Calling all readers of young adult books! Sign up to take YALSA’s Hub Reading Challenge! I did and now I’m berating you to do the same. Go! Now! Sign up! It’s open to just about everyone—teens and adults—and besides bragging rights, you’ll earn a badge to put on your blog/website, AND be eligible for the grand prize—a whole bag of books for your very own! So hurry over, read the guidelines, and sign up!
The challenge began February 3 (I found out late—sorry!) and runs until June 22nd. You just have to read/listen to a total of 25 books by the deadline date. That’s an average of only 2 books a week. Easy peasy, right?
You have among 83 titles to choose from: 73 YA titles plus ten Alex award winners, books written for adults but also recommended for teen readers. You’ll find it’s a diverse list—among the best of the best in both content and format! There are the usuals: the Printz, Morris, Stonewall and Schneider Family award winners and honor books. But, there’s also the top Great Graphic Novels, Quick Picks, Amazing Audiobooks, and Popular Paperbacks for the past year. A pdf file listing all the eligible titles can be downloaded from YALSA’s page here or stop by Whitney’s Young People’s Library and I’ll be happy to give you a copy. You really want to do this, don’t you? Go. Now. Sign up!
I’ll report on my progress and post some reviews, and I’m hoping for feedback from other intrepid readers who take up this challenge. What a great opportunity to read outside your comfort zone and most likely, discover some real gems along the way. And that’s the beauty of this contest—you really can’t lose! It’s a win/win situation no matter how many books you finish. Ah, come on! This’ll be fun! Go. Now. Sign up!