2021 Category Challenge

Welcome to the 2021 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 the "official" year-long challenges voted on by the members, with different topics each month.

This year's CATs are:

GenreCAT
GenreCAT wiki

HistoryCAT planning thread
HistoryCAT wiki

RandomCAT planning thread
RandomCAT wiki

The KITs are similar in structure to CATs, but they are informal challenges run by whichever member is willing to do so.

AlphaKIT planning thread
AlphaKIT wiki

GeoKIT planning thread
GeoKIT wiki

KITastrophe planning thread
KITastrophe wiki

MysteryKIT planning thread
MysteryKIT wiki

ScaredyKIT planning thread
ScaredyKIT wiki

SFFKIT planning thread
SFFKIT 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

We also do GROUP READS!

Group reads planning thread

Do I have to be a member of this group to join the group challenges?

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, 2021, but you can start earlier or later!

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Leslie Detects Part 250 lukematonta / 50leslie.98, Tänään 8:41pm
spiralsheep's GeoKIT and BingoDOG pets, 2021 (part 2)211 lukematonta / 211hailelib, Tänään 8:16pm
MissBrangwen's first category challenge! - II141 lukematonta / 141hailelib, Tänään 8:09pm
May GenreCAT: Short Stories and/or Essays7 lukematonta / 7Robertgreaves, Tänään 8:07pm
Lori (thornton37814) Watches Birds with Her Fur Boys in 2021 - Thread 2124 lukematonta / 124hailelib, Tänään 7:44pm
April GenreCAT: LITERARY FICTION37 lukematonta / 37clue, Tänään 6:55pm
APRIL RandomCat - Let's go to the Library without leaving the house61 lukematonta / 61clue, Tänään 6:50pm
Pamelad's Clayton's Categories Continue38 lukematonta / 38pamelad, Tänään 6:38pm
Charlotte (Charl08) swims with the penguins (3)163 lukematonta / 163charl08, Tänään 5:40pm
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2021 Challenges142 lukematonta / 142LibraryCin, Tänään 5:06pm
What are we reading in April?39 lukematonta / 39sallylou61, Tänään 3:42pm
GenreCAT 202174 lukematonta / 74sallylou61, Tänään 3:32pm
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2021 -- Second Quarterish68 lukematonta / 68DeltaQueen50, Tänään 3:20pm
Pete's 2021 can he even spell the thread right this time challenge?66 lukematonta / 66DeltaQueen50, Tänään 2:53pm
Katie Reads... and Reads Some More!167 lukematonta / 167DeltaQueen50, Tänään 2:50pm
DeltaQueen's 2021 Challenge - Reading Is Like a Box of Chocolates - Part 3196 lukematonta / 196DeltaQueen50, Tänään 2:43pm
May MysteryKIT - European mysteries11 lukematonta / 11LittleTaiko, Tänään 2:38pm
Amber's (scaifea) 2021 Category Challenge213 lukematonta / 213scaifea, Tänään 1:56pm
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 2151 lukematonta / 151Tess_W, Tänään 1:15pm
mstrust's little yet fierce challenge- #2105 lukematonta / 105mstrust, Tänään 12:16pm
May RandomCat - Let's Play Monopoly!25 lukematonta / 25lowelibrary, Tänään 12:04pm
lavaturtle's comics-filled 202126 lukematonta / 26lavaturtle, Tänään 8:44am
April MysteryKIT - Senior Citizen as Detective32 lukematonta / 32fuzzi, Tänään 7:16am
casvelyn's 2021 reading117 lukematonta / 117casvelyn, Tänään 6:46am
April 2021 BingoDog Reads23 lukematonta / 23spiralsheep, Tänään 6:18am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Africa30 lukematonta / 30spiralsheep, Tänään 6:17am
Nickelini's Category Challenge 2021115 lukematonta / 115Tess_W, Tänään 2:48am
Clue Has A Laid Back Year in 202191 lukematonta / 91Tess_W, Tänään 2:42am
MissWatson roams the centuries, part 250 lukematonta / 50MissWatson, Tänään 2:40am
pammab's 2021 challenge100 lukematonta / 100pammab, Tänään 1:53am
April SFFKit - Series42 lukematonta / 42pammab, Tänään 12:32am
RandomCAT planning thread 202144 lukematonta / 44DeltaQueen50, Eilen 11:45pm
Roberta's (luvamystery65) very, very full plate 2021 Challenge79 lukematonta / 79BookLizard, Eilen 10:15pm
NinieB thinks chronologically--the Second Sequence50 lukematonta / 50NinieB, Eilen 9:37pm
LadyoftheLodge reads in 2021186 lukematonta / 186leslie.98, Eilen 9:09pm
Majkia Reads What She Likes - Spring21 lukematonta / 21leslie.98, Eilen 9:00pm
May AlphaKIT: I and N9 lukematonta / 9Robertgreaves, Eilen 8:15pm
May HistoryCAT: Dynasties, Civilizations, and Empires8 lukematonta / 8Robertgreaves, Eilen 8:06pm
Liz M - NYC and me151 lukematonta / 151ELiz_M, Eilen 5:09pm
Helenliz sends a 2nd postcard79 lukematonta / 79charl08, Eilen 4:36pm
Jennifer's 2021 Category Challenge (japaul22)120 lukematonta / 120japaul22, Eilen 4:17pm
April HistoryCat: Ancient 8th C BC to 6th AD30 lukematonta / 30leslie.98, Eilen 3:17pm
MysteryKIT planning thread115 lukematonta / 115leslie.98, Eilen 3:06pm
AlphaKIT Planning Thread62 lukematonta / 62fuzzi, Eilen 1:34pm
April AlphaKIT: A and W38 lukematonta / 38majkia, Eilen 1:32pm
AlphaKIT - Yearlong Letters: X and Z22 lukematonta / 22beebeereads, Eilen 11:33am
Lisa's 2021 Category Challenge138 lukematonta / 138lsh63, Eilen 11:00am
HistoryCAT Planning thread137 lukematonta / 137susanna.fraser, Eilen 10:59am
lavaturtle's 2021 Category Challenge39 lukematonta / 39lavaturtle, Eilen 9:34am
lindapanzo rounds the bases in 2021101 lukematonta / 101Helenliz, Eilen 8:12am
Tricia is still here in 202183 lukematonta / 83DeltaQueen50, tiistai 10:19pm
VictoriaPL rejoins the Category Challenge (thread 1)36 lukematonta / 36DeltaQueen50, tiistai 9:51pm
Cheli's Mountainous Category Challenge for 202195 lukematonta / 95cyderry, tiistai 6:50pm
Betty (dudes22) 2021 Challenge - I'm Reading with a Great Group152 lukematonta / 152Chrischi_HH, tiistai 4:16pm
Soffitta1's 2021 Category Challenge34 lukematonta / 34soffitta1, tiistai 4:14pm
Crazy4reading is crazy busy but hopes to read in 2021 (Monica Lynn)44 lukematonta / 44Chrischi_HH, tiistai 3:29pm
Scaredy Kit May 2021 - Witches and Magick8 lukematonta / 8mstrust, tiistai 2:11pm
VivienneR visits Wind in the Willows second trip44 lukematonta / 44VivienneR, tiistai 2:08pm
April ScaredyKit- Possession39 lukematonta / 39lowelibrary, tiistai 12:45pm
Kitastrophe April-June 2021 Planes, Trains, Boats8 lukematonta / 8katiekrug, tiistai 10:09am
Whitewavedarling is back for 2021...55 lukematonta / 55whitewavedarling, tiistai 9:35am
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) 2021 Battle of the Sexes84 lukematonta / 84thornton37814, tiistai 9:06am
JayneCM Feels At Home In 2021139 lukematonta / 139JayneCM, tiistai 8:45am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): North America44 lukematonta / 44spiralsheep, tiistai 8:22am
April's The Cat Who Got "Shelf" ish 202134 lukematonta / 34lowelibrary, maanantai 7:23pm
Christina reads the four seasons in 2021 - part 225 lukematonta / 25christina_reads, maanantai 6:17pm
Hannah Jo’s Forest of Reading 202150 lukematonta / 50HannahJo, maanantai 4:17pm
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): South America26 lukematonta / 26spiralsheep, maanantai 12:32pm
Chrischi_HH reads for a new home in 202145 lukematonta / 45spiralsheep, maanantai 3:25am
Cora's 2021 Challenge75 lukematonta / 75Cora-R, sunnuntai 6:12pm
Jackie's 2021 Jar of Fate category challenge138 lukematonta / 138Jackie_K, sunnuntai 4:45pm
CBL (cbl_tn) keeps it simple in 2021137 lukematonta / 137cbl_tn, sunnuntai 4:13pm
SFFKIT - March - Fortune and Glory!47 lukematonta / 47chlorine, sunnuntai 3:04pm
MysteryMax Reads in 2021 - Mysteries First145 lukematonta / 145dudes22, sunnuntai 11:51am
rabbitprincess stops making sense in 2021, part 2: Making Flippy Floppy66 lukematonta / 66hailelib, sunnuntai 10:38am
susanna.fraser goes exploring in 2021115 lukematonta / 115susanna.fraser, lauantai 8:53pm
Markon reads in 202174 lukematonta / 74markon, lauantai 4:40pm
Shannon Starts Again in 2021 (sturlington)72 lukematonta / 72RidgewayGirl, lauantai 2:15pm
Jenn's 2021 Challenge23 lukematonta / 23deep220, lauantai 9:46am
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2021!!!59 lukematonta / 59luvamystery65, torstai 10:46pm
KITastrophe: Yearlong-Epidemics and Pandemics15 lukematonta / 15Tess_W, torstai 10:16am
Mamie returns to Casablanca152 lukematonta / 152Crazymamie, torstai 7:55am
March ScaredyKit: Short Stories and Novellas34 lukematonta / 34okeres, torstai 6:19am
March HistoryCat: Early Modern History c. 1500 - 180052 lukematonta / 52MissWatson, torstai 3:14am
Kristel's Reading Life in Lists67 lukematonta / 67Kristelh, huhtikuu 7
2021 koalamom28 lukematonta / 28koalamom, huhtikuu 7
Audiobooks89 lukematonta / 89leslie.98, huhtikuu 7
March 2021 BingoDOG Reads71 lukematonta / 71MissWatson, huhtikuu 7
mathgirl40's 2021 category challenge66 lukematonta / 66scaifea, huhtikuu 7
Majkia Reads What She Likes158 lukematonta / 158majkia, huhtikuu 7
Pamelad's Clayton's Categories240 lukematonta / 240JayneCM, huhtikuu 7
Geo Kit: 2020 (All Year) Asia31 lukematonta / 31DeltaQueen50, huhtikuu 6
Rhea's 2021 Challenge70 lukematonta / 70Settings, huhtikuu 6
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Europe48 lukematonta / 48MissBrangwen, huhtikuu 6
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Polar35 lukematonta / 35Tess_W, huhtikuu 5
Dogearedcopy's "21/U" Cat Stax64 lukematonta / 64spiralsheep, huhtikuu 5
VivienneR visits Wind in the Willows251 lukematonta / 251VivienneR, huhtikuu 4
Threadnsong Accepts Reading Challenges19 lukematonta / 19threadnsong, huhtikuu 4
March GenreCAT Action & Adventure77 lukematonta / 77beebeereads, huhtikuu 4
March RandomCAT: It's a Surprise!51 lukematonta / 51dudes22, huhtikuu 2
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