The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Recommendation from Libby V: This book will hit home. I’m not a poetry lover in the least, but I can’t stop raving about both this book and Kaur’s first book, Milk and Honey. This book moved me to tears at the emotional and absolutely, undeniably real portrayals of the universal experiences of nearly all women. The book is split up into five sections, Wilting, Falling, Rooting, Rising, and Blooming. These sections, overall, elaborate on deep love, betrayal, unbreakable familial bonds, getting back to one’s roots, and self discovery. I related to all of this, especially the poems on the deep, true, and loving bond between daughter and mother. You will probably get through this book in one sitting, but it’s one you will keep coming back to and thinking about. It’s definitely a book you need to own as well, since you’ll want to dogear and highlight your favorite excerpts to your heart’s content.