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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Jackie's 2021 Jar of Fate category challenge102 per llegir / 102Jackie_K, Avui 12:04pm
January 2021 BingoDOG Reads176 per llegir / 176LoisB, Avui 12:01pm
Helenliz sends a postcard223 per llegir / 223RidgewayGirl, Avui 11:59am
February 2021 BingoDOG Reads106 per llegir / 106LoisB, Avui 11:55am
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2021 -- First Quarter179 per llegir / 179RidgewayGirl, Avui 11:54am
Cora's 2021 Challenge47 per llegir / 47Cora-R, Avui 11:33am
Whitewavedarling is back for 2021...37 per llegir / 37whitewavedarling, Avui 10:28am
Katie Reads... and Reads Some More!119 per llegir / 119katiekrug, Avui 10:17am
rabbitprincess stops making sense in 2021193 per llegir / 193rabbitprincess, Avui 9:22am
CBL (cbl_tn) keeps it simple in 2021100 per llegir / 100cbl_tn, Avui 8:20am
Betty (dudes22) 2021 Challenge - I'm Reading with a Great Group120 per llegir / 120dudes22, Avui 7:57am
MissWatson roams the centuries164 per llegir / 164spiralsheep, Avui 7:54am
February AlphaKIT: T and K68 per llegir / 68Robertgreaves, Avui 7:29am
JayneCM Feels At Home In 202194 per llegir / 94JayneCM, Avui 6:41am
MissBrangwen's first category challenge! - II50 per llegir / 50MissBrangwen, Avui 5:24am
spiralsheep's GeoKIT and BingoDOG pets, 2021 (part 2)43 per llegir / 43spiralsheep, Avui 5:24am
What are we reading in February?90 per llegir / 90spiralsheep, Avui 4:57am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Europe32 per llegir / 32spiralsheep, Avui 4:56am
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 244 per llegir / 44MissBrangwen, Avui 4:47am
susanna.fraser goes exploring in 202190 per llegir / 90susanna.fraser, Avui 1:18am
Charlotte (Charl08) swims with the penguins (2)115 per llegir / 115humouress, Avui 1:09am
Tafadhali's Readapalooza 202123 per llegir / 23Tafadhali, Ahir 11:36pm
VivienneR visits Wind in the Willows172 per llegir / 172VivienneR, Ahir 9:31pm
2021 koalamom25 per llegir / 25Tess_W, Ahir 8:41pm
Lori (thornton37814) Watches Birds with Her Fur Boys in 2021237 per llegir / 237thornton37814, Ahir 7:15pm
Pamelad's Clayton's Categories182 per llegir / 182Caroline_McElwee, Ahir 6:30pm
lindapanzo rounds the bases in 202182 per llegir / 82DeltaQueen50, Ahir 6:27pm
Liz M - NYC and me111 per llegir / 111rabbitprincess, Ahir 4:59pm
NinieB thinks chronologically144 per llegir / 144NinieB, Ahir 4:24pm
Buddy Read - The complete stories: Clarice Lispector18 per llegir / 18markon, Ahir 3:48pm
Chrischi_HH reads for a new home in 202142 per llegir / 42Chrischi_HH, Ahir 3:45pm
Nickelini's Category Challenge 202160 per llegir / 60Nickelini, Ahir 1:59pm
Majkia Reads What She Likes128 per llegir / 128majkia, Ahir 1:53pm
LadyoftheLodge reads in 2021160 per llegir / 160LadyoftheLodge, Ahir 1:18pm
Amber's (scaifea) 2021 Category Challenge165 per llegir / 165scaifea, Ahir 11:20am
Lisa's 2021 Category Challenge99 per llegir / 99rabbitprincess, Ahir 11:03am
February ScaredyKIT: Creepy Nonfiction26 per llegir / 26mathgirl40, divendres 10:41pm
SFF-KIT 2021 - February - Sentient Things82 per llegir / 82mathgirl40, divendres 10:29pm
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2021 Challenges91 per llegir / 91LibraryCin, divendres 10:26pm
Leslie Detects 2021170 per llegir / 170leslie.98, divendres 9:23pm
justchris works on the TBR box sitting in the bedroom38 per llegir / 38Jackie_K, divendres 4:19pm
February Genre CAT BIOGRAPHY84 per llegir / 84Cora-R, divendres 2:17pm
MysteryMax Reads in 2021 - Mysteries First113 per llegir / 113mysterymax, divendres 1:06pm
pammab's 2021 challenge69 per llegir / 69christina_reads, divendres 11:34am
DeltaQueen's 2021 Challenge - Reading Is Like a Box of Chocolates - Part 2229 per llegir / 229DeltaQueen50, dijous 8:36pm
Cheli's Mountainous Category Challenge for 202157 per llegir / 57cyderry, dijous 2:01pm
February RandomCAT: Fruits & Veggies90 per llegir / 90Cora-R, dijous 1:09pm
Jennifer's 2021 Category Challenge (japaul22)92 per llegir / 92japaul22, dijous 9:45am
Sally Lou's reading in 202167 per llegir / 67sallylou61, dijous 12:00am
BookLizard's Pathetic 2021 Category Challenge12 per llegir / 12BookLizard, dimecres 8:01pm
February MysteryKIT: Pastiche Mysteries59 per llegir / 59beebeereads, dimecres 5:10pm
This-n-That Simplifies Things Even More in 2021 v2.061 per llegir / 61This-n-That, dimecres 2:47pm
****Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Year long group read37 per llegir / 37DeltaQueen50, dimecres 12:54pm
mstrust's little yet fierce challenge- #247 per llegir / 47mstrust, dimecres 11:11am
February History Cat: 1800-Modern Day64 per llegir / 64christina_reads, dimecres 10:35am
Christina reads the four seasons in 2021163 per llegir / 163christina_reads, dimecres 10:32am
Dogearedcopy's "21/U" Cat Stax49 per llegir / 49MissBrangwen, dimecres 5:44am
Paul is overambitious as always181 per llegir / 181PaulCranswick, dimecres 5:11am
March GenreCAT Action & Adventure31 per llegir / 31fuzzi, dimarts 9:52am
GeoKit Oceania 202133 per llegir / 33Tess_W, dimarts 9:19am
mathgirl40's 2021 category challenge56 per llegir / 56RidgewayGirl, dilluns 7:17pm
casvelyn's 2021 reading92 per llegir / 92casvelyn, dilluns 9:29am
Rhea's 2021 Challenge67 per llegir / 67Settings, diumenge 11:31pm
KITastrophe: Yearlong-Epidemics and Pandemics12 per llegir / 12LibraryCin, diumenge 10:07pm
SFFKIT - March - Fortune and Glory!16 per llegir / 16Kristelh, diumenge 9:12pm
March HistoryCat: Early Modern History c. 1500 - 180015 per llegir / 15threadnsong, diumenge 7:21pm
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): North America36 per llegir / 36threadnsong, diumenge 6:31pm
Threadnsong Accepts Reading Challenges15 per llegir / 15threadnsong, diumenge 5:12pm
Audiobooks50 per llegir / 50luvamystery65, diumenge 2:29pm
March MysteryKIT - Locked-Room Mysteries29 per llegir / 29rabbitprincess, diumenge 1:57pm
March AlphaKIT: U and R15 per llegir / 15jeanned, diumenge 12:44pm
Roberta's (luvamystery65) very, very full plate 2021 Challenge71 per llegir / 71BookLizard, diumenge 10:51am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): South America20 per llegir / 20spiralsheep, diumenge 3:34am
March RandomCAT: It's a Surprise!19 per llegir / 19MissBrangwen, febrer 20
MissBrangwen's first category challenge!194 per llegir / 194MissBrangwen, febrer 20
Shannon Starts Again in 2021 (sturlington)32 per llegir / 32Tess_W, febrer 20
lavaturtle's comics-filled 202121 per llegir / 21lavaturtle, febrer 19
Clue Has A Laid Back Year in 202153 per llegir / 53clue, febrer 19
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) 2021 Battle of the Sexes57 per llegir / 57RidgewayGirl, febrer 19
GenreCAT 202172 per llegir / 72leslie.98, febrer 18
Kerry (avatiakh) loves a challenge65 per llegir / 65avatiakh, febrer 18
Hannah Jo’s Forest of Reading 202143 per llegir / 43MissBrangwen, febrer 18
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Polar31 per llegir / 31MissBrangwen, febrer 18
Pete's 2021 can he even spell the thread right this time challenge?47 per llegir / 47psutto, febrer 18
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 1202 per llegir / 202Tess_W, febrer 16
MysteryKIT planning thread113 per llegir / 113thornton37814, febrer 16
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Africa22 per llegir / 22Robertgreaves, febrer 16
Is Anyone Here on Litsy?27 per llegir / 27rabbitprincess, febrer 16
March ScaredyKit: Short Stories and Novellas13 per llegir / 13Tess_W, febrer 16
Markon reads in 202171 per llegir / 71markon, febrer 15
RandomCAT planning thread 202137 per llegir / 37SilverWolf28, febrer 15
Kristel's Reading Life in Lists50 per llegir / 50Kristelh, febrer 15
Jenn's 2021 Challenge21 per llegir / 21deep220, febrer 15
ScaredyKIT 2021 Planning Thread56 per llegir / 56DeltaQueen50, febrer 14
HistoryCAT Planning thread135 per llegir / 135DeltaQueen50, febrer 14
AlphaKIT Planning Thread59 per llegir / 59fuzzi, febrer 14
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2021!!!55 per llegir / 55fuzzi, febrer 14
spiralsheep's GeoKIT and BingoDOG pets, 2021192 per llegir / 192spiralsheep, febrer 14
January ScaredyKIT: Graphic Novels and YA43 per llegir / 43Tess_W, febrer 14
Lori (lkernagh) Gets Connected with Her 2021 Reading121 per llegir / 121VivienneR, febrer 13
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