I Hope You Stay
Just as moving and endearing as Peppernell's previou ...more
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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 al ...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 inspira...more
DNF @ 40%
I Hope You Stay is generously vulnerable and empathetic through its poems, but its bland writing failed to project well the beauty it could've been.
I got a review copy of this book because of the adorable cover and its title that gleamed with ache and longing. These two things made me wonder how they related to each other and the book's content.
The writing was straight forward but very shabby, as if ...more
My absolute least favorite thought in this book has been
"You need to be lost, to be on uneven ground. So, you learn, and you grow. When ...more
Thanks to the N ...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 t ...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!
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 mo ...more
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, eac ...more
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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 a ...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! ...more
Overall I enjoyed this collection! I'm a fan of modern poetry and the short formatting of pieces. I did feel like a few of the pieces in this collection could've been together as one instead of on their own pages, lengthening the book length. But still, I can see why Peppernell is a popular modern poet! Will be picking up her other works in the future for sure. ...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 co ...more
After having read and adored Pillow Thoughts (mainly the first installment), I've kept my eyes peeled for any new releases from Courtney Peppernell. So as soon as I saw this title available on NetGalley, I jumped on the occasion like a jaguar.
And I can happily say that I was not
If I have to be honest, nothing compares to the beauty and the inspiring magic that Pillow Thoughts was, and ...more
It was a noteworthy book. I found it similar to a journal about his love life. I recommend it for beginners for poetry to read and to write. I didn't found myself much convinced. ...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
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
"I Hope You Stay" is a poetry book written by Courtney Peppernell. I've had my eye on her for a long time and this was a great opportunity to try one of her books. This poetry collection is mostly about healing, growth and self-love. It shows us that it's okay to step away from people in order to heal and become aware that you are enough and that you matter. I totally recomme ...more