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2013 February 3
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reading challenge logoIt’s now February 3 here on the East Coast of the US, so it’s time for YALSA’s 2013 Hub Reading Challenge to begin! We’re hoping the challenge will push you to read/listen to more great books than you would have — and to discover something new in a genre or category you might not have tried.

Challenge objective
Read/listen to 25 of the 83 titles on our list of eligible titles [pdf] to finish the challenge. The list includes YA novels, audiobooks, graphic novels, and books for adults, so there’s plenty to choose from. Bonus objective: read/listen to all 83 titles to conquer the challenge!

Challenge rewards
Beyond experiencing the best of the best that YA lit has to offer, everyone who finishes the challenge will be invited to submit a response to a book they read for the challenge. The response can be text, graphics, audio, video and will be published on The Hub. Furthermore, everyone who finishes the challenge will be entered into a random drawing for our grand prize: a YALSA tote bag full of 2012 and 2013 YA lit! (If the winner is a teacher or librarian or something similar, we’ll also include a few professional development titles.)

Challenge conquerors will receive an elite digital badge to show off how well-read they are.

Challenge guidelines

  • The challenge begins at 12:01AM EST on February 3 and ends at 11:59PM EST on June 22.
  • Eligible books are the YA titles that were named winners or honor titles for the Schneider Family Book Award and the Stonewall Book Award and those on YALSA’s 2013 Best of the Best list (2013 winners and honor books for the Alex Award, Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, Margaret A. Edwards Award, Michael L. Printz Award, Odyssey Award, and William C. Morris Award, as well as the 2013 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks, Best Fiction, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, and Quick Picks. Middle grade titles recognized by these lists and awards are not included in the list of eligible titles for this challenge.
  • Format matters: a title that has been recognized for both the print version and the audiobook version can be both read and listened to and count as two books, but a book that has won multiple awards or appears on multiple lists in the same format only counts as one title. If a book was recognized as a print version, listening to the audiobook does not count.
  • Books must be read/listened to (both begun and finished) within the challenge time period. If you’ve already read/listened to a title, you must re-read/listen to it for it to count. The only exception is for titles you read for the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge; you may count those toward your 25 titles.
  • Just about everyone who doesn’t work for ALA is eligible to participate. Yes, non-ALA/YALSA members are eligible. Yes, teens are eligible. Yes, non-US residents/citizens are eligible. (More eligibility questions? Leave a comment or email us.)
  • Once you finish the challenge, we’ll contact you with details about creating and publishing your response.
  • The grand prize winner will be selected by 11:59pm EST on June 24. The winner will be notified via email.

How to participate

  • Comment here announcing your intention to participate. If you’re going to be tracking what you read/listen to on your blog or on Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube or some other site, include a link to your blog/shelf/channel/profile in your comment. If you’re not tracking your reading online, keep a list some other way.
  • You may “register” by leaving a comment here and starting your reading any time during the challenge period.
  • Every Saturday, we’ll publish a check-in post. Leave a comment with everything you’ve read/listened to since the last check-in post. If you’ve reviewed those titles somewhere online, include links to those reviews! Otherwise, let us know what you thought of the books in the comments.
  • If you’ve finished the challenge since the last check-in post, fill out the embedded form with your name and contact information. This is how you’ll receive your Finisher’s Badge, how you’ll be contacted about your reader’s response, and how you’ll be entered into the drawing for our grand prize. Please fill out the form only once.
  • If you’ve conquered the challenge, let us know in the comments and we’ll send you your Conqueror’s Badge.

Sound good? If you have any questions or problems, let us know in the comments or via email. Otherwise, grab this Participant’s Badge, put it on your blog or in your email signature, and get reading!

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391 Responses
  1. Chelsey Masterson permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I just couldn’t wait to start reading, so I stayed up til midnight! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5677039-chelsey

  2. Erin Schultz permalink
    February 3, 2013

    This sounds great! I’ve already read several titles on the list (and started two more within the last couple weeks) but looking forward to checking out more of these award winners & nominees.
    I’ll be setting up a GoodReads shelf to keep track. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4965711-erin

  3. Mia Wisgerhof permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’ve read a few of these, but I had recently made a personal goal to read more of these titles, so I love that you guys are having this challenge. Count me in!

    Not sure yet how I’m going to be tracking my books.

  4. Emma permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in.
    I participated for the first time last year and it was a great challenge. I think the hardest part was my decision to only read stuff I hadn’t read before – that narrowed my selections a lot!
    I’m keeping track on Goodreads.com:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3565403?shelf=yalsa-book-challenge-2013

  5. February 3, 2013

    Oooh! This sounds like fun! Count me it…I already have some of these on my TBR pile, anyway. 8-]

  6. MindyE permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Can’t wait to start reading! I’ll be setting up a shelf on Goodreads too!

  7. Shanna permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Okay, I’m going to give this a try. I already did the Morris/Nonfiction awards challenge, so thankfully I already have ten done. Happy reading, everyone!

  8. Shanna permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Oh, and I’ll probably be tweeting my progress @srhlib – probably with the hashtag #hubchallenge again?

  9. Kristi permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’ll be keeping track on this Goodreads shelf http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3499822?shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

    Thanks for the challenge.

  10. Grey Hautaluoma permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Can’t wait to get started. A bunch of these are already on their way to me from the library and to my Kindle.

  11. February 3, 2013

    I’m in! I will be keeping track on this goodreads shelf and will also post on my blog

  12. Maria Armijo permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Can’t wait!

  13. Alison permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in!

  14. February 3, 2013

    Ready, set, read! I’m excited to start the challenge. I’ll post longer updates on my blog, Writing ‘Bout Reading and on a Librarything Shelf 2013 Hub Reading Challenge

    I completed the Morris and Nonfiction reading challenges and there are a couple of posts about that on my blog. Those books are on their own LibraryThing shelf, Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge

    I’ve been recruiting at work and have four co-workers who have agreed to read with me. Now the question is if I can get them to comment here. If not, I’ll post summaries of our group effort myself.

    You’ll excuse me, I now have to go start reading!

  15. February 3, 2013

    Count me in! I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog and on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5505115-jessica?format=html&shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

  16. February 3, 2013

    Quick question – The Chris Lynch Vietnam series is one entry in the Quick Picks list but there are three books. Does each title count separately? Or do we have to read all three to be able to count it? They are included on one line in your challenge list.

    Thanks!

  17. February 3, 2013

    I’m game. I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog: Booklady’s Booknotes (http://bookladysbooknotes.wordpress.com) and at Goodreads.

  18. February 3, 2013

    I definitely want in! I’ll track my progress on a goodreads shelf. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/30221-hannah?format=html&shelf=the-hub-challenge

  19. February 3, 2013

    I’m in and can’t wait to get started. I’m keeping track of my reads here….
    KindergartenLove.

    I love all things Kindergarten, but my secret passion is YA lit.

  20. Cindy permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in…
    Track my progress here…
    KindergartenLove.

  21. February 3, 2013

    I did the Non-fiction challenge for the first time this year and I am excited to this reading challenge.

    I’ll be tracking it on my blog.

    http://booksandbassets.wordpress.com

    I’m already thinking how I might represent my reading.

  22. Annalee Schnebele permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I am in (although it means restarting a couple of books I was already half way through). I am going to be tracking my progress on GoodReads ( http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5154627-annalee-schnebele).

  23. February 3, 2013

    Sounds like a great challenge to me. I’ll be tracking on my goodreads shelf – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1372519?shelf=2013-hub-challenge

  24. Jamie Daisey permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking my progress at jplusya.tumblr.com.

  25. February 3, 2013

    This should be fun! I track my reading on Shelfari here: http://www.shelfari.com/o1514570082

  26. February 3, 2013

    I’m totally in! Progess will be tracked on my blog (thelibrarianchick.wordpress.com). Aaaaaaaaand, she’s off!

  27. Karen H. permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m definitely in! As a youth services librarian currently staying at home with my tiny children a little extra inspiration to stay up to date with the best YA lit is highly appreciated!

    I’ll be tracking my reading on shelfari, with the tag Hub Reading Challenge 2013. http://www.shelfari.com/arglefraster/shelf

  28. February 3, 2013

    I’m in! Will set up a shelf called Hub Reading Challenge 2013 on my goodreads account : http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6345187-halley-todd

  29. February 3, 2013

    I didn’t quite finish the Nonfiction/Morris reading challenge, but I think I can defeat this one. I’ll track my progress using a Goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1636432-ariel-cummins?format=html&shelf=best-of-the-best-challenge-2013

  30. February 3, 2013

    Can’t wait to start! This will be fun!

  31. Claudia Haines permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Yeah! I’m in! I’ll track my progress on my blog:
    http://www.nevershushed.com

  32. February 3, 2013

    I’m excited to have some external motivation to read these – many have been on my list for a while already!

    I’ll be keeping track of my progress here http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6186379-caroline?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge-2013

  33. Cheyenne permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I go through so many books already, I might as well read someting new! I’m not sure how I’ll keep track, but this sounds fun.

  34. Emily permalink
    February 3, 2013

    This sounds like fun! I do enjoy a good reading challenge!

  35. Alpha DeLap permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in! First up, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I will be tracking my progress here: http://bit.ly/VxlOOU (a goodreads list)

  36. February 3, 2013

    I’ll give it a shot! Not sure how I’ll track progress. Reviews will go on my blog and I’ll try to remember to mention the challenge in the post. I might set up a Goodreads shelf too.

    • February 4, 2013

      I guess I should have clarified before throwing myself in the challenge – does serving on a committee constitute working for ALA?

  37. February 3, 2013

    I’m in! I have 7 books in the books thanks to the Morris/Non-fiction challenge. I’ll keep track on my “yalsa best of the best 2013″ Goodreads shelf.

    It was interesting to see how many Alex Award titles were already on my “to read” list.

    This year’s challenge will also give me an opportunity to revisit some series I had started and loved, but not kept up with…like Artemis Fowl and Monstrumologist.

  38. Rebecca permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in. I feel so far behind in my reading. This will be a fun way to catch up!

  39. Molly Wetta permalink
    February 3, 2013

    This will be fun! I already wanted to read more books from the lists, so this is a perfect challenge. I’ll keep track on Goodreads and my blog, wrapped up in books.

  40. February 3, 2013

    I’m so in! I enjoyed doing the Morris challenge!

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16278063-pam-aghababian
    thereadingmouse.blogspot.com

  41. February 3, 2013

    So excited to participate again this year!

    I will be participating on a few different fronts.

    Personally, I’ll be keeping track of individual titles over at my library tumblr, here.

    Last year, a number of we reviewers over at No Flying No Tights participated, and we’re all geared up to do so again. We’ll be posting our reactions over at No Flying No Tights.

    This year, the group over at Good Comics for Kids will also be participating in a slightly different way — we’ll be reading (or re-reading) all of the graphic novels and comics which won awards and commenting on them over at the SLJ group blog every Wednesday. We’ll be alternating — one week we’ll simply discuss the title, and then the next week we’ll recommend read-alikes. I don’t know if that will really count as participation per se, as we will not ultimately be reading 25 titles (as we’ll just be reading the graphic novels/comics), but we thought it was an appropriate way to get in to the spirit of the challenge at that blog.

  42. February 3, 2013

    My goodreads bookshelf is here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/627666?shelf=yalsa-the-hub-challenge and I will be posting reviews at yadultreview.com

  43. Jennifer permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in! I’m eager for the challenge and excited to join all of you.

  44. Cathy Willis permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I can’t wait to read some of these titles, they were on my to read shelf anyway!

    I will track on goodreads
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10615281?shelf=%23ALL%23

  45. Jennifer permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in!

  46. Donna permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Count me in. I’ll track my progress on my Goodreads shelf

  47. Penny Johnson permalink
    February 3, 2013

    WooHoo! The Hub Reading Challenge begins again! I am definitely participating….. I haven’t decided yet how I am going to track my progress. I will let you know!

  48. Katie permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I’m in! I’m shuffling a full-time job and LIS school, but I couldn’t resist! =) I’ll be keeping track through my goodreads bookshelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2739540?shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

  49. Diane permalink
    February 3, 2013

    I think this will be great fun, I don’t know how I will track my progress probably twitter or goodreads.

  50. February 3, 2013

    I’m in and looking forward to tracking my progress via my GoodReads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/108634?shelf=hub-challenge-2013

  51. Erica Christianson permalink
    February 3, 2013

    Hooray! I’m excited to get started. I completed the Morris Award Challenge so a bit of a head start . . . I’ll be keeping track here: Good Reads – Hub Challenge 2013 bookshelf/a>

  52. Stephanie DeVincentis permalink
    February 4, 2013

    What a wonderful challenge! I’m up for it and will track on my goodreads account.

  53. February 4, 2013

    I’m in. Just finishing up a challenge to read the Amazon Top 20 YA books, so this is perfect timing!

  54. Emily Calkins permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I got a bit of a head start with the Morris Challenge, but I’m still glad to have a little longer time period to finish this year; it was tight last year! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1712539-emily?format=html&shelf=botb-challenge-2013

  55. February 4, 2013

    I can’t wait to get started! You can follow my currently reading shelf on GoodReads at http://bit.ly/12mOKR8 .

  56. Marianne permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads here http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2066054-marianne-reeves?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  57. Beth permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m having a baby in March, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to at least try to read some of these amazing titles. I’ll probably just track on paper for now.

  58. Melissa permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I will be tracking my progress on Goodreads at
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1436278?shelf=hub-2013-challenge

  59. February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be reviewing books as I read them at my blog, Biblio File: http://www.jenrothschild.com

  60. February 4, 2013

    Ok! Going to try my best! Here’s my Goodreads list:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7508454-liz-rowland?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge-2013

  61. Karl G. Siewert permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in!

  62. Allison permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I want to read all these books anyway, so it is good to have extra motivation. I’ll bee keeping track on goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3545597?shelf=hub-challenge13. Yay!

  63. Brenda Schwarz permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I also am in. I tried last year and did not get as many as I wanted read but I am committed to do my best to get through alot of these titles. Let the games begin!!!

  64. Joyce permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in and will be tweeting my progress from book to book.

  65. February 4, 2013

    I cannot pass up a challenge this level of awesome. Count me in! I too will be creating a shelf on Goodreads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/596125-robert-chartrand

    • Robert C. permalink
      February 4, 2013

      As a side note, I only counted 83 titles on the list of eligible books instead of 84. Does anyone else get 83 or did I not count right?

      • February 4, 2013

        Oh, no, you’re right — I totally read my spreadsheet wrong. There are, in fact, 83 titles. The Vietnam series counts for just one entry, since it appears as one entry (rather than three) in its Top Ten list.

        • Robert C. permalink
          February 4, 2013

          Now I’m only counting 82. Ugh–I hate to be that commenter that keeps questioning everything and pointing stuff out! -___-

          I noticed that Draanen on the third page, first row is by itself and I think is supposed to go with Wendelin Van Draanen of The Running Dream. I think that is what tripped me up before to get 83.

          Is 82 the correct answer? Sorry again!!

  66. February 4, 2013

    This is so exciting! Definitely want to participate. I’ll be keeping tack on my blog as well as on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1878678?shelf=yalsa-the-hub-challenge

    Thanks SO much for doing this for all us avid readers!

  67. Sara Ray permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m so excited to see so many people signed up already!! I’m off to a late start but I’m ready to go! YAY!

  68. Leslie permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I will be participating and hopefully completing the challenge this year.

    I’ll be using Goodread again and will create my shelf later.

    So far I’ve read Heist Society by Ally Carter and I’ve listened to Artemis Fowl: the Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer (I love all of the Artemis Fowl books and the audiobooks are great)!

  69. Joanne Schmidt permalink
    February 4, 2013

    Can’t wait! So many of the titles were already on my own “To Read” list. I haven’t decided how to keep track yet, but will let you know.

    Joanne

  70. Robert C. permalink
    February 4, 2013

    Figured out the counting issue. I was only getting 82 until I realized Chris Lynch has 3 titles in the Vietnam series. Problem solved!

  71. Aislinn McEwen permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I don’t know if I can conquer the list, but I look forward to trying! I am definitely in.

  72. February 4, 2013

    I’m participating! This is a great motivator, thanks YALSA and The Hub! I’m hoping to review most of the books on my blog, but I’ll be keeping track with Goodreads too.

  73. Heather Botelho permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’ve read so many of these already, so now I get to read a whole bunch more! I’ll be tracking at http://www.goodreads.com/callunavul, and I’m going to try to review all of them on my blog gingerlibrarian.wordpress.com

  74. Library.Lil permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! Have been looking forward to it since last year’s challenge! I’ll create a shelf on goodreads once I’ve read my first book.

  75. brooke permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m looking forward to trying the challenge. I have read quite a few already and will gladly reread the one’s I have enjoyed. Can not wait to read some other titles I haven’t had an opportunity read to yet. Not sure how I will post yet.

  76. Patty Crow permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in. This sounds like fun. I can’t wait

  77. February 4, 2013

    Plan to participate in the HUB Reading Challenge!

  78. Cat permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in!!! I wanted to participate last year but I was too late to be able to get in all 25 books, so glad to see I am right at the beginning this time. I will be keeping track through a featured shelf on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7484843-cat and I can’t wait to get started!

  79. Anna permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I started keeping track here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13324287-anna-chappell?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge

    Got two done already. Of course, they were very short. :)

  80. Jody R. permalink
    February 4, 2013

    Hey there! I want to participate in the challenge! Here’s a link to my Goodreads page with my Hub shelf http://goo.gl/o3QqH

    Thanks!

  81. February 4, 2013

    Can’t wait to start reading! I’ll be keeping track on my blog
    http://sarahsbookjournal.wordpress.com/
    and on a shelf at Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1748363?shelf=2013-hub-challenge

  82. Julia permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking on my (recently resurrected) goodreads shelf
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2686367?shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

  83. Michelle C permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I will read for months! I am in and I am encouraging our building students and staff to join me.. Go SPHS!

  84. Lizzy K. permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’ll be participating and keeping track on my GoodReads account.
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1651441-lizzy

  85. Lauren Bradley permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I will be participating via my LibraryThing Account:
    http://www.librarything.com/catalog/unluckycharms13

  86. Meaghan O'Brien permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m in! This sounds like fun :)

  87. February 4, 2013

    I’m definitely participating. This is great!

  88. Kelley permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I accept your challenge, and will be recording my reading on my blog:

    http://woodlibraryteenscene.blogspot.com

    and on Goodreads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/KelleyLibrarian

  89. Kate permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’ll play! I thought I did a pretty good job keeping up with Major Contenders last year, but I’ve only read 28 of the books on this list… and 8 are by Tamora Pierce. I’ll be glad to revisit all the ones I didn’t finish or never started.

    I am a paper-list tracker, but I’ll also try to keep track via Twitter: @brownekr.

  90. Anja permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I can’t wait to start – lots of titles to choose from! I will be tracking my progress on goodreads.com: http://www.goodreads.com/anjamanning

  91. February 4, 2013

    I am tracking my reads on Goodreads.

  92. Megan Park permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I had a lot of fun with the challenge last year! Definitely in for this year. My progress can be found on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5390445-megan-park?format=html&shelf=hub-2013-challenge

  93. February 4, 2013

    I’m in and will be tracking my progress on our library blog, Book News & Reviews (link above).

  94. David Bilmes permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m going to give this a try. I’ve been wanting to try out Tumblr, so I’ll be using my new Tumblr blog to post the books I’ve read. I’ll post the URL for it once I get it set up. I’ve read a lot of these already, but are looking forward to reading/listening to some of the ones I haven’t.

  95. Morgan permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m definitely on board. I’ll be keeping track on goodreads.

  96. Ice permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m doing it!!!!!!!!

  97. Kristen permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I love a good reading challenge! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/705236-kristen

  98. Sharon Amastae permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m excited! I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13804296?shelf=2013-hub-challenge.

  99. Tamara permalink
    February 4, 2013

    Starting today!

  100. Denise Leeson permalink
    February 4, 2013

    What a great way to spend the winter and spring. I can hardly wait to read.

  101. February 4, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on my tumblr, as well as this goodreads shelf:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6262006?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2013

  102. Jesse permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’m so excited to be able to participate in this this year! I’ll be tracking my progress on my Goodreads page. I’m starting off with Bomb by Steve Sheinkin.

  103. Cheresse permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’ll participate and will be posting about books I’ve read on our teen blog http://pushtotalk.spl.org. Sounds like fun.

  104. Paula permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I love a challenge so … I’m in!

  105. Faythe permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I will be attempting the Challenge! I have a little bit of a head start due to Morris. I’ll be charting my progress here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/845936?shelf=yalsa-best-of-the-best-2013 and probably find me talking about failing my attempt on Twitter: http://twitter.com/farre

  106. Aarika Denton permalink
    February 4, 2013

    I’ve been looking for a book challenge, this one seems keen!

    Tracking things on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8669292?shelf=yalsa-hub-2013

  107. February 4, 2013

    I’m ready to begin the challenge, starting with John Green. Tracking my progress on my Goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3525169?shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  108. Bonnie Svitavsky permalink
    February 5, 2013

    Okay, I’m going to give this a try! I’ll be keeping track of my progress on Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/973351?shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  109. Ileana permalink
    February 5, 2013

    Sign me up! I’ll track with http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10750870-ileana?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge-2013 . Here’s to my first challenge!

  110. February 5, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking via goodreads and doing occasional reviews on my blog. I did the non-fiction and Morris challenges and I’m so excited to be doing this one!

  111. Shannon permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’m in! Looking forward to reading some great books!

  112. Lindley permalink
    February 5, 2013

    This sounds great! I can’t wait to start.

  113. February 5, 2013

    Count me in, too. This is my first Yalsa challenge, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll blog my progress here!

  114. Becky permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking my reading on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/966742-becky?format=html&shelf=2013-hub-challenge

  115. February 5, 2013

    What a great opportunity to catch up on the newest YA books!! I am excited to participate in this challenge! I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog http://mlcone.blogspot.com/ and on Goodreads which I link back to my blog.

  116. Wendy Daughdrill permalink
    February 5, 2013

    My teen book club is doing the challenge together this year. I am so excited! I will be tracking my progress on Goodreads and Twitter.

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8565850?shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  117. February 5, 2013

    I started reading Caring is Creepy last week, so I am ready to start!

  118. Nicole permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I think I’m going to try this out. I’ve never checked out Goodreads so I may keep track that way, and if not then it will be here in the comments.

  119. Rebecca permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’m in, thanks to some peer pressure! I’ll track the books here: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5895930-rebecca and some reviews will probably show up here: http://ireadborrowedbooks.wordpress.com/

  120. Marta-Kate permalink
    February 5, 2013

    Yay! I love a good challenge. I’ll be tracking with Goodreads!
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3861150-marta-kate?format=html&shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge

  121. February 5, 2013

    I will be posting book reviews on my YA tumblr iheartyabooks.tumblr.com

  122. Lisa permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’m going to see what I can do. Great titles to choose from. I will keep track here http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6170033-lisa-riese?format=html&shelf=the-hub-challenge-2013

  123. Charles J. permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’ll join in this year too, perhaps even tracking it here.

  124. Erin Bennett permalink
    February 5, 2013

    I’m so excited to participate in this challenge! It will be my first year and I will be tracking my reading here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6526623?shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-challenge

    Ready, Set, Read!

  125. Pam permalink
    February 5, 2013

    So many great books on this list! Count me in :)

  126. Jenn permalink
    February 5, 2013

    This is my first year doing the challenge (I just watched from the sidelines last year) and I’m pumped! I’ll be tracking my progress over at goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7972722?shelf=yalsa-2013-reading-challenge

  127. February 5, 2013

    I’m going to participate! All your books are belong to me!

  128. February 6, 2013

    I’m going to give this a shot this year! I’ll post at check-ins here and will track on my Goodreads account (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3716269-kelly) and possibly on my blog (http://freshfromthestacks.blogspot.com/).

  129. Lauren permalink
    February 6, 2013

    This sounds great! I’m tracking my progress on http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4267526-lauren Happy reading everyone.

  130. February 6, 2013

    I’m up to the challenge! This will give me a great excuse to revisit some favorites from 2012! I’m currently inhaling a whole host of amazing 2013 titles.

  131. Laura Young permalink
    February 6, 2013

    Excited for the challenge. I’ll be tracking on Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13015254-laura?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-reading-challenge

  132. February 6, 2013

    I’m very excited about this. Just finished Friends With Boys last night (great book!) and started Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

  133. Gully permalink
    February 6, 2013

    I will keep track on Goodreads.

  134. Donna Block permalink
    February 6, 2013

    I’m going to give this a shot! I’m tracking the titles I read here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/214822-donna?shelf=hub-challenge

  135. February 6, 2013

    In! Can’t wait to re-read Tamora Pierce. http://unschooledlibrarian.wordpress.com/

  136. Portia Carryer permalink
    February 6, 2013

    So excited to do this!!

  137. February 6, 2013

    Very excited to get started – this will definitely motivate me to make time and get reading all this great YA fiction! I will be using Goodreads.

  138. Cari permalink
    February 6, 2013

    Sounds fun! I’ve only read 5 on the list so far so I won’t have too much re-reading to do. Here’s where I’ll be keeping track: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7964763-cari?format=html&shelf=the-hub-challenge&view=table

  139. Joanna Nelson permalink
    February 6, 2013

    I’m in! Check out my progress here: http://www.goodreads.com/VibrantLibrarian

  140. Brandy Danner permalink
    February 6, 2013

    You know what? I’m in. I set up a GoodReads shelf already: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/41490-brandy?format=html&shelf=2013hubchallenge …. now I just need to put things on it!

  141. February 7, 2013

    I’m so excited to start reading!

  142. Sonja Mertz permalink
    February 7, 2013

    My son and I will tackle this challenge together and keep track on Goodreads!

  143. Jolene permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Can’t wait to get started! Just put a ton of hold requests on titles from my library :)

  144. Cheryl Gladfelter permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I’m in! I’m determined to finish the challenge this year :) I’ll keep track on my books on Shelfari http://www.shelfari.com/ilovetoast and maybe on my blog http://iwearcardigans.wordpress.com/

    So excited to get started!

  145. Amelia permalink
    February 7, 2013

    As a librarian, I’m so excited to begin the challenge! I’ll be tracking my reading on GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/16271335-amelia-kallaher?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  146. Julie permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Wow! What a great looking list. I look forward to reading/listening to a lof of this list. (And help me with RA for teens!)

  147. Liana permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I want to join. I’ll track my progress on my blog (lovedbyliana.tumblr.com) and goodreads shelf that I haven’t made yet.

  148. Mary Miller permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I am starting the challenge today. First book is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I will be tracking my books on Goodreads.

  149. Amy Trulock permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I had already put a dozen of the most recent award-winners on hold – now I have the challenge to ensure that I make it through everything!

  150. Samma Lynne permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Well, looks like I have something else to play with alongside the Goodreads reading challenge! I’m in and can’t wait; I’m going to start over Bomb: the Race… I needed to start it again anyway since I forgot some of the information from the beginning.

    Made a Goodreads shelf! http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13480935?shelf=hub-challenge

  151. February 7, 2013

    Challenge Accepted! I’ll be tracking my reading on my blog: boybookshelf.blogspot.com. I’ll do a challenge begins post this evening.

  152. February 7, 2013

    I’m starting off a bit late, but it’s not about the deadline, it’s about the books. Should be a lot of fun!

  153. Catherine Barnett permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I’m going to give it a shot. Until I can figure out how to post a link to my Goodreads shelf, I’ll be posting my progress here. Cheers!

  154. Vic N. permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Yikes, I’m probably the fourth or fifth guy to sign up. Sigh. We need to get more guys reading!

    Well, I’m up for a challenge. I wrote an article about this for my local paper http://www.theledger.com.

    I’ll track on LibraryThing, http://www.librarything.com/catalog/vsnunez

  155. February 7, 2013

    I love it! I’m going to put the badge on my blog and I’ve already downloaded the list (great collection development tool by the way) with highlights of all the books I’ll read.

    Thanks for putting together such a terrific challenge. :-)

  156. Andrine Nichols permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Plan to try this, will track in Goodreads

  157. Vic N. permalink
    February 7, 2013

    BTW, the Ledger article runs Tuesday in print, hopefully up on-line by Wednesday February 13

    • February 7, 2013

      This is awesome! Will you comment with the link when it goes up in case I miss it? Thanks a bunch for spreading the word — and for advocating for male readers!

  158. Tibby permalink
    February 7, 2013

    I’d love to give it a try! I’m not sure I’ll have enough time, but isn’t that the eternal dilemma for librarians and book lovers? :)

  159. Gage Lawson permalink
    February 7, 2013

    Always wanted to try one of these… I will track my books on this fancy Goodreads shelf. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/17252138?shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  160. February 8, 2013

    I am so in! I’m going to be tracking my progress on my library’s blog. http://severnlibrary.wordpress.com/

    Good luck all :-)

  161. February 8, 2013

    I will be participating as well–kind of wish I had waited a month to read the Miseducation of Cameron Post now though!

    I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads with a Hub Challenge 2013 shelf once I get started: http://www.goodreads.com/ruthalight

    I’ll probably also write at least short reviews for what I get through on my blog: http://ceriselumiere.wordpress.com

  162. Lois permalink
    February 8, 2013

    I’m in. I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads. I read the 5 finalists for the Excellence in Nonfiction Award, so I’m hopeful that I’ll get this done!

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1455445?shelf=hub-challenge-2013

    • Nancy Hodder permalink
      February 11, 2013

      Count me in! Sounds like fun…I’m also on Goodreads, a great site for tracking.

  163. Amanda Barnhart permalink
    February 8, 2013

    Full time employee. Full time student. However, there’s that lull between spring and summer semester. And perhaps I can convince our teen graphic fiction book group to select a few of these titles. Hmmmm…I’ll give it a go.

  164. February 8, 2013

    I just finished reading Seraphina, and give it 3 stars out of 5. My comments are on my Tumblr blog: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/booksarebest

  165. Kalen permalink
    February 8, 2013

    I’m in as well. I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6240908-kalen?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge-2013-read&utf8=%E2%9C%93&view=table

  166. Regina permalink
    February 8, 2013

    I’m redesigning my website, so I’ll probably track the reading at goodreads. I created a special shelf – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4891961?shelf=yalsathrc

  167. February 8, 2013

    I’m in. I will log mine on my The Hub Reading Challenge Shelf!

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5602360-amanda-long?format=html&shelf=the-hub-reading-challenge

  168. Emily Dolly permalink
    February 8, 2013

    Fun! Going to keep track at Goodreads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1838334-emily?format=html&shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

  169. February 8, 2013

    I will try to find books on this list with ‘tween’ appeal for my blog Good Tween Reads.

  170. Cailey permalink
    February 8, 2013

    I love a challenge! I’m in.

  171. February 8, 2013

    Count me in!

  172. Jennmonk permalink
    February 8, 2013

    Ready to go! I’m tracking my progress here: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3931928-jennifer

  173. Merri Monks permalink
    February 9, 2013

    I’m in, and will publicize this to Iowa’s youth services librarians. I’ve started with Tamora Pierce’s Edwards Award books.

  174. Merri Monks permalink
    February 9, 2013

    Oops–forgot–I’m tracking my progress on Goodreads, at http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/671609.

  175. February 9, 2013

    This is my first YALSA Hub Challenge. I am so excited to participate and will be tracking my progress on Goodreads and Twitter @FriendRsquared. I hope to do weekly check-ins on my blog, but I don’t have a computer at the moment, so we will see how that goes.

  176. Leslie permalink
    February 9, 2013

    I’ve set up my Goodreads shelf:

    I have 9 books on my list so far.

  177. Amanda L permalink
    February 9, 2013

    I have already read 7 books from the Morris/Non-fiction challenge. I will be tracking my reads on my Goodreads shelf
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/806395-amanda?format=html&page=1&shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  178. Paula permalink
    February 9, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll do anything for a badge ;)

  179. February 9, 2013

    As a high school library clerk, I try to read many of these titles anyway. This challenge will get me to explore other formats. I started by reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Besides my blog I post on LibraryThing with the screen name Mamzel and my library blog, http://napahighlibrary.blogspot.com/.

  180. February 9, 2013

    It was quite fortuitous that a friend invited me to join in this challenge! I’ve been a voracious reader this week and will be happily posting updates on my Hub Reading Challenge shelf here:
    http://www.goodreads.com/MichelleLMLee

  181. charlene.librarian permalink
    February 9, 2013

    Count me in.

  182. Diane permalink
    February 9, 2013

    Hi,
    I’m excited to have started the reading challenge. I’m currently reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I’m going to try to keep track of my books read on goodreads, but I haven’t set it up yet.

  183. Debbie permalink
    February 9, 2013

    I’m starting today. What fun!

    I’ll be keeping track on my blog at http://literate-her.blogspot.com/.

    First up? The Fault in Our Stars and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever.

  184. Gloria Collyard permalink
    February 10, 2013

    I always like a challenge, especially when it involves books.

  185. Amy Randazzo permalink
    February 10, 2013

    I’m in! Part of me thinks I can read/listen to all the titles, but that’s probably unrealistic. I’m definitely going to try, though! I’ll be keeping track on GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4777608?shelf=yalsa-challenge

  186. Rachel permalink
    February 10, 2013

    I’m in, and I’ll be keeping track here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/634095?shelf=hub-2013

  187. February 10, 2013

    I’m game for the Hub challenge and will be tracking my progress on GoodReads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1199546-elizabeth?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-challenge

  188. February 10, 2013

    I will definitely be participating. :) I am super excited. This is where you can find my progress: http://www.writtenhappiness.weebly.com

  189. February 10, 2013

    Count me in!

    http://bookmarkinglife.blogspot.com

  190. February 10, 2013

    Hi everyone! This is my first year as a full-time High School Librarian. I am so excited to participate in this challenge with my student book club! I will be tracking my progress on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/582839-franprather?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  191. February 11, 2013

    Starting a bit late, but will give it a try! Tracking progress on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6835968?shelf=read

  192. Robin Brandt permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I’m participating in the challenge.

  193. Elaine Fultz permalink
    February 11, 2013

    Goodie! Super fun motivation to read everything in my stacks of books at home (and in my car and on my desk at work…). I’m in.

  194. Jody R. permalink
    February 11, 2013

    So far I have 2 books done. So many more to go!! http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2760690?shelf=the-hub-challenge

  195. Heidi Landskroener permalink
    February 11, 2013

    Here’s to seeing how many I can read in the 2013 Hub Reading Challenge.

  196. February 11, 2013

    I am going to attempt this challenge again. Hopefully life won’t get in the way of me completing it this year :-) Good luck to everyone~

  197. Daniel Tackett permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I’m throwing in my hat this year. I’ll keep track on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3672174?shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  198. February 11, 2013

    Since I’m not on committee this year, I can participate! Whoo-hoo.

    I’ll be tracking (and hopefully reviewing) at my blog:

    http://www.fatgirlreading.com

    As a member of the 2013 ENYA committee, I hope to see lots of you reading from the Non-Fiction list! :)

  199. Amy Jones permalink
    February 11, 2013

    I will join and hopefully will make it through! There are so many other books I have to read.

    I’ll keep track on my goodreads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3706479-amy?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  200. February 11, 2013

    I did this last year and it was great! Can’t wait to read all of these great books too!

  201. Leslie Graham permalink
    February 12, 2013

    Can’t wait to start!

  202. February 12, 2013

    Ready to start conquering the challenge! My reviews will be posted here–http://thescribblerintherye.blogspot.com

  203. Jennifer Spade permalink
    February 12, 2013

    Can’t wait to start!

  204. Kristin Carlson permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I am in! I like having a little timeline to get me motivated! I will be tracking my books on http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6783238-kristin?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  205. Megan permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m in, too! I’ll be tracking my books at this Goodreads shelf http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13032360-megan?format=html&shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-challenge

  206. t.snyder permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I am looking forward to reading books that I would not normally check out.

  207. Deb Eisentrager permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m in. I already checked out a couple on the list so I can start tonight.

  208. Martha B permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m in! I’m going to start right away, I just heard about it so I’ve already wasted a week! I’ll be posting reviews on my goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2145510-marta-boksenbaum

  209. Ryan Hosler permalink
    February 12, 2013

    This sounds like a great way to get motivated count me in!

  210. February 12, 2013

    Count me in!

  211. February 12, 2013

    I’m a brand new YALSA member and this will be the first thing I do for the organization. I’m pumped!!

  212. Heather Bente permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m going to try to figure out Good Reads and set up a shelf.

  213. Rachel McDonald permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll reanimate my Goodreads account for the challenge: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/981545?shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge.

  214. Rebecca Murphey permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I would love to participate!! You may find me at… http://www.goodreads.com/Beccaknowsbest.

  215. February 12, 2013

    This is my first reading challenge and I am so excited! As a recent MLS graduate this is a good challenge for me!

  216. February 12, 2013

    I am in! I will be keeping track on Library Thing and on my personal blog.
    http://www.librarything.com/home/val313

  217. Sami permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m in! :)

  218. Cherity permalink
    February 12, 2013

    I’m up for a challenge.

  219. February 13, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog: http://librarian-cupboard.blogspot.com/p/hub-reading-challenge_13.html

  220. February 13, 2013

    I’m in–even if I’m a bit late to the party. I’ll be tracking over at my blog.

    http://www.meanoldlibraryteacher.net/2013/02/reading-challenge-yalsas-hub.html

  221. February 13, 2013

    I’m in! Can’t wait :)

  222. Jenna Jaureguy permalink
    February 13, 2013

    Just Started!

  223. Tiffanu permalink
    February 13, 2013

    I am new to this challenge, but it sounds like fun!!! I am going to start today!!!!

  224. Tiffany Rohe permalink
    February 13, 2013

    Starting right now!!!

  225. Liz P permalink
    February 13, 2013

    This sounds fun!

  226. Michelle Pursel permalink
    February 13, 2013

    This sounds great! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7337722-michelle-pursel?format=html&shelf=2013-hub-challenge

  227. Theresa Connolly permalink
    February 13, 2013

    This sounds really fun!

  228. Lillian permalink
    February 13, 2013

    I was needing a challenge like this! I will be tracking my books here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5041069?shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  229. February 13, 2013

    Sounds like a fun way to prioritize my massive to-reads list!

  230. February 14, 2013

    I didn’t even come close last year so I’m in it to finish this time. For the most part I’ll be tracking it on my Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/bobcatbrarian but I’m hoping I’ll be able to post reviews to my blog.

  231. February 14, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll link reviews on Twitter, using #hubchallenge.

  232. February 14, 2013

    Giving it a shot, tracking my progress on my 2013 hub reading challenge Goodreads shelf.

  233. Sally permalink
    February 14, 2013

    I’m ready! Starting today. I’ll be tracking my books here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5720660-sally-cooper?format=html&shelf=2013-hub-reading-challenge

  234. Mariana Van Meter permalink
    February 14, 2013

    Excited to start and have spread the word to my school librarian cohorts!

  235. Julie Newhouse permalink
    February 15, 2013

    We are doing this as a YA Department challenge at Granville (Ohio) Public Library! I’m in. :)

  236. February 15, 2013

    I have begun to keep track of the books.

  237. Lorraine permalink
    February 16, 2013

    Turns out I started the challenge w/out even knowing it! Just finished Pratchett’s Dodger. I’m in!

  238. February 16, 2013

    I also started the challenge without knowing it. I finished Nick Lake’s In Darkness and have just started reading Moonbird. So, I guess I only need to pick 23 more books and several were on my list of books to read anyway. Should be fun. Thanks!

  239. Holly permalink
    February 17, 2013

    I’m in: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/10722274-holly-steele?format=html&shelf=yalsa-hub-reading-challenge

    Looking forward to reading some great books!

  240. Jeanne Hamann permalink
    February 17, 2013

    This challenge is a great motivator to increase the variety of teen books I read. Thanks!

  241. Serenity permalink
    February 18, 2013

    Late to the party, but I’m going to try. I’ve already challenged myself to read 52 books through the Goodreads Reading Challenge. This will add to the challenge and help guide my choices.
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5227501-serenity?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge

  242. Lucy permalink
    February 18, 2013

    You are all on…. I will get the books!! I need the books.

  243. Nick permalink
    February 18, 2013

    I am going to keep track on goodreads. The website is http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/17585601-nick

  244. Jenny permalink
    February 18, 2013

    Hadn’t realized that this started! Not sure if I will use GoodReads to track stuff or just posting.

  245. Priya permalink
    February 18, 2013

    I plan to keep track of my progress through my goodreads account.

  246. B Pederson permalink
    February 19, 2013

    I’m up for the challenge!

  247. Melissa Kane permalink
    February 19, 2013

    Looking forward to reading these.

  248. Shelby Holzapfel permalink
    February 19, 2013

    I’m in and ready to get started! Let the challenge begin!

  249. Heather Lawrence permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I’m planning to participate!

  250. Nicole Dolat permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I’m in!…though I’m a little late to start… :)

  251. Marcie permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I will be taking part in the challenge.

  252. Susan Swords Steffen permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I am in – keeping track on Librarything.

  253. February 20, 2013

    Gonna give this one a shot! Lots of things on here I’ve been wanting to get to.

  254. Amanda G permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I’m a little late getting started, but I’m a quick reader. I’ll be keeping track here…
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2371791-amanda?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  255. Elizabeth Samaniego permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I am in. I will be keeping track of my list on my good reads page: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6922228-liz?format=html&shelf=yalsa-s-2013-hub-reading-contest

  256. Roben Closs permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I am in. I will be keeping track on GoodReads also – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6931436?shelf=currently-reading

  257. February 20, 2013

    If these books are even half as good as Sheinkin’s Bomb, this is going to be great!

  258. h. vert permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I’m in for the challenge, and I’ll be tracking my reads on twitter @hari_vert.

  259. February 20, 2013

    I’m in. Here’s hoping I can convince some of my colleagues and our library’s teens to take this challenge with me. Maybe we can even get them to post a comment or two on our Facebook page!

  260. February 20, 2013

    Totally in! I’ll be keeping track on Shelfari.

  261. February 20, 2013

    Will do my best! I will track progress on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1060755?shelf=2013-hub-challenge

  262. Elizabeth permalink
    February 20, 2013

    I’ll be going for it – not sure how many I’ll be able to get through (what with AP classes and whatnot) but I’ll try my best! I’ll be keeping track… simply on paper. Or a Word document.

  263. Sally Dooley permalink
    February 20, 2013

    My student book group is reading Never Fall Down, so it seems like a good time to start the challenge. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/142936-sally?format=html&shelf=hub
    Nothing better to do on a snowy day in Tucson.

  264. Cathy Andronik permalink
    February 21, 2013

    Started the Challenge!
    So far:

    Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
    Pure
    Steve Jobs: The Man who Thought Different
    The Diviners (read)
    The Fault in Our Stars (listened–gave it another try, TRYING to figure out how it won the Odyssey)
    In Darkness
    Crusher (hadn’t listened previously)
    Every Day
    I Hunt Killers
    Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
    October Mourning (read)
    Wonder (re-listened)
    Dodger
    Code Name Verity (hadn’t listened previously)

  265. Sue Heraper permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I’m going to participant and track my reading on goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3338965-sue-heraper?format=html&shelf=yalsa-challenge-2013

  266. February 21, 2013

    I am excited about this challenge! We are going to challenge our book club members to attend! Thanks, YALSA!

  267. February 21, 2013

    I will be starting the challenge. Looking forward to all the awesome reads listed!

  268. Nancee permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I started a new shelf on Goodreads; I’m excited that there are so many audiobooks listed. I’ve read several of these books already, but have been wanting to listen to many!

  269. February 21, 2013

    Looking forward to the challenge! I’ll keep track on my Goodreads site.

  270. Beth Revers permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I would like to give it a try if starting a bit late, unsure how I will track, but will take a look at goodreads and get back if this luddite can figure it out.

  271. Betsy Su permalink
    February 21, 2013

    Better late than never– I accept the challenge!

  272. Gabrielle Boucher permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I love to read! So I’m going to try to conquer the challenge!!

  273. Gabrielle Boucher permalink
    February 21, 2013

    So far I’ve read:

    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
    Every Day by David Levithan
    Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
    The Running Dream by Wendelin Van

    (I wrote this because I don’t have a blog!)

  274. Megan permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I just love reading! Can’t wait to start

  275. Brianne permalink
    February 21, 2013

    I’d already declared this a reading weekend, with a lovely stack of YA lit, so this sounds like a fun extension.

  276. Erin L permalink
    February 21, 2013

    Sounds like a fun challenge I’m willing to try.
    Not sure how to keep u posted on progress. Sorry I’m new to this, a little help?

    • February 21, 2013

      We’ll publish weekly check-in posts where you can comment to tell us what you’ve read and how you like it. The important thing is to fill out the form at the end of a check-in post once you hit your 25 titles!

  277. Andrew Ong permalink
    February 21, 2013

    So I register by commenting here?

  278. Andrew Ong permalink
    February 21, 2013

    So I just comment here to register?

  279. Andrew Ong permalink
    February 21, 2013

    Hi so I register by comment here?

  280. February 22, 2013

    I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads! My username on there is Nettles, but I can also be searched out by email address: nettles.marie@gmail.com

  281. Rose permalink
    February 22, 2013

    I just found out about the challenge yesterday! I was excited to see that we have many titles on our shelves at the middle school where I am the library aide. I can’t wait to get started!

  282. February 22, 2013

    Can’t wait to read some of these books!

  283. February 22, 2013

    Oh, here’s my goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/11040397

  284. February 22, 2013

    late start. whee

  285. Erin permalink
    February 22, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll be tracking my books on librarything. http://www.librarything.com/catalog/ewyatt I’ll tag the titles I read in the Challenge – 2013 Hub Challenge.
    I just finished reading Bomb the other day!

  286. Sheila Reid permalink
    February 23, 2013

    I am definitely in!

  287. Sarah permalink
    February 23, 2013

    Totally participating again! Keeping track of my reading here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5093810-sarah-wright?format=html&shelf=2013-yalsa-best-of-the-best

  288. Shelby Holzapfel permalink
    February 23, 2013

    Just got started on the Challenge on Wednesday. I have read The Fault in our Stars and are more than halfway finished with Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. I think that both are very well written books. I could not put down The Fault in our Stars, as it was very interesting. On the other hand, Titanic: Voices from the Disaster is a great book and includes many details of how this tragic event unfolded. It’s going a lot slower for me. Moving on to Wonder next! Hope it’s a good one!

  289. February 24, 2013

    I shall def give this a shot! This’ll get me to read some of the books I wasn’t sure about reading lol.

  290. Teka McCabe permalink
    February 25, 2013

    OK, I’m a little nervous, but here goes! I’ll do my best!

  291. Carole permalink
    February 25, 2013

    Starting today!

  292. Kefira Philippe permalink
    February 25, 2013

    I have already read many of the titles and I’m looking forward to reading more. I will be tracking my progress on my Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11109985-kefira-philippe

  293. Leah Weyand permalink
    February 25, 2013

    I’m in! I’ll track by Goodreads:

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8421031-leah?format=html&shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2013

  294. February 25, 2013

    I will keep track of books read on my Shelfari “Best of” list: http://www.shelfari.com/Best-Of/10671/HUB-READING-CHALLENGE

  295. Monica permalink
    February 25, 2013

    Ready to participate http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1888584?shelf=read

  296. Randi permalink
    February 27, 2013

    Count me in!

  297. Amy Schumann permalink
    February 27, 2013

    I’m in on Goodreads–http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/17370275

  298. Veida permalink
    February 27, 2013

    Starting a little late, but here I come!

  299. February 28, 2013

    Sign me up! 25 books in 4 months? Let’s see where we go!

  300. February 28, 2013

    let the fun begin!

  301. February 28, 2013

    Here are the books I have completed so far.

  302. March 2, 2013

    Finished: “My Friend Dahmer” 5 of 5 for my rating, “Pure” also 5 of 5

    I really should read more of these, and I can’t wait to read the next title in the “Pure” trilogy, but after I bag my 25 for this challenge…

  303. Kinsey Steskal permalink
    March 3, 2013

    I am now entering! Can’t I can’t believe that their is actually a contest for reading! Well I can or I wouldn’t be entering plus I won some for my school, but still I am super excited.

  304. joel permalink
    March 4, 2013

    i’m in, too!

  305. Sandy permalink
    March 6, 2013

    I haven’t read any of these yet, but a lot of them are on my tbr list. I’ll be keeping track on my goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3047583-sandy?format=html&shelf=yalsa-2013-hub-challenge

  306. Kinsey Steskal permalink
    March 7, 2013

    Okay I won’t have access to any computer from later today till Monday. So I am posting what I have read so far now.
    1) Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different
    It is a biography and if you read this book you will learn a lot more about Steve Jobs like how he was a drop out and how he was doing an illegal business with his best friend. Out of biographies I would rate this 4.25/5 and out of all books I would rate this 2.375/5.

  307. March 7, 2013

    This will be getting me out of my comfort zone.

  308. March 8, 2013

    Just finished Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. For my list of books read please go to: http://www.shelfari.com/Best-Of/10671/HUB-READING-CHALLENGE

  309. Gabrielle permalink
    March 9, 2013

    I am going to give this a shot! It’ll go on my Goodreads shelf ;-)

  310. Mary Beth permalink
    March 11, 2013

    I am going to do my best to complete this. I already read a bunch of these titles before Feb 3rd and have a bunch more on the list. I will be keeping track of them on Goodreads here – http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2799130-mary-beth?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge

  311. Sarah Gumtow permalink
    March 13, 2013

    Better late than never?? I’d like to try the challenge this year and will keep track of them on a shelf on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3783104-sarah?format=html&shelf=the-hub-reading-challenge-2013.

  312. March 17, 2013

    Ok, I’m in! This will motivate me to read outside my comfort zone and get my Goodreads account up and going.
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18463596-rebeccareads

  313. j wells permalink
    March 19, 2013

    Sign me up! Looking foward to meeting this goal this year! First year doing it and so excited

  314. j wells permalink
    March 19, 2013

    oh and I am going to keep track on paper this time

  315. jbartlett permalink
    March 19, 2013

    This sounds like fun. I will be keeping track on Goodreads for now, and possibly my blog later: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7677235-jennifer-bartlett?format=html&shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  316. Bethany permalink
    March 20, 2013

    Okay so I’m late to this reading party but I’m a fast reader!! I think I will take the challenge!

    In June I’m going to Europe so having a bag full of books is a great way to fill in the long flights!

    Created a new LibraryThing for this challenge: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bea.voight

  317. March 24, 2013

    I just stumbled upon this today and I am excited to start the challenge a couple months behind!
    I will be review the books I read on my Shelfari site:
    http://www.shelfari.com/schirm

    Thanks! Happy Reading!

  318. Jeanenne Reid Robinson permalink
    March 25, 2013

    I am planning to participate in The Hub Challenge.

  319. Vic N. permalink
    March 25, 2013

    Just finisthed “Tell The Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt, terrific!

  320. March 25, 2013

    I’m starting a bit late, but I’m up to the challenge. I’ll be recording my progress on my Goodreads page, http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4799082-shaeley-santiago?format=html&shelf=2013hubchallenge.

  321. March 26, 2013

    Although I am starting the challenge bit late I am very delighted to take part in this reading challenge. I love to read and encourage others to read as well. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I’ll be keeping track of my reading through: http://www.goodreads.com/TayDreams

  322. Heather permalink
    March 26, 2013

    I’m late to the game, but I’m going for it. I’ll keep track on goodreads.
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3413099?shelf=yalsa-book-challenge-2013

  323. Chloe Wassman permalink
    March 26, 2013

    I’m so excited to try some new books I might not have otherwise read. I’ll be tracking my progress here: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8997853-chloe

  324. Caroline permalink
    March 27, 2013

    I’m so excited! I will be tracking my progress on goodreads.
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4255255-caroline

  325. Meg permalink
    March 27, 2013

    I’m in! What a great idea—-and so many wonderful books!

  326. Klare Girgen permalink
    March 28, 2013

    I figure it’s better late than never, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ll be keeping track of the books via my pinterest boards. http://pinterest.com/klareg/yalsa-hub-challenge/

  327. Vic N. permalink
    April 1, 2013

    Just finished “Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different,” okay, interesting person, not hugely informative, but I did learn some things I didn’t know about Mr. Jobs. What a weird life!

  328. Mary permalink
    April 3, 2013

    Off to a little bit of a late start, but very excited to get going. Tracking reading here:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/45639-mary?format=html&shelf=2013-yalsa-hub-challenge

  329. April 5, 2013

    I will be tracking my progress on my blog at http://unlikelylibrarian89.wordpress.com/2013-yalsa-reading-challenge/

  330. Ricqui G permalink
    April 6, 2013

    I’m a little late but I think I can catch up! :D I’ll be posting my reviews on my goodreads account here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3308999-ricqui-sanderson?format=html&shelf=yalsa-book-list-2013

    and on my blogger: http://tricqui.blogspot.com/

  331. Amber permalink
    April 9, 2013

    I’d like to participate in this challange

  332. April 12, 2013

    I’m so in!! I can definitely catch-up, because I’ve already been reading some of these. ;)

  333. Kinsey Steskal permalink
    April 14, 2013

    Books I have listened to/read:
    2) Wonder: August has a damaged face and some disablitities. So he is home schooled until one day his mom decides to put him in public school so he can get a better education. How will he ever survive the “not staring” looks each kid peaks behind their note book and the bullies calling him a alien? Will he ever make friends in this amateurish world?

  334. April 16, 2013

    I’m all in for the 2013 reading challenge!

  335. April 16, 2013

    I’ll track myself on my goodreads page:
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/73527-ellen

  336. April 16, 2013

    7 down! I better step up my game…

  337. Jennifer Jost permalink
    April 18, 2013

    I JUST learned about this! I’m hoping that books that I’ve read since it began will still count even if I’m just registering now? Either way I’m in! I’m tracking myself on Goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1354316-jennifer?format=html&shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge

    • April 19, 2013

      Yes! Anything you’ve read since the challenge started counts — even if you didn’t know you were reading for the challenge at the time! :)

  338. April 19, 2013

    Late to the game, but eager to catch up and participate! I’ll be keeping track on alysonreadsbooks.com

  339. Karen Meharg permalink
    April 22, 2013

    I have actually started reading some of these titles as part of my internship, but it was after Feb. 3, so they count :) Since I am almost finished with school, I am able to read more! 5 titles that I have read thus far: Heist Society, The Fault in Our Stars, Aristotle & Dante, Code Name Verity, & Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy. Just checked out 3 more titles from the public library yesterday!

  340. Sara permalink
    April 22, 2013

    Started a bit late, but here’s the shelf on gooreads where I’ll be keeping track. 21 books in 2 months? I got this.

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1747031-sara?format=html&shelf=hub-challenge

  341. April 25, 2013

    I have already unknowingly been reading these books, thanks LIS Teen Lit class! Just found out about the challenge when I received my YALSA Best of the Best publication. I will keeping track of my reads here http://youthinexalt.blogspot.com/ at my (sadly under utilized) blog.

  342. April 26, 2013

    Sign me up!

  343. April 29, 2013

    I’m in! @erniec

  344. Taliah permalink
    April 29, 2013

    I was just informed of the wonderful fun to be had in participating in this challenge. I’m in!!

  345. April 30, 2013

    This challenge is great! I’m coming into it a bit late, but I’ve read several of these already, so I think I’ve still got time, and I’m excited to be reading some books I might have missed otherwise. Check out my Goodreads list: http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/631414

  346. May 1, 2013

    Hello,

    I just heard about this challenge and wanted to particpate. So far I have read/listend to 27 out of the 83 books. They can all be seen here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9572840-veronica-mckay?shelf=read

  347. Magda permalink
    May 2, 2013

    I plan to try out this challenge. I know I’m late to the party, but I believe I can make it! I’ll be tracking my progress through GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19981819-magda.

  348. Cocoa Bar permalink
    May 6, 2013

    Joining very late, but better late than never. . .

  349. Wendy permalink
    May 8, 2013

    Better late than never

  350. Kristie Bartlett permalink
    May 8, 2013

    I’m going to do my best to read as many as I can. :-)

  351. Kristy permalink
    May 11, 2013

    I’m also joining quite late. So far I’ve read and/or listened to 19 titles.

  352. Librarian Lauren permalink
    May 15, 2013

    Been working on this but only signed up now. Tracking through Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/12567491?shelf=2013-teen-hub-challenge

  353. May 18, 2013

    I wish I had know about this earlier… Oh, well. :)

  354. May 18, 2013

    Luckily I’ve read several titles recently (listed in Good Reads), so I am still hoping to make the 25. I’m a big reader so maybe I could have read all 83 had I known about it from the start. Is this an annual challenge? I sure hope so. I’m surprised I did not hear of it from Houston Public Library, nor from Harris County Public Library nor from my school! I borrow so much from these places but never heard of this challenge till today by chance I happened upon it.

  355. May 20, 2013

    I’m in again! This is my second year (I started late last year, and will be starting late again this year)!

  356. May 22, 2013

    I’ve been horrible at checking in at The Hub lately because I’m not currently doing programming and so I’m incredibly sad that I’m just now signing up this late. So I have exactly one month to try to read at least 25 books. I might be crazy, but challenge accepted.

  357. Karen Steinberger permalink
    May 25, 2013

    In February, I hadn’t thought I’d be able to complete this challenge, but I just checked the reading list and discovered that I’ve already read 22 titles! Here’s my Goodreads shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2637727?shelf=yalsa-hub-2013

  358. Lauren Bradley permalink
    May 31, 2013

    I’ve been tracking here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20884130?shelf=hub-challenge-2013

  359. June 1, 2013

    Better late than never! I’m in.

  360. Amy permalink
    June 4, 2013

    I’ve actually been working on this since early March (?), but I keep forgetting to “register.” I’ve been keeping track on a printout of the eligible titles, but I plan to start updating my GoodReads acct little-by-little. http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4988215?shelf=hub-reading-challenge

  361. Andrea permalink
    June 5, 2013

    Wow, I am SUPER late. But the presence of “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” on this list (which I’ve already read twice) and “The Fault in Our Stars” (which I read last year and it was incredible) makes me want to see how good these other books on the list are. I’ll see how far I can get, though I doubt I can read 25 books in less than three weeks while working full time. :)

  362. Donna Smither-Waller permalink
    June 6, 2013

    I cannot locate the embedded form to complete regarding my completion of the Hub Challenge 2013. Please help. Thanks.

  363. June 6, 2013

    Completed hub challenge 2013. June 5, 2013

  364. June 19, 2013

    I am now at 16, don’t think I’m going to make the 25! I start getting into other books from different challenges I am doing, so this list is on the back burner, mostly so because I don’t have a lot of the books on it and neither does my library, and I am cheap, cheap, cheap so I don’t want to have to buy any of them.

  365. Robin permalink
    June 21, 2013

    It’s been fun chipping away at the list for my second year!

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