Bout of Books 13 Challenge – Day 3 – Book Haiku!

May 12, 2015 ♥ Posted in: Books, Geek Events by Kristina Horner

Today’s blog post is going to be a little bit different, because today… I am hosting a challenge for Bout of Books 13! To find out more about this read-a-thon, check out their website and consider joining in! Because – good news! If you catch this blog post in the next 2 hours – there’s still time to sign up! But if it’s already Wednesday where you live… you’re probably too late. I’m sorry! 🙁

This challenge is only for participants, so if you’re feeling left out, you should consider doing it next time!


For those of you specifically here for the challenge, here it is: Write a haiku about whatever book you’re reading right now.

Here’s one I’ve written about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as an example/a bit of inspiration:

Boy Wizard. Harry.
His school is cooler than yours.
But no internet.

Feel free to tweet your haikus as well, to share them with the world!

And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper challenge without a prize, would it? The winner of this challenge may choose a book up to $15 from Book Depository and I will get it for you! 

If you’re participating in the read-a-thon, good luck! And if not… what are you doing?! Grab a book anyway!

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Cynthia says:

This is about Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers (love this book!!)

Bully gets bullied
Emotional punch in gut
Some Girls Are Messed Up

Hey Kristina, thanks for such a fun little challenge for Day 3 of the #BoutofBooks readathon! Check out my post and haiku here.

One choice makes all the
difference in the course of life.
Regret taints the rest.

This is for This Burns My Heart, by Samuel Park.

Sarah says:

Here is my haiku for The Spectacular Now. 🙂

Puffy purple coat
Lakeside walk, hits of whiskey
Confidence blossoms

Melissa says:

Young heroine fights
Ice Queen to aid Boy of Flame
Adventure awaits!

(Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake [graphic novel] by Natasha Allegri)

Ellie P says:

My haiku! I tweeted it as well (@BlondeBookGirl). 🙂

They think I’m fat. Mad.
But I just want to matter.
And maybe have sex?!
– My Mad Fat Diary, by Rae Earl

I’m reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh … here’s my haiku 🙂

Tragedy. Mystery. Tension.
The beach provides a welcome escape.
Something is coming.

Oops – I’m participant number 396, sorry! I swear I was number 399 yesterday! (please don’t publish this post :))

slipperbunny says:

The book I’m reading is Small Island from Andrea Levy and this is the first haiku I have ever made…

She looks for her man
who promised the world to her.
Finds disappointment.

Sylwia says:

Book: The Girl in 6E
Author: A.R. Torre

She just wants to kill.
Good thing there is a bad guy.
She can get her wish.

Here is my haiku. I had no real idea how to write one, but I did it anyway 😉

Aly P says:

Guild hunter. Elena
Her wings are amazing,
Everyone seems to want to kill her.

Here is an haiku about the book ‘Going Bovine’ by Libba Bray, which I am currently reading! Writing these is so fun but it’s also soooo excruciatingly complicated to limit your words. Nice challenge!

A world of giant beasts
Cameron weeps dying from mad cow’s disease
Gnomes and angels here coexist

SharleneSays says:

Young Love. I Kiss Him.
He Kills for Father. I flee.
Vanish into Paint.

Kiss, Kill, Vanish. I’ve read less than 100 pages. But this is what I can come up with so far.

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Chelsea Hatfield says:

The book I’m reading is Cress by Marissa Meyer. (:

They are on the run
From evil Queen Levana
But trouble awaits.

Isa says:

I am currently reading The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.

My haiku:
Greeks and Romans fight
Demigods rush to save the world
Or monsters will rule.

Abbi Hart says:

I posted mine on my blog:
But I’ll also leave it here:

Tall, dark, and brooding
Gentle, happy, and hopeful
Made for each other

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade

Sarah says:


Tally must find Shay,
the girl who taught her true joy,
to become pretty.

Lori says:

Ok, so I’m definitely not a poet but I think I got a haiku that works for the book I’m reading, Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen. Thanks for the fun challenge! My poem is on my updates post here —>

My Book is Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Princess. Assassin.
She fights to protect and save
To free all enslaved

My haiku:

Girl likes two brothers.
And yet I know who she’ll choose.
Typical romance.

Joanne says:

Hehe. I have felt this one before for sure.

Yaya says:

A haiku based on a comic book series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910, 1969 and 2009

A team of superheroes
Kind of like the Avengers
But from gothic lit

Chelsea Payton says:

Miss Peregrine’s hurt
These children are peculiar
They need some help now

Make Kay says:

Hell or High Water
Run on sentences grate me
Constant interjects

Not feeling the love for my current book I’m reading- can you tell?!

Anna Wolf says:

Since I’m reading The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson.

Rory can kill ghosts.

She kissed a boy, he’s dead.

Oh wait, maybe not.

Janie is awkward
New job, first date, new place
Quinn to her rescue

“Neanderthal Seeks Human”

George. Gentle giant.
Newfoundland Landseer surfs.
Sweet AND talented.

I did 2 since I am reading 2 books at the same time. Here are mine:

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick:
Mason, Jude, or Cal
One of you is lying, big time
My bet is on Cal

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins:
Isla and Josh sit
While Josh eyes Isla’s red hair
Isla falls in love

Okay, so I totally like the Black Ice haiku so much more than the Isla haiku. But oh well, it was fun!! Thanks for this challenge!

Sierra Faith says:

Rose Red wears
a veil that covers her face
A mystery indeed.

This is from Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl! Only about a 100 pages in!

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Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda:

Oh to think of Blue,

Forever wondering who,

I’m just left with socks.

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bahnree says:

Wedge gets promoted
An old foe blueprints revenge
X-wings fight her down.

I’m reading Isard’s Revenge by Michael Stackpole.

Raquel says:

This is for Behemoth by Scott Westerfield.

A boy. A girl-boy.
Big machines. Big animals.
World War Two Starts.

This was fun, and reading the others haikus are more fun even.

I am reading Chosen by Rachelle Dekker

Here is my haiku:
Carrington. Not chosen.
Lowest rank of society.
Now she is worthless.

An explanation of the haiku along with more information about the book I am reading can be found here:

Wulfie says:

This is about Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare :)<3

Shadowhunter Will.
He is so incredible,
and he is perfect.

Anastasia says:

Ok, so here’s my first Haiku ever ! I hope I got it kind of right :

Soldiers at war,
Make good stories,
Deplorable History.

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.

Phoenix says:

Jace Wayland is rude
But Clary loves him a lot
Why is he so rude

Kami says:

Princess Leia 3
Looking for Caladan friends
With rebel pilot

Carmen Harris says:

Title of a Slave
But worth more than that
He loves her but can never have her

[…] Challenge: Book Haiku from Kristina Horner […]

Christy says:

I’m reading Dracula by Bram Stoker:

Dracula: Will bite.
But he’ll go at first sunlight
So grab a cross, fight.

I’m not currently reading anything, as I finished my book last night, so here’s a silly haiku on The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.

Invisible Man.
I hoped he would be friendly.
Apparently not.

Also posted on my blog.

This is a haiku for Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult:

Where is my mother?

The psychic had no clue. But

she saw elephants.

Loved this! You’ll find my haiku here.

SuziQoregon says:

This is about Pilgrim’s Wilderness by Tom Kizzia

Who’s Papa Pilgrim?
Homespun family man or
Something sinister?

Great challenge! Here’s mine from All That Burns by Ryan Graudin:

She no longer burns,
But an unknown magic does.
Will it burn them all?

I wrote two and even made some cute graphics, which you can see here. What a fun challenge!

For Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt:

princess substitute
using her powers for good
makes a difference

For No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason:

two wrongly accused
fleeing terror and chaos
many twists and turns

I wrote two haikus for my current read, which is Hot Target by Suzanne Brockman… Do I get bonus points for writing two haikus 😉 ?? Just kidding about the bonus points!! I had fun with this creative challenge.

Navy Seal, Cosmo
Is sent to guard producer
Mercedes from harm…

Will they fall in love?
Only time will tell if these
Two hotties connect

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Just started it last night!

Sitting on the train
She rides this way every single day
Sees something shocking

Carrie Johnson says:

‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’
A Haiku
Fea and humankind
Both alike in love and woe
Unseen evil comes

Carrie Johnson says:

‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’
A Haiku

Fea and humankind
Both alike in love and woe
Unseen evil comes

Alternate places
Seeking revenge and justice

Currently reading: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I had so much fun coming up with these haikus that I came up with four! But this is the one I chose to put in the comment. 🙂

Huntress and Faerie
Beauty and Beast Retelling
With a Tam-Lin Twist

I’m reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas!

Jenni Elyse says:

Five factions. Ending.
Spoiled I’ve been. Know stuff I do.
Star Wars? Allegiant?

-Allegiant by Veronica Roth

meena says:

My haiku for All the Bright Places

We Wander with no
definite Destination.
We seek sweet Release.

I love this challenge! If you want to see more haikus I tweeted them @TattooedPages

I posted both of my haikus on my blog but I’ll share with you my favourite:

What’s up with these names

Eadlyn, Ahren, and Osten,

How to pronounce, thee?

My book of course would be The Heir by Kiera Cass

Dani says:

Missing person case.
Detective Strike strikes again.
Where is Mr Quine?

– The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Runes litter his arms
Blue eyes seared into my mind
I dream of Lightwood

(I’m rereading City of Bones so here’s Magnus’s perspective on Alec)

Emily says:

Here is my haiku for Boy,Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi:

Evil stepmother
(or is she?) falls in and out
of her love for Snow

Thanks for the fun challenge!

Ali says:

Thanks for the challenge and giveaway. This was my first time writing a Haiku it was fun so here’s mine:

Book: Finishing Touches by Deanna Kizis

Jess loses friend.
Falls in love with widower.
Now she’s confuse.

This is about Mistborn #1: The Final Empire.

A girl learns to fight,

and comes to like social life.

The mists don’t diminish.

It’s also on along with my Bout of Books goals&updates.

Rebecca says:

I’m reading I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, here’s my shitty haiku!!

Twins are different
But they are the same
Twins are cool

Memory says:

Fun challenge! I’ve been barreling through SKIP BEAT, a manga by Yoshiki Nakamura:

Kyoko wants fame,
But at what cost to her heart?
Love may trump revenge.

My first Haiku, in honour of Insurgent

Girl decides to wear black
Gets a tattoo and falls in love
Brings down powers that be

Well, I tried!

Book: Thoughtful By: S.C. Stephens

Kellan. Total Rock Star.

In Love with his Best Friend Girl.

All he wants is love and affection.

Aristotle. Lost.
Love. Adolescence and Pain.
Dante. He is found.
-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

BookishBrittany says:

I’m reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas!

Iron is worthless
The girl loves the faerie beast
Faeries can tell lies

Vicious, A Haiku (I Just finished Vicious By V.E. Schwab)

Near death will bring you
a dangerously great life
with dangerous gifts

Stephanie F says:

This is really good!

jen7waters says:

Here’s mine! I’m reading Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White.

Following Jessamin.
Crows and shadows and strangers.
She will kick your butt.

Thank you for the giveaway :3 + Nice haikus everybody!

Iris says:

The book I’m reading now is City of Bones.

A mother vanished.
Thrown into another world.
Clary, be brave.

Gah.. this was harder than I thought it would be… Poetry is not my kind of thing 😉

This is my attempt at writing a haiku about the book I am currently reading: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

Always reading queen,
Wish this was my life for real,
Want her as my friend.

I need to do a lot of reading today! Good luck with Bout of Books and thanks for the giveaway!

Auggie J. says:

I’m currently reading: “Reflections on the Magic of Writing” by Diana Wynne Jones.

Moments of Magic
Brilliant Imagination
Forever alive

Mine is about “Winter Town”.
A boy and a girl
With snow everywhere, so white
What’s next, I don’t know.

Nusrah says:

I am reading Dracula by Bram Stoker, and here is the haiku for it.

Crazy old man drinking everyone’s blood.
Gets to live in a castle, and forever.
But might AIDS, no standards.

Nusrah says:

*might get AIDS…

Here is my Haiku, hope you enjoy. : )

I am currently reading Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex.

Fat vampire Doug

Steals blood at Comic-Con.

I want to go, too.

Canvas says:

Yorick is the last?
Fuck, everyone is crazy!
Science save us all.

Izabella says:

Thank you so much for the challenge and the giveaway! My haiku is about the book Sparrows for Free by Lila Felix 🙂

She’s good at hiding
truly invisible girl.
He wants to change it.

Emily @Naerthes says:

Book: A Darker Shade of Magic Author: V.E Schwab

Kell & Delilah
What a dynamic duo
Quite a mess they’re in

Bone Gaps Mysteries
Has yet to be discovered
But my hopes are high

This is such a fun challenge! Thank you for the awesome giveaway as well! 😀

Here is my haiku

Her one gift is lost
Taken by an accident
Cue dramatic song


My first ever Haiku
Book : Voyage Of the Dead ( Book One : Sovereign Spirit Sage) by David P.Forsyth
Sovereign Spirit is a big cruise ,
Hope you and I don’t get sea sick,
Nowhere else to go ,can’t go to land
will I give it a try.

I posted my haiku on my blog here . But here it is again!

People are dying
Need to find out who and why
Magic will save us

It’s for The Diviners by Libba Bray

Sarah says:

Book – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

A Strange Detective
A monk that sees a pink world
Language uncontrolled

Melissa Lee says:

I’ve never had much interest in poetry and was worried I’d fail miserably with this challenge, but I ended up happier with my haiku’s than I thought I’d be so yay for that!

I’m reading Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom and is about the character Henry.

Guns, Drugs and Stealing
Turned to Jesus for saving
Sing Hallelujah

I wrote another haiku for this book as well and posted it on my blog:

Drakie says:

Driving to the slam
Oh crap we hit a stray pig
Lemon pie is gross

Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip by Linda Oatman High

Also you may view my blog post

Rita says:

I posted my Haiku on my blog. You can find it here:

It was my first time writing one, so here goes mine for The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski:

Two star-struck lovers
Cannot find a way to be
Together. At all?

Stefanie says:

I’m barely ten pages into Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but here’s my take on the story so far:

Chasing white rabbits
will leave you lost and alone
(and late for supper)

Louisa says:

Check out my Haiku on my blog: Book Haiku Challenge

Thanks! 😉

Jasmine@A_Lit_Lifestlye says:

Hi! This is my haiku for A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J Maas

One girl, one faire
A curse to be lifted
True love will conquer

Baggins says:

For Margo Rabb’s Kissing in America:

Eva lost her Dad.
Now, road trip to find her love.
Fantasy kisses.

This was fun, thanks!

Baggins says:

Sorry, my name is Kim Waters for the Rafflecopter, if you’re checking. 🙂

Melissa says:

I just finished Ender’s Game (the graphic novel) and I haven’t started a new book yet, so I’m going to use that.

Ender fights in space,
He never wanted this role.
Still, he must go on.

Love this challenge:

You Me forever
It’s an “Everythingship”
Until it’s Dead, Buried

based upon You by Caroline Kepnes

My haiku is based on On the Water: Discovering America in a Rowboat by Nathaniel Stone.

Rowing to nowhere
The end is the beginning
Discover yourself.

Rayna says:

I’m not very far into this one, but it’s “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith. Soooo, here’s my haiku:

A girl missed her flight.
A British boy helps her out.
Major dad issues.

Inspired by The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Everyone forgets
lo, where oft there is fire…
Ye beware the mist.

This was a fun challenge! Here is my haiku about Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney.
Tom saves Molly’s life

Forces bring them together

Feelings soon ignite

Cayt says:

Here’s mine:

I wake in coffin.
Happy Birthday to me!
Why am I so big?

– based on Alive by Scott Sigler, that I finished a couple of minutes ago!

Bout of Books: Wednesday’s Update

Zi K. says:

I put it on my blog, but I’ll also post here. The book is The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

Kestrel buys a slave,
He hates the Valorians,
But love soon will bloom?

Marisa Thoman says:

I am currently reading The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

What is happening?
Nothing makes sense in this book
People gon’ die… oh.

I’m loving this book lol

Shannon says:

That last line killed me… lol

Fun challenge! I’m reading Jackie Robinson’s I Never Had it Made right now:

icon of baseball
and racial integration
number forty-two

It’s interesting to read his own words about what he went through as the first black major league baseball player.

Joanne says:

This was so fun! Great challenge I tweeted mine here

These are all so great! Here’s mine for A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab:

Three unique Londons,
A fourth is lost forever,
Kell might just change that.

Great challenge!

Sammy says:

Currently reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

Being a writer,
Suddenly she disappears.
She’s gone, a gone girl.

Saint Anything By Sarah Dessen

My blog where I posted my haiku

Sydney, girl so stuck
Life so completely messed up
Keep on breathing now

Justin says:

City of the Gods
Elantris now has fallen
Thanks for nothing, Dad!

strina says:

For her grandmother
Amy continues the game
Cruelty awaits

(Flash Point, by Nancy Kress)

#boutofbooks #haikuchallenge For Death Note Graphic Novel Just a line written and a face conjured up to silently end life— Rachael (@TaylorAndKens) May 14, 2015

Kimberley says:

Matched by Ally Condie

Haiku #1
Choice is important
When someone takes it away
You can’t be happy

Haiku #2
No matching for me
I want to be a single
Safe all on my own

Haiku #3
Matching is the game
The government rules our life
Obey or lose all

I had fun with this challenge!

Kimberley says:

Matched by Ally Condie

Haiku #1
Choice is important
When someone takes it away
You can’t be happy

Haiku #2
No matching for me
I want to be a single
Safe all on my own

Haiku #3
Matching is the game
The government rules our life
Obey or lose all

I had fun with this challenge!

Kathryne says:

Haiku for Matched by Ally Condie

Hundred all allowed
Creation not permitted
Oh to write just one

Shannon says:

I’m reading The Medicine Game by Darryl Bollinger.

Money is evil.
One of the main characters,
was killed. I am pissed.

Kelly says:

I’m reading A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix.

Fight for rule of an
Intergalactic empire.
The last standing wins.

I’m never great at the poem challenge…

one gold and one green

streaks of light against the sky

dragons with wings wide

(inspired by THE SMOKE THIEF by Shana Abe)

Purple Pen says:

Haiku on The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Harry Houdini
Ain’t got nothing like Clay’s cuz
Jo Kavalier

Lynette Floyd says:

This hikiu is about Game of Thrones because I am in that sort of mood.

What, Oh what
You have a favorite
Too bad because everyone dies

Becca says:

Here ( is my Day 3 Update post! Feel free to check it out, if you so wish. 🙂

My haiku is for Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

Holden Caulfied is
a strange and troubled boy. He
likes to think a lot.

I’m not sure if it’s any good, but I hope you like it, all the same? haha

Amanda's Book Nook says:

I put mine on my blog but I’ll put mine here as well! I just started Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo:

Are we in Russia?
The Grishas are kind of mean
But they are still cool

Stephanie F says:

I posted mine on my Twitter:

Ready Player One:
To Live In The Oasis
Is To Escape Life

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