It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, even if you really enjoy a particular activity. Goals and personal challenges can help broaden your experiences and introduce you to new, exciting work. I’ve been in a bit of a reading rut recently (mostly out of laziness) so I think YALSA’s 2012 Best of the Best Challenge might be perfect for my spring reading. The details (in short):
“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….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.”
If you read at least 25 titles, you will have “completed” the challenge and can submit a reader response about your fav/least fav/middle fav title to be published on the Hub. Reading also earns you blog badges, including a super exclusive badge for reading 80.
Obviously there are lots of great titles to choose from, and several are books I might not pick up otherwise. (I’m looking at you, nonfiction.)
Check out the Hub post for more info on taking part in the challenge.