Book mentions in this thread

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    Everything's Within

    by Mr Andrew Hawkins

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    Where Darkness Meets Light

    by Sabrine Elouali

    A poetry collection depicting the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness and the journey of one girl's struggles to try and overcome them. From the difficult beginnings of life that contributed to her illnesses, to the present day where she still faces her demons day in day out. Full of harsh truths, comforting truths, and humbling truths. A book that will have you reflecting on your own life, where you can make changes, improvements and start to really challenge your regular ways of thinking. Featuring descriptions of hope as well as woeful testimonies, each poem illustrates the thoughts and emotions this young woman has gone through and continues to go through. Having written this book to inspire, and open the eyes of all who come across it, as well as hopes of breaking the stigmas around mental health and mental illness.
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    Poetry of Aloha

    by Stephen Carbon

    Take an intimate experience into the beauty and spirit of Aloha in a story of poetry and photos from the island of Kauai. This is a collection of island-inspired lyrical verses of creativity and images of nature. A pure joy and inspiration to share with all of you. Aloha and a hui hou (till we meet again) Stephen
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    Symphony of Dreams

    by Cynthia D Rogan

    For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
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    Glimmer of Hope

    by Sarah M. Eden

    In order to avoid further scandal, Carter Alexander Harford, Seventh Viscount Devereaux, and estranged wife, Miranda Harford, move forward with plans for a holiday party while living beneath a conspired cloud of misunderstanding. As family, career, and social pressures threaten to keep them apart, can love have even a glimmer of hope? Set in Dorset, England, late December 1807.
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    Waiting for Spring 1

    by Anashin

    ONE-ON-ONE Mitsuki has been working so hard to prepare for the school festival that she passes out from exhaustion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in an unfamiliar bed…It turns out to be Aya who’s come to her rescue, like he always used to. Meanwhile, Towa comes to an important realization on his own—he resolves to confess his feelings to Mitsuki, and the day of the school festival may be his best chance!
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    Midnight Milkshakes

    by Jack Ray

    The poetry presented in this volume personifies very personal and intimate moments that have impacted the author's life. The book features raw, blunt, and in your face poems depicting the darker side of relationships. Readers will find themes such as lies, cheating, and heartache abundant in much of this collection. Midnight Milkshakes, being the second volume of Ray's Ice Cream And Suicide, is great for returning readers to the series. The book focuses on much of the same style and mood that is common in his writings.
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    The Sun and Her Flowers

    by Rupi Kaur

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Winner of The GoodReads Choice Award for Poetry 2017 From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is 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 Praise for Rupi Kaur: ‘Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance’ Observer ‘Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugely’ Sunday Times ‘Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music’ New York Times ‘Caught the imagination of a large, atypical poetry audience…Kaur knows the good her poetry does: it saves lives’ Evening Standard ‘Breathing new life into poetry…It has people reading, and listening’ The Pool ‘Every so often, a book comes along that seems to have a life of its own, that is passed lovingly from one reader to another with recommendations that insist, "You must read this". Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey is one such book’ Red Magazine ‘Rupi Kaur's poetry communicates, distils life. Her success is a simply wonderful thing for poetry. Her work reveals how powerful and accessible poetry can be. It seems to help people too and is a fine example of the healing power of art’ Allie Esiri, editor of four bestselling poetry anthologies and apps ‘Rupi Kaur blazing a trail for new generations to discover verse is a wondrous thing. Her star is shining brightly. A drop of poetry can flood the imagination. It can also ease the mind. Her work is clearly bringing such pleasures to countless readers – mostly younger readers – and that is a cause for celebration for anyone who cares about poetry’Ben Holden, editor of bestselling anthologies Poems That Make Grown Men Cry & Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
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    Love, Heartbreak & Hangovers

    by Shadress Denise

    I loved you tenderly, totally, & tragically. I loved you so hard, so much, and so deep, I could barely feel the cracking of my rib cage, as the fragments of my heart broke loudly inside my chest. Now you're gone, and all I have left of you are memories I can't forget, scars that won't heal, and a half empty bottle that grants me temporary solace until the morning comes and the pain finds me again.
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    No Such Thing As Halfway

    by Achu 'riflex' Ebong Mba

    This celebrated, indelible debut novel, by Achu 'RifleX' Ebong Mba, gives voice to both young man and young lady as they tell the story of their long-distance romance, and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. Demi and Yonas have been dating for almost six years since they met on social media. Though their families expect them to only take spouses from their respective tribes and/or country, Demi and Yonas promise each other to fight the traditions and break the mold. Eight years into their long-distance romance, after wearying and extensive battles with both Demi's family and Yonas family, their future is endangered when Yonas bails out of their pact cascading their relationship into demise. Depleted, contrite, and filled with regret, Yonas knows the only way to save their relationship and keep his promise to Demi is to go back for his beloved. But is he too late? An exhilarating novel of immeasurable emotional power, No Such Thing As Halfway asks how much we are willing to sacrifice for the sake of love or for the sake of family.
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    Muse

    by Brittany Cavallaro

    American Royals meets The Winner's Curse in the first book of a dazzling duology from New York Times bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro about revolution, love, and friendship in a reimagined American monarchy. The year is 1893, and war is brewing in the First American Kingdom. But Claire Emerson has a bigger problem. Claire's father is a sought-after inventor, but he believes his genius is a gift granted to him by his daughter's touch, so he keeps Claire under his control. As their province prepares for war, Claire plans to escape, even as her best friend, Beatrix, tries to convince her to stay and help with the growing resistance movement that wants to see a woman on the throne. When her father's weapon fails to fire on the World's Fair's opening day, Claire is taken captive by Governor Remy Duchamp, St. Cloud's young, untried ruler. Remy believes that Claire's touch bestows graces he's never had, and with political rivals planning his demise, Claire might be his only ally. The last thing that Claire has ever wanted is to be someone else's muse, but she finally has a choice: Will she quietly remake her world from the shadows--or bring it down in flames? --Entertainment Weekly
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    Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

    by Lana Del Rey

    THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT BOOK OF POETRY FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic. Lana Del Rey Lana’s breathtaking first book solidifies her further as 'the essential writer of her times' (The Atlantic). The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise Is Very Fragile, Bare Feet on Linoleum and many more. This beautiful hardcover edition showcases Lana’s typewritten manuscript pages alongside her original photography. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is also brought to life in an unprecedented spoken word audiobook which features Lana Del Rey reading fourteen select poems from the book accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff.
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    MELLEXY

    by LANRE SONDE

    Through your eyes is a poetry book about love. It tells a story of love through the eyes of the reader in a rhythmic and captivating flow. The use of enjambments is the highlight of this book. It is the place where fiction and fantasy meets reality.This book is an exciting genre of poetry called Mellexy - Mellow Sexy. Through your eyes shows love in the most beautiful and imaginable way. It gives a pictorial imaginary that makes each poem colourful and unique.The simple nature of this book makes it easy to read and appreciate the beauty of poetry. Through your eyes is the first of the Mellexy series.Discover in this book tasteful words that will linger on your mind.