2014 Category Challenge

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Welcome to the 2014 Category Challenge!

The idea is to read books from different categories, to chat about what you read, and to inflict bookbullets on your fellow challengers. Tradition dictates that it should be 14 categories this year, but that is in no way a requirement. They can be any categories you want and you can read as many books as you want from each category. Or you can do something completely different - the parameters are intentionally very wide.

The challenge officially begins on January 1, 2014, but starting early or late is welcomed.

Here is the Wiki-page for the group reads: Group Reads of 2014

And here are the CATS:
Link to GeoCAT Wiki
Link to RandomCAT Wiki
Link to MysteryCAT Wiki
Link to Unofficial AlphaCAT Wiki
Link to Unofficial GastroCAT Wiki

Have fun!!

NOTE: The discussion for the 2015 Category Challenge has commenced and the threads can be found OVER HERE and OVER HERE. Stop by and have an opinion/suggestion - or not, if that's your preference. :)

The 2015 Category Challenge has been created and can be found OVER HERE.


Group Reads

First Quarter:
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton by Kathryn Hughes

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
P.G. Wodehouse-Month

The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 1)
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Second Quarter:
Canterbury Tales
Wild Swans by Jung Chang

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Margaret Atwood-Month

Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 2)
Umberto Eco-Month

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Georgette Heyer-Month
Female Fantasy/ Science Fiction Month

Third Quarter:
Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone General Discussion Thread / Spoiler Alert Thread

The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 3)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Armadale by Wilkie Collins

The Stand by Stephen King (Part One)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Stand by Stephen King (Part Two)
A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet 4)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Fourth Quarter:
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai General Discussion Spoiler Discussion

The Stand by Stephen King (Part Three)
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Connie Willis-Month

Year-Long Group Reads:
The Arabian Nights
The Vorkosigan Series
Christian Origins and the Question of God by N. T. Wright

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