Our Poetry Collection TBRs

Posted May 19, 2017 by Ely in TBR / 2 Comments

You might have realised that both of us are really into poetry lately. We’ve each done a set of poetry recommendations, which you can find Michelle’s here and Ely’s here. We thought it was time to today to share some of the collections on our respective TBRs. Without further ado, let’s go.


The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer

This comes very highly recommended from Michelle, which means I know it’s going to be incredible. I follow Trista on Instagram on Michelle’s recommendation, and I love everything she posts. Mich being the gorgeous best friend that she is has offered to lend me her copy for this exciting thing we have coming up.

Small Crimes by Andrea Jurjevic

I like to try and be diverse in my poetry reading, and this is one that has caught my eye. The author is from Croatia, and I’ve never read anything by a Croatian author before so that interests me.

Letters, to the Men I Have Loved by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol

This is another diverse one. Marmol is a Dominican poet. I’ve read a few short stories by Dominican writers in the past and have enjoyed all of them, so I have high hopes for this one.

It Looked a Lot Like Love by Kristina Haynes

I don’t know what it is, but I’m always drawn to poetry collections with really simple but beautiful covers. The synopsis on Goodreads says that this is about love and loss, which are two things I guess I’m interested in?

Love in my Language by Alexandra Elle

Again, don’t know a whole lot about this one but the synopsis makes it sound like poetry I’d be interested in. Part of what drew me to this particular collection is the title—I love the word language, it’s just one of those buzz words for me.


Lace Bone Beast by N.L Shomple

This was recommended to me by Ely as one of her favourite poetry collections and me, being the trusting person I am, have added it to my TBR immediately. I love the cover for this one and am intrigued as to what this has to offer.

New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood

This is another book Ely read and loved and I trust her opinion more than most others in the world. I don’t really know much about this I’m going to admit, all I know is that Ely loved it and that’s all I need.

Bloodline by Ari Eastman

I have been following Ari for a long time now on Instagram, where she post snippets from her writing and the best snap stories ever. From what I have already read of her work online and gathered from her personality I have a feeling I’ll really be able to connect with this book

Love, and You by Gretchen Gomez

I mentioned this book briefly in my recommendations post (linked above) and how I’ve read bits of Gretchen’s work on her blog and enjoyed what I saw. From reviews I have seen this book really holds it’s own so I am eager to get my hands on it.

Root by Melissa Tripp –

This is an over 400-page poetry book which is quite large in poetry standards and kinda gets be excited because it has a lot of content. Large amounts of content are not that common with poetry so excuuuuse me. I discovered Melissa through twitter and I like what I have seen so far of her work.



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