (markon) tries a new thing in 2017 43markon, Thursday 1:42pmignore
Roberta (luvamystery65) sets sail on the Pequod! 16luvamystery65, Thursday 9:43amignore
Shannon's (sturlington) Stephen King Not-a-Challenge 62Bookmarque, Thursday 9:22amignore
What Are We Reading in February? 48dudes22, Thursday 6:46amignore
Chrischi_HH's Disney Challenge 2017 48MissWatson, Thursday 4:45amignore
sjmccreary tests the waters in 2017 37-Eva-, Wednesday 11:55pmignore
Nickelini's Category Challenge 2017 47-Eva-, Wednesday 11:35pmignore
mathgirl40's 2017 Category Challenge, Part 1 74-Eva-, Wednesday 11:21pmignore
Leslie Rocks in 2017 59-Eva-, Wednesday 10:37pmignore
Sir Furboy's Language (and Random Stuff) Category Challenge 25-Eva-, Wednesday 10:26pmignore
Erin's Carnival of Books 48-Eva-, Wednesday 10:19pmignore
Bryony's 2017 ABC Category Challenge 42-Eva-, Wednesday 10:19pmignore
Shannon's Reading and Review Thread (sturlington) 39mathgirl40, Wednesday 10:17pmignore
Kerry's (avatiakh) commonplace challenge 125VivienneR, Wednesday 9:41pmignore
CultureCAT General Thread 18beebeereads, Wednesday 6:08pmignore
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) It's All About Me Challenge 90VivienneR, Wednesday 3:05pmignore
Jennifer's (japaul22) Year of Rewarding Reading 68japaul22, Wednesday 1:08pmignore
kac522 2017 Random Acts of Reading 62kac522, Wednesday 2:08amignore
March RandomCAT: Luck o' the Irish 33LisaMorr, Tuesday 8:59pmignore
March CATWoman: Genres 22rabbitprincess, Tuesday 5:40pmignore
January UN-official SFF/SFFF-KIT: Procrastination 83mamzel, Tuesday 11:44amignore
Pamelad's 17 in 17 48pamelad, Tuesday 1:33amignore
March AwardsCAT - Newbery & Caldecott Medals and genre awards 23luvamystery65, Tuesday 12:31amignore
Clue's 2017 Unexpected Project Challenge 58thornton37814, Monday 4:18pmignore
Poldark Group Read (February): Demelza 13VictoriaPL, Monday 1:11pmignore
Librariansteffen's Category Challenges for 2017 19librariansteffen2, Monday 11:56amignore
Reckless Categories for 2017 (Reckless Reader) 9lkernagh, Sunday 10:38pmignore
Kristel's Year of the Rooster 2017 57Kristelh, Sunday 9:07pmignore
Hanneri's 2017 Category Challenge 40Hanneri, Sunday 7:15pmignore
Dogeared Copy's 2017 Category Challenge 42Tanya-dogearedcopy, Sunday 6:10pmignore
AlphaKIT for January: M and S 93kac522, February 17ignore
Threadnsong's GiNORmous TBR pile 15threadnsong, February 16ignore
Group Reads for 2017 117VictoriaPL, February 16ignore
March 2017 AlphaKIT - E and K 11VivienneR, February 15ignore
CATWoman General Thread 32sturlington, February 15ignore
RandomCAT General Thread 22LibraryCin, February 14ignore
AwardsCAT General Thread 12cbl_tn, February 14ignore
AlphaKIT for 2017 40majkia, February 14ignore
Andrea's 2017 Challenge 27andreablythe, February 14ignore
Christina reads a "Gilmore Girls" category challenge 96christina_reads, February 13ignore
Tess is Serious about Series 82andreablythe, February 13ignore
Hibernator chases the CAT 100andreablythe, February 13ignore
LoisB reads whatever . . . 22LoisB, February 11ignore
CBL's Bingo Card 6cbl_tn, February 11ignore
Donan's 2017 Thread 23donan, February 11ignore
LauraBrook's 7 in 2017 - Part 1 36Berly, February 10ignore
The BingoDOG Suggestion Thread 81LibraryCin, February 10ignore
Cheli's Homebound Category Challenge for 2017 51LittleTaiko, February 10ignore
SleepySheep (a.k.a. RachelLeah) and the Truly Random Challenge - Tracking Thread 37SleepySheep, February 9ignore
madhatter22's 2017 Category Challenge 28madhatter22, February 8ignore
VioletBramble's 2017 Category Challenge 64LisaMorr, February 7ignore

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