I Hope You Stay
Just as moving and endearing as Peppernell's previous ...more
One day, you will find a home, and it won't be a place,
it will be a person. And you will be loved in spite of
all the baggage and boxes you bring with you.
This poetry collection can be described as having a very hopeful message. The author guides us through the path that people have to go through after a painful break up. In the moments when everything seems lost, we must not forget that there's ...more
If there's something I love about poetry, is how it lets you experiment with words, get as creative as ...more
If I can describe this group of poems in one word it would be a "Friend", those poems were so kind, empowering and above all they were genuine and honest, after all Courtney started the poems with "You Will Ache".
And for all Netgalley users, this is available for download at the moment :)
I really liked how the poems were sectioned:
You will ache
You will dream
You will love
You will heal
You will rise
Poetry is not often something I completely loathe, but this collection was one of the worst forms of “poetry” I have read. I am saddened to say that. I don’t like giving out 1-star ratings and I usually do anything I can do abstain from doing so, but the only thought going through my head while reading each and every page of I Hope You Stay was how much I hated the poems. The poems are short and consist of random thoughts or what I like to call...more
This new collection is centered around breaking up with someone and the long path to healing and moving on. The majority of poems were very beautiful but there were also quite a few mediocre ones,unfortunately. I loved her previous series, Pillow Thoughts, way better, but that could be due ...more
This is a beautiful book of poems that were relateable and felt like they were being spoken to me in confidance and receiving advice from a dear friend.
This is a lovely book that touches your heart. Thank you for such a beautiful book of poems!
Thank you to Netgalley for an electronic copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.
I Hope You Stay is an enjoyable poetry collection that takes us through the pain of heartbreak to the joy of new love. With it's message of hope, I think this collection would be an enjoyment for anyone, no matter what phase of the love cycle they're currently in.
The style is modern poetry and the layout is beautiful. It is divided into 5 sections, ...more
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Jan 29, 2020
A empowering poetry book filled with different parts of life and what we can do to overcome our fears and rise again stronger and renewed! I loved how it ended on a powerful and positive note that we can rise and change how we see ourselves as a whole!
Special thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this eARC!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel ...more
3.5 out of 5 stars
'I hope you stay' is a collection of LGBTQ+ poems about love, but also about life and body positivity. To be honest, the love poems are for anybody. The author talks about a 'she', and she is a female herself. However, I'm sure there are men out there who feel the same. Which makes this poetry book so unique and fun. I always loved her work because of the different interpretations.
What I liked the most about this one, is the fact that you start ...more
Poems: 2 stars.
I've read quite a few of Courtney Peppernell's collections of modern poetry now and I either love them or they completely miss the mark for me. I definitely think that the collections are designed to be read at the right time. which potentially is part of the problem for me, because this book is entirely about healing after break-ups and finding some encouragement following that. If I needed that, I think I'd probably be really happy I'd read this ...more
I Hope You Stay is an anthology of poetry that takes the reader on a journey which begins with heartache and ends in strength. The poems don't always follow any conventional 'rules' of poetry which enable them to feel very raw and honest. Sometimes I felt I was reading Peppernell's thoughts which could be a good thing if you enjoy that type of reading.
I like that the final poem in each chapter makes a reference to the title of that chapter. It signifies the end of ...more
This is the key message of Courtney Peppernell's latest collection which looks at recovering from the breakup of a relationship. As there always is with her books, there is a raw honesty to her words, and so they are easy to relate to. She embraces the dark days and the moments of hope and through her words encourages the reader to strive for more, to take that first step, because what is out there is worth taking that risk for.
"You are in control of ...more
Thanks to the ...more
I really enjoyed this poetry collection. My favorite sections were the dream and you will rise. I resonated a lot with the poems in those sections. This is a beautiful poetry collection and has a great message of overcoming heart break and hard times. I highly recommend!
I was so excited seeing her newest collection for I fell in love with ...more
Unfortunately, I didn't love this. I was expecting more of a traditional poetry style, and this did not meet those expectations. It didn't even really seem to fit the trend of more modern poetry. Instead, it was more random and hopeful paragraphs, some rhyming, some just simple. In short, it didn't feel like poetry at all, and the words weren't particularly inspiring to me. I don't doubt that they would be incredibly important to some people, but they just missed the mark. It felt ...more
(I got an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review)
It was okay, there were some poems I liked but overall it was very basic.
I think that if you're going through heartbreak this poetry collection will connect more with you.
The book has 5 parts, you will ache, you will dream, you will love, you will heal and you will rise. I think the topics discussed were nicely done and there was good advice in the poems it just wasn't my cup of tea.
the stuff that made me cry:
I hold all this blame
about how badly
things between us ended
I dream so vividly
of our conversations
late at night
But despite all the reason
I shouldn’t think of you
I still do
It was just bad timing
I told myself
But bad timing happened
time and time again
And after all the pain
maybe it wasn’t the timing
maybe we were just two people
bad for each
One of the best things about reviewing arcs is your experience with a book tends to be different than the normal readers. It feels like you are bestowed with scared knowledge and you are waiting for the knowledge to be available to all for you to make sense and not sound like you have lost ...more
This book encapsulates what it's like to be human, our downfalls and our highlights. It really emphasises that it's okay to not be okay and that there will be light at some point. It shows the importance of self-care and self-love which I think is really important, especially in this day and age. I love how it touches on it's okay to be human, it's okay to not be perfect. I think it's a message everyone should be ...more
What a beautiful read 'I Hope You Stay' was!
I didn't think I would fall so hard for Courtney Peppernell's writing. But the truth is I did, big time.
Her words are so powerful, it transcends other collections of poems I have been able to read. Each part were meaningful and each spoke to me with great resonance.
I was able to identify with the author's words and I felt like she spoke directly ...more
This poetry book was about love
"She is my soul, my heart, my life. The moment I heard her laugh, I knew I wanted her to be my wife."
Learning to love yourself/self-care
"If they make you feel like your body, your heart, and your soul are not worthy of love, then they are not worthy to be loved by you."
"I am not going to be or act a certain way for anyone.
I am who ...more
"She is the reason hope will fly"
This is the fourth book of Courtney Peppernell's that I have read and it didn't disappoint. It was equally as good as the Pillow Thoughts series and I'm so grateful to get the chance to review this book that will be released March 3rd!
"She wants a love so powerful it wipes everything else out"
This book is full of hope and love which really made me think positively throughout. As I ...more
Beautiful and heartfelt poems. This collection really shows what it's like to be human with out downfalls and out highlights. It shows that its okay to not be okay and that you are never alone and at some point light will shine. The way the poetry was set up it was like a journey. Iou could really feel the emotion in these poems. This collection was readily empowering. At some points though the way some poems was wrote ...more