2015 Hub Reading Challenge Check-In #15

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!

Each week in these challenge check-ins, the Hub has encouraged you to use the hashtag #hubchallenge when you post about your progress on social media. There are only four weeks left in the challenge, and if you are heading into this home stretch and need some encouragement or fresh ideas to keep you reading, may I suggest perusing that hashtag? Even if you are not a Twitter user, you can Google “Twitter” and “#hubchallenge” to see what people have been talking about .

  • @hari_vert #hubchallenge #10 gabi a girl in pieces, by isabel quintero. now _this_ is what high school summer reading should be like.
  • @bobcatlibrarian Loved Through the Woods! So very Poe-esque and, dare I say, it had some POEtic moments. #hubchallenge
  • @Ms_Librarian_ “The text. I bet he calls it the text.” My favorite line so far in Five, Six, Seven, Nate. #hubchallenge #audiobook @TimFederle
  • @cavecibum I’ve reached the point in the #hubchallenge where I want to read what I want now, but I find completing the challenge very rewarding too.
  • @teenlibrarian1 #hubchallenge #5 Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw is done! I laughed out loud so many times reading this book.
  • @kellylynnin I might have to call in sick tomorrow…#hubchallenge #readathon

After looking over all these tweets, I have not only gotten some good ideas about which books to read next (some of their tweets opened my eyes to books I never would have considered!), but now I also have some new people to follow on Twitter! These are my kind of people – passionate readers with strong opinions and interesting views.

Have you been checking out the hashtag#hubchallenge? Discovered any good tweets? Please share them in the comments, after you let us know your progress on the challenge. If you are on Goodreads, won’t you please join the 2015 Goodreads Hub Reading Challenge group.  You have until 11:59 PM EST on June 21st to finish at least 25 books from the official list, and if you participated in the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge this year, you can count the books that you read for that challenge for this challenge as well.  2015 reading challenge logo - participantDon’t forget to post the Participant’s Badge on your blog, website, or email signature, and if you have any questions or problems, please let us know in the comments or via email.

If you 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. 

13 thoughts on “2015 Hub Reading Challenge Check-In #15”

  1. Hello – it doesn’t appear that Revolution by Deobrah Wiles (an Amazing Audiobook) is listed on the form? I finished my 25 books and I went to complete the form but I can’t find that one on the list so I can’t complete it. Thanks for your help!

    1. So sorry, Shanna! The form has been updated now– we really appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

  2. I am at 21! Yes I can do it! 4 weeks, 4 books to go!

    I finished this week: Jackaby (loved the idea but I think I got my hopes up with this one – maybe if I had read it a bit quicker), 47 Ronin (I had no personal connection to this book at all, I think it was too historical for my GN liking), and Wolf Children (loved it!!!! just a bit of fantasy with the wolves but portrayed a good family essence).

    I would love to finish with I’ll Give you the Sun (the book I wanted to start with), the audio I’m listening to now, and two short GNs. That’s the plan at least :-)

  3. Finished the 2015 Hub Reading Challenge and I read/listened to 26 books this year! This is my 2nd year participating and I am looking forward to next year’s challenge.

  4. Got three more books in since my last check in…Through the Woods, which was delightfully creepy; Noggin, which was interesting; and Batman Science, which was just fun.

  5. I finished #40 – Juvie – I liked this story but was very surprised that it ended as abruptly as it did.
    #41 – The Young Elites – it was okay, not memorable in anyway.
    #42 – Grasshopper Jungle – I did not much care for this story. I did not like all the repetition the author used, I did not like the characters and I don’t like bugs.

    I’m still working on a few, but my energy is really lagging.

  6. I may have missed it, but didn’t see Wiles’ Revolution (Amazing Audiobooks) on the list.

    1. Sorry about that, Erica! The form has been updated with Revolution. Thanks for mentioning this!

  7. Probably not gonna finish as I have only finished 11. In Real Life being that 11. I guess there is always next year.

  8. I also read (listened to) Deborah Wiles’ Revolution, and did not notice it was not on the form when I submitted several weeks ago. Now I am wondering if my total on the form was high enough to qualify. I have not received any feedback, other than the automatic “your form has been submitted” message. I know it says to only submit the form once. Do I need to do it again, if my total was innacurate?

    I have been taking a little break from reading the books on the list, but I still have Barry Lyga’s I Hunt Killers and Jack Gantos’ Hole in My Life checked out, so I expect they will be number 27 and 28 for me.

  9. Still battling! Since my last check-in, I finished #15 Noggin, #16 Maus 1, #17 Lockdown, #18 Tears of a Tiger (**Note to Hub editors: it’s not on the completion form and should be), and #19 Forged By Fire. Working now on #20 Darkness Before Dawn, then hoping to find something less heavy emotionally to keep cruising to 25!

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