My new passion – reading from the male POV
By Valerie from StuckInBooks.com
Lately, I’ve been drawn to books written from the male POV. It’s a whole new world and SO much fun to hear what’s going on inside a boy’s brain!
Boys don’t do what I expect a lot of the time. I’m an eighth grade math teacher so I hang out with 14 year olds on a daily basis. The girls, I get. The boys are always surprising me. I find I enjoy talking to them trying to figure them out. As I get to know my students and they learn to trust me, they tell me how it is. But I’m always surprised by the boys.
So I guess it’s natural that I’ve discovered how much fun it is to read inside their heads too. Here’s a few I’ve loved.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
I absolutely LOVE Sam. This books alternates between Grace and Sam’s POV but I loved it best when I was in Sam’s head. The story was so much richer because we saw things from Sam’s side.
As the series continues, the author adds other POV's some male some female. The male POV's were a huge part of why I think this series rocks. Who cannot not love Cole?
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
This book alternates between Galen and Emma. Galen is the Prince of the Syrena. He doesn’t normally live on the land and as a result human customs are all new to him. I loved watching through his eyes as he tried very hard to keep his Princely air but figure out a foreign world while falling in love. Fabulous.
Of Poseidon will be available May 22nd from Feiwel & Friends.
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Iron Knight is the last book in the Iron Fey series. The BEST part of this book is that it's from Ash's POV! I loved the Winter Prince throughout this series. It was the perfect balance of cocky boy and hot prince. To be inside his head was so awesome. While, he was trying to do something that had never been done before for his love, it wasn't sappy or corny. It was very male. To me this was the best book in the series. LOVE Ash!
Exiled by M.R. Merrick
Then we have Chase from Exiled and Shift in the Protector series. One thing that makes this book stand out is that the author is male. Chase is very male in his thinking - no faking it here at all. Chase is strong and driven. He's loyal and determined to protect those he loves. He surprises me just like my students do. I think it's that authenticity that makes Chase such an incredible character. One of my students read this book recently and he was totally into it. It's a perfect boy book.
What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn
This one is a recent read from a new author. I fell very fast and very hard for Sebastian, or Bastian as everyone calls him. He is so incredibly funny. I really don't remember the last time I laughed out loud so much while reading a book. Bastian is loyal to his friends and his mother but won't risk the pain of a relationship that is until he falls in love. It's super cute to watch through his eyes and he reacts in a very male way only to have things blow up on him. Such a good guy, I was rooting for him every step of the way.
I could go on and on. My new obsession.... I mean passion of reading books from the male POV has helped me find a lot of great reads. I was asking about these books on twitter the other night and amassed a very long list of books from the male POV. Here are a few that you will love too.