Swoon Author Sandy Hall: Books and Haiku

I have a secret talent.

Well, I suppose it’s not really a talent.

And it’s not really a secret seeing as how I used to do it on a public blog.

Anyway.

I like to write book reviews in Haiku form. I realize Haikus are traditionally about nature and the world around you, but it’s the pithiness and need for quality over quantity of words that make them a fun challenge. It’s like solving a puzzle, finding the right word with the right number of syllables.

I used to write review Haikus for the teen blog at my previous job. Here are some of my favorites from way back when:


Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Travis fell "asleep"

sick. Woke up five years later

with a new body.


Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Jonah made a lot of

assumptions about Brighton

Can one night change them?


The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Harbinger Jones is

Many things. One of them is

Not brave. Until now. 


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and

Dante. Their names alone make

up half a haiku.


When you do something over and over, it tends to become a habit. I still often think of books in Haiku form. Here are a few I’ve read lately that inspired me to jot them down:


These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas

“Mystery” Braddock

would be an accurate name

for this gentleman.


Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Gottie has a gift

that she cannot comprehend

but tries to learn from.


The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

Gansey. Blue. Adam.

RONAN LYNCH. All these months and

I still think of you.


How to Keep Rolling After the Fall by Karole Cozzo

Dear Pax: Question one.

How dare you casually

roll into my heart?


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Thank you for indulging my randomness. 

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Sandy Hall

Sandy Hall is the author of A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SIGNS POINT TO YES, BEEN HERE ALL ALONG, and A ...

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