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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
- wiki
TravelKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
MysteryKIT
- planning thread
- wiki
KITastrophe
- planning thread
- wiki

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.

BingoDOG planning thread
BingoDOG wiki

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: 148 members

Recent members: medsharan, mudfru, BloodyMaryShelley, tonyir, allebasi15, devendradave, PaperbackPirate, h-mb, ReshiBec, -pilgrim-, MrsLee, Bcteagirl, karomi55, otterstamp, SilverWolf28, twittgus, markon, HighViolet, DeusXMachina, DarrylLundy, Majel-Susan, Whitetigressruby, Only2rs, beebeereads, threadnsong, PaulCranswick, haithemhachelaf, tuna.moriarty, nrmay, AHS-Wolfy

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What are we reading in December? 12rabbitprincess, Today 6:26pmignore
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 - Part 4 27rabbitprincess, Today 6:08pmignore
SFFKit: November - dystopia 73threadnsong, Today 5:18pmignore
Threadnsong Reads Thru 2020 61threadnsong, Today 5:14pmignore
DeltaQueen's 2020 Reading Room of Follies and Quirks - Part VIII 51NinieB, Today 5:14pmignore
December AlphaKIT: W and N 25Tanya-dogearedcopy, Today 3:17pmignore
Rhea's same categories as last year 31Settings, Today 3:07pmignore
November ScaredyKIT: Stephen King and Family 26LibraryCin, Today 2:39pmignore
Mysterymax's 2020 Reads 67dudes22, Today 2:20pmignore
pammab's 2020 challenge 135mathgirl40, Today 2:17pmignore
December MysteryKIT: Cozies 22DeltaQueen50, Today 2:02pmignore
LadyoftheLodge Reads in 2020 273LadyoftheLodge, Today 12:53pmignore
December: TravelKit, December: Related to a Place You Would Like to Visit 9LadyoftheLodge, Today 12:31pmignore
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2020 -- Fourth Quarter 102RidgewayGirl, Today 11:08amignore
Amber's (scaifea) 2020 Category Challenge 244scaifea, Today 10:49amignore
leslie.98 goes to MDI in 2020 - Part 3 174leslie.98, Today 10:28amignore
Jackie has her reading badge - the 2020 Hey Duggee category challenge 219Jackie_K, Today 6:33amignore
Roberta's (luvamystery65) Wild About Harry! 89Berly, Today 3:33amignore
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2020 Challenges 282LibraryCin, Today 12:19amignore
November AlphaKIT: I and Q 59LibraryCin, Today 12:18amignore
pamelad's eight easy categories, part 2 156pamelad, Yesterday 11:16pmignore
Lord Peter 12 and final: Gaudy Night 15leslie.98, Yesterday 9:20pmignore
December BingoDOG reads 7VivienneR, Yesterday 8:42pmignore
VivienneR's R is for Reading in 2020 - Part 3 238VivienneR, Yesterday 8:39pmignore
David's December Daily Readalong Final List. Please Join In. 17LadyoftheLodge, Yesterday 4:53pmignore
Majkia (Jean) - Backporch Birding Challenge - Final 37majkia, Yesterday 4:32pmignore
Tess Reads her own Tomes--page 2 190thornton37814, Yesterday 4:31pmignore
December: SFFFKIT Short Fiction 11markon, Yesterday 3:44pmignore
Clue Picks Up Steam in 2020! Page 2 40RidgewayGirl, Yesterday 1:58pmignore
Audiobooks 181Kristelh, Yesterday 10:46amignore
JayneCM Has Books To The Ceiling, Books To The Sky 558dudes22, Yesterday 7:09amignore
MissWatson books a score of Richards – the last arrest 112MissWatson, Yesterday 6:49amignore
Nickelini's categories in 2020 96Nickelini, Yesterday 2:32amignore
December Nonfiction CAT: Adventures by sea, land, or air. 14pamelad, Yesterday 1:59amignore
December RandomCAT: Goodbye 2020 (pick 6) 45Robertgreaves, Yesterday 1:50amignore
mathgirl40's 2020 category challenge 185mathgirl40, Thursday 10:25pmignore
Lori's (thornton37814) Cat-Filled 2020 Category Challenge - Thread 4 29thornton37814, Thursday 10:20pmignore
April's The Cat Who Challenge 2020 47rabbitprincess, Thursday 5:15pmignore
November BingoDOG reads 12rabbitprincess, Thursday 4:53pmignore
December ScaredyKit: Classics 10NinieB, Thursday 10:14amignore
Lori (lkernagh) Reboots her ABCs Challenge for 2020 - Second Thread 156lkernagh, Wednesday 11:34pmignore
Kathy's (kac522) 2020 Reading Projects 135kac522, Wednesday 5:33pmignore
Helenliz erects an edifice - the penthouse suite 204katiekrug, Wednesday 1:18pmignore
Lord Peter November: The Nine Tailors 42fuzzi, Wednesday 10:47amignore
Koalamom in 2020 35MissWatson, Wednesday 3:45amignore
Lord Peter Wimsey Group read 43majkia, Tuesday 8:31pmignore
Joy’s 2020 Category Challenge 60jlshall, Tuesday 7:32pmignore
2020 Category Challenge : Dogearedcopy's "20/T" Cat Stax 108christina_reads, Tuesday 6:07pmignore
Christina reads by Hogwarts houses in 2020, part 2 141christina_reads, Tuesday 4:58pmignore
What are we reading in November? 45DeltaQueen50, Tuesday 1:15pmignore
Poldark Quarter 4 Read--Warleggan 10clue, Tuesday 9:28amignore
November TravelKIT: Living in a New Country 21LibraryCin, Monday 5:42pmignore
LittleTaiko (Stacy) - Lullaby of Broadway 152LittleTaiko, Monday 5:07pmignore
Betty (dudes22) is Looking for a Father - Part 2 120dudes22, Monday 2:53pmignore
Jennifer's 2020 reading categories (japaul22) 179japaul22, Monday 10:15amignore
November RandomCAT: Lest We Forget 57Jackie_K, Monday 7:31amignore
December 2020 Kitastrophe 7LibraryCin, Sunday 11:12pmignore
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 - Part 3 225rabbitprincess, Sunday 6:42pmignore
Susanna (susanna.fraser) gets categorical in 2020 229susanna.fraser, Saturday 8:44pmignore
Cheli's working on 2020 Categories 180cyderry, Saturday 4:49pmignore
November GeoCAT: Africa - Part II 21Jackie_K, Saturday 4:42pmignore
sallylou61's reading in 2020 166sallylou61, Saturday 1:12pmignore
Short Works Collections 25sallylou61, Saturday 12:53pmignore
DeltaQueen's 2020 Reading Room of Follies and Quirks - Part VII 245DeltaQueen50, Saturday 12:25pmignore
sturlington Reads Month to Month in 2020 123sturlington, Saturday 9:35amignore
Lori's (thornton37814) Cat-Filled 2020 Category Challenge - Thread 3 225thornton37814, November 27ignore
Clue Picks Up Steam in 2020! 158clue, November 27ignore
Markon reads 2020 28markon, November 27ignore
lavaturtle reads in 2020 161lavaturtle, November 27ignore
NinieB Soars to New Heights in 2020 354NinieB, November 27ignore
End of the year meme 82BookLizard, November 26ignore
Jerusalem by Alan Moore - year long Group Read 48Familyhistorian, November 23ignore
November MysteryKIT- Noir/ Gumshoes 45LibraryCin, November 23ignore
November KITastrophe: Outside Your Home Country 6JayneCM, November 22ignore
Zozette’s 2020 Challenge 124Zozette, November 20ignore
November Non-Fiction CAT: Food, Home and Recreation 39MissWatson, November 20ignore
VioletBramble's 2020 Category Challenge 111Tess_W, November 20ignore
Pete's 2020 'I'm not going to buy any books and oly read the ones i already have' challenge 121fuzzi, November 18ignore
Any interest in a TravelKIT? 114mstrust, November 17ignore
2020 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread 63sturlington, November 16ignore
MysteryKIT Interest Thread 73LadyoftheLodge, November 16ignore
Kerry (avatiakh) reads around the world 243DeltaQueen50, November 16ignore
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2020!!! 71fuzzi, November 16ignore
Christmas Books 13fuzzi, November 16ignore
Yearlong Letters X and Z 48dudes22, November 16ignore
2020 NonFictionCAT Main Thread 29pamelad, November 15ignore
Lisa tries to Challenge Herself in 2020 70lsh63, November 15ignore
December GeoCAT--Catching Up or Choose Your Own Adventure 8DeltaQueen50, November 15ignore
2020 RandomCAT Planning Thread 71EBT1002, November 14ignore
GeoCat Main Thread 78LadyoftheLodge, November 14ignore
2020 AlphaKIT Main Thread 82fuzzi, November 14ignore
2020 Group Reads Planning Thread 162Kristelh, November 14ignore
okeres 2020 reading 34rabbitprincess, November 13ignore
SFF-KIT: October 2020, Classics 63fuzzi, November 8ignore
October AlphaKIT: D and V 47fuzzi, November 6ignore
November BingoDOG Reads 2sturlington, November 5ignore
KITastrophe (or DisasterKIT) - any interest? 167SilverWolf28, November 2ignore
October GeoCAT: Great Britain, Canada, United States 72christina_reads, November 2ignore
October Non-Fiction CAT: The Arts 51LadyoftheLodge, November 1ignore
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