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YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best Reading Challenge Begins!

It’s now April here on the East Coast of the US, so it’s time for YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best Reading Challenge to begin! We’re hoping the challenge will push you to read/listen to more great books than you would have–and to discover something new in a genre or category you might not have tried.

Challenge objective
Read/listen to 25 of the 80 titles on YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best list 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 80 titles to conquer the challenge!

Challenge rewards
Beyond experiencing the best of the best that YA lit has to offer if you participate in the challenge, 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 2011 and 2012 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.

Coming Soon: Best of the Best Reading Challenge!

We posted a little teaser earlier this month about our upcoming Best of the Best Reading Challenge, and now that it’s only four days away (!), it’s time to share details about the contest with you!

When?
The 2012 Best of the Best Reading Challenge will begin at 12:01AM EST on Sunday, April 1. Once the challenge starts, you’ll have three months (until 11:59pm on Saturday, June 30) to read as many of the 80 titles counted among YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best as you can.

Only books that you both begin and finish within the challenge period count, so if you’ve read any Best of the Best titles before, you’ll have to re-read them to count them.

What?
The Best of the Best are the winners and honor books for the Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz Awards as well as the Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, and Quick Picks.