I hope you all had some amazing adventures this past weekend and got lots of rest. Today I am going to review the second book in a poetry series that will leave you with chills. To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace, is a book of poetry that will touch your soul and learning that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself.” This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when someone dies before they’re able to redeem themselves?
From the bestselling & award-winning poetess, amanda lovelace, comes the finale of her illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In the first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explored the memory of being in a toxic romantic relationship. In to drink coffee with a ghost, lovelace unravels the memory of the complicated relationship she had with her now-deceased mother.”
When I was reading the poems throughout the book, I could feel the authors pain, happiness, and regret. You get sucked into the beautiful poems and each one of them makes you feel something. Amanda brings the reader into her world in everything she writes, and some you might be able to relate to. Everything I have read by her, has and some positive affect on me and this book is no different.
These poems are hauntingly beautiful, and the illustrations help you understand what she is trying to say. If you haven’t read the first book To Make Monsters out of Girls than you should, because that was one of her books of poems that I related to the most. When Amanda writes she not only tells her story but she connects with her readers. In her poems you may be able to find out of ya I did go through something like that, and by the end you feel lighter. You feel like there is hope once you come out of the dark tunnel that you may feel trapped in. I have read everything she has written, and every time I feel something. The book does come with warning triggers, which the author puts on the first page before you begin reading it, which I love.
If you haven’t read anything by Amanda, I suggest you do, because you will be in for one wild soul searching, hope drenching ride.
Go have coffee with a ghost my dearies!