5 On My TBR #5ONMYTBR 4/27/20



#5OnMyTBR is a newer meme created by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook.  I thought this would be a fun one to try out.  Thank you Melanie for telling me about this.

This week’s topic is Poetry.  I picked five that I already own.



To Make Monsters Out Of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

“What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?”

Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship. She poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster, or will the sun always sting?


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Review of Your Heart Is The Sea by Nikita Gill (physical copy)





Your Heart Is The Sea by Nikita Gill


Let poetry help you examine the depths of your wounds. Let it remind you that no matter how deep it goes, you will be able to heal it because you have been able to heal every single wound inflicted on your heart and soul before. Let these words show you that you will be able to find the light at the end of the wound because you have always found your way before.



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Review of The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur





The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur


Tupac Shakur’s most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.

His talent was unbounded — a raw force that commanded attention and respect.
His death was tragic — a violent homage to the power of his voice.
His legacy is indomitable — as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. 

For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply personal poetry is a mirror into the legendary artist’s enigmatic world and its many contradictions.

Written in his own hand from the time he was nineteen, these seventy-two poems embrace his spirit, his energy — and his ultimate message of hope.

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Review of The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace




The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace


Summary from Goodreads:

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.


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