Guess what, it’s a Sunday book review! Whoop, whoop! I haven’t done a Sunday review in literally months and I am so excited to be able to do one today. Today’s review is actually for a poetry collection. So, here is my review for Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe.
Firstly, in the interest of full disclosure, I was kindly sent a free digital ARC of this collection by the author, in exchange for an honest review. but all the thoughts and feelings that I will discuss in this this review are 100% my own, true thoughts towards the book,
I was really surprised by how much I liked this collection! If you follow my reviews at all the you will know that I really don’t read a whole lot of poetry. It just isn’t something that I often find myself reaching for. But this year I have been making a really conscious effort to try and branch out and be more experimental with my reading choices. And it really paid off. I loved this collection.
Where I Ache is a beautifully written collection of poetry. Each poem in this book really made you feel what the author was feeling. I could feel her pain and sorrow, her love and heartbreak. I can’t remember the last time a poetry collection made me feel so much. There was just so much emotion in every line of every poem. I bookmarked so many while reading it, because of how much they moved me. I was stunned by how many of the poems really stood out to me. I just related to so many of them, in so many different ways. I fully expected this book to just be another Milk And Honey, but for me personally, it was much better. The explorations of depression, grief and self-loathing really struck a chord with me, in a way that no other collection has before. I could see so much of myself in O’Keeffe’s writing.
All in all, I think that this is a truly brilliant collection of poetry. I flew through it. I am so glad that I decided to give this book a go.
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it. do you ever read poetry? Are you planning to pick up Where I Ache? For those interested, it is out tomorrow and is available on Amazon. It is well worth a read. I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.