Summer Throwdown Year 2 - Wrap Up

Together we are stronger...teachers and librarians united in reading 

We did it! 

We spent the month of July tracking every book we read and recording it on our summer throwdown spreadsheet.  We each set our own individual goal for the number of books we hoped to read for the month. Every book counted as one book read, whether it was Pete the Cat or War and Peace.

The collective goal was to read 2,934 books together.

We met that goal and exceeded it by 122 books! 

Altogether we read 3,056 books in July!

I'd call that a great success in making a BIG dent in our TBR piles! 

138 people signed up to participate and 125 continued with Summer Throwdown for the entire month of July. (That's 50 more people than last year!)

As a thank you to participants, I hosted a giveaway of 4 ARCs.  The lucky winners are:
The winners have already been contacted via email and books will ship this week.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this year's #summerthrowdown. Did you enjoy the 2.0 version? Did you miss the friendly competition between teachers and librarians? Were you more motivated to read and meet your goals?  Did you have fun?!  Please take a minute to comment below or email me!

Thanks again for reading with us and being a part of our second year of #SummerThrowDown!  Brian, Jillian, Kathy, and I are thrilled with how you've embraced what began as a bit of friendly smack talking between school librarians and teachers on Twitter last spring. 

Be sure and visit us on Twitter and check out our blogs too!

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We look forward to Summer Throwdown 2014 and hope you'll join us again.

Happy reading! 


  1. I was thankful to participate in summerthrowdown2013. It kept me reading this summer. I read tons of picture books. My younger daughters also read along with me. We exchanged and recommended books to one another. They became fans of authors and characters.


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