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!
Two weeks! I’m not quite sure how it happened, but there’s only two weeks left before this year’s Hub Reading Challenge comes to an end. Are you still working on it? If you, like me, haven’t quite checked 25 titles off your list, what’s your plan for the home stretch? If you have completed the challenge, congratulations and let’s talk! How did you choose which titles to read? Did you push the boundaries of your comfort zone? Explore a new author, genre, or format? Stick mostly with your tried and true?
As happened last year, I read more non fiction than I usually do, and wondered (again) why it takes a reading challenge to push certain books to the top of the to-read pile. I also listened to a couple of audiobooks, which is something I don’t do nearly as often as I should. (I blame NPR.) But the audiobook comments and recommendations over at the 2015 Goodreads Hub Reading Challenge group were pretty persuasive, and I’m happy I paid attention and tried something new. The #hubchallenge hashtag is another excellent source of inspiration and discussion, in 140 character increments.
If you are still reading, you have until 11:59 PM EST on June 21st to complete at least 25 books from the official list. If you participated in the Morris/Nonfiction Reading Challenge this year, you can count any books that you read for that challenge towards this challenge as well. You can share your progress by commenting below, and please include links to your online reviews, if you have them. Don’t forget to post the Participant’s Badge on your blog, website, or email signature, and, as always, if you have any questions or problems, 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.