09 March 2012
Novels In Verse Reading Challenge
The Novels In Verse Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Born Bookish
I've never thought much about novels that are written in verse. I think I've read maybe two in my life, and for some reason have since completely dismissed them altogether. For no real reason. Maybe those two I read weren't that great and I've been asuming that if those two weren't great, none of them are. Which is a totally backwards way of thinking that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but there you go.
So when I stumbled upon Born Bookish's Novels In Verse Reading Challenge, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out some more of this genre. Basically, throwing the word "Challenge" around is a good way to get me to read anything.
I have decided to stay simple and try for the Haiku level this year - one to four books written in verse. Which seems kind of wimpy if I think about it, but this is new territory for me, and maybe those two I've read before really were great and I'm just not a fan of verse writing. It's entirely possible. We'll just have to wait and see. For now, the books I'm planning to read for this challenge are:
Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
The best part? Three of these were already on my wishlist, and I didn't even know they were written in verse. Take that, verse-hating self!