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YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins!

Hub Reading Challenge logoIt’s now February 3rd, so we are kicking off YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge! We hope this challenge will encourage you to read/listen to more great books than you might have otherwise — and to discover something new in a genre or category you might not have tried.

Challenge objective Read/listen to 25 of the 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 eligible 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 2013 and 2014 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. (And don’t forget major bragging rights and the undying awe and respect of everyone, everywhere.)

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 2014 Best of the Best list (2014 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 2014 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; whether or not you finished that challenge, you may count that reading toward your 25 titles.
  • Just about everyone who doesn’t work for ALA is eligible to participate. Non-ALA/YALSA members are eligible. Teens are eligible. 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 25. 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 for the challenge by leaving a comment here and starting your reading any time during the challenge period.
  • Make it a social experience! Share your challenge progress and get to know other participants by using the hashtag #hubchallenge on Twitter. If you’re on Goodreads, join the 2014 Hub Challenge group.
  • Every Sunday, 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 start reading!

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327 Comments

  1. I’m in! I’m planning on conquering the entire list this year. :D

  2. Sara Ray Sara Ray

    Can’t wait! I have lots of books at home waiting to be read for this challenge! YAY! Happy reading everyone!

  3. Julie Julie

    I started at 12:01 last night – took a early nap so I could.

    Hope everyone has a great time & expands their comfort zone – know I will.

  4. Leslie Carloss Leslie Carloss

    I’m in! I’ll try to keep track on Goodreads again this year. Thanks for the printable list!!

  5. I will be participating! I will update my progress on goodreads (Ariel Birdoff) and twitter (@madam_pince)

  6. I’m going to try and participate again this year!

  7. I’m in – started my first audio on the way in to work. Always tend to do at least half the list, so that’ll be my first goal.

    • Question – will the list be revised when the Quick Picks are posted?

      • Allison Tran Allison Tran

        Yes, definitely. Glad you’re joining the challenge!

  8. Robin Robin

    Glad to be participating again for my third year! What a fun opportunity!

  9. Mindy Engler Mindy Engler

    Can’t wait to start!

  10. Cheryl Gladfelter Cheryl Gladfelter

    I’m in! I love doing the challenge each year.

  11. Donna S. Donna S.

    I’m in! I finished the Morris/Non-fiction challenge by the skin of my teeth so I am already well on my way to finishing at least 25. I hope to finish all of the titles, but I had a hard time locating some of them last year and my purchasing budget can only stretch so far. We shall see what happens. My fingers are crossed, I hope my eyes do not end up the same way! This year I am trying to read them in some order. Last year I just did a hit or miss scheme and I had a very hard time keeping things straight mentally.

  12. I’m totally in! This is my third year and it’s so fun to discover books that I wouldn’t normally choose. I’m be keeping track at goodreads (mugsypark).

    • Oh no my grammar stinks when I’m writing on the fly:( sorry:)

  13. Lucie Lucie

    I will give it a go, I’ll be tracking on Goodreads. Should be fun!

    • Lucie Lucie

      (Goodreads: Lucie Ferguson)

  14. I’m so excited to do this challenge! My fellow youth librarian co worker and I are both participating so it should be a fun– and competitive– few months!

    I’ll be tracking my progress on my blog at http://lezbrarian.wordpress.com/

  15. I am going to aim for 25 titles again this year. I’ve already read 13 titles from the list, so as last year, this will force me to stretch a little :)
    I’ve got a hub challenge 2014 shelf started on Goodreads http://bit.ly/1aWp9Vk and may possibly tweet @MHHSLibrary as well.

  16. Jody Jody

    I’m so in!! Let the reading begin!!!

  17. I’m in! I’m going to be reviewing the titles at my book blog (Brittney Reads, brittneyreads.tumblr.com), and keeping track of it all on my hubchallenge shelf on Goodreads.

  18. Tamara Tamara

    I’m in! I also used Goodreads last year and will attempt to do the same this year! Have fun!

  19. Samantha Tai Samantha Tai

    I also plan to participate in this year’s challenge along with two of my co-workers. We’ll be keeping track of our books on Goodreads.

  20. Alyson Feldman-Piltch Alyson Feldman-Piltch

    I’m in!

  21. I’m in! I’m so glad to do this again, its such a great exercise!

  22. I’m in! I’ll track my progress on my blog Writing Bout Reading and on my Goodreads account Angela’s Books. I have a shelf called “Hub 2014 Challenge.” There’s also a separate shelf for the 2014 Nonfiction and Morris Challenge.

    Withing the larger Challenge, I always try to read at least one from each category. I also avoid re-reading so that I am forced to read things I would not otherwise have read. Even thought having done the Winter Challenge gives me a head start on this one, I’m going to try to read 25 additional titles. I’ve already finished my first: The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks.

    The Quick Picks list is now up and, doesn’t it figure, the one YA book I read last weekend is on that list. If I’d known, I would have waited until today to start Killer of Enemies. Oh well, there are plenty of other tempting titles.

  23. Kefira Philippe Kefira Philippe

    I’m looking forward to doing this again!

  24. Helen Margiotti Helen Margiotti

    I’m in. I’m starting with Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas.

  25. Anja Manning Anja Manning

    I’m in! I had great fun last year. Let’s go!

  26. charlene.librarian charlene.librarian

    All in! Started on Charm & Strange this morning and finding it totally engaging…

  27. Looking forward to the hub 2014 reading challenge!

  28. I’m in! I did the Morris/Nonfiction challenge and almost finished (Go is still not here yet), so I’ve got a good head start. I’ll be keeping up with my reading at Goodreads and (hopefully) on the library blog, fmplteens.wordpress.com.

  29. Jen Flaherty Jen Flaherty

    I plan on participating!

  30. Jenn C. Jenn C.

    Sign me up! I am feeling optimistic, especially since the Morris challenge has put me 5 books ahead. I’m starting with All the Truth That’s In Me, and I’ll be documenting my progress on
    Goodreads.

  31. Amy Amy

    I’m in. I read one book this year for the Morris/Non-Fiction challenge, Sex and Violence. Looking forward to tackling the Alex awards. I’ll track on Goodreads and Tumblr.

  32. This is my first time attempting this reading challenge. Be gentle.

  33. I am in – my first YALSA reading challenge, but I am hoping to make a big dent in my reading this year. We’ll see. I’ll be tracking on my blog – youngpeoplesbooks.blogspot.com and will add the badge. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Sarah Granville Sarah Granville

    I’m going to give it a try!

  35. I am going to give a try! I just printed the list and crossed off all the titles I have already read (15) and added an new shelf on my Goodreads account. Here goes!
    ~Megan

  36. Colette C. Colette C.

    I did this last year and was introduced to a lot of books I would not have otherwise tried. I have Rose Under Fire sitting on the desk next to me waiting to be started!

  37. Looking forward to the 2014 hub challenge!

  38. Kelly Kelly

    First year participating! Can’t wait! I’ll be trying to keep track of my list on Goodreads (Kelly Trowbridge)

  39. Lonnie Lonnie

    I’m going to do it this year! Last year I started late and ran out of time.

  40. I am excited to start the challenge!

  41. Joanna Joanna

    I’m in!! Last year was great!

  42. Jennifer Kelley Jennifer Kelley

    I’m in! I’ll give it a try!

  43. shari shari

    Count me in! I always need an excuse to read more :-)

  44. Nicole Dolat Nicole Dolat

    I’m in!

  45. Gabrielle Gabrielle

    I’m going to try this this year =) But that is what I said last year too ;)

  46. Devera Chandler Devera Chandler

    This will be my first attempt. The audiobooks might be a little difficult, but I’m going to do my best!

  47. Joanna Joanna

    I’m going to give it a shot!

  48. I’m in!

  49. Brenda Schwarz Brenda Schwarz

    I am in. I read 15 last year and did not get the challenge completed so my goal this year is to complete the challenge with at least 25.

  50. I’m in. Shooting for the entire list. Thankfully I’ve already got 2 under my belt from participating in the Morris/Nonfiction challenge even though I wasn’t able to finish because I started very late. I’ll be posting my reviews and stuff from my Goodreads on my blog and tagging it so you can find them here: http://turnpagesturn.tumblr.com/tagged/2014+Hub+Reading+Challenge

    Excited!

  51. Gloria Cumpston Gloria Cumpston

    I’m in.

  52. I enjoyed this so much last year and am looking forward to another year of great books and finds for my school library. This also gives me the opportunity to put more information on my blog.

  53. Oops, forgot to list my blog address, so here. It is.

    Gloriajc.tumblr.com

  54. Couldn’t quite finish last year, better luck this year, right?
    So glad a pdf of titles is included this time :)
    I’ll be writing about what I read on Goodreads and also my blog, sarahsbookjournal.wordpress.com

  55. Grace DKL Grace DKL

    I’ve decided to give it a go, though I probably won’t be able to read much this month.

  56. Love the title suggestions! Can’t wait to get started!

  57. I’m in! I got pretty far last year (17), but I intend to finish this year!

  58. I’ll give it a go.

  59. I’m completely on board. But as far as eligibility goes, does being on a YALSA task force mean I can’t participate? Just wondering.

  60. I’m in! Will be keeping track on my blog: thedirigibleplum.wordpress.com and also participating on Twitter and maybe Goodreads.

  61. Amy Amy

    Count me in! I read the Morris list during that challenge, so I’m ready to tackle the rest. I’ll be keeping track on my library’s blog here: http://www.ucplbookchallenge.blogspot.com/. Just search for my name or the tag “hub challenge” to see what I’ve read.

  62. Ooo! I’m in. So many great things I haven’t read yet!

  63. Wendy Lukert Wendy Lukert

    I’m in and can’t wait to get started.

  64. Shannon Krug Shannon Krug

    I’m in! Looking forward to reading and knowing about the book titles the high schoolers will be checking out!

  65. Shannon Krug Shannon Krug

    I’m in – first time learning about this challenge – hoping to conquer it and know what the high school students are interested in for their Media Center!

  66. Kelli Kelli

    I am giving it a shot this year! Lots of great titles to read and listen to!

  67. Library.Lil Library.Lil

    I’m in! This will be my third year and I’ve been waiting for this year’s challenge to start! I’ll be keeping track on goodreads; will post the link once I have a shelf and something to put there!

  68. Lindley Lindley

    I’m in! I completed this challenge for the first time last year and I’m hoping to do it again this year.

  69. Library.Lil Library.Lil

    The 2 Stonewall winners aren’t showing up on the PDF list. (Well, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children is, but it isn’t identified as Stonewall, only Popular Paperbacks.) The honor books are on the list. Fat Angie should be added.

  70. Leah W. Leah W.

    I’ve been happily awaiting the start of the 2014 challenge for the past few months, so I am super excited to register today! I’ll keep track with my Goodreads account, and probably Twitter as well. Maaaaaaybe tumblr too. I’ve joined the Goodreads Hub Challenge group, so I’ll participate there at least, as well as checking in here.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8421031-leah?shelf=2014-hub-challenge

  71. Debbie Debbie

    This is my second year doing the challenge. Last year, I made it through about 75% of the titles. This year, I’m going to push myself to read EVERY title. I’ll start by rereading either Beauty Queens, The Book Thief, or I am the Messenger because I have those in my collection. I’ll be posting weekly on my blog .

    I’ve also joined the Goodreads group, but I don’t know how active I’ll be, especially since I’ll be reading like crazy. :)

  72. Sharon Amastae Sharon Amastae

    I really enjoyed this last year, so I’m in for another year. Last year I read 25, but didn’t submit my completion information on time…so middle school! This year I’ve already started with the Morris and Nonfiction lists, and am anticipating both reading books that I know I’ll like and others that I probably wouldn’t have picked without the challenge. I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13804296-sharon-amastae?shelf=2014-hub-challenge.

  73. Alison Alison

    I’m in! I did the Morris and non-fiction challenges and so I am looking forward to adding to the list.

  74. I want to double-check on this: the Stonewall and Schneider titles are eligible for this challenge, but the Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, and Batchelder titles are not. Correct?

    Any reason why?

    • Emily P Emily P

      I second this comment: Pura Belpre author award winner, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, is YA so I would argue it should be part of the challenge. The other awards went to middle grade/youth titles this year so I understand why those would not be eligible.

  75. Rebecca King Rebecca King

    Count me in! Now to decide where to start… How ’bout Charm & Strange by Kuehn? pg 1: “I don’t feel the presence of God here.” ohhh, good opening line…

    • Nora Durbin Nora Durbin

      I loved Charm and Strange.

  76. Robin Brandt Robin Brandt

    I’m in!

    “Freakboy” by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. A novel in verse, from the perspectives of Brendan, his girlfriend Vanessa, and transwoman Angel. Brendan, who’s on his school’s wrestling team (his school requires a set amount of athletic participation) sometimes wishes he were girl. His girlfriend and wrestling teammate Vanessa knows that something’s amiss in their relationship, and she has family members pressuring her to be more conventionally feminine. Angel recognizes Brendan as transgendered and faces an ethical dilemma after she discovers that Brendan. confused by his feelings, vandalizing the GLBT center where she’s a counselor–and that he’s the one anonymously paying for the needed repairs bit by bit. I didn’t care for novel in verse aspect, but found it an interesting story well told.

    • Robin Brandt Robin Brandt

      Oops! I meant by Kristin Elizabeth Clark. (I was looking at the wrong line on the list).

  77. Carly Carly

    I’m in! And I’m hopeful some of my students will be inspired to join the challenge too!

  78. I am in! This will be a great challenge for myself as I finish up school and I think it will introduce me to some of the newer titles I am not familiar with!

  79. I am joining, and this year I am starting earlier so that I can accomplish my goal of reading 25 books! I have already read 6 titles on the list, so I’m excited to see what else the list has to offer!
    I will be keeping track of what I read on my Goodreads page here:
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6626530-alison

    I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now, so maybe this is the perfect excuse…errrr opportunity! Good luck everyone! Happy Reading!

  80. shelves to check are hub-to-read and hub-read

    Sounds like fun!!

  81. Kristine Mahood Kristine Mahood

    Thanks for offering the challenge again. Can’t wait to get started!

  82. Hana Brown Hana Brown

    I’m in!

  83. Bridget Bridget

    Sounds like fun! I’m in!

  84. Bethany Bethany

    I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks! Thanks for setting it up again!

  85. Lisa Lisa

    I’m in! I got through four of the Morris nominees so that means I have 21 more to go, right? Hooray!

    I track all my reading on my LibraryThing account. http://www.librarything.com/profile/lisakilian0507

    Looking forward to it!

  86. I’m in and have started already.

  87. Mary Beth Earley Mary Beth Earley

    Sounds great! I’m in!

  88. I’m hoping I get further this year than I did last year! The website listed is the shelf I’ve created for the challenge within my Goodreads account. I can’t wait to read all of these great books! :)

  89. Enjoyed it so much last year. I’ll be tracking my progress on my Shelfari account as Dusty Jackets.

  90. Hmmm, posted on Monday that I’m in. But it seems the post is still “awaiting moderation.” So either I write too much or, maybe, include too many links?

    Anyway, I’m in. I’ve joined the Goodreads group and will try to keep my blog up to date as well. Any reviews will also go out via Tumblr and Twitter (@booksnquilts).

  91. Marney Welmers Marney Welmers

    I’m in! Great books to look forward to reading.

  92. Katie McGaha Katie McGaha

    I’m in! I’m going to try and finish the challenge this year, though I’ll probably be starting a little later as I crank out my ePortfolio. Final semester! =) I’ll be keeping track of my progress on Goodreads, as well as checking in here.

  93. Teresa Jung Teresa Jung

    I’ll give it a try…

  94. I’m gonna do it this year! Starting with graphic novels, because they’re quick reads…such great titles to choose from.

  95. Jordana Shaw Jordana Shaw

    I’m in!

  96. Lee-Ann Galli Lee-Ann Galli

    I’m up for it!

    • Brandi Brandi

      Yay! We can read together Lee-Ann!

  97. Joy Kim Joy Kim

    Count me in!

  98. I will be participating at good reads! A student of mine is doing it too!

  99. Terri Jones Terri Jones

    I’m in!

  100. Amy Amy

    I’m in… and unlike last year, I’ll finish this time!

  101. Kelly Kelly

    Signing up this year. :)

  102. Carole Carole

    I’m in for the second year and looking forward to the challenge!

  103. JoyH JoyH

    I’m participating. I don’t know where online I’ll track how much I’ve read, but when I decide, I’ll update. Will be putting the badge on my Facebook page.

  104. Nic Nic

    Sounds fun!

  105. Diane Palzkill Diane Palzkill

    I’m ready to begin the challenge.I’ve begun reading Go a Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. I’m enjoying his style of presenting his points to the reader.

  106. I’m In! Don’t know how I’ll do it, but I’m going to give it a try!

  107. Brittany Long Brittany Long

    I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Morristown-Hamblen Library Teen Room on Facebook. So excited!

  108. I’m in and hoping to find the time to finish this challenge and the other 50 books I already promised myself I would read in 2014!

  109. Jenna Jenna

    Sign me up – I can’t wait to dig in. I’ll be reporting on Goodreads – user jmrunninglib

  110. Kendall Kendall

    I’m in! I joined the Goodreads group too!

  111. I’m starting off a week late but excited to participate in this year’s challenge. My first read will be The Nazi Hunters.

  112. Alyisha Foley Wants to Kick the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge’s Ass!
    (Which is to say, “I’m in”).

    I’m taking a temporary break from blogging for the month of February, but after that I’ll be reviewing on my site “The Pooka Picks”:
    http://www.thepookapicks.com/

    This month, I can promise short commentary for each book over at my Goodreads account:
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5460502-alyisha

    I think this’ll be fun.
    Good luck, everyone!

  113. H.Vert H.Vert

    I’m totally on board for the challenge this year! Woohoo! :)
    & I’ll be tracking my reading on twitter @hari_vert.

  114. I’m in! I will begin soon!

  115. Kari Kari

    I am ready to start the challenge. I will log my reading on Goodreads. Excited for the challenge!

  116. Kimberly Hillary Kimberly Hillary

    I’m in!

  117. Hope I’m no too late to sign up! I started this week with Beauty Queens! Will be participating using Twitter and my blog. @JediLibrarian42 and minavilly.wordpress.com

  118. Rebecca Rebecca

    I’m in!

  119. Rebecca Rebecca

    I’m in!!

  120. Cathy Duffy Cathy Duffy

    I’m in!

  121. Devon Devon

    I’ll give it a shot!

  122. Michelle E Michelle E

    This sounds like fun! I can’t wait to start!

  123. Margo Burkholder Margo Burkholder

    I’m in and ready to read!

  124. Kelly ozanich Kelly ozanich

    I’ll give it a go!

  125. Nicole Nicole

    I’m in.

  126. Can’t wait to start!

  127. Kim Kim

    I’m in! List will be on goodreads.

  128. jamie brown jamie brown

    I’m in! Will keep track on goodreads.

  129. Leslie Carloss Leslie Carloss

    Shouldn’t Boxer and Saints be considered as two books? I know they are companion books, but it is a two-volume set that could be read separetely.

  130. Marci Glaus Marci Glaus

    Count me in!

  131. Jessica Gallo Jessica Gallo

    Let’s do this!

  132. Terri Suico Terri Suico

    I’m looking forward to this (and to sharing it with my English education students)!

  133. Dana Curren Dana Curren

    I am in and very excited!

  134. Teri Poulos Teri Poulos

    Happy to see this challenge. Hoping to finish!

  135. excited to start the challenge a few weeks late…I think I can do it!

  136. Amy Amy

    I am joining the challenge! Listening to Zombie Baseball Beatdown right now!

  137. I am in the challenge!

  138. Laura Mullen Laura Mullen

    Sounds great! I am in.

  139. Marisa Ives Marisa Ives

    I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads.

  140. Amanda Suttle Amanda Suttle

    I’m in.

  141. Juli Juli

    I am in!

  142. It’s my first year, but I’m excited!!!

  143. I had fun with this last year, looking forward to doing it again!

  144. Nancy Nancy

    I’d like to try this challenge and will keep track of my book on Goodreads.

  145. Well, I always get to these challenges way after they start! But luckily I can count the one I read for Morris/Nonfiction. So as of right now I am reading The Nazi Hunters at home (I am going to use it for booktalks in May). I have read so far Sex and Violence, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, Belle Epoque, Midwinterblood, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds! 5 total. I am going to start Charm and Strange on my lunch break today!

  146. Kate Kate

    I’m in!

  147. Kaitie Kaitie

    I’m in!

  148. Becky Becky

    Slow reader, but I’m setting a goal of a half dozen of these books. Like this motivation!

  149. Doris Mendez-DeMaio Doris Mendez-DeMaio

    Better late than never!

  150. I plan to start the 2014 YALSA The Hub Reading Challenge A.S.A.P!

  151. Belinda Outwater Belinda Outwater

    Fingers crossed I can fit in all this wonderful reading!

  152. Susan Swords Steffen Susan Swords Steffen

    I’m in. I will be keeping track on Librarything in the 2014 Category Challenge.

  153. I’m off and running! I’ve finished my first book The President has Been Shot. Very powerful and well written.

  154. Rebecca Bendel Rebecca Bendel

    I’m all in!

  155. Megan Shuby Megan Shuby

    I’m doing it!

  156. Well, 20 days later I find this, but better late than never, right? I’m in – I’ll keep track via Goodreads, and possibly a blog if I ever manage to get one set up.

  157. I’m excited to participate!

  158. Amanda Amanda

    I’m in!

  159. I’m in. Tracking thru GoodReads.

  160. I’m so going to try this. Keeping track via goodreads!

  161. Jayna Jayna

    I’m in! I am going to keep track using my Hub Challenge Shelf on Goodreads.

  162. Kim Martino Kim Martino

    I’m in!

  163. Kim Martino Kim Martino

    I’ll keep track on a Hub Reading Challenge shelf on Goodreads

  164. Jewel Davis Jewel Davis

    Just found this, and am very excited! I’m in!

  165. I have a question: I read a few of the Morris titles during the Morris/Non-Fiction reading challenge, but did not list them in any of the update posts. Can I still count those because they were read during the time frame?

  166. Laura Laura

    Starting the challenge (better late than never)!

  167. Emmie Emmie

    I’m starting today and super excited!!!

  168. Cat Cat

    Trying again this year. Hope to complete it this time!

  169. Pam Pam

    I just heard about the challenge. A little late, but I am going to try. I will track the books on my goodreads account.

  170. Theresa Strickler Theresa Strickler

    I starting the challenge late, but there’s plenty of time left.

  171. I am participating, although I likely won’t get to read most of the books until the final month, since I’m in a children’s lit class and I have a ton to read. Can’t wait to read some of these great books though!

  172. Jael Jael

    Joining challenge. Will keep track on Goodreads!! Yay!!

  173. Maren H Maren H

    Starting late, but I’m in!

  174. I went back and forth on it decided… I’m in! Looking forward to reading the books on this year’s list!

  175. I’m late to the party but I’m in!

  176. I’m a little late to the game but I’m in! Let’s see what I can do in about 3 months!

  177. Mary Mary

    Going to try the Hub challenge this year!

  178. Tabatha Tabatha

    I’m late to the challenge, but I’m still in!

  179. Nina Nina

    I’m in!

  180. I’m a little late to join but I’m up for the challenge! Count me in!

  181. Wow. What would we have to do to get some men to join this challenge? I mean… I think we’re all used to a female-heavy professional environment, but scrolling through – are there ANY fellas in this room?

    Not that that’s going to stop me from joining this hen party :) I’m in, and I’ll be keeping track on a Goodreads shelf:
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1543634-paula?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014

  182. I’m always ready to read!

  183. Claire Anderson Claire Anderson

    Can’t wait!!!!! Love reading!!

  184. Jessica Novak Jessica Novak

    I’m in!

  185. Cindy McCan Cindy McCan

    I’m a bit late to the party, I guess, but this looks like fun! This is my first reading challenge that I’ve participated in and I’m looking forward to it. I’ll post my progress on twitter!

  186. Brooke Brooke

    I’m in.

  187. Micah Micah

    Sign me up. On LibraryThing as “Cookiethelibrarian”

  188. Kristi Kristi

    I am going to give it a try!

  189. Connie S. Connie S.

    I’m in. Let’s Read!!!

  190. Julie Julie

    Count me in – I am excited about the mix of genres.

  191. Better late (or Nate) than never!

  192. Sherry McGhay Sherry McGhay

    Sounds fun!

  193. Getting ready to booktalk for the summer, so all of this reading will come in handy!

  194. I’ve been doing the challenge at school, so makes sense to sign up to enjoy it with my peers!

  195. Cassandra Crandall Cassandra Crandall

    I am joining the challenge to try and get the book tote, :)

  196. Jenni B. Jenni B.

    I am planning on trying it again this year, although I am getting a slightly late start!!

  197. Jessica Jessica

    I’m getting a late start, but I’ll give this a try.

  198. I’m coming late to the party, but I’ll give it a try!
    This March and April, I’ve read both Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang, Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. 21 more books to go!….

  199. Marney Welmers Marney Welmers

    Ok, I’m retired, so I’ve finished 25 books — also reading frantically for Arizona Awards nominations committee meetings so that motivation helps.

    What do I do now?

    Absolute favorites?
    Beauty Queens, and Eleanor & Park, of course
    Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design — such a good tie-in to the CCS visual emphasis
    Winger

    So much of the non-fiction is excellent — parts of history students never hear about and new angles on what they do know

    Far, Far Away and Navigating Early are wonderful, but I wonder about how appealing they are to teens — I’d love to know about others’ experiences with them

    • Allison Tran Allison Tran

      Congrats, Marney! I’ll follow up with you (and all other finishers) via email. We’d love to hear more of your thoughts as a “Reader Response” piece on The Hub! Thanks for participating, and again, congrats on finishing!

  200. Karen Karen

    This is a great idea. It’s fun to have a goal to work toward and I’m coming across all kinds of diverse titles. I appreciate the mix of print and audio, too. Since starting this challenge, I’ve read 6, and am nearing the end of my 7th (Yaqui Delgado).

  201. Amanda Amanda

    I just found out about the challenge, but I’m going to try and complete it in the next month! :)

  202. Lois Lois

    I’m very late starting, but I read the nonfiction award finalists during our faculty version of the Nonfiction Challenge, so those 5 are done. I’ll have to see whether I’ve read any of the others in the designated window, but whatever gets read is good, right?

  203. Edith Sutterlin Edith Sutterlin

    I found out about this, and had already been reading YA literature quite a bit since February while interviewing for and beginning a new job as Librarian in California, so I will count books read during this challenge period, going back to my goodreads and my interiew preparation notes to be sure I only count things read during this time period. With two weeks to go, I will have some intense reading to do, but now it counts for Summer Reading Challenge too, so that’s good!

    Even if I don’t manage to complete the target number, I’ll be a lot further along, so I’m game. .

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