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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  20,130 ratings  ·  2,448 reviews
Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 17th 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Lacey
Nov 21, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
idk why
i picked up
this
tumblr poetry shit

-a poem by me, in the style of rupi kaur
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
"what a relief
to discover that
the aches i thought
were mine alone
are also felt by
so many others"

One of the best collections so far!

The content is divided into 4 sections: mind, heart, rest and awake.

The most hard-hitting, liberating read for me is the first section which actually made me come out of my comfort zone of thinking and believing in what we women ought to believe.

If reading such lines still make us feel uncomfortable then I feel we still have a long way to go. I feel we need to expres
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— Massiel
my poetry queen is gonna release a new book and I'm so ready for it ✨

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2020 isn't cancelled people

Dear Rupi:
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Megan
Nov 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
She didn't write 3 books, she wrote the same book 3 times. ...more
Mais Khoury
how can they write ratings on yet unpublished book???
Moon
Nov 19, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There is a quote that led the feminist movement in 1969 that reads, "The personal is political."
I believe Rupi Kaur and many other trendy, political, pseudo-intellectual group of people on the internet have this mixed up. They make it, political is personal. They take everything to heart which is understandable, but there's something genuine lacking when that is the case. There's a political cry in something personal. People on the internet need to stop pandering this progressive, woke stance to
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Jasmin
Oct 28, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: up-next
i love rupi kaur so no hate on her but can someone explain to me how this book is nominated for the goodreads choice awards when it’s not even published???

make it make sense goodreads
Meghan Hughes
I finished this in a day! Not because it was so enchanting & fantastic, but simply because the poems were SO. SHORT. As a fan of Rupi’s long-form poetry, I’m disappointed with this collection honestly. It felt rushed. I felt like she *touched* on many deep topics, but did not dig that much into them. I kept thinking “Where are her words? Where is the grit?” It all just felt a bit like reading a page full of Instagram mantras. I’m really not trying to be pretentious... This is obviously just my p ...more
Jenna
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
Where was Rupi Kaur and her poetry when I was in my teens and 20s? My younger self would have been obsessed with her words, found healing and solace within them.

This collection is similar to Ms. Kaur's other volumes of poetry. The poems are short, sometimes one phrase, and drawings are scattered throughout the book. Like her other work, these poems deal with topics such as anxiety, dissociation, depression, lack of self worth, abuse, and reminders to be gentle with oneself and that there is hope
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Warda
“but every experience i’ve had, is memorised in my flesh, even if my mind forgets, my body remembers, my body is the map of my life, my body wears what it’s been through, my body signals the alarms when it thinks danger is coming…”

Rupi Kaur really is out here, reclaiming poetry and defining the pathway for herself.
I loved this collection. As always, there’s focus on love, self-love, feminism, immigration and mental health amongst a whole array of other things.

I love her simplistic style. A
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Lindsey
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, read-in-2020
Having shamelessly really enjoyed Rupi’s first two collections, I was sad that this one fell really flat. There were some poems scattered throughout that really spoke to me, but the majority of this felt unoriginal. It felt very heavy handed and too on-the-nose with its commentary on capitalism and white feminism - important topics to explore through poetry, definitely, but ones that really lacked artistic handling in this collection. Feels like Rupi succumbed to the very capitalism she mourns a ...more
Kirsten Slora
This fell short for me. I really loved her other two books, but this one didn’t offer anything new or really profound. The transitions were, as I read in another review, choppy. It really feels like she is just riding on her aesthetic, a lot of her poems lack real creativity.

That being said, there were a few relatable poems that I screenshotted and I really respect Rupi’s vulnerability.
Alexis
Brutally honest.

The Personal. This book is like looking into a mirror if you suffer from depression and anxiety. The latter is an old friend of mine but the former? I had no idea she was there in the background all this time, following me wherever I went and waiting for me to turn around and acknowledge her.

The writing. Mind. Heart. Rest. Awake. Those are the four segments in this collection of poetry. Each offers an honest look at some key moments in her (and our) life that ultimately helped sh
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verity
2.5 stars rounded up.

When will Goodreads add half-stars to make my life easier?

CWs: Discussions of sexual and physical abuse, misogyny, racism, mental illness, immigration, sex.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to hear Rupi Kaur speak at an event. I was in awe. She has undeniably been through more in her life so far than anyone should have to go through in an entire lifetime. She truly has a way with words, and provides insightful commentary on impactful topics.

It’s a shame that she wastes h
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Morgan Fulton
Dec 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It feels gross to give a 1 star rating on a book of poetry written with her trauma woven throughout, but man, this was really bad. Nothing but cringey (mostly) one line platitudes
Beththena Johnson
I don't think that Kaur's style of poetry is for me. I don't typically read poetry so the lack of impact may be from that but I think it has more to do with how she writes. There are always maybe 4 poems that I like but nothing after that. Also trigger warning for depression and sexual assault. There were so many different topics mentioned in this collection and they didn't always connect fluidly within the sections and the transitions just felt choppy. Powerful content but not delivered in a w ...more
Scott  the Poetry Geek
People had so many good things to say about Rupi’s other books, I thought I would give this one a read. Sadly, it’s not for me. I would say not my kind of poetry, but I don’t think what I just read can even be considered poetry. Seems more like statements, I’ve read quotes that were more poetic.
☠Kayla☠
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rupi Kaur has such a way of telling a story. Everything she writes is very real and raw and so inspirational. She touchs your heart with her words and builds you up all at the same time. She's truly an amazing person ...more
Renata
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Literally this book got me crying my heart out at 3 am. As an immigrant I related to so many pages and I loved it. I have no words to describe how much I loved it, just read it please I promise you’ll enjoy and love it.
Ritika
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not the best of Kaur's works, more like moral science than poetry, more like an obligation to write rather than her wanting to.
Following the pattern of her earlier books, this too is divided into 4 themes- Mind, Heart, Rest, and Awake. There are some good prose here and there, but on the whole the collection doesn't strikes you like the earlier two collections.
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Mark Harden
*TRANSPARENCY....i feel that rating poetry is a very touchy line to run your finger across. The art doesn't judge itself, people judge the art. So with that being said I believe Homebody deserves a five star rating. Rupi Kaur just wrote another book that reflects her own unique experience in life. For that she did great expressing herself...I can now note what I did or didn't like about this collection.
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Like the 2 books Rupi wrote prior to Homebody, she exemplifies a particular style of poetry
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Erin
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, books-i-own
In her third poetry collection, Rupi Kaur returns to the topics of love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity and migration.

my body is so hot from wanting you
I'm spilling by the time we take our clothes off
I want the kind of love that
transcends me
into another realm
i want you so deep
we enter the spirit world
go from being gentle to rough
i want eye contact
spread my legs to
opposite ends of the room
and look with your fingers
i want my soul to be touched
by the tip of yours
i want to come
out of th
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Leda
Nov 25, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1,5. Long review.

Rupi Kaur touches on so many important topics but her work lacks serious depth. This collection felt like a dull repetition of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Even though I find her openness about personal trauma and mental state courageous, unfortunately it is not enough.

In my opinion her work is overhyped. She writes (with very few exceptions) cliché poems that give the illusion of depth when in fact they are lacking any real political or literary agency. The mod
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Giulia
TW: abuse, rape, racism, anxiety

Unpopular Opinion Time 🐸☕️

It was ‘aight.
Actually, with all the due respect, it was just too cliché for my testes. So it was ever so slightly below “‘aight”.

I liked the diversity of topics that were tackled in this collection: capitalism, climate change, self-love, self worth, abusive relations, productivity, self care. Feminism and womanhood and LGBTQAI+ rights, culture, politics and misogyny.
A whole lot was discussed and I was a massive fan of that!
Unfortunatel
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Emma
Dec 25, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 Stars

it's easy to love
the nice things about
ourselves
but true self-love is
embracing the difficult
parts
that live in all of us


Rupi Kaur's poems tend to be a hit or miss for me, but I quite enjoyed this new poetry collection of hers. I feel like it's one of her most personal collections and it was very emotional to read.
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Nicky
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A few decent pieces, but mostly the same randomly spaced pseudo-deep platitudes as her previous work.
Luke Gorham
Dec 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, poetry
I want someone who is / inspired by my brilliance / not threatened by it.

lololololol k

Kaur has always been mostly circling the drain, but she's straight up chilling in the cess now. Home Body is like if Atticus took himself seriously.

Another choice offering: you are lonely / but you are not alone

I read this sober. I may never recover.
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Elvina Zafril
Home Body is divided to 4 chapters, Mind, Heart, Rest and Awake.

I think I only read Milk and Honey and enjoyed it. But this one I felt really flat. There were only 3 or 4 poems that I like and that's just that. However I felt most of the poems were just okay and too general. They were kind of like something I read before. They just didn't offer something new.

This collection has a powerful content but just not for me. There were different topics mentioned in this poetry book. Trigger warning for
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Julia Sapphire
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TW: Depression, Sexual Assault, Rape, Anxiety, Molestation, Abuse.

3.5 out of 5 stars
Sanarya Saud
When I reached like 30 pages, I thought okay it's 2 stars but then at some point it felt like she slapped me and I decided to stop looking at it/reading it the same way I did with Milk and Honey and The Sun and her Flowers. If we're being honest The Sun and her Flowers was the best one of the three, if we're talking poetry. This one was for me the book that was supposed to be in the middle and not the third one. It's too personal and really shocked me in a new way! It's inspiring how open she ca ...more
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As a 21-year-old university student Rupi wrote, illustrated and self-published her first poetry collection, milk and honey. Next came its artistic sibling, the sun and her flowers. These collections have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 42 languages. Her most recent book, home body, debuted #1 on bestsellers lists across the world. Rupi’s work touches on love, loss, tr ...more

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