Monday, November 14, 2011

Must Read Monday #5

Fans of Fiction
The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).

For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).
This week's category: A book so powerful that it changed you in some way. 
Here is mine for this week:
                                                       Soviets Barge into her home
                                                                   tEaring her family apart
                                        She is forced onTo a train car
                              What is a human life Worth?
                                                   Her brothEr was worth
                                                         A pockEt watch.
                                                                  ANd her father?

                                                        To deatH
                                                                      At a prison camp

                                                         Shipped Off to Siberia
                                                                 Lina Fights for her life

                                           Sketching messaGes in her art
                                                          With incRedible strength, hope
                                                                         And love
                                                  For her familY and her people
This book, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, really did change my heart.  It moved me and it touched me.  It was one of my very favorite books this year. Here is a link to my review.  Everyone should read this book.  I loved it.  LOVED it.
Thanks to Fans of Fiction for hosting this meme.  It's such a creative, fun way to start out the week.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Monday!


  1. Great job. I kind of love it! It doesnt seem like my kind of book, but this poem is pretty darn great!

  2. Oh my, I felt the heartache in this acrostic. Definitely putting this on my tbr list ..sounds like my kind of book.. tugs at the heart strings! --Wouldn't be surprised if you're featured next week!

  3. Wow what a wonderful unique way to do your acrostic. Your words and the unique way it is written really conveys the profound nature of the book. This is one that has been on my To Read list since I first read a review of it. I just used November's Audible credit to do download the audio and I look forward to listening to it soon. And yes, I love how a phrase in my own acrostic was the same as the title of the book you've chosen this week. :-) Thanks for stopping by my Must Read Monday!

  4. Fabulous job, as usual. I absolutely cannot say no to a WWII book. It seems like a long time since I've read a review on this, but your acrostic has seriously convinced me to read it. I wish everyone would read this just to understand. We can't let history repeat itself.
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction


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