Happy Saturday, everyone! This Saturday is a particularly special Saturday because it’s the day that YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best Reading Challenge concludes! You have until 11:59pm EST tonight to wrap up the last of your reading and listening, and you have until 11:59pm EST on Monday, July 2 to let us know if you’ve finished (or conquered?!) the challenge. At that point, we’ll do our drawing to determine our grand prize winner, who will receive a YALSA tote bag full of 2011 and 2012 YA lit! (If the winner is a teacher or librarian or something similar, he or she will also receive some professional development titles.) We’ll also send everyone their finisher badges and extend invitations to all challenge finishers to submit a reader response that’ll be published on The Hub.
We’re also interested in knowing what you thought of the challenge! Leave us a comment and tell us what your favorite book was, what you enjoyed most about participating, what you’d like us to change for our next reading challenge, or anything else you want us to know. Want to share your thoughts more privately? Email us.
If you’ve finished the challenge by reading 25 books, click through and fill out the following form to let us know. (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 pick an email address you actually use!) Do not fill out this form until you have completed the challenge by reading 25 titles.
— Gretchen Kolderup, who’s in between reads again