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)36 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 36Dilara86, Hoy 4:21am
February 2021 BingoDOG Reads94 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 94Helenliz, Hoy 2:47am
Charlotte (Charl08) swims with the penguins (2)103 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 103charl08, Hoy 2:40am
Helenliz sends a postcard210 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 210Helenliz, Hoy 2:35am
Nickelini's Category Challenge 202155 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 55Nickelini, Hoy 1:41am
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 242 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 42Tess_W, Hoy 1:14am
Sally Lou's reading in 202167 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 67sallylou61, Hoy 12:00am
February RandomCAT: Fruits & Veggies89 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 89sallylou61, Ayer 10:18pm
Lori (thornton37814) Watches Birds with Her Fur Boys in 2021231 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 231RidgewayGirl, Ayer 9:50pm
BookLizard's Pathetic 2021 Category Challenge12 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 12BookLizard, Ayer 8:01pm
MissBrangwen's first category challenge! - II46 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 46DeltaQueen50, Ayer 6:09pm
February AlphaKIT: T and K57 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 57beebeereads, Ayer 5:16pm
February MysteryKIT: Pastiche Mysteries59 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 59beebeereads, Ayer 5:10pm
What are we reading in February?83 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 83clue, Ayer 4:52pm
Liz M - NYC and me100 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 100ELiz_M, Ayer 4:04pm
Pamelad's Clayton's Categories175 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 175spiralsheep, Ayer 3:37pm
rabbitprincess stops making sense in 2021186 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 186pamelad, Ayer 2:58pm
This-n-That Simplifies Things Even More in 2021 v2.061 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 61This-n-That, Ayer 2:47pm
Lisa's 2021 Category Challenge95 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 95lsh63, Ayer 2:15pm
RidgewayGirl Reads Some Books in 2021 -- First Quarter162 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 162RidgewayGirl, Ayer 1:12pm
SFF-KIT 2021 - February - Sentient Things76 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 76fuzzi, Ayer 12:54pm
****Romance of the Three Kingdoms - Year long group read37 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 37DeltaQueen50, Ayer 12:54pm
DeltaQueen's 2021 Challenge - Reading Is Like a Box of Chocolates - Part 2226 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 226DeltaQueen50, Ayer 12:42pm
February ScaredyKIT: Creepy Nonfiction23 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 23Cora-R, Ayer 11:44am
Cora's 2021 Challenge43 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 43Cora-R, Ayer 11:37am
mstrust's little yet fierce challenge- #247 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 47mstrust, Ayer 11:11am
February History Cat: 1800-Modern Day64 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 64christina_reads, Ayer 10:35am
Christina reads the four seasons in 2021163 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 163christina_reads, Ayer 10:32am
Katie Reads... and Reads Some More!114 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 114katiekrug, Ayer 10:04am
MissWatson roams the centuries147 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 147BookLizard, Ayer 8:41am
Dogearedcopy's "21/U" Cat Stax49 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 49MissBrangwen, Ayer 5:44am
Paul is overambitious as always181 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 181PaulCranswick, Ayer 5:11am
VivienneR visits Wind in the Willows162 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 162VivienneR, Ayer 12:59am
MysteryMax Reads in 2021 - Mysteries First112 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 112rabbitprincess, Martes 7:53pm
LadyoftheLodge reads in 2021158 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 158LadyoftheLodge, Martes 3:54pm
Amber's (scaifea) 2021 Category Challenge162 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 162scaifea, Martes 10:01am
March GenreCAT Action & Adventure31 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 31fuzzi, Martes 9:52am
Betty (dudes22) 2021 Challenge - I'm Reading with a Great Group117 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 117dudes22, Martes 9:40am
GeoKit Oceania 202133 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 33Tess_W, Martes 9:19am
Majkia Reads What She Likes121 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 121majkia, Martes 7:54am
JayneCM Feels At Home In 202193 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 93JayneCM, Martes 6:09am
mathgirl40's 2021 category challenge56 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 56RidgewayGirl, Lunes 7:17pm
casvelyn's 2021 reading92 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 92casvelyn, Lunes 9:29am
Rhea's 2021 Challenge67 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 67Settings, Domingo 11:31pm
Cindy/LibraryCin's 2021 Challenges90 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 90LibraryCin, Domingo 10:23pm
KITastrophe: Yearlong-Epidemics and Pandemics12 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 12LibraryCin, Domingo 10:07pm
SFFKIT - March - Fortune and Glory!16 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 16Kristelh, Domingo 9:12pm
March HistoryCat: Early Modern History c. 1500 - 180015 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 15threadnsong, Domingo 7:21pm
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): North America36 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 36threadnsong, Domingo 6:31pm
Whitewavedarling is back for 2021...35 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 35whitewavedarling, Domingo 5:50pm
Threadnsong Accepts Reading Challenges15 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 15threadnsong, Domingo 5:12pm
NinieB thinks chronologically139 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 139lyzard, Domingo 4:23pm
Audiobooks50 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 50luvamystery65, Domingo 2:29pm
March MysteryKIT - Locked-Room Mysteries29 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 29rabbitprincess, Domingo 1:57pm
March AlphaKIT: U and R15 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 15jeanned, Domingo 12:44pm
February Genre CAT BIOGRAPHY82 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 82MissBrangwen, Domingo 12:38pm
Roberta's (luvamystery65) very, very full plate 2021 Challenge71 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 71BookLizard, Domingo 10:51am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): South America20 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 20spiralsheep, Domingo 3:34am
susanna.fraser goes exploring in 202187 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 87susanna.fraser, Sábado 1:29pm
Jackie's 2021 Jar of Fate category challenge96 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 96Jackie_K, Sábado 11:57am
March RandomCAT: It's a Surprise!19 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 19MissBrangwen, Sábado 7:33am
MissBrangwen's first category challenge!194 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 194MissBrangwen, Sábado 6:16am
Shannon Starts Again in 2021 (sturlington)32 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 32Tess_W, Sábado 5:44am
lavaturtle's comics-filled 202121 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 21lavaturtle, Viernes 8:15pm
Clue Has A Laid Back Year in 202153 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 53clue, Viernes 1:47pm
Stacy's (LittleTaiko) 2021 Battle of the Sexes57 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 57RidgewayGirl, Viernes 1:08pm
Leslie Detects 2021156 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 156mathgirl40, Jueves 8:34pm
Jennifer's 2021 Category Challenge (japaul22)89 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 89japaul22, Jueves 3:53pm
GenreCAT 202172 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 72leslie.98, Jueves 2:27pm
Kerry (avatiakh) loves a challenge65 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 65avatiakh, Jueves 2:00pm
CBL (cbl_tn) keeps it simple in 202196 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 96RidgewayGirl, Jueves 12:14pm
Hannah Jo’s Forest of Reading 202143 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 43MissBrangwen, Jueves 11:45am
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Polar31 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 31MissBrangwen, Jueves 7:56am
Pete's 2021 can he even spell the thread right this time challenge?47 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 47psutto, Jueves 7:13am
Tess Reads in Time and Space Page 1202 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 202Tess_W, Febrero 16
MysteryKIT planning thread113 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 113thornton37814, Febrero 16
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Africa22 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 22Robertgreaves, Febrero 16
Is Anyone Here on Litsy?27 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 27rabbitprincess, Febrero 16
March ScaredyKit: Short Stories and Novellas13 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 13Tess_W, Febrero 16
Markon reads in 202171 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 71markon, Febrero 15
RandomCAT planning thread 202137 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 37SilverWolf28, Febrero 15
Kristel's Reading Life in Lists50 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 50Kristelh, Febrero 15
pammab's 2021 challenge65 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 65pammab, Febrero 15
Cheli's Mountainous Category Challenge for 202156 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 56cyderry, Febrero 15
Jenn's 2021 Challenge21 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 21deep220, Febrero 15
Chrischi_HH reads for a new home in 202139 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 39Chrischi_HH, Febrero 14
ScaredyKIT 2021 Planning Thread56 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 56DeltaQueen50, Febrero 14
HistoryCAT Planning thread135 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 135DeltaQueen50, Febrero 14
AlphaKIT Planning Thread59 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 59fuzzi, Febrero 14
The Official UN-official SFF-KIT Planning Thread For 2021!!!55 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 55fuzzi, Febrero 14
lindapanzo rounds the bases in 202177 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 77lindapanzo, Febrero 14
spiralsheep's GeoKIT and BingoDOG pets, 2021192 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 192spiralsheep, Febrero 14
January ScaredyKIT: Graphic Novels and YA43 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 43Tess_W, Febrero 14
Lori (lkernagh) Gets Connected with Her 2021 Reading121 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 121VivienneR, Febrero 13
February Group Read: Voss33 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 33pamelad, Febrero 13
Lord Peter Wimsey Group Read11 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 11christina_reads, Febrero 13
Buddy Read - The complete stories: Clarice Lispector17 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 17markon, Febrero 12
mstrust's little yet fierce challenge204 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 204mstrust, Febrero 12
GeoKIT 2021 (all year): Europe30 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 30spiralsheep, Febrero 12
Geo Kit: 2020 (All Year) Asia29 sin leer [nota: mensajes, plural] / 29dudes22, Febrero 9
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