It’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.)
- 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!
327 thoughts on “YALSA’s 2014 Hub Reading Challenge Begins!”
I’m in! I’m planning on conquering the entire list this year. :D
I’ll be keeping track on my blog: http://booksandbassets.wordpress.com
I’m proctoring ELPA tests for the next 3 days & brought along Beautiful Music for Ugly Children to keep me from getting bored.
Can’t wait! I have lots of books at home waiting to be read for this challenge! YAY! Happy reading everyone!
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.
I’m in! I’ll try to keep track on Goodreads again this year. Thanks for the printable list!!
I’m all in this year. Plan to vanquish the entire list!!! Visit me at http://friendreginarenee.blogspot.com/ to see my progress and cheer me on. Good luck and Happy Reading to all.
I will be participating! I will update my progress on goodreads (Ariel Birdoff) and twitter (@madam_pince)
I’m going to try and participate again this year!
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?
Yes, definitely. Glad you’re joining the challenge!
Glad to be participating again for my third year! What a fun opportunity!
Can’t wait to start!
I’m in! I love doing the challenge each year.
I’m in! Will be tracking on goodreads and my blog
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.
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:)
I will give it a go, I’ll be tracking on Goodreads. Should be fun!
(Goodreads: Lucie Ferguson)
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/
Ohhhh yeah! So excited.
I’m in! I’ll track on my blog: http://travelingwiddershins.com/
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.
I’m so in!! Let the reading begin!!!
I’m so in!! Let the reading begin!!! Here’s the link to my shelf https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2760690-jody?shelf=hub-challenge-2014
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.
I’m in! I also used Goodreads last year and will attempt to do the same this year! Have fun!
I’m in! I started Midwinterblood this morning. I’ll be keeping track with goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2213785-emily-blaeser?shelf=2014-hub-challenge
I’m in! Here’s my Goodreads shelf. I got a start with the Morris challenge, but didn’t finish.
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.
Count me in! First up…..Eleanor & Park!
I noticed the Quick Picks (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-top-ten-quick-picks-reluctant-young-adult-readers) are not included. Are those part of the challenge as well?
Can’t wait! I so enjoy this challenge!
I’m in! I’m so glad to do this again, its such a great exercise!
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.
I’m looking forward to doing this again!
I’m in. I’m starting with Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas.
Will totally be taking on this challenge! Posting on Twitter & Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8841185-emily-fear)
I’m in! I had great fun last year. Let’s go!
All in! Started on Charm & Strange this morning and finding it totally engaging…
Looking forward to the hub 2014 reading challenge!
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.
I plan on participating!
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
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.
I’ll be keeping track on my Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1838334-emily?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
This is my first time attempting this reading challenge. Be gentle.
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!
I’m going to give it a try!
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!
I’m in! I’ll be tracking on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7440358-kate?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014
WooHoo! Let the challenge begin! I’m already halfway through Maggot Moon and I have the Eleanor and Park audiobook loaded on my phone. I completed nine out of the ten titles in the Morris/Nonfiction challenge, so I am confident I will meet my goal!
My Goodreads shelf for this challenge is: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4504688?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
I am so excited to do this again this year. I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/aschnebele).
I’m in. I got a start with the non fiction challenge. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/619379-sarah-mae?shelf=yalsa-2014-best-of-the-best
This will be my first year participating in this challenge. I’m excited to read some excellent books! I’ll be keeping track on this goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1806024?shelf=2014-hub-challenge
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!
Looking forward to the 2014 hub challenge!
First year participating! Can’t wait! I’ll be trying to keep track of my list on Goodreads (Kelly Trowbridge)
I’m going to do it this year! Last year I started late and ran out of time.
I wanted to do this last year, and just didn’t have time, so I’m super excited for this year! I’ll be blogging about the books on my blog: tichwi.wordpress.com. I will also keep my list of books read on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2461680-tiffany-williams?shelf=hub-reading-challenge-2014
Really excited to do the challenge this year! I will be tracking on my Goodreads:
I am excited to start the challenge!
I will be reading this year and keeping track of my reviews on Goodreads.
I’m going to try again. I didn’t finish last year so I’m hoping to this year. I’ll keep track on my goodreads account.
I’m in!! Last year was great!
I’ve been looking forward to this since last year! This year, I got a head start with the Morris/Nonfiction challenge, so I’m hoping to read more than the 25 I did last year. Here’s my GoodReads account, where I’ll be tracking my progress:
I’m going to try this. My Goodreads page is here:
I’m so in! I love doing this last year.
I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16278063
And hopefully my blog as well: http://thereadingmouse.blogspot.com
I’m in! I’ll give it a try!
Count me in! I always need an excuse to read more :-)
Count me in:
Taking a crack at this!
I’m going to try this this year =) But that is what I said last year too ;)
Had a great time doing this last year so I’m in again for 2104. Did the Morris & Non-Fiction challenges so have a good start on my 25. Keeping track on Goodreads & Twitter.
This will be my first attempt. The audiobooks might be a little difficult, but I’m going to do my best!
I’m going to give it a shot!
I’m in! I’m going to keep track on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/26952242-rebecca) and at expergefactor.tumblr.com
I’m joining and will be keeping track on Goodreads:
This. Is. So. Happening.
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.
I’m in. I’ve done the Nonfiction Award challenge for the last two years, but this is my first try at the “big challenge.” Since mainstream YA is not my native habitat, it should be a useful exercise. First in the to-be-read queue is Midwinterblood.
My Goodreads shelf for the project is https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9321469-margaret_and_cats?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014
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
I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5505115-jessica?shelf=2014-yalsa-hub-reading-challenge
I am in. This is my first time with this challenge and I will be tracking on Goodreads.
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.
Oops, forgot to list my blog address, so here. It is.
I’ll give it a try, though I kinda doubt I’ll get through 25… Still, fun to try. I’ll be keeping track and reviewing on my blog, http://the-wolfs-den-147.blogspot.com/
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
So excited! I’m simultaneously proud and slightly frustrated to realize I’ve already read a decent number of the titles but this will force me to read some that I might otherwise have missed or put off. I’ll be tracking over at Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3716269-kelly?shelf=hub_challenge_2014) and occasionally at my blog (freshfromthestacks.wordpress.com) and/or Tumblr (http://onesmartcupcake.tumblr.com/).
I’ve decided to give it a go, though I probably won’t be able to read much this month.
Love the title suggestions! Can’t wait to get started!
I’m in! I got pretty far last year (17), but I intend to finish this year!
I’ll give it a go.
I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads… https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5491049-cate
I’m in! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/ecalkins)
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.
I’m in! Will be keeping track on my blog: thedirigibleplum.wordpress.com and also participating on Twitter and maybe Goodreads.
Definitely doing this again! I read all 10 titles for Morris/Nonfiction, but I think I’ll try to read 25 new ones for the challenge. At least I have a cushion if life interferes though! :)
I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/13324287-anna-chappell?shelf=hub-challenge
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.
I’m in! I’ll be keeping tracking on Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/930626?shelf=hub-challenge-2014
Challenge accepted: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/110415-julie
I’m in! I will be tracking on a Goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6431206-kate-carlson?shelf=yalsa-2014-hub-reading-challenge
Ooo! I’m in. So many great things I haven’t read yet!
I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on my Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1164944-catherine-boddie?shelf=2014-yalsa-hub-reading-challenge
I’m in and can’t wait to get started.
Challenge accepted. Follow my progress on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1228669-elizabeth
I’m in! Looking forward to reading and knowing about the book titles the high schoolers will be checking out!
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!
I am giving it a shot this year! Lots of great titles to read and listen to!
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!
I’ve been looking forward to this since the announcement of the awards! I’m keeping track here: http://librarian-cupboard.blogspot.com/
I am totally on board with this! I might not complete it, but I want to play along :) You can follow my blog, or friend me on goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4568617-carey-gibbons
I’m in! I completed this challenge for the first time last year and I’m hoping to do it again this year.
This will be my first year participating! I will keep track on https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/28332273-lisa & possibly be posting on my library’s blog: http://whatshappeningatdvd.blogspot.com/
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.
Last year I failed miserably (only read 5). I plan to do much better this year. I’ve already read Belle Epoque for the Morris challenge and started reading Sex & Violence yesterday, so I’m off to a good start. I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/237525-bethany-miller?shelf=the-hub-challenge-2014.
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.
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. :)
Definitely doing this challenge for the second year in a row! Love it!
I’m doing this! Here’s my goodreads “read” shelf:
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.
Here we go again! https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3931928-jennifer?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014
I’m in! I did the Morris and non-fiction challenges and so I am looking forward to adding to the list.
I’ll be tracking my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20884130-lauren-bradley?shelf=hub-challenge-2014
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?
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.
I’m in :) Keeping track on my blog: http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/
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…
I loved Charm and Strange.
“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.
Oops! I meant by Kristin Elizabeth Clark. (I was looking at the wrong line on the list).
I’m a newbie to this, but I’m going to try. Tracking on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/289504?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
I’m in! And I’m hopeful some of my students will be inspired to join the challenge too!
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!
I’m in–I’ve been looking forward to this year’s challenge since the end of last year’s. I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5953196?shelf=currently-reading
(And I’ll be posting reviews on my blog too.)
I’m excited! I didn’t finish last year – I’m determined to finish this year! I’ll be keeping track on GoodReads at: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4988215-amy
I will be participating, hopefully completing the challenge – and tracking my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3879054-emily?shelf=2014-hub-challenge – and like many others, posting reviews on my blog.
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:
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!
shelves to check are hub-to-read and hub-read
Sounds like fun!!
hub-to-read and hub-read are my shelves
Sounds like fun!!
Sounds fun! I am in =)
I’m in! Here is my goodreads shelf https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1077890-danielle?shelf=2014-hub-challenge.
Love reading challenges! I’m in! I will be tracking on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/18786208-jancee-wright?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014
Thanks for offering the challenge again. Can’t wait to get started!
Sounds like fun! I’m in!
I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks! Thanks for setting it up again!
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!
I’m in and have started already.
Thanks for hosting this! Count me in. I log my reading on: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2637727-karen?shelf=yalsa-hub-2014
I’ll track my progress here:
Sounds great! I’m in!
I’m in! I was attempting to read all of the the Morris and Nonfiction Challenge titles, but wasn’t able to finish on time — feels good to have a slight head start! I’ll be tracking my reading through my Goodreads account: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8759506?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
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! :)
I’m in! I’ll be tracking my progress on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4405259-rebekah?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
Enjoyed it so much last year. I’ll be tracking my progress on my Shelfari account as Dusty Jackets.
I’m in! Looking forward to it! I will be tracking my progress on Goodreads:
Hopefully it won’t be empty for too long…
I’m in. Hoping to do a bunch of my reading while on maternity leave:) I will be tracking on GoodReads. Here is the link to my Hub Challenge Good Reads List: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/45639-mary?shelf=2014-yalsa-hub-challenge
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).
I’m in! Great books to look forward to reading.
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.
I’ll give it a try…
Iâ€™m in! Iâ€™ll be tracking on a Goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3591728-jennie?shelf=2014-hub-challenge-read and hopefully updating my blog: http://bobcatbrarian.wordpress.com
I’m in! I got sick and couldn’t finish the Morris/Non-Fiction challenge, but I’m bound and determined to finish this challenge this year! Here’s my Goodreads shelf for it: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/23718903-emily?shelf=2014-hub-reading-challenge
I’m gonna do it this year! Starting with graphic novels, because they’re quick reads…such great titles to choose from.
I’m in this year!
I’ll be keeping track on Good Reads:
Good grief! Let’s try that link again!
I’m up for it!
Yay! We can read together Lee-Ann!
Count me in!
I’m in. I wanted to expand my reading interests and YALSA’s a good place to begin.
I’ll be keeping track on my GoodReads profile which sends info to Twitter.
I will be participating at good reads! A student of mine is doing it too!
here is my good reads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20379185-jenna-wolf?shelf=yalsa-reading-challenge-2014
I’m in! I’ll be tracking on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5466828-liz-fraser?shelf=hub-reading-challenge-2014
I already commented but don’t see it so it must not have gone through… Anywho, I’m in and will be keeping track on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/659853-jenna-goodall?shelf=hub-challenge
I’m in… and unlike last year, I’ll finish this time!
I’m in! Here is where I will be tracking my reading for this challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/25870715-alpha-delap?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge-2014
I’m in too! I’ll be tweeting and recording on Goodreads.
I’m in, how fun!
Signing up this year. :)
Count me in!
Third time! This is the first time I’ve started before May. I’m super confident I will be able to finish! My books will be here:
I’m in for the second year and looking forward to the challenge!
I’m all for a good challenge!
I will be tracking here.
Excited to get started and find some great books to recommend! I’m planning to keep track on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1551504-michelle
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.
I will participate this year, love the list and I will keep track on my Goodreads
and my blog http://nearynotes.blogspot.com/
I am in!
I’m participating! I’m pretty pumped, and happy to see that some of the books I’m reading for one of my MLIS classes are on the list. Here’s the link to my post about participating.
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.
I’m In! Don’t know how I’ll do it, but I’m going to give it a try!
I’m joining the challenge. I will be posting on Goodreads
I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Morristown-Hamblen Library Teen Room on Facebook. So excited!
I’m joining! Too bad I started Scowler before February, so it can’t count.
On the bright side, I completed in the Morris Challenge, so I’m already 5 in :)
Here’s my GoodReads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2072864-kim?shelf=hub-challenge-2014
I also joined the Hub GoodReads group.
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!
Sign me up – I can’t wait to dig in. I’ll be reporting on Goodreads – user jmrunninglib
I’m in! I joined the Goodreads group too!
I’m starting off a week late but excited to participate in this year’s challenge. My first read will be The Nazi Hunters.
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”:
This month, I can promise short commentary for each book over at my Goodreads account:
I think this’ll be fun.
Good luck, everyone!
I’m totally on board for the challenge this year! Woohoo! :)
& I’ll be tracking my reading on twitter @hari_vert.
I’m in! I will begin soon!
Oh yes, count me in. This will be fun!
I’m going to keep track on Goodreads:
I am ready to start the challenge. I will log my reading on Goodreads. Excited for the challenge!
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
I’ll give it a shot!
This sounds like fun! I can’t wait to start!
I’m in and ready to read!
I’ll give it a go!
Can’t wait to start!
I’m in! List will be on goodreads.
I’m in! Will keep track on goodreads.
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.
Count me in!
Let’s do this!
I’m looking forward to this (and to sharing it with my English education students)!
I am in and very excited!
Happy to see this challenge. Hoping to finish!
excited to start the challenge a few weeks late…I think I can do it!
I am joining the challenge! Listening to Zombie Baseball Beatdown right now!
I am in the challenge!
I’ll participate, and I joined the group on Goodreads. I’ll keep track on this shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1437930-jennifer?shelf=yalsa-hub-challenge
Excited for some good reading!
Sounds great! I am in.
Count me in!
I’m in! I’ll be keeping track on Goodreads.
I am in!
It’s my first year, but I’m excited!!!
I had fun with this last year, looking forward to doing it again!
I’d like to try this challenge and will keep track of my book on Goodreads.
Well, I was not successful with the Morris/Non-Fiction challenge, but I’m going to give this a shot anyway! I’ll keep track on this Goodreads shelf – https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/66673-jennifer?shelf=2014hubchallenge.
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!
I’m participating! I’ll keep track of my books on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4693944-kelly.
Slow reader, but I’m setting a goal of a half dozen of these books. Like this motivation!
Better late than never!
I plan to start the 2014 YALSA The Hub Reading Challenge A.S.A.P!
Fingers crossed I can fit in all this wonderful reading!
I’m in. I will be keeping track on Librarything in the 2014 Category Challenge.
I’m off and running! I’ve finished my first book The President has Been Shot. Very powerful and well written.
I’m all in!
I am in!
I’m doing it!
I’m in! I just found this challenge, so I’m a little late. I finished I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak this week, so I’m already done with one book! I’ll be saving my progress here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/28916649-julie-c?shelf=2014-hub-challenge
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.
Count me in! I’ve been wanting to read a bunch of these anyway. I’ll be keeping track on my Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2837487?shelf=2014hubreadingchallenge
I’m excited to participate!
I’m in, I’ll be tracking my reading on my 2014 Hub Challenge Goodreads shelf.
I’m in. Tracking thru GoodReads.
I’m so going to try this. Keeping track via goodreads!
I’m in! I am going to keep track using my Hub Challenge Shelf on Goodreads.
This is my year to finish…I can just feel it! I’ll be recording my progress at http://www.thegnominglibrarian.com!
I’ll keep track on a Hub Reading Challenge shelf on Goodreads
Just found this, and am very excited! I’m in!
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?
I just heard about this today and it sounds great! I’m keeping track on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/15855521-deborah?shelf=yalsa-the-hub-2014
Starting the challenge (better late than never)!
I’m starting today and super excited!!!
Trying again this year. Hope to complete it this time!
I just heard about the challenge. A little late, but I am going to try. I will track the books on my goodreads account.
I starting the challenge late, but there’s plenty of time left.
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!
Joining challenge. Will keep track on Goodreads!! Yay!!
Starting late, but I’m in!
I’m in! A bit late…
I’m in…even though I’m starting kinda late.
I’ll be posting an occasional review at this site too: http://www.justahunchbookblog.com
I went back and forth on it decided… I’m in! Looking forward to reading the books on this year’s list!
I’m late to the party but I’m in!
I’d like to do this challenge! I’ll be keeping track at
I’m a little late to the game but I’m in! Let’s see what I can do in about 3 months!
Going to try the Hub challenge this year!
I am in!
I am also on Goodreads as well: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4166512-deborah-takahashi
I’m late to the challenge, but I’m still in!
I’m a little late to join but I’m up for the challenge! Count me in!
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:
I’m always ready to read!
I’m in!! Love reading YA
Can’t wait!!!!! Love reading!!
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!
Sign me up. On LibraryThing as “Cookiethelibrarian”
On GoodReads as Allison Fitzgerald
I am going to give it a try!
I’m in. Let’s Read!!!
I’m in! Tracking the books on my Goodreads:
Count me in – I am excited about the mix of genres.
I’m in (and excited!). Here is the link to my goodreads shelf
Better late (or Nate) than never!
Just ran across this now, was planning on reading many of these titles anyhow, just need to speed it up a bit! I’m on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4942974-nina-wagner
Getting ready to booktalk for the summer, so all of this reading will come in handy!
I’m in. Tracking my reads at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7725697-heydi-smith?shelf=hubchallenge2014
I already signed up but here in my Hub shelf on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6653030-rebecca?shelf=hub-reading-challenge
How did I just find out about this!?! I’ll be tracking my reads at
I’ve been doing the challenge at school, so makes sense to sign up to enjoy it with my peers!
I am joining the challenge to try and get the book tote, :)
I am planning on trying it again this year, although I am getting a slightly late start!!
I’m getting a late start, but I’ll give this a try.
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!….
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?
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
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
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!
I have completed my 25 titles for the hub challenge!
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).
I just found out about the challenge, but I’m going to try and complete it in the next month! :)
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?
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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