Book review – Milk and Honey


Title: Milk and Honey

Published: November 4th 2014

Author: Rupi Kaur

Published by: Createspace

My rating: ★★★★☆

Buy it here

All the way back in March I read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur with the book club Teatimereaders that I am part of. It was super fun and different to read poetry – something I nearly never do.

Milk and Honey is a poetry piece about love: how it should be, how it should not be, hurting, loving, breaking and healing. It tells Kaur’s story. It is moving, heartrending, spell-binding and a hurricane of raw feelings.

The book touches subjects as rape, abuse, heartbreak, loving, falling back, finding yourself and coming out on top of it all.

Kaur’s expressive poetry is raw and it pulls you in and wraps its arms around you from the first page, not letting you go until the very last. You truly feel what Ruin feels and it is impossible to go unfazed through this book (if you have a heart, that is).

Accompanying the poems are Kaur’s own illustrations that all plays a big part in experiencing her beautiful work. They are simple but have a large impact on the overall picture.

I read this book in one morning. It was brilliant and heartbreaking and healing. Honestly everyone should read this book. It is too important to not read it. It is also pretty short so you have no excuse!

I rate Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur ★★★★☆

It was one of the most real books I have ever read and I cannot recommend you all reading it enough!

Happy easter and lots of love

– Anne Sofie


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