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!

TemaTemaMensajesÚltimo Mensaje 
spiralsheep's GeoKIT and BingoDOG pets, 2021 (part 2)73 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 73Helenliz, Hoy 4:37am
JayneCM Feels At Home In 2021102 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 102JayneCM, Hoy 3:47am
SFFKIT - March - Fortune and Glory!29 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 29MissWatson, Hoy 3:23am
March RandomCAT: It's a Surprise!33 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 33MissWatson, Hoy 3:20am
March GenreCAT Action & Adventure41 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 41MissWatson, Hoy 3:09am
March 2021 BingoDOG Reads16 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 16MissWatson, Hoy 3:05am
MissWatson roams the centuries178 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 178MissWatson, Hoy 2:53am
susanna.fraser goes exploring in 202195 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 95susanna.fraser, Hoy 12:53am
March MysteryKIT - Locked-Room Mysteries39 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 39fuzzi, Ayer 11:49pm
DeltaQueen's 2021 Challenge - Reading Is Like a Box of Chocolates - Part 353 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 53ronincats, Ayer 11:40pm
Cora's 2021 Challenge50 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 50Cora-R, Ayer 10:32pm
CBL (cbl_tn) keeps it simple in 2021111 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 111cbl_tn, Ayer 10:13pm
Lori (thornton37814) Watches Birds with Her Fur Boys in 2021 - Thread 229 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 29thornton37814, Ayer 9:45pm
March HistoryCat: Early Modern History c. 1500 - 180024 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 24leslie.98, Ayer 9:17pm
Tricia is still here in 202148 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 48rabbitprincess, Ayer 8:43pm
What are we reading in March?21 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 21rabbitprincess, Ayer 8:32pm
February RandomCAT: Fruits & Veggies91 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 91okeres, Ayer 6:45pm
Mamie returns to Casablanca142 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 142Crazymamie, Ayer 6:19pm
Sally Lou's reading in 202169 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 69sallylou61, Ayer 6:04pm
Charlotte (Charl08) swims with the penguins (2)167 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 167charl08, Ayer 5:01pm
Leslie Detects 2021193 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 193leslie.98, Ayer 4:18pm
NinieB thinks chronologically158 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 158NinieB, Ayer 4:09pm
LadyoftheLodge reads in 2021166 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 166mysterymax, Ayer 2:24pm
SFF-KIT 2021 - February - Sentient Things88 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 88chlorine, Ayer 2:19pm
Lisa's 2021 Category Challenge113 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 113lsh63, Ayer 2:04pm
April's The Cat Who Got "Shelf" ish 202128 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 28lowelibrary, Ayer 1:47pm
MysteryMax Reads in 2021 - Mysteries First119 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 119mysterymax, Ayer 1:38pm
Whitewavedarling is back for 2021...39 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 39whitewavedarling, Ayer 9:22am
Lori (lkernagh) Gets Connected with Her 2021 Reading143 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 143Tess_W, Ayer 7:54am
Kristel's Reading Life in Lists55 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 55Kristelh, Ayer 7:43am
March ScaredyKit: Short Stories and Novellas20 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 20Kristelh, Ayer 7:33am
Pamelad's Clayton's Categories191 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 191spiralsheep, Ayer 6:19am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): South America21 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 21spiralsheep, Ayer 5:10am
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 254 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 54charl08, Ayer 2:14am
MissBrangwen's first category challenge! - II66 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 66hailelib, Domingo 10:01pm
Clue Has A Laid Back Year in 202161 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 61thornton37814, Domingo 6:54pm
mstrust's little yet fierce challenge- #266 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 66mstrust, Domingo 5:06pm
Amber's (scaifea) 2021 Category Challenge183 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 183scaifea, Domingo 2:50pm
DeltaQueen's 2021 Challenge - Reading Is Like a Box of Chocolates - Part 2249 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 249DeltaQueen50, Domingo 1:34pm
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2021 Challenges103 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 103LibraryCin, Domingo 1:00pm
Majkia Reads What She Likes131 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 131majkia, Domingo 12:34pm
Kathy's (kac522) Reading Challenges for 202158 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 58kac522, Domingo 11:16am
Jennifer's 2021 Category Challenge (japaul22)101 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 101MissBrangwen, Domingo 11:02am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Europe39 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 39MissBrangwen, Domingo 10:45am
Nickelini's Category Challenge 202182 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 82Tess_W, Domingo 9:54am
Audiobooks58 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 58leslie.98, Sábado 8:07pm
rabbitprincess stops making sense in 2021, part 2: Making Flippy Floppy32 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 32Tess_W, Sábado 7:32pm
March AlphaKIT: U and R20 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 20leslie.98, Sábado 4:14pm
Katie Reads... and Reads Some More!129 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 129dudes22, Sábado 3:31pm
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2021 -- First Quarter189 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 189RidgewayGirl, Sábado 2:28pm
Crazy4reading is crazy busy but hopes to read in 2021 (Monica Lynn)37 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 37crazy4reading, Sábado 12:39pm
Jackie's 2021 Jar of Fate category challenge103 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 103Jackie_K, Viernes 5:57pm
Helenliz sends a postcard245 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 245Helenliz, Viernes 2:12pm
Shannon Starts Again in 2021 (sturlington)43 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 43sturlington, Viernes 11:29am
VivienneR visits Wind in the Willows187 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 187rabbitprincess, Jueves 7:49pm
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): North America38 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 38beebeereads, Jueves 4:46pm
Cheli's Mountainous Category Challenge for 202168 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 68cyderry, Jueves 2:35pm
February AlphaKIT: T and K76 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 76Tanya-dogearedcopy, Jueves 9:37am
February 2021 BingoDOG Reads112 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 112Kristelh, Jueves 5:24am
casvelyn's 2021 reading96 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 96thornton37814, Miércoles 6:11pm
justchris works on the TBR box sitting in the bedroom39 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 39justchris, Miércoles 1:55pm
Betty (dudes22) 2021 Challenge - I'm Reading with a Great Group124 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 124clue, Miércoles 10:07am
February History Cat: 1800-Modern Day68 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 68Tess_W, Miércoles 9:31am
Paul is overambitious as always184 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 184Tess_W, Miércoles 8:44am
lavaturtle's 2021 Category Challenge34 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 34lavaturtle, Martes 9:10pm
Lori (thornton37814) Watches Birds with Her Fur Boys in 2021243 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 243thornton37814, Martes 8:55pm
Roberta's (luvamystery65) very, very full plate 2021 Challenge76 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 76luvamystery65, Martes 5:18pm
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) 2021 Battle of the Sexes61 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 61LittleTaiko, Martes 2:52pm
BingoDOG 2021 planning thread188 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 188sturlington, Martes 10:42am
February MysteryKIT: Pastiche Mysteries63 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 63beebeereads, Martes 10:33am
pammab's 2021 challenge73 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 73hailelib, Martes 9:10am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Polar33 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 33MissBrangwen, Martes 6:29am
Lord Peter Wimsey Group Read13 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 13MissWatson, Martes 4:56am
February Genre CAT BIOGRAPHY91 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 91LibraryCin, marzo 1
Jenn's 2021 Challenge22 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 22deep220, marzo 1
lindapanzo rounds the bases in 202186 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 86lindapanzo, marzo 1
Christina reads the four seasons in 2021165 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 165christina_reads, marzo 1
BookLizard's Pathetic 2021 Category Challenge13 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 13thornton37814, marzo 1
February ScaredyKIT: Creepy Nonfiction27 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 27mstrust, marzo 1
Dogearedcopy's "21/U" Cat Stax51 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 51Tess_W, marzo 1
BBGirl trys again83 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 83spiralsheep, marzo 1
January ScaredyKIT: Graphic Novels and YA44 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 44LibraryCin, Febrero 28
What are we reading in February?91 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 91Tanya-dogearedcopy, Febrero 28
Is Anyone Here on Litsy?28 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 28markon, Febrero 28
rabbitprincess stops making sense in 2021195 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 195rabbitprincess, Febrero 28
January 2021 BingoDOG Reads176 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 176LoisB, Febrero 28
Tafadhali's Readapalooza 202123 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 23Tafadhali, Febrero 27
2021 koalamom25 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 25Tess_W, Febrero 27
Liz M - NYC and me111 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 111rabbitprincess, Febrero 27
Buddy Read - The complete stories: Clarice Lispector18 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 18markon, Febrero 27
Chrischi_HH reads for a new home in 202142 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 42Chrischi_HH, Febrero 27
This-n-That Simplifies Things Even More in 2021 v2.061 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 61This-n-That, Febrero 24
****Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Year long group read37 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 37DeltaQueen50, Febrero 24
GeoKit Oceania 202133 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 33Tess_W, Febrero 23
mathgirl40's 2021 category challenge56 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 56RidgewayGirl, Febrero 22
Rhea's 2021 Challenge67 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 67Settings, Febrero 21
KITastrophe: Yearlong-Epidemics and Pandemics12 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 12LibraryCin, Febrero 21
Threadnsong Accepts Reading Challenges15 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 15threadnsong, Febrero 21
MissBrangwen's first category challenge!194 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 194MissBrangwen, Febrero 20
lavaturtle's comics-filled 202121 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 21lavaturtle, Febrero 19
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