Not signed up for YALSA’s 2015 Hub Reading Challenge? Read the official rules and sign up on the original post. Anything you’ve read since February 9 counts, so sign up now!
Spring has finally sprung where I am and it hasn’t snowed for a whole week! It might not be quite warm enough to start reading outside in the sun here, but hopefully for at least some of you, that weather has already arrived. Either way, spring is a great time to read great books and I am sure everyone who is participating in the 2014 Hub Reading Challenge has already found a few new classics to reread and recommend to friends! Which ones have been your favorites so far? Have you recommended them to friends who loved them just as much? Were there any that weren’t your speed, but were perfect for someone you know?
If you haven’t found any new favorites yet, which ones are you looking forward to the most? I can’t wait to read My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf and Trillium by Jeff Lemire. Where have you been looking for recommendations? Have you gotten any good tips from other Hub Challenge participants on Twitter using the #hubchallenge hashtag or have you joined the 2015 Goodreads Hub Reading Challenge group? Have you been hearing about any of the books from your friends? I keep hearing great things about The Martian by Andy Weir from everyone, so I’ll definitely be checking that one out before the Challenge ends. I’m glad I have until June 21st to catch up with all of my reading! I hope all of you are enjoying the Challenge and using it as an opportunity to find some great new books both for yourself and to share with the other booklovers in your life!
Don’t forget any books you read for the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge count for this challenge as well, but if you’ve read any of the other books prior to February 9, you’ll have to re-read them if you want to count them towards your total.
You have until 11:59 PM EST on June 21st to finish at least 25 books. Please don’t forget to read the comments to our weekly check-in posts and keep track of your progress by commenting on them yourself! If you review books online, please include links to your reviews. Also, don’t forget to post the Participant’s Badge on your blog, website, or email signature, and, as always, if you have any questions or problems, let us know in the comments or via email.
If you are a particularly fast reader and have already completed the challenge by reading or listening to 25 titles from the list of eligible books, be sure to fill out the form below so we can send you your Challenge Finisher badge, get in touch to coordinate your reader’s response and, perhaps best of all, to notify you if you win our exciting grand prize drawing! Be sure to use an email you check frequently and do not fill out this form until you have completed the challenge by reading 25 titles.