If you've read some of my past reviews, you may have noticed that I have a special place in my heart for books written in verse because a) that style of writing can be so powerful and emotional when done right, and b) they're really fast reads and I think there's c) other stuff that I can't remember right now.
Anyways, my point is that if you like verse books or think you should ('cause you should) then continue reading.
I am hosting a YA Verse Reading Challenge for 2012!
Who: You! And everyone you know.
What: The challenge is to get some YA books written in verse read in 2012! They can be from any year, as long as they are in verse and YA. There's a great Goodreads list with verse books, and Sarah Tregay, the author of the upcoming verse novel Love and Leftovers, has a great list on her site, in case you need some ideas.
There are three reading options you can choose from.
You can challenge youself to:
Newbie--Read 2 YA books written in verse.
Fan--Read 5 YA books written in verse.
Super Fan--Read 10 YA books written in verse, or more.
(Personally, I'm gonna stick with Fan because I hate to be really committed. I'm like a guy that way.)
When: In 2012. Sign-ups will end February 28, 2012.
Where: Here, at Shut Up! I'm Reading. Duh.
Why: Cause verse books are awesome. I used to fear them before I'd read one myself, but I now love them. My hope is that someone else feels the same way after participating in the challenge!
Sign up right here! Note: You don't have to have a blog to enter, but if you have a Goodreads or Shelfari account, link to that instead.
Hope you'll join! And if you do, grab the button and share it on your blog or wherever else you are on the internet.