Book Review: Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself

I tend to stay away from poetry, because I usually think it is boring and not very empowering. Someone recommended Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur to me and very hesitantly I started reading. I did not put it down once!

Book Review: Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur


Title & Author: Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction
Release Date: November 4 2014
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Createspace


Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

I give Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur five out of five hearts. I loved the four different chapters, one just a little less than the others. A lot of the poems actually make you feel empowered and resonate with something without yourself.

The Hurting is a chapter about hurtful topics, like rape, absent partners and parents. Even though these poems were great, they mostly made me feel sad and feel hurt.

The Loving is a chapter about relationships and love. They were very lovey dovey and great. I had good time reading them and actually made me feel like I did a 180 in the emotional department, because they were so cute (most of the times).

The Breaking is a chapter which is more about the negative part of relationships, like breaking up or staying in a toxic relationship etc. Another 180 in the emotional department, but this time less sadness and more space for thought about my own relationships and how I want them to be.

The Healing is the final chapter and it mostly is about finding yourself. You are you and the most important thing to you. A great lesson lies within this chapter and I think I enjoyed this one the most, because it spends even more time on how to have a relationship and be yourself.

There were a couple of poems that did not resonate with me, just because of my skincolor. I am not say they were bad, but they were really about her darker skincolor and so not do anything for me.

Overall I think every women should read Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur. The book is not too thick (only 204 pages) and most of the poems are just a couple of lines. Even though it is so thin it might take awhile to get through it if you spend time actually thinking about the poems. I liked it because of it.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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