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the sun and her flowers

byRupi Kaur

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.

this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

"Kaur writes about love, sex, rejection and relationships, all topics common on social media, but she also deals with darker material: abuse, beauty standards, racism...short confessional pieces with erratic line breaks to share hard-won truths...(this is) writing that contains bravery, beauty and wisdom." - The Guardian
Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said—draw your heart out. Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, ...
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Title:the sun and her flowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compelling Read Beautifully written. An important voice.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this!!!! Very powerful messages in this book. I was immediately swept away by each poem and before I knew it the book was finished. I will definitely read it again. Also, I would recommend this to any in need of inspiring messages. Very well written.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful The poems in this book are intelligent, powerful, and often profound. It's the perfect gift for friends who are going through a break up, as the author takes us on a similar narrative journey.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No This is poetry for people who have never read GOOD poetry. Ladies, please put this crap down and try reading some Yeats, Frost or Hughes. Or, if you're looking for that feminine touch try Dickinson who Rupi Kaur clearly tries to mimic, whilst failing tragically.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Love reading a chapter before bed.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! This book really invokes a lot of sentimental thoughts and feelings, really putting me in her perspective. There are great passages along with simple yet meaningful illustrations.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming Great read anytime anywhere! I preferred the first one, but this was almost equally touching.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! This is an amazing book full of wonderful poems.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this one was such a fast read, but had such powerful messages. 10/10 would recomend
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely lovely, just lovely. I never thought i'd enjoy reading poetry! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better I felt like down by Milk and Honey because it was so hyped up. I enjoyed this book a lot more. I wasn't in love with it, but I liked the writing and themes better in this book. If you liked Milk and Honey, I think you would like this, maybe even more so.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I have read both this and Milk and Honey and I personally love this more than Milk and Honey (though Milk and Honey is amazing). I can relate to all of her poems on an extremely personal level and it was consoling to read of someone else who has experienced some of the things I have. This is one of my all time favourite reads, extremely powerful. Thank you to Rupi Kaur for making me feel like I'm not alone and saying all the things I can't.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful A well-written poetic account of struggles, victories and sentiments of generations past. I think I would have preferred the poems randomly placed instead of in sections. Still, very relatable and grasped my attention.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice light read I found this book relatable in many of aspects of my life. The poems are simple and touching. Since some of the poems are quite short, I wish there were more poems included!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! A compilation of poems worth reading and reading over again. Easy to read and re-read.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ok Did not feel anything from this book.. wish there was more depth to the poems... felt like i was scrolling through tumblr.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still a good read! Personally enjoyed Milk and Honey a bit more, although loving the poetry and emotion that flows in this book.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful and Moving Rupi Kaur has done it again! Her powerful prose conveys such raw emotion...I liked that she incorporated more about her family, ancestry and culture in this book compared to Milk and Honey. Some of my favorite poems branched off of one of the poems from her previous book, where she talks about women supporting one another. The clever use of the sunflower serves as a reminder, a life lesson for all of us: like the flower we must wilt, fall, root, rise and then bloom. The fact that she also takes on the challenge of writing about challenging dark topics and finding beauty in things further contributes to this.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic rupi kaur is great. I love her poetry. very powerful
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Likeable Read Very honest and powerful read like the first book. However, I enjoyed the writing in Milk and Honey more
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautfiul This is more than just a poetry book with a pretty cover. There is something so real and so relatable about the words written in this book. It now has a permanent place on my night stand :)
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Empowering Rupi Kaur once again does a phenomenal job of making us feel all of our emotions at once. Her book The Sun And Her Flowers is a beautiful collection of poetry about breaking, healing, and recovering, that will make you feel powerful after reading.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but not great. I read Milk & Honey and it's kind of what got me into this type of poetry in the first place and I was so excited to find out she released another book but it just kind of let me down. I found it really hard to get through and kept putting it down which I normally don't do. Most poetry books have me reading it all in one sitting. This was not the case. Definitely overrated.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very meaningful Rupi did it again, another amazing collection of poems
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and Moving I loved this one as much as I loved Milk and Honey. I find Rupi's writing is honest and raw. Her poems are simple, pure and really feel like they are written from the heart. It makes her books very relatable.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Words I love flipping through while sipping tea, beautiful words.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely this book is honestly so good, and powerful and i believe everyone can relate to at least one of the poems. the themes are very relevant and she literally put into words what i've been thinking and feeling.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best read! A raw and honest accumulation of poems that perfectly express feelings of hurt in many forms. I'd say it's better than milk and honey because of themes of feminism and identity. Fantastic.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relatable, Yet Raw Her words were thought-provoking and deep, which highlighted her experience and kept it personal, yet because I've been through something similar, it impacts me more than perhaps others who haven't gone through that type of pain before. However if you haven't been through that type of struggle, she poeticizes it in a way that is visceral, delicate, raw and beautiful all at the same time.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath of fresh air This book is absolutely amazing. Every little words is well though, well written and well chosen. It will make you feel things, I promise you.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Wonderful verses and revelant themes.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Felt freed It was nice to feel like someone put into words what I was feeling. Great book to read snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I love this book so much !
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the last I found it more powerful than Milk and Honey and really liked her poems about her family's journey of immigration. But a few poems I found a bit beneath her, almost too cheesy and predictable.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hits you right in the feels Urgh. Feelings. But loved it.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my Cup of Tea It wasn't exactly my cup of tea. However, there were moments when I was blown away by her words. Really beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes! Rupi Kaur's evolution is incredible. I did not think I would be as amazed as I was after reading Milk and Honey yet i was. Such a powerful and inspiring writer, Rupi Kaur cracks her heart right open on paper.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Follow Up So, I definitely enjoyed this book of poetry by Rupi Kaur, I think it may have even been marginally better than her first book (though I haven't reread that book in awhile). I love her raw writing style and the way her words flow. When it comes to poetry, everyone has their own opinion, and I am no exception. The best thing to do is to read whatever calls to you--whatever peaks your interest, and that is how I've been able to find so many extraordinary new poets. Poetry as a genre seems to have been going through, and is currently going through, a dramatic change. We're pretty lucky we're around for it. Poets of the 21st century are redefining what poetry is. And this one book that reminds me of that fact. This book is beautiful.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tale of Growth Rupi Kaur has clearly changed and grown - her new book is a tale of a woman coming into her own. It is a touching story of how she has come to love herself, and an encouragement to others to also love themselves. Beautiful and timely.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from meaningful short, but precise to the meaning. Long read ahead
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good If you liked Milk and Honey, you'll like this one
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, heartfelt I enjoyed Milk and Honey, but it was nothing compared to the Sun and her Flowers. These poems came from deep, deep inside the author. They were heartbreaking at times, very personally emotional, and relatable. She really explored the darkest crners of herself for this and I think this is a perfect example of an author truly putting their all into their work, right on the page. I was moved to tears a number of times by some of the shortest lines. Her language is beautiful, as is her turn of phrase and the imagery she invokes. She knows how to best express her thoughts without rambling and overuse of difficult, or unnecessary language. Anyone who enjoyed Milk and Honey will certainly enjoy this, but to me, it is light years away. Completely breathless about it.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from should be warned got this for a teen for Christmas, beautiful poetry, but the content is a too mature for her age. Should place warning on the book.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Just as good as her first book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written Rupi Kaur is so raw with her writing. She does a great job at making her audience feel something.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving and Beautiful i recieved this book as a gift from one of my close friends and she coudnt hve gotten me anything better. This book is beautiful and has helped me through some difficult times in my life. I truly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Intricate, vulnerable, emotional, wise, caring, loving, there are way more adjectives to describe the Sun and her Flowers
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from waiting! ordered this book and cannot wait to receive it!! already know its going to be amazing!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Such a great book. Personally I liked it more than Milk and Honey. The book flows wonderfully, I really like the cyclical thought behind it
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it it a book that you can go through really fast without really understanding it. the trick is to understand each verse and you will get how beautiful this book is.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Rupi really has a way with words. If you loved Milk and Honey, pick this one up.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved I love anything by Rupi Kaur, although I did find that I like milk and honey slightly more than I liked this one. Nonetheless, this was a wonderful read!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first book After reading milk and honey I had to read the sun and her flowers, its just as good as milk and honey
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly touching This book was very touching and I was very moved by it.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ugh i'm all for self-expression in our favourite forms, but ugh. this stuff is... not good. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I just finished reading this and I have to say it is so well done. It is so beautifully written and there were poems I could really relate with. She is amazing.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I absolutely love Rupi Kaur's Book and enjoyed reading it. However the only thing is that it is not as progressive as the first book. Still a great read though!
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift I received this book as a birthday gift, I was a big fan of milk and honey, I am loving this one so far as well. This book is perfect for someone who is going through a tough time in their life, really helps to deal with resonating issues
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so incredible i loved rupi kaur's first book and preordered the sun and her flowers. i have loved reading it over and over again. i recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from empowering defiantly had a huge impact on me in a good way, know your self worth!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poetry? Talk about a dead medium. These could be the greatest collection of poems ever but it's like saying I make the best horseless carriage in the world...It's 2017 not 1887.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! Many more poems in comparison to Milk and Honey, however a large section was devoted to a certain subject that I could not relate to and some poems were somewhat repetitive. Overall, great read!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it I read milk and honey and this second book was really good aswell. Rupi Kaur is a great writer!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breath taking! I absolutely loved reading this, it was so touching and heart felt!
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful follow up to Milk and Honey Like Milk and Honey before it, this is a book of poetry I like to pick up and let fate decide which pieces to read. They are happy, sad, empowering and thoroughly relevant.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Work I have never been a fan of poetry, but after reading this book (& Milk and Honey) I fell in love! Definitely would recommend! A powerful book that illustrates the power women have, self-love and femininity .
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more I found a couple of the poems to be moving but I expected a lot more. I'm glad I read it so I could assess what the hype was about on my own but I wouldn't buy it.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this book would be a good Christmas gift to give to someone who is into poetry
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational Every poem can be a source of meditation.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poetry Fan Now This long-awaited second collection of poetry by Rupi Kaur made waves; it was a ride brimming with of every kind of emotion imaginable. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Kaur's voice is as audacious and brave as ever. She nails to perfection the specific intimate details that made her writing so achingly real in milk and honey. We have poems exploring self-love, self-hate, body-image, girls supporting girls, motherly love, feminism, insecurity, sexual assault, and so much more. I read through it in a whirlwind. I barely put it down, and it was so short I didn't even have to. The author's smart, poised, and down-to-earth writing oozes inspiration.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS BOOK! Beautiful drawings, beautiful writing. A thought-provoking, emotional read.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected A few of the poems were good but I find it does repeat it self a lot.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost as great as her first book! I bought this book because I loved Milk and Honey. This book was powerful and made me feel so many emotions that I don't get with other poetry. I love her work and hope she continues to create more books.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and so so Some of the poetry is really good and some are just so so. Worth the read though...
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok While I saw parts of the plot coming I was incredibly surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over Hyped As a young woman of the same Punjabi and Sikh culture + heritage that Rupi Kaur belongs to, it's hard to reconcile my happiness for a brown woman triumphing but her work being not that great. This is aesthetic poetry which resonates with the reader for maybe the first 5 minutes after it's been read, but doesn't haunt or stay.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful collection Such a great and relatable collection of poetry #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from touches on bold topics but mostly came across as dry Kaur touches on bold topics and difficult experiences in her poetry. I found a few of her pieces interesting, but most of the collection came across as dry and not as interesting as I had heard from reviews.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved everything about this book!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Simple poetry, but very raw and powerful
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For You + A Friend I love buying this for friends. It's a great read. The only thing you notice in her writing is her age. But thats what makes her relatable too.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great For You and A Friend I love buying this for friends. It's a great read. The only thing you notice in her writing is her age. But thats what makes her relatable too.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GIFT I bought this for a friend and she LOVES it. Great gift idea.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Rupi Kaur After reading Milk and Honey in the span of a few hours I knew I had to get The Sun and Her Flowers. I was definitely not disappointed, the book brings out some crazy emotions but is an amazing read and is a book that everyone should have on their bookshelf.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing! Expected nothing less from Rupi Kaur, but will admit it was no where near as good as Milk and Honey but still a great read! Would highly recommend reading it as she explores her 'roots' in one chapter and it gives a great insight into a whole different world.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Great read. Not a big poetry reader, but love the books by Rupi Kaur. Tears and laughter, sometimes both.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm really enjoying this I bought this book a month ago, I've never heard of this author and was unaware of any hype as mentioned by other reviewers. Rupi Kaur's writings are sometimes beautiful and sometimes painfully raw and vulnerable.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful design of strength Rupi Kaur is an incredible writer who exemplifies so many qualities women everywhere struggle to recognize about themselves every day. By allowing us an even deeper look into her history and current life situation, we can FEEL how she feels. Every word in the sun and her flowers made me not only see myself in most of the work, but many of my loved ones who went through similar things. I cannot wait to read more of her incredible work, and hopefully the women who haven't yet had a chance, will get to appreciate it as much as I do.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Raw and flowing Her poetry is gut wrenching, overwhelming, tender, and raw.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from such a great poem book i very much really enjoyed reading this, relatable.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was really good and full of action in the second half
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and Emotional Read I read this shortly after reading Milk and Honey. This book was just as good, though there was a lengthy section more about her culture and her family which was difficult to relate to, but I found it incredibly interesting and eye opening. I saw her perform this book live and it was incredible to hear the passion and emotion behind it.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind! Rupi Kaur has done it yet again with such a powerful and inspiring set of poetry!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Amazing author with great character development.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Amazing author with great character development.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read Give it a read and you won't regret it. Spend a cold afternoon with this book and enjoy!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay but.. I just bought this as it was on sale and also I was intrigued by some posts from internet(the hype), upon reading, it was not too exciting, but given it is a poetry book and each poem is short and kinda just leave you feeling not altogether after reading.. maybe I'm not crazy over poems but the poems are very everyday feeling that people can relate (or even write themselves) but the author puts in a more poetic form.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the hype Loved this title. Couldn’t put it down
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok good book- takes a while to get into but left me wanting to read the sequel!!!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!! I have just started reading The Sun and her Flowers and it is wonderful. The poetic nature along with the images are simplistic in nature but the message is powerful and there is much meaning beyond the words in the book. This is why I love poetry, it can be interpreted in so many ways depending on what you may be feeling for that day.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok it was fine but way overpriced for what it is
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple yet powerful really enjoyed reading through Rupi's follow up to milk and honey, highly recommend to those who enjoyed the first book!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, as expected Rupi delivers relatable and heartfelt poetry once again.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Relatable & soul touching poetry!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I was over all happy that Rupi decided to write a sequel to her book but truthfully, it wasn't as good as the first one. The poems are hard hitting and powerful and over all I would recommend reading this book if you are a fan for poetry and see the art behind them.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stirs up all kinds of Emotions Never really been into poetry but very glad I gave this book a chance. Enjoyed it while riding the train to work. Always put me in a good and thoughtful mood. Well written!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! Received this as a gift from a friend and absolutely loved it!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very pretty this book was a great read! i love the pictures and the poems are so well written.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very pretty this book was a great read.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Surprised I'm definitely not a fan of poetry but I received this book as a gift, so I thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from gives me strength I could read this book one thousand times and find new meaning each time I opened it.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book consumed me. I lived in every word, and felt every feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book consumed me. I lived in every word, and felt every feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from recommend for poetry lovers must-read for poetry lovers! and if you don't really like poetry, this book might change your mind. powerful writing and the physical appearance of the book itself is aesthetically pleasing
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All the feels Rupi Kaur is so relatable, this book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. My favourite poems were about heartbreak, self-love, female empowerment and immigration. She mentions how hard her immigrant parents worked to raise her and her siblings and discusses everything that they left behind. “perhaps we are all immigrants trading one home for another first we leave the womb for air then the suburbs for the filthy city in search of a better life some of us just happen to leave entire countries” So many poems hit home and I felt like crying more than once. “i made change after change on the road to perfection but when i finally felt beautiful enough their definition of beauty suddenly changed what if there is no fish line and in an attempt to keep up i lose the gifts i was born with for a beauty so insecure it can’t commit to itself -the lies they sell" It really reads like a story, with the book being split into five sections: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. The last one felt like the perfect conclusion: "there is nothing left to worry about the sun and her flowers are here"
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from loving it so far Just bought this a few days and i am already loving it, very touching, raw and deep.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets at the harsh realities of life a beautiful and raw collection of poetry that most (mature) audiences will enjoy. probably more suitable for very late teens and adults, as it deals with some heavy topics. i loved it though, and will return to reread many times! going to look for her first collection as well. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dang This was so powerful. The future is female.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt And wonderful, yet strange and relatable.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring I started reading a few poems in the morning. Each and everyone of them reminds me to take time to look at the positive around me. Thank you
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really liked it I really liked this book. I wouldn't say the cost was at par with the writing....should have been cheaper as it really isn't that long of a read. But I'll definitely look for her other book. I'm very glad I did read it and will pass it on to my friends and family.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT Beautifully written, intricate, vulnerable
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I can not believe this is a debut.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! :) If you loved milk and honey, you're gonna love this one as well! I leave this on my bedside table and read it bit by bit before bed, but it is also easy to read in one go! I love that you can go back to it even after having read it and can still find new things to love about it.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Beautiful and powerful writing
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Talks about issues present in our society.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I love this book. You can always find something amazing to read on every page!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Poetry I love this book so much. I received Milk & Honey as a gift and decided to buy this because of how much I liked Rupi's first book. She writes with words that truly make you feel something and her work is honest, raw, and beautiful.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift to myself Bought as a present for someone else, but ended up reading it myself. So beautiful. Will have to get another copy!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! Not a big fan of poetry, but I loved this book. It was beautiful and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! Love this book, so powerful and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from inspirational perfect to read on the go or when you need a little inspiration #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Honest, raw, beautiful. Love it!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book of poetry is very lovely.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Great I much preferred the author's first collection of poetry. But even then, I think they are both overrated. Some of the poems are beautiful and others don't make sense. Maybe I'm just not that into poetry. I think I've had enough #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Started my love for poetry This book is relatable on so many levels and the part about immigration brought me to tears. Very personal for the times we live in!
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I enjoyed reading this book
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Best Friend's Advice Some of the poems are a bit out of place but I found myself dog-tagging most pages. Rupi doesn't hesitate to explore the realities of experiences of women of colour, and women in general.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great collection simple, honest poetry collection
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking! I found myself literally catching my breath. Beautifully written, raw emotions. Stunning & breathtaking. The best modern poetry I've read in a long time, maybe ever.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This is such a wonderful and touching book! Would make a beautiful gift as well.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that into it... Maybe because i'm not an avid reader of poetry, but the book seemed a bit uninteresting and flat
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raw emotion My favourite night-time read - Kaur was able to put a lot of my emotions into words, and then make a metaphor out of it. Brilliant
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Great Read for the whole family!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Loved this book, received it as a gift. Love this author as well.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this ! I read this book after one of my friend lent it to me a while back and it was amazing. I am buying a copy for my sister for christmas!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved Great book. Hard because it starts out with heartbreaking poem and then later happier ones on self love. Makes getting into the book harder and more draining but the poems are amazing
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful poignant and beautifully written
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I just bought this and I already love it, Rupi Kaur is amazing
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I absolutely love this book, almost better than the first one! both are great :)
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this Honest, touching and real. What a great collection of poetry #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Gift Idea! I have gifted this book a few times and the response has been great. Rupi's words are magical. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This book had a few poems I really liked, however overall was pretty good #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've heard I've heard this is a really good book and i wish to read it one day ! really good gift to give someone #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful boring, uninspired, and vapid. hate it
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read it all in one sitting...then I read the most outstanding parts to my mother and cried. I've never read anything about Rupi, the book is split into 5 sections and the moment I realized this was some of the most person pieces of writing I've come across I had to know more. She takes you on an experience, her own and that is what sold this to me, it exemplified great honesty, she didn't hold back, at least I didn't think so. I read it and took it all in neutrally, the next day I read pieces that stood out to me the most, to my mother and I cried like the little baby it turned me into. If anything resonated with me it was that Rupi also came from a family that holds cultural expectations with pride, as did I, and with that she deepened the engraving path so many women in the public eye are trying to make more profound in today's world. She's Canadian and that's kind of cool to share with her, but most importantly she's a woman whose words in this book are ones I'll be gifting to my sisters this Christmas. I felt that it serves as a reminder to invest in yourself, now whether I completely missed the meaning of the book is one thing, but everything I got out of it and the more I'm going to unveil when I crack open the book again from time to time will definitely be worth it. Thanks for sharing, Rupi.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This is a great addition to my book collection, a fantastic read, highly recommend to all my book loving friends. Also, the cover art is just beautiful.
Date published: 2017-11-20