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15 Modern Poetry Collections

15 Modern Poetry Collections

April is National Poetry Month, but I have to admit, I’m not a big poetry reader.

I like them in theory, and I loved writing edgy, dramatic poetry in my teens, but as an adult reader they haven’t appealed to me. “Traditional” poets bore me to tears, so I went looking for some new and modern voices.

There are 15 titles on this list, and each appealed to me for a different reason. Have you read any of these collections? Since I’m a reluctant poetry reader, where would you suggest I start?

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Bestiary: Poems- Donika Kelly

Blackacre: Poems- Monica Youn

Cannibal- Safiya Sinclair

Citizen: An American Lyric- Claudia Rankine

Digest- Gregory Pardlo

Look: Poems- Solmaz Sharif

Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

Native Guard: Poems- Natasha Trethewey

Night Sky with Exit Wounds- Ocean Vuong

Phantom Noise- Brian Turner

Prelude to Bruise- Saeed Jones

So Much Synth- Brenda Shaughnessy

The Performance of Becoming Human- Daniel Borzutzky

The Princess Saves Herself in this One- Amanda Lovelace

Vulgar Remedies: Poems- Anna Journey

A Short List of Books About Women’s History

A Short List of Books About Women’s History

 

Hi all! As I’ve mentioned numerous times, March is Women’s History Month, so here’s a quick list of suggestions if you’re interested in the topic, but don’t know where to start. As a side note- there’s no shame in reading a kids non-fiction book as an adult!

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For younger readers (middle grades and up)

100 Women Who Made History- DK

Rad American Women A-Z- Schatz and Stahl

Rad Women Worldwide- Schatz and Stahl

Girls Think of Everything- Thimmesh

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World- Ignotofsky

 

General Non-fiction

Bad Girls Throughout History- Shen

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science- and the World- Swaby

Wonder Women- Maggs

The Women Who Changed the Course of History (2nd Ed.)- Atkinson

Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women’s History of the World- Miles

Nike is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports- Danziger

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History- Ulrich

 

If you want more suggestions, or would like books broken down by topic, check out this amazing list put together by Alice over on Book Riot.

I’m currently in the middle of ‘Who Cooked the Last Supper’, and my review should be up on Friday.

Happy reading!

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday

Hello lovely readers!

There’s a group on Goodreads called Top 5 Wednesday where each Wed. they provide a topic to talk about on your blog/social media/Youtube channel. This is my first week participating, but I’m really excited to do this more often. They’ve had some fun and unusual prompts (in Dec. one of them was ‘Series that got worse with each book/season’) and goodness knows I love talking about anything/everything bookish, so here we go.

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This week’s prompt is Favorite Underrated Books:

A Modern Witch (Series) by Debora Geary

I cannot tell you how much I love these books. They’re the epitome of feel-good reading. It’s an interesting blend of technology and magic, and there’s never a distinct “bad guy”. Instead, the characters always band together to solve problems that are more community-focused. I am heartbroken that they stopped producing physical copies of these books- Debora, will you please, please print books 4-7 for me? They’re still available as a Kindle download or audio book if you’re okay with that.

Spirit Walk: Walk of the Spirits and Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick

This is actually two books printed in one edition, and they are both awesome. They’re spooky and mysterious, but still full of sweet and lovable characters. As of right now, there are no plans for an additional sequel, which sucks, because you’ll definitely be left wanting more! I’ve read some of Cusick’s other books (like the Unseen series) but Spirit Walk was by far the best one.

Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega Book 1) by Patricia Briggs

I am not exaggerating when I say I’ve read this entire series (4 books so far, plus short stories and graphic novels) at least 5 or 6 times. It’s my go-to when I’m in a reading slump and want something with action, adventure and a sweet romance. Charles, the main male character is a half-Native American werewolf, and I like how Briggs weaves that mythology in with European creatures.

Witch Child by Celia Rees

If you are at all interested in the Salem Witch trials, or enjoyed The Witch of Blackbird Pond you absolutely have to read this book. I read it for the first time in middle school, and have re-read it countless times since then, and I enjoy it more and more every time. The sequel, Sorceress, is also worth reading, but for the record- I’m really mad about the new, white-washed cover (the original was much truer to how the character is described).

The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke

I honestly believe that this book should be required reading in high school. It’s about the progression of an abusive relationship. Clarke, who worked in criminal justice and counseling for over twenty years, does an excellent job of showing the reality of abuse, and the challenges faced by those who are trying to get out. It’s not an easy read, but so, so necessary.