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2020 Category Challenge

Welcome to the 2020 Category Challenge!

What are the categories?

Anything you want them to be! Each member’s challenge is going to be different.

You can set as many categories as you like, in whatever genres you like.
You can set minimum numbers of books to read in each category, or you can fill them up as the whim takes you.
You can structure your reading year around a theme if you like.
You can focus on prize winners, certain geographical areas, topics that are of particular interest to you, series you want to finish, authors with an extensive backlist… the possibilities are endless

What if I set up my challenge and then get tired of my categories later in the year?

If your challenge ends up not working for you for any reason, at any point during the year, change it up! There is no Category Challenge police. We’re here to read and have fun.

It's a zoo in here! What are these CATs and KITs and DOGs?

The CATs are year-long challenges voted on by the members, with different topics each month. This year's CATs are:

RandomCAT
- planning thread
- wiki
GeoCAT
- planning thread
- wiki
Non-fiction CAT
- planning thread
- wiki

The KITs are informal challenges run by whichever member is willing to do so. They are run the same way as CATs. This year our KITs are:

AlphaKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
ScaredyKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
SFFFKIT
- planning thread

The BingoDOG (so named because it is not a CAT or a KIT) is a bingo card put together by the group members. One member will gather suggestions for squares and weed out duplicate suggestions, and the finalists are put on a bingo card. For several years our bingo cards have been constructed by the wonderful @LShelby.

And if that isn't enough, we also do group reads!

Do I have to be a member of this group to play with the CATs and KITs?

Not at all! If you have a home base in another group and just want to swing by for one of our group challenges, or a regular group read, you're most welcome to join us.

When do we get started?

The challenge officially starts January 1, 2020, but you can start earlier or later!

Total members: 66 members

Recent members: whitewavedarling, CarlisleMLH, cbl_tn, amaranthe, rhian_of_oz, InfoQuest, fuzzi, BLBera, jonesli, SleepySheep, TheAcorn, Sontho, bookworm148, Val_Reads, katelhardman, clue, pamelad, librariansteffen2, BekkaJo, lavaturtle, NeedMoreShelves, This-n-That, LisaMorr, thornton37814, staci426, LibraryCin, RidgewayGirl, avatiakh, TheProverbialist, mathgirl40

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Christina reads by Hogwarts houses in 2020 11rabbitprincess, Today 7:03pmignore
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 25rabbitprincess, Today 7:01pmignore
This-n-That's 2020 Hot Diggety Dog Bingo Quest 6tess_schoolmarm, Today 6:19pmignore
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2020!!! 29Dejah_Thoris, Today 6:12pmignore
KITastrophe (or DisasterKIT) - any interest? 41sallylou61, Today 4:53pmignore
Non-fiction CAT Planning Thread 92pamelad, Today 4:16pmignore
Tess Reads Her Own Tomes Page 1 30NinieB, Today 3:53pmignore
LadyoftheLodge Reads in 2020 9LadyoftheLodge, Today 3:39pmignore
sallylou61's reading in 2020 22sallylou61, Today 3:33pmignore
sturlington Reads Month to Month in 2020 17sturlington, Today 3:25pmignore
2020 Group Reads Planning Thread 76japaul22, Today 2:13pmignore
BingoDOG Planning Thread 120Kristelh, Today 2:00pmignore
Helenliz erects an edifice. 30Helenliz, Today 1:29pmignore
Majkia (Jean) - Backporch Birding Challenge 37christina_reads, Today 1:20pmignore
MysteryKIT Interest Thread 27LadyoftheLodge, Today 11:06amignore
JayneCM Has Books To The Ceiling, Books To The Sky 35JayneCM, Yesterday 10:57pmignore
Kate creatively reads her TBR and more! 1katelhardman, Yesterday 8:21pmignore
Any interest in a TravelKIT? 30LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 2:04pmignore
NewsKIT - any interest? 9Dejah_Thoris, Yesterday 12:58pmignore
2020 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread 40mathgirl40, Saturday 8:28pmignore
GeoCat Main Thread 61tess_schoolmarm, Saturday 4:10pmignore
2020 CAT Planning thread 168Dejah_Thoris, Saturday 11:07amignore
2020 AlphaKIT Main Thread 51mnleona, Saturday 6:09amignore
2020 RandomCAT Planning Thread 33dudes22, Friday 5:21pmignore
2020 NonFictionCAT Main Thread 4pamelad, Thursday 3:17pmignore
CAT VOTING now open 38VivienneR, Wednesday 2:11pmignore

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