Today it’s time for one last Hub Reading Challenge Check-In before the challenge comes to a close. How is everyone doing in the final days…
Tag: 2017 Hub Reading Challenge
It’s time for another Hub Reading Challenge Check-In, and with less than a month left in the challenge it’s definitely a good time to take stock.
It’s helpful for me to remember that the challenge is intended to encourage all of us to dive deeper into the award winner and honor books and YALSA selected lists with an eye towards discovering new authors and title, exploring new genres, reading outside of our comfort zones, and improving reader’s advisory wherever that happens. For me, I’ve noticed that a lot of my reading this year has already resulted in successfully connecting friends, family, and acquaintances with books that might not have been on my radar without YALSA recognition. I’m especially, stunned and impressed, looking back on it as I write this, by the wide range of reader’s who have benefited from these lists and honors.
Hello Hub readers; it’s time for another Hub Reading Challenge Check-In!
According to my Goodreads shelf where I’m tracking my progress, I’ve got 15 books done for the Challenge so far. My now-standard approach to the Challenge is to load up on Graphic Novels in the first couple of months; getting my numbers up early helps keep me motivated. I love the format anyway, and I work in a high school, and have had a lot of success book-talking graphic novels to students who otherwise feel like they just don’t have time to read for fun when school’s in session. I’ve definitely enjoyed the ones I’ve managed to read so far (especially, to echo Anna’s check-in post, Paper Girls. That palette!! The eco-dystopian horror-show of Brian K. Vaughn’s We Stand On Guard felt terrifyingly plausible, and John Allison’s warm, wry Giant Days has been a perfect match for some of my seniors anxious to imagine themselves into college).
Hello everyone, how is your Hub Challenge going?
I am curious to hear how everyone approaches the Challenge. Personally, I start off with good intentions like say, reading through all of the Printz books I haven’t read yet but then get distracted by other books. Look! There’s that comic I’ve been meaning to read! Or, Ooh, I need a new audiobook for my drive home.
It’s time to kickoff the 2017 Hub reading challenge! This challenge is intended to encourage librarians, library workers, and YA lit enthusiasts to dive into the award winner and honor books and YALSA selected lists with the hope of providing excellent readers’ advisory and even discovering a new favorite title or exploring a genre outside of your comfort zone.
Eligible books are the YA titles that were named winners or honor titles the following award and selected lists:
- Alex Award
- Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
- Margaret A. Edwards Award
- Michael L. Printz Award
- Odyssey Award
- William C. Morris Award
- Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks
- Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Top Ten Great Graphic Novels
- Top Ten Popular Paperbacks
- Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
- Schneider Family Book Award
- Stonewall Book Award
- Top Ten of The YA Rainbow List (okay, we added a couple of YA titles that didn’t make the top ten, just to give more options)
- The Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten List
- Pura Belpré
- Coretta Scott King Awards
How to Participate