I thought I would group together the verse novels I want to read, and those that I have read. A lot of these books are middle grade or YA, but I've started to read some adult verse novels too- although I think that there aren't as many of these about- or perhaps I just haven't found them yet.
And in a random act of coincidence that almost looks like planning April is National Poetry Month (in the US at least).
After the Kiss - Terra Elan McVoy
Aurora Leigh - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson (see my review)
Bruiser - Neal Shusterman
Bully on the Bus - Kathryn Apel (see my review)
By The River - Steven Herrick (see my review)
Cinnamon Rain - Emma Cameron (see my review)
Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Enchanted Air - Margarita Engle
Freakboy - Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Glimpse - Carol Lynch Williams
Home of the Brave - Katherine Applegate
I Heart You, You Haunt Me - Lisa Schroeder
Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai (see my review)
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds
Love That Dog - Sharon Creech
May B - Caroline Starr Rose
Moonrise - Sarah Crossan (see my review)
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard - Leslea Newman
One - Sarah Crossan (see my review)
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies - Sonya Sones
Out of the Dust - Karen Hesse
Paper Hearts - Meg Wiviott
Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend - Seven Herrick (see my review)
Red Butterfly - A.L. Somnichsen
Sister Heart - Sally Morgan (see my review)
Somewhere Among - Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsy
The Crossover - Kwame Alexander
The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy - Marie Jaskulka
The Monkey's Mask - Dorothy Porter
The Realm of Possibility - David Levithan
The Red Pencil - Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Simple Gift - Steven Herrick (see my review)
The Sugar Mile - Glyn Maxwell
The Watch that Ends the Night - Voices From the Titanic - Allan Wolf
The Weight of Water - Sarah Crossan
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling - Lucy Frank
Street Love - Walter Dean Myers
We Come Apart - Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan (see my review)
I will add to this list as I come across new books, or lists of verse novels. I do like to keep track of verse novels.
12 YA Books in Verse You Need to Read
9 Books in Verse You Need to Read ASAP
Michael Symmons Roberts Top 10 Verse Novels
And for when I run out of these books there are 100 Must-Read YA Books Written in Verse!
Sarah Tregay has created the motherlode of all verse novel lists split into age!
I need to put these lists down- I just bought 6 verse novels over at Bookdepository! Oops.