Kicking Off Summer!

Hello, June! Hello, Summer! While it might not officially be summer yet, it’s right around the corner, and the YA Buccaneers are getting everything ship-shape and ready to set sail once again. You’ve worked really hard all spring long, so we’re rewarding you with fun, challenges, and buckets of gold! (Okay, just making sure you’re really reading this.) Sorry, no buckets of gold, but there will be prizes!

I MISS THE REGULAR POSTS.

Don’t worry, we’ve been missing them, too.  So, we’re getting back to some of our regular posts like Walk the Plank, and the ever popular Truth and Dare. We’ll also have word sprints this month, because we can’t just give up writing altogether even though the weather is too nice to be inside.

ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING NEW?

Later on this month, we’re hoping you’ll join us for a YAB version of  #TweetMyRead! We’re going to be reading a book together June 27 & 28th, and tweeting our progress through the weekend. We’ll announce the book a little later this month, so stay tuned.

WHAT ABOUT A READING CHALLENGE?

Funny you should ask. It wouldn’t be summer without a YAB Summer Reading Challenge, and we’d love it if everyone would start reading with us today. Yes, today! Download a copy of our challenge card and choose a square. There are plenty of options and we want you to try for all of them. We’ve got non-fiction, books you’ve been meaning to read forever, and even a Rory Gilmore reading square. That girl had great taste!

Leave us a comment below to tell us which book you’re going to start with right away. Each Friday, we’ll do a check-in post to see how everyone is getting along. Tell us about a great new book you read, or revisit an old favorite and let us know if it was as wonderful as you remembered. We’re all about discussing books this summer, and we want the conversation to include YOU!

HOW LONG DO I HAVE, AND WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Don’t worry, you’ll have all summer to get through the list. We don’t want this to be a race. We’re running the Summer Reading Challenge from June right through August, and we're offering a $10 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. Watch for our Friday check-in, leave a comment, and you'll be entered to win!

So, start reading today, and kick off summer with the YA Buccaneers! Ahoy, Mateys!