Not signed up for YALSA’s 2013 Hub Reading Challenge? Read the official rules and sign up on the original post. Anything you’ve read since February 3 counts, so sign up now!
I technically haven’t started this year’s challenge, but that’s because I’ve already read eight titles from the lists (Love and Other Perishable Items, I Hunt Killers, Friends with Boys, The Diviners, Prom and Prejudice, The Fault In Our Stars, The Name of the Star, and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks). And of the eight, I read (and re-read) most of them last fall. My plan was to read as many advanced reading copies as I could in February and then in March to start the Hub Reading Challenge.
My main goal for the challenge this year is to read all the Alex winners. I’m the teen services librarian, but I work the reference desk a lot and I want to be able to recommend adult books in addition to all the YA titles I recommend to everyone. So, now it’s your turn! How is the challenge going for you? Are you done? Have any specific lists you are targeting like me? Let me know in the comments!
If you’ve already completed the challenge by reading or listening to 25 titles from the list, let us know by filling out the form below. (The information you provide is what we’ll use to send you your Challenge Finisher badge, contact you about your reader’s response, and notify you if you win our grand prize drawing, so be sure to use an email address you actually check!) Do not fill out this form until you have completed the challenge by reading 25 titles.
If you’re not done yet, happy reading and keep us posted on your progress! Tweet your reviews and progress with the #hubchallenge tag, and we’ll see you at next week’s check-in!