I recently completed the Hub Reading Challenge. It was a joy and a pleasure to be a participant in this challenge and opened my eyes (literally I guess!) to so many books. For this challenge you had to read or listen to 25 books taken from the YALSA award list. The list can be found here. I had read several of the books previous to the challenge and had read all the Non-Fiction and Morris nominated books for a separate challenge. The ones I'd read independently I had to reread - the Non-Fiction and Morris nominated ones counted towards my list. I am waiting for some to come back from students to reread, but that's just icing on the cake - I have my 25 (28 actually, 30 if you count my reading some that were supposed to be audio books!). I read the following (goodreads list):
- Love and Other Perishable Items
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post
- After the Snow
- Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
- We've Got a Job: The 1962 Birmingham Children's March
- Wonder Show
- Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thoughts Different
- Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
- Titanic: Voices from the Disaster
- Prom and Prejudice
- My Friend Dahmer
- Every Day
- In Darkness
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
- The Name of the Star
- The Fault in our Stars
- The Diviners
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
- Where'd You Go, Bernadette
- I Hunt Killers
- Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
- Code Name Verity
- October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
- The Running Dream
- Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am
If you go to my goodreads list it will link you to the covers, author names and general reviews by those who have read the books. If I can I will be trying to read seven more before the deadline (June 22nd). Some of these will be easy - there's at least three on the list that I just need to get back. Others I might have to pick up - worth it for a good book!
I've committed myself to the Nerdy Book Club Fifth Annual #bookaday Challenge. One book for every day of the summer. I can do it! 73 books in 73 days is not a bad thing. Some will be rereads but sounds like it's about the pace I read anyway!
At this point, I won't be a librarian next year. But that doesn't mean I can't continue my loud librarian ways. Resource units, book resources, reading challanges - it's all still part of being an educator! The challenge will be, of course, finding the time to continue what I do as a full time job, while I do a different full time job. I suspect I'll be the teacher who goes to the library with her classes the most!
And to end, my new lego minifig. If only this girl had bright red hair!