2014 Category Challenge

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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.

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Group Reads

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

January:
Bleak House by Charles Dickens

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

March:
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

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

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

June:
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

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

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

September:
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

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

November:
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

December:
Connie Willis-Month

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

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
May Group Read - The Raj Quartet 2 - The Day of The Scorpion9 unread / 9MarthaJeanne, October 2020
Help with posting images (maps and pictures) in threads17 unread / 17mnleona, June 2020
Year-long Group Read: The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold319 unread / 319mathgirl40, December 2015
MISTS OF AVALON Group Read discussion Thread24 unread / 24Joansknight, October 2015
Ticker problems22 unread / 22fuzzi, July 2015
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles, Mutants and Microbes8 unread / 8hailelib, April 2015
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles Errant15 unread / 15leslie.98, March 2015
Vorkosigan Group Read: Miles, Mystery and Mayhem18 unread / 18RBeffa, March 2015
Opposite Book Themes- As Told by Alcoholic Beverages52 unread / 52SweetbriarPoet, February 2015
GingerbreadMan keeps pondering on past failings, part 2181 unread / 181paruline, January 2015
Vorkosigan Group Read: Cordelia's Honor114 unread / 114RBeffa, January 2015
LauraBrook's 2014 Category Challenge248 unread / 248andreablythe, January 2015
My 2014 Challenge (A bit closer to a real one for a change)170 unread / 170IrishHolger, January 2015
Andrea's 2014 Reading Challenge - thread 2224 unread / 224RidgewayGirl, January 2015
sturlington's Showcase Showdown for 2014 (Take 2)121 unread / 121VivienneR, January 2015
Pete's 2014 challenge328 unread / 328rabbitprincess, January 2015
Dudes22 Sews Up Her 2014 Reading - Part 3203 unread / 203DeltaQueen50, January 2015
-Eva-'s 2+0+1+4 Challenge - Bonus53 unread / 53psutto, January 2015
-Eva-'s 2+0+1+4 Challenge - Part 2305 unread / 305psutto, January 2015
thornton37814's Adventures in 70s Music - thread 580 unread / 80thornton37814, January 2015
Paruline is reading and birding in 2014!216 unread / 216paruline, January 2015
mstrust's #6 - Driving the bus off the cliff167 unread / 167mstrust, January 2015
mathgirl40's 2014 Category Challenge -- Part 3130 unread / 130mathgirl40, January 2015
December RandomCAT - Wish Upon a Star81 unread / 81luvamystery65, January 2015
Jules' (Bookwormjules) 2014 Category Challenge119 unread / 119lkernagh, January 2015
Lisa's 2014 Reading With Less Categories35 unread / 35christina_reads, January 2015
inge87's 14-in-14 Challenge, Chapter 4: Advent Edition78 unread / 78inge87, January 2015
Terri's (tymfos) 2014 New Jersey Native category challenge thread 2171 unread / 171tymfos, January 2015
kac522's 2014 Challenge110 unread / 110kac522, January 2015
Max's 14 Memorable Lines 2 - Part IV107 unread / 107mysterymax, January 2015
Cheli's network of reading for 2014 Program#1249 unread / 249cyderry, January 2015
VioletBramble's 2014 Category Challenge Part 297 unread / 97VioletBramble, January 2015
Kkunker's 2014 Tolkien Category Challenge141 unread / 141BookLizard, January 2015
DeltaQueen's Fourteen Steps to Guide Her 2014 Reading - Part 6169 unread / 169DeltaQueen50, January 2015
BookLizard's 141414 Category Challenge Part 3165 unread / 165luvamystery65, January 2015
Christina rocks the 2014 category challenge - Part 4177 unread / 177christina_reads, January 2015
Wolfy’s 2014 Movie Category Challenge182 unread / 182lkernagh, January 2015
Hanneri's 2014 Categories Challenge230 unread / 230sturlington, January 2015
Sanja's 2014 Challenge92 unread / 92paruline, January 2015
Lori's 2014 Mini-Challenge (A.K.A the "Challenge of Challenges") - First Thread249 unread / 249paruline, January 2015
LibraryCin's 14x14ish...272 unread / 272LibraryCin, January 2015
Jdhomrighausen's 14 in 1460 unread / 60JDHomrighausen, January 2015
Crazy4reading (Monica) 2014 Category Challenge200 unread / 200-Eva-, January 2015
Sally Lou's revised 2014 challenge219 unread / 219-Eva-, January 2015
Caroline's TV Character Challenge 2014181 unread / 181-Eva-, January 2015
Eliz_M's operatic effort - the encore thread146 unread / 146-Eva-, January 2015
December GeoCAT - Sub-Saharan Africa50 unread / 50-Eva-, January 2015
Staci426's Cat Category Challenge102 unread / 102-Eva-, January 2015
MissWatson observes the centenaries232 unread / 232-Eva-, January 2015
December AlphaKIT - B and XYZ50 unread / 50LittleTaiko, January 2015
PawsforThought's Princess Bride Challenge of 2014, pt 2243 unread / 243PawsforThought, January 2015
October Group Read: The Stand by Stephen King, Book Three22 unread / 22rosalita, January 2015
Roberta’s (luvamystery65) Iron Druid Challenge. Thread 497 unread / 97luvamystery65, January 2015
CBL Goes Off to Work in 2014, part 4210 unread / 210cbl_tn, January 2015
Whitewavedarling's 2014 Challenge...Thread 2!109 unread / 109whitewavedarling, January 2015
December MysteryCAT -- Cozy Mysteries66 unread / 66cbl_tn, January 2015
Roro rocks 2014 - Part 269 unread / 69Roro8, January 2015
Group read: Connie Willis month50 unread / 50majkia, January 2015
MarthaJeanne in 2014 - general statistics26 unread / 26MarthaJeanne, January 2015
Mamzel's 2014 Challenge of the Books - Part Trois259 unread / 259mamzel, December 2014
MarthaJeanne nonfiction28 unread / 28MarthaJeanne, December 2014
Majkia N3RDs it out - Cubed121 unread / 121majkia, December 2014
laura_88's 2014 CC94 unread / 94rabbitprincess, December 2014
MarthaJeanne Fiction26 unread / 26MarthaJeanne, December 2014
Kristel's 2014 Category Challenge91 unread / 91rabbitprincess, December 2014
VivienneR's 2014 Category Challenge - part 3167 unread / 167VivienneR, December 2014
Samantha_kathy's Sonnet for 201482 unread / 82Samantha_kathy, December 2014
Tricia's 14 x 7 Challenge218 unread / 218hailelib, December 2014
LittleTaiko (Stacy's) Broadway Bound 2014 Reading Challenge - 2nd Act199 unread / 199LittleTaiko, December 2014
japaul22's double challenge for 2014314 unread / 314hailelib, December 2014
leslie.98's 2014 Category Challenge - Part 2100 unread / 100hailelib, December 2014
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JonHutchings 2014 Category Challenge162 unread / 162hailelib, December 2014
Soffitta1's 2014 Category Challenge - Thread 1229 unread / 229paruline, December 2014
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Cammykitty's Minimalist Category Challenge Part II250 unread / 250cammykitty, December 2014
RidgewayGirl Reads in Munich, Part Four188 unread / 188RidgewayGirl, December 2014
aliciamay's 2014 Challenge progress-Part 2132 unread / 132ELiz_M, December 2014
Nittnut Reads Her Playlist59 unread / 59paruline, December 2014
Plekters Reading 201424 unread / 24plekter, December 2014
Starting an UNOFFICIAL GastroCAT Challenge - 2nd Half79 unread / 79LoisB, December 2014
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder - Christmas Mysteries/Gifts Group Read35 unread / 35soffitta1, December 2014
Clue 2014102 unread / 102clue, December 2014
Nickelini's Reading Videos ~ 2014 Category Challenge174 unread / 174-Eva-, December 2014
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MarthaJeanne Reading in German23 unread / 23MarthaJeanne, December 2014
MarthaJeanne Reading Log90 unread / 90MarthaJeanne, December 2014
Henrik’s first take on a category challenge165 unread / 165Henrik_Madsen, December 2014
countrylife's CATs30 unread / 30countrylife, December 2014
Ireadthereforeiam: Categorically214 unread / 214LovingLit, December 2014
Katrina Starting Again37 unread / 37katrinasreads, December 2014
N T Wright's Christian Origin Series91 unread / 91MarthaJeanne, December 2014
MarthaJeanne Overflow8 unread / 8MarthaJeanne, December 2014
Bjace sings The Great American Songbook101 unread / 101Bjace, December 2014
Wonderlake's 2014 challenge107 unread / 107wonderlake, December 2014
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March-Hare's sophomore jinx in 201483 unread / 83March-Hare, December 2014
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