Monthly Archives: May 2019

Randomathon Announcement and TBR


Another round of Randomathon is upon us! This round goes from May 27 (TODAY) through June 10th. There are 7 challenges and you can combine them how you like or try and read one book per challenge! Follow the other cohosts: Molly and Hannah. And follow our twitter!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Continue a series
  2. Book by a debut author
  3. Contemporary
  4. Lowest rated book on your TBR
  5. Book set in summer
  6. Book you’ve had for over a year
  7. Group book – The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

MY TBR!

  1. Continue a series – I’ll be listening to The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) – Katharine McGee on audiobook from my library. I enjoyed the first book and just never picked up the second, so I’m excited to continue on with the series!
    The Dazzling Heights
  2. Book by a debut author – I’ll be reading Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) – Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. I preordered this book when it came out because I wanted to support the authors… and just never got to it!
    Zenith (The Androma Saga #1)
  3. Contemporary – I’ll FINALLY be reading Everything, Everything – by Nicola Yoon! I’ve wanted to read this since it came out; I’ve seen the movie and can’t wait to read the book. I think it will be a fast read :)
    Everything, Everything
  4. Lowest rated book on your TBR – According to Goodreads that book is Zenith… so big oof to that one lol.
    Zenith (The Androma Saga #1)
  5. Book set in summer – I’m going to read Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2) – by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I read the first book and kind of hated it, but couldn’t stop thinking about it, so here I am.
    Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)
  6. Book you’ve had for over a year – I’m just going to use Fire with Fire for this one, too :)
    Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)
  7. Group book – The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I’ve already read this and LOVED IT so I can’t wait to reread it!
    The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)

I hope you join us for this round!

REREAD Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur


Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey

Title: Milk and Honey

Author: Rupi Kaur

Release Date: November 4, 2014

Publisher: Createspace

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 204

Source: Walmart

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split 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.

4 out of 5 stars


Oh little naive 2017 Aubrey.

I originally read this book before my painful breakup. Before I realized I was in an unhealthy relationship. Before I admitted to myself that I wasn’t happy. I didn’t understand then how beautiful and true these feelings were.

When I originally reviewed this I rated it 2 stars because I didn’t connect with any of it. I didn’t understand. I actually read part of it on my then boyfriend’s front porch. I was just naive. But that’s okay because everyone is supposed to have a point of naivety in their life, mine just lasted a little longer than it probably should have.

This book touched me and reached me so differently than the first time. I don’t really know why I was drawn to reading it for a second time because I didn’t enjoy it the first time, but I’m so glad I picked it up. I strongly believe that people won’t enjoy this unless they’ve experienced a painful heartbreak. Even if it’s you breaking up with a significant other, it’s still painful.

I know that maturity made me love this book. I now see why people love it so much.

Rupi Kaur writes about four different stages in her life: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. The book is split into these four sections and takes a different tone for each. I related to the sections “the loving” and “the breaking” the most, but still appreciated the others.

The prose is beautifully written and easy to consume. The stories are tragic and true.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVo4q6xsWNc

Some of my favorite poems/quotes:

what i miss most is how you loved me. but what i didn’t know was how you loved me had so much to do with the person i was. it was a reflection of everything I gave to you. coming back to me. how did i not see that. how. did i sit here soaking in the idea that no one else would love me that way. when it was i that taught you. when it was i that showed you how to fill. the way i needed to be filled. how cruel i was to myself. giving you credit for my warmth simply because you had felt it. thinking it was you who gave me strength. wit. beauty. simply because you recognized it. as if i was already not these things before i met you. as if i did not remain all these once you left.

 

losing you was

the becoming

of myself

 

most importantly love

like it’s the only thing you know how

at the end of the day all this

means nothing

this page

where you’re sitting

your degree

your job

the money

nothing even matters

except love and human connection

who you loved

and how deeply you loved them

how you touched the people around you

and how much you gave them

Aubrey Joy

April Wrapup *how did I forget about this until now?*


Read:

  1. Begin Again: The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest – Leanna Tankersley and Shauna Niequist *review*
  2. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) – Leigh Bardugo *review*
  3. Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life – Kent Nerburn *review*
  4. REREAD Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) – Maureen Johnson *review*
  5. P.S. I Like You – Kasie West *review*
  6. The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) – Maureen Johnson *review*

FAVORITE BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)

Aubrey Joy