Last year I surprised myself by reading a novel in verse and liking it. I read my second novel in verse earlier this year. Now that might not sound like a lot, but I’ve never been a person who really liked poetry. Yet both of these books, Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas and Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, pulled me in quickly and impressed me with their sparse, beautiful use of language.
So I was fascinated when I saw this challenge from Caroline Starr Rose. The rules are simple:
1. Read five novels-in-verse by December 31
2. Create a post about the contest (and link to the original post)
3. Report back in December on your books (nothing fancy…just share your titles and any thoughts you might like to add)
4. One participant will win an ARC of MAY B., Caroline’s debut historical novel-in-verse
I’m not familiar with a lot of novels in verse, but I’m looking forward to discovering more. I bought I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder a few weeks ago. It’s a book I’ve thought about reading for a while so that will be my first book for the challenge.
If you’d like to join in the challenge, follow the link to Caroline’s blog. And if you’ve got suggestions for some other novels in verse, tell me in the comments. Because my TBR pile isn’t big enough already 😀
Have a fabulous weekend!