Top Ten Tuesday: Novels in Verse + Poetry Collections

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “ Books I Would Hand to Someone Who Claims to Not Like Reading. I found it difficult to come up with a list of books I’d recommend someone who didn’t like reading because every person is different and that list would look different for each person. Instead, I am sharing ten poetry books and novels in verse for those unsure if the medium is for them. I highly recommend listening to the audiobooks of these if available. Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

3. The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

4. Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

5. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

7. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

8. peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

9. Citizen Illegal José Olivarez

10. Corazón by Yesika Salgado

Are you a fan of novels in verse? What is your favorite book of poetry? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Novels in Verse + Poetry Collections

  1. Great topic! I struggled a bit with the official topic — because how can we recommend books without knowing what the person likes? I haven’t read many books in verse (of these, I’ve only read Long Way Down — it blew me away!), but I’ve heard of many of these and I’m curious to explore. I’ve been wanting to read Clap When You Land, and I didn’t realize that Brown Girl Dreaming was also written in verse. I’m going to have to save this list for reference!

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  2. I’m reading Clap When You Land this month! Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/11/top-ten-tuesday-books-series-i-would.html.

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