Dewey Decimal Challenge

Welcome one and all!

The Challenge: Read a book from every Dewey Decimal category.

This sounds like fun! How do I start? There's a list of the categories here. You can find the Dewey Decimal numbers of many books in the Details section of their LT Work page (or see the new Dewey browser), and you can also add a Dewey Decimal column to your catalogue that will show the numbers from other people's catalogues if you don't have that data yourself. Then click "Post a new topic" and start listing what you've read!

There are so many possibilities! The suggestions wiki lists books that members particularly recommend for each category.

I want more challenges like this! You may also be interested in the LC Classification Challenge.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
NielsenGW's Dewey Challenge - Part II195 unread / 195NielsenGW, Thursday 8:45am
Nickelini Joins In Too . . .57 unread / 57Nickelini, July 21
varielle's Dewey Decimal Challenge45 unread / 45varielle, May 26
Ritacate finally DDCing!26 unread / 26ritacate, May 23
Carlym's new list272 unread / 272carlym, January 3
fundevogel's 2011 DDC126 unread / 126fundevogel, September 2020
Dewey and fdholt31 unread / 31fdholt, September 2020
bfertig DDC take 215 unread / 15carlym, June 2020
What have you learned or retained?4 unread / 4carlym, May 2020
Dejah_Thoris' Dewey Decimal Challenge112 unread / 112Dejah_Thoris, October 2019
Nx74defiant's Challenge14 unread / 14nx74defiant, August 2019
bfertig joins the crowd181 unread / 181carlym, July 2019
lorax jumps in345 unread / 345Nickelini, March 2019
Is this Dewey number correct?9 unread / 9ClearShax, August 2018
Bedda's attempt at the DDC28 unread / 28bedda, February 2018
200s for the non-religious?56 unread / 56Fernando.Sotomayor, August 2017
dieKatze's Dewey Decimal Challenge6 unread / 6_Zoe_, August 2017
2017 Goals/Mini-Challenges2 unread / 2lorax, January 2017
2016 Goals/Mini-Challenges4 unread / 4lorax, December 2016
General tips: Finding classifications and books for classifications4 unread / 4Nickelini, August 2016
Zoƫ's Second Thread14 unread / 14fundevogel, July 2016
Suggestions Wiki188 unread / 188_Zoe_, June 2016
2015 Goals/Mini-Challenges9 unread / 9lorax, November 2015
Lucien's Dewey List159 unread / 159lucien, March 2015
Suggestions wanted - 8xx10 unread / 10lorax, January 2015
2014 Goals/Mini-Challenges13 unread / 13ccookie, December 2014
Sanz Dewey-ing It13 unread / 13sanz57, November 2014
Zoe's 1000s Challenge132 unread / 132carlym, October 2014
Mirrani Works the System.15 unread / 15mirrani, October 2014
Isaac Asimov and Dewey13 unread / 13fundevogel, September 2014
Sweetbriar Begins the Climb37 unread / 37fundevogel, July 2014
sjmccreary reads the DDS55 unread / 55sjmccreary, May 2014
mkboylan's Dewey Decimal Challenge37 unread / 37Nickelini, March 2014
Sanz Deweing It Again!15 unread / 15sanz57, February 2014
NielsenGW's Dewey Challenge509 unread / 509NielsenGW, December 2013
December 2013: How many categories have you read?2 unread / 2lorax, December 2013
2013 Goals/MiniChallenges14 unread / 14_Zoe_, October 2013
New group of potential interest3 unread / 3qebo, October 2013
Ella_Jill's DD challenge82 unread / 82Ella_Jill, September 2013
823 English fiction11 unread / 11HRHTish, July 2013
Tututhefirst joins in60 unread / 60tututhefirst, June 2013
seabear takes a deep breath and...19 unread / 19seabear, May 2013
Retronatrix's Dewey Challenge List6 unread / 6mkboylan, May 2013
mramos Dewey Decimal Challenge8 unread / 8mkboylan, May 2013
14914 unread / 4JBGUSA, March 2013
Voracious_Reader's DDC Beginning68 unread / 68Voracious_Reader, January 2013
Karene's DDC14 unread / 14kpolhuis, January 2013
qebo's DD23 unread / 23qebo, December 2012
2012 Goals/MiniChallenges15 unread / 15GoofyOcean110, December 2012
nmhale's Dewey Decimal challenge20 unread / 20nmhale, November 2012
Sanz taking on the Dewey12 unread / 12sanz57, September 2012
Sanz doing the Dewey1 unread / 1sanz57, September 2012
ampips challenge1 unread / 1ampipsmith, June 2012
Sanz - Reading through the Dewey13 unread / 13sanz57, March 2012
tuckea - Dewey Challenge16 unread / 16tuckea, March 2012
Books removed from Suggestions Wiki8 unread / 8carlym, February 2012
pbadeer takes on Dewey67 unread / 67pbadeer, January 2012
bell7's DDC90 unread / 90bell7, December 2011
fleela's new DDC tracker59 unread / 59DaynaRT, October 2011
Sanz - DDC Challenge10 unread / 10Sanskriti, September 2011
BJ Reads the DDC65 unread / 65billiejean, September 2011
Cool tool - a Dewey Browser by OCLC2 unread / 2GoofyOcean110, August 2011
Group read: 311 - How to lie with statistics12 unread / 12GoofyOcean110, August 2011
Samantha_kathy Goes Dewey27 unread / 27Samantha_kathy, July 2011
2011 Personal Mini Challenges21 unread / 21carlym, July 2011
I think I will like this challenge4 unread / 4emeraldpools, April 2011
Melvil Decimal System in your catalogue6 unread / 6carlym, April 2011
Where did you get your lists of categories?2 unread / 2fdholt, March 2011
SqueakyChu's Dewey Decimal Challenge27 unread / 27SqueakyChu, February 2011
SqueakyChu's Dewey Decimal Challenge - Part 220 unread / 20SqueakyChu, February 2011
Where are you stuck?15 unread / 15lorax, February 2011
Group Updates8 unread / 8_Zoe_, January 2011
2010 in review11 unread / 11lorax, January 2011
Lahochstetler's Dewey Decimal challenge29 unread / 29carlym, December 2010
Fundevogel starts her challenge88 unread / 88fundevogel, December 2010
Interesting Books with Boring Classifications38 unread / 38sjmccreary, December 2010
review of Dewey's Nine Lives1 unread / 1rolyat, October 2010
mini challenges 201022 unread / 22fundevogel, September 2010
MDS: The "I fervently hope that's a typo" thread2 unread / 2AnnaClaire, September 2010
What Dewey book are you reading now?82 unread / 82DaynaRT, August 2010
Welcome!1 unread / 1_Zoe_, August 2010
m1zzark's Dewey Challenge14 unread / 14carlym, August 2010
sgstarling's Dewey path18 unread / 18carlym, August 2010
Okay, ssssshhhh!23 unread / 23timspalding, August 2010
Semi-OT: Dewey challange with an iPhone/iTouch5 unread / 5carlym, July 2010
OldDan's Dewey Decimal Challenge10 unread / 10OldDan, June 2010
raidergirl3's DD Challenge16 unread / 16raidergirl3, June 2010
The 400s: Language19 unread / 19carlym, June 2010
The Lonely 000s Computer Science, Information, General Works14 unread / 14Voracious_Reader, May 2010
310s1 unread / 1carlym, April 2010
Need suggestions for 01# section7 unread / 7fundevogel, April 2010
948, the 980s, and the 990s15 unread / 15GoofyOcean110, February 2010
The End of an Era-Dewey Decimal Ditched?13 unread / 13vpfluke, February 2010
Deedledee trips through Dewey3 unread / 3Deedledee, February 2010
400's Language20 unread / 20lucien, January 2010
400 - TBR, okay reads & the dogs6 unread / 6fundevogel, January 2010
jennyifer24's DD list19 unread / 19GoofyOcean110, January 2010
undeadgoat's Dewey Decimal challenge6 unread / 6GoofyOcean110, January 2010
twomoredays 1000's challenge8 unread / 8GoofyOcean110, January 2010
nicole's 1000s challenge4 unread / 4GoofyOcean110, January 2010
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