Books: A Batch of Mini-Reviews

Posted 16 October, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

I read the following books a few months ago but lol, this batch of mini-book reviews just getting pushed further and further down the schedule. Oops xD Anyway, this batch is another poetry edition so yay! 🙂 Included in this batch are:


Memories Unwound
By: Ruby Dahl
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Memories Unwound is a collection of free verse poems and prose that tap into the thoughts, feelings and ideas of the author. Each piece aims to go beyond just words and reveal an emotion; love, pain or happiness and by the end of it, the prospect of attaining solace. The author uses ‘memories’ as a title to emphasise that it is universally relatable – as readers should find at least one (or more) piece(s) that reminds them of a previous experience that they have had/ emotion that they have felt, hence becoming a ‘memory’ that is unwound in this book.

Each piece aims to fuel the realisation of sentiments that fabricate our very being, and by the end of the book readers are shown the possibility of hope, redemption, closing ‘old chapters’ and moving on to make new memories.

I kept seeing this book whenever I’m browsing on Amazon so I decided to read some of her poems over at Instagram before picking up a copy. Anyway it’s a great collection of poems. I actually read this some time ago before compiling these reviews so whilst no particular poems come to mind that stood out, I nonetheless enjoyed it and will keep a lookout for her future work.

Rating: ★★★½☆

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Bright Minds, Empty Souls
By: Jennae Cecelia
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Bright Minds Empty Souls is for the hopeless romantics and those who need a friend to comfort their late night thoughts. It’s a book made with love about falling in and out of love with yourself, and others. Enjoy over 60 poems from Jennae’s second edition of Bright Minds Empty Souls.

Another poetry collection that I keep coming across whenever I’m on Amazon. Again I browsed through some of her poetry on Instagram before picking up a copy of the book. It’s a nice collection of poems about hopeless romance and the related fare, but I did greatly much related to her poem “Anxiety” which is probably my favourite from the batch.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Indigo
By: F.D. Soul
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

F. D. Soul’s first collection of poetry and prose. Written for those who have ever wondered what a heart looks like outside of the human body. This book is a breath. it’s that plunge into fear as your heart stops as if perhaps it won’t remember how to catch the next beat (but always does). and it’s wincing. biting the pillow. laughing even though you can hear your ribs cracking. this book is walking through a Weeping Willow with your fingers outstretched. lips brushed against a forehead. sticking your head out the window just to feel the day in your hair. tears drying against the soft skin beneath your chin. this book is how I save myself.

I wonder if there’s a name for this kind of poetry, the short, sometimes one-sentence verses (Edit: I think it’s called micropoetry). Anyhow again, one of those books I come across on Amazon, and again I checked out Instagram before picking up a copy for myself. It’s an interesting mix of poetry, not just about love but about family and life and experiences. A few poems stood out for me about being at peace with oneself and being true with oneself.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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And those are the mini book reviews! Have you read any of these titles? Would you read any of them at some point in the future?

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