Top Ten Tuesday/ Novels In Verse Recently Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by thatartsyreadergirl with a new topic every week.

I know that this week’s topic is the authors you read most books. However, I had one issue the only author I know I read a lot from is James Patterson, and that isn’t enough to make a list. Instead, I wrote notes on the last ten novels in verse. I hope you still enjoy this post.

Anikwa and James’s friendship became more robust because they shared anything, they could in a time of war between the two communities each boy belongs too. Despite growing up in different cultures.

Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War


We meet a young lady Serafina who always dreamt of going to school to become a doctor. Still, instead, she goes on this long walk to bring her family some water. Something that I noticed was that no matter her hardships, she always tries to smile.

Serafina's Promise


We meet this boy Lonnie Collins who is dealing with grief through writing because it’s like he lost his voice when everything in his life changed. This is one heartbreaking read. I do love Jacqueline Woodson’s writing.



In this book, we see the author comparing symbols that we find in religion and stuff to forms of art like shade and light. It also talks about the freedom for women in an era when they had none.

Blood Water Paint


Calliope June keeps having to move every time her mum gets a new boyfriend which means a new school and trying to make new friends. Calli has another issue she has to deal with. She has Tourette syndrome and misunderstands her a lot. (Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics)

Forget Me Not


Annie, like her grandfather before her, has a passion for running. She’s having a hard time figuring out who she is with her grandpa dementia and a sibling on the way.



We meet Tula, a young girl who during the era of the 1900s is trying to escape opposing slavery in Cuba and arranged marriage through reading books and writing verses of poetry. It’s like she’s letting her words be her voice. Dealing with topics like equality and race, which are things that we fight even today.

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist


A special kind of bond that of sisterhood but for these twin sisters there is a lot more than just looking alike. The two sisters are conjoined at the hip. We meet them right before they are starting in a private school, after being home schooled all their lives.



Loving vs. Virginia is set in the 1950s when the segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty is at its peak. Luckily, love is a strong, robust emotion that is blind to skin tones. I think it based on a true story of the lovings.

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case


World War II is an event that marked the world. In this book, we read about the point of view of an American during this time. Short and with lots of pictures making this book a history lesson for younger people.

On the Horizon


Thanks for reading,









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