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!

ThemaThemaBeiträgeLetzter Beitrag 
Clue Picks Up Steam in 2020!159 ungelesen / 159clue, Juli 14
Jerusalem by Alan Moore - year long Group Read55 ungelesen / 55Familyhistorian, März 20
DeltaQueen's 2020 Reading Room of Follies and Quirks - Part VIII145 ungelesen / 145Dianekeenoy, Januar 17
VivienneR's R is for Reading in 2020 - Part 3297 ungelesen / 297VivienneR, Januar 9
Kerry (avatiakh) reads around the world271 ungelesen / 271thornton37814, Januar 8
Pete's 2020 'I'm not going to buy any books and oly read the ones i already have' challenge129 ungelesen / 129psutto, Januar 7
MissWatson books a score of Richards – the last arrest147 ungelesen / 147MissWatson, Januar 5
mathgirl40's 2020 category challenge270 ungelesen / 270pammab, Januar 4
leslie.98 goes to MDI in 2020 - Part 3199 ungelesen / 199leslie.98, Januar 4
Short Works Collections27 ungelesen / 27sallylou61, Januar 4
Cheli's working on 2020 Categories204 ungelesen / 204cyderry, Januar 3
Threadnsong Reads Thru 202063 ungelesen / 63threadnsong, Januar 2
Majkia (Jean) - Backporch Birding Challenge - Final53 ungelesen / 53majkia, Januar 2
pammab's 2020 challenge145 ungelesen / 145pammab, Januar 2
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 - Part 463 ungelesen / 63pammab, Januar 1
April's The Cat Who Challenge 202048 ungelesen / 48lowelibrary, Januar 1
Christina reads by Hogwarts houses in 2020, part 2176 ungelesen / 176christina_reads, Januar 1
LittleTaiko (Stacy) - Lullaby of Broadway165 ungelesen / 165LittleTaiko, Januar 1
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2020 -- Fourth Quarter141 ungelesen / 141pammab, Januar 1
HannahJo’s 2020 Challenge104 ungelesen / 104pammab, Januar 1
Chrischi_HH on tour in 202098 ungelesen / 98pammab, Januar 1
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2020 Challenges309 ungelesen / 309LibraryCin, Januar 1
December AlphaKIT: W and N53 ungelesen / 53fuzzi, Januar 1
December RandomCAT: Goodbye 2020 (pick 6)84 ungelesen / 84kac522, Januar 1
LadyoftheLodge Reads in 2020294 ungelesen / 294LadyoftheLodge, Januar 1
NinieB Soars to New Heights in 2020383 ungelesen / 383NinieB, Januar 1
Tricia’s 2020 Pile of Books45 ungelesen / 45christina_reads, Januar 1
Lori's (thornton37814) Cat-Filled 2020 Category Challenge - Thread 495 ungelesen / 95thornton37814, Januar 1
sallylou61's reading in 2020175 ungelesen / 175sallylou61, Dezember 2020
Montarville's dogs, wolves and coyotes (2020)37 ungelesen / 37Montarville, Dezember 2020
December MysteryKIT: Cozies44 ungelesen / 44fuzzi, Dezember 2020
Lori (lkernagh) Reboots her ABCs Challenge for 2020 - Second Thread184 ungelesen / 184Kristelh, Dezember 2020
December: SFFFKIT Short Fiction24 ungelesen / 24lavaturtle, Dezember 2020
lavaturtle reads in 2020165 ungelesen / 165lavaturtle, Dezember 2020
Betty (dudes22) is Looking for a Father - Part 2149 ungelesen / 149dudes22, Dezember 2020
Mysterymax's 2020 Reads71 ungelesen / 71mysterymax, Dezember 2020
December Nonfiction CAT: Adventures by sea, land, or air.25 ungelesen / 25Jackie_K, Dezember 2020
Jackie has her reading badge - the 2020 Hey Duggee category challenge235 ungelesen / 235Jackie_K, Dezember 2020
Susanna (susanna.fraser) gets categorical in 2020244 ungelesen / 244susanna.fraser, Dezember 2020
2020 Category Challenge : Dogearedcopy's "20/T" Cat Stax116 ungelesen / 116Tanya-dogearedcopy, Dezember 2020
Nickelini's categories in 2020106 ungelesen / 106Nickelini, Dezember 2020
pamelad's eight easy categories, part 2199 ungelesen / 199pamelad, Dezember 2020
JayneCM Has Books To The Ceiling, Books To The Sky589 ungelesen / 589Jackie_K, Dezember 2020
This-n-That Picking Up Where I Left Off (Sep-Dec)58 ungelesen / 58This-n-That, Dezember 2020
Jennifer's 2020 reading categories (japaul22)207 ungelesen / 207japaul22, Dezember 2020
Helenliz erects an edifice - the penthouse suite256 ungelesen / 256Helenliz, Dezember 2020
Zozette’s 2020 Challenge126 ungelesen / 126VivienneR, Dezember 2020
Rhea's same categories as last year46 ungelesen / 46Settings, Dezember 2020
Koalamom in 202037 ungelesen / 37thornton37814, Dezember 2020
Amber's (scaifea) 2020 Category Challenge257 ungelesen / 257scaifea, Dezember 2020
December BingoDOG reads36 ungelesen / 36sallylou61, Dezember 2020
What are we reading in December?47 ungelesen / 47rabbitprincess, Dezember 2020
2020's Hits and Misses9 ungelesen / 9DeltaQueen50, Dezember 2020
Kathy's (kac522) 2020 Reading Projects139 ungelesen / 139kac522, Dezember 2020
Christmas Books36 ungelesen / 36christina_reads, Dezember 2020
VioletBramble's 2020 Category Challenge112 ungelesen / 112VioletBramble, Dezember 2020
Markon reads 202030 ungelesen / 30markon, Dezember 2020
Lord Peter 12 and final: Gaudy Night28 ungelesen / 28fuzzi, Dezember 2020
Clue Picks Up Steam in 2020! Page 249 ungelesen / 49mathgirl40, Dezember 2020
December: TravelKit, December: Related to a Place You Would Like to Visit21 ungelesen / 21LadyoftheLodge, Dezember 2020
Audiobooks193 ungelesen / 193luvamystery65, Dezember 2020
Tess Reads her own Tomes--page 2237 ungelesen / 237clue, Dezember 2020
CRAZY4READING HAS GONE CRAZY!! (MONICA LYNN) 202086 ungelesen / 86lkernagh, Dezember 2020
December ScaredyKit: Classics18 ungelesen / 18NinieB, Dezember 2020
Yearlong Letters X and Z52 ungelesen / 52Kristelh, Dezember 2020
Kristel's Year of the Rat 202050 ungelesen / 50Kristelh, Dezember 2020
Joy’s 2020 Category Challenge62 ungelesen / 62jlshall, Dezember 2020
lindapanzo's 2020 reading--first period83 ungelesen / 83lindapanzo, Dezember 2020
December GeoCAT--Catching Up or Choose Your Own Adventure15 ungelesen / 15DeltaQueen50, Dezember 2020
December 2020 Kitastrophe10 ungelesen / 10LibraryCin, Dezember 2020
sturlington Reads Month to Month in 2020133 ungelesen / 133DeltaQueen50, Dezember 2020
David's December Daily Readalong Final List. Please Join In.21 ungelesen / 21LadyoftheLodge, Dezember 2020
Lord Peter- August - Have His Carcase18 ungelesen / 18mathgirl40, Dezember 2020
November ScaredyKIT: Stephen King and Family27 ungelesen / 27mathgirl40, Dezember 2020
The Magic Mountain, September/October Group read71 ungelesen / 71MissWatson, Dezember 2020
Roberta's (luvamystery65) Wild About Harry!91 ungelesen / 91Berly, Dezember 2020
November Non-Fiction CAT: Food, Home and Recreation40 ungelesen / 40luvamystery65, Dezember 2020
SFFKit: November - dystopia73 ungelesen / 73threadnsong, Dezember 2020
November AlphaKIT: I and Q59 ungelesen / 59LibraryCin, Dezember 2020
November BingoDOG reads12 ungelesen / 12rabbitprincess, Dezember 2020
Lord Peter November: The Nine Tailors42 ungelesen / 42fuzzi, Dezember 2020
Lord Peter Wimsey Group read43 ungelesen / 43majkia, Dezember 2020
What are we reading in November?45 ungelesen / 45DeltaQueen50, Dezember 2020
Poldark Quarter 4 Read--Warleggan10 ungelesen / 10clue, Dezember 2020
November TravelKIT: Living in a New Country21 ungelesen / 21LibraryCin, November 2020
November RandomCAT: Lest We Forget57 ungelesen / 57Jackie_K, November 2020
rabbitprincess is reading fully and completely in 2020 - Part 3225 ungelesen / 225rabbitprincess, November 2020
November GeoCAT: Africa - Part II21 ungelesen / 21Jackie_K, November 2020
DeltaQueen's 2020 Reading Room of Follies and Quirks - Part VII245 ungelesen / 245DeltaQueen50, November 2020
Lori's (thornton37814) Cat-Filled 2020 Category Challenge - Thread 3225 ungelesen / 225thornton37814, November 2020
End of the year meme82 ungelesen / 82BookLizard, November 2020
November MysteryKIT- Noir/ Gumshoes45 ungelesen / 45LibraryCin, November 2020
November KITastrophe: Outside Your Home Country6 ungelesen / 6JayneCM, November 2020
Any interest in a TravelKIT?114 ungelesen / 114mstrust, November 2020
2020 ScaredyKIT Planning Thread63 ungelesen / 63sturlington, November 2020
MysteryKIT Interest Thread73 ungelesen / 73LadyoftheLodge, November 2020
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2020!!!71 ungelesen / 71fuzzi, November 2020
2020 NonFictionCAT Main Thread29 ungelesen / 29pamelad, November 2020
Lisa tries to Challenge Herself in 202070 ungelesen / 70lsh63, November 2020
2020 RandomCAT Planning Thread71 ungelesen / 71EBT1002, November 2020
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