Neon Soul – Alexandra Elle Book Review
Going into this book, I was extremely hesitant. I had no idea what it was about because it was gifted to me and a friend of mine just told me to read it with no explanation. So, I ran my bubble bath, settled into relaxation, and opened the book. Neon Soul was definitely not something I expected to read. All of the poetry books I’ve been reading lately have been about being broken-hearted and how sad or angry the author is. There hasn’t been a book of poems I’ve read necessarily about healing the broken heart or the progress of growth after love. Neon Soul made me hesitant because there was a notion of healing from the very beginning of the book. Why would I not want to read about healing….
The Universe of Us – Lang Leav – Book Review
The book ‘The Universe of Us’ by Lang Leave was hands down one of my recent favorites. The way Lang Leave writes is extraordinary! This book depicts a story through poetry and prose which I find more unique than most books in this same category. I’ve read the Ellen Hopkins series which have a similar format. Also, if you are familiar with the book Milk & Honey this is also a similar format but different! The book doesn’t always have a…
This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz – Book Review
This book was recommended and gifted to me by a dear friend. Normally, when someone recommends a book I am apprehensive only because its rare that I find someone who likes the same books as me. Also, I recently just got back into reading so my tastes and opinions probably have changed since I was an avid reader. Upon receiving the book, I was surprised to find out that it was about love. Love is definitely one of my top interests for books and this didn’t seem like a very challenging read. So, I gave it a shot and…
The Chaos of Longing – k. y. robinson Book Review
People commonly advise not to judge a book by its cover, but come on! I understand the idea of never judging a character by physical looks and I definitely agree with ideology, but when it comes to books we have to judge it by the cover to an extent. How else would we choose? While browsing Amazon, I came across this pink book with hanging roses and noticed the word chaos in the title. The book instantly attracted me with those two simple things. Whenever choosing this to read, I didn’t know it was a book of poetry. With the amount of poetry books I’ve been reading, I feel as if I’m becoming more critical of others writing. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing because I don’t consider myself to be good at writing. However, I know that I can voice what I do and don’t like about a book without having an expertise in writing.
Anyway, I read this book shortly after Milk & Honey and I must say I adored Robinson’s writing in comparison to Rupi Kaur’s…