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Five More Minutes

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Paperback, 60 pages
Published May 28th 2020 (first published 2020)
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Shelby Leigh
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for a love story, no matter how heartbreaking! This poetry collection flowed beautifully and is a great read for anyone who has experienced love, heartbreak, or anything in between. ...more
McKayla DeBonis
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*i received this copy in exchange for an honest review*

First of all, Shannon is by far one of my favorite poets, she writes with such rawness about what it is she is writing about. Five More Minutes is another amazing example of that.

I was listening to a very lofi playlist and i found myself tearing up at parts. this collection really hit home for me in ways i can't completely put my finger on. Another emotional tear jerk from Shannon, as always i look forward to the future collections!
Ryan Jones
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it


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This is not the first book of poetry I have read by Shannon O'Connor. Last year, I read her piece Mindight in a Mustang, which surrounded themes of sexual assault. Five More Minutes surrounds the themes of love, loss and heartbreak, and letting toxic love go. Both are equally beautiful, in fact, I think O’Connor’s writing has grown even more beautiful. 

It’s a short read, but you don’t need to be reading
Zane Frederick
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shannon's newest collection is such a honest depiction on the spectrum of love. It's about the safety and comfort of love but also the fear of it all crumbling. What I love most about this collection is the way Shannon captures the feeling of missing someone who is right next to you. Someone who hasn't even left you. She reiterates wanting "five more minutes" which is such a universal feeling that anyone who has experienced love can relate to. This collection is honest and raw, and I believe any ...more
Mel (thebookishmel)
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing

When I tell you Shannon’s poetry collections break my heart and put me back together.. it’s no joke. This is easily my favorite of the collections I’ve read because it describes modern dating culture so well. Between the title reminding me of “Five More Minutes” by Scotty McCreery, to talking about labels and love, to being more than just friends but never lovers.. I just.. WOW. I felt the pain all over, but also the sense of hope she leaves in you as a reader makes you optimistic desp
J Weisbrod
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Five More Minutes by Shannon O'Connor

First of all I am usually not a big fan of poetry...I honestly just don't get it. 
But, Shannon offered me an ARC copy and I figured why not.

She had me hooked with the title and I never put this book down until I had read it three times.   Like I said usually I don't get poetry.  But, this book just hit home with me and I fully understood every single heartfelt emotion in her words.  Please take a chance and read this book...its just Five More Minutes.  

Allyson Tyra
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. This collection is short and sweet, and I think that makes the impact stronger. Five More Minutes tells a heartbreaking story, by the time you realized you're invested in the collection it's over. The length of the collection is, to me, a gorgeous metaphor that ties into the theme. I don't want to give too much away with this review, but it is worth the read. The story is easy to follow and incredibly relatable. ...more
F.S. Yousaf
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC for an honest review*

This is easily a staple of Shannon's work, as outdoes herself with this book, which sort of hit home for me as i found it extremely relatable. I kept on turning the pages and reading- feeling all that she wrote and went through. This is a book all poetry lovers should get!
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It will reach deep into your soul.

I haven't read a lot of poetry books. But I am beyond glad I read this one. From the get, it reached deep into my soul. You read the words and feel as if your own heart could speak them. You feel the emotions as the words come off the page.
just a cute poetry collection, i have read her mustang one and i enjoyed it enough to want to read more from her. i loved the cover, which is what caught my eye, the poems were relatable, although i did only highlight two.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shannon O'Connor's work is always beautiful and heartbreaking. Five More Minutes doesn’t differ. Five More Minutes tells a story about falling for someone and watching them not fall back; I could feel the pain but also the glimmers of hope in every word. ...more
Elizabeth Sanders
Five More Minutes is a beautifully written poetry collection. ✍ Get you a hot cup of tea, open the window to let in the nice breeze, and snuggle up on the couch to read some poetry. It's good for the soul. 📚 ❤ ...more
Shannon O'Connor
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: 2020
If anyone's interested I'd love to get more reviews! Send me a message & I'll happily send you an ebook copy! ...more
Elizabeth Shannon
Take the plunge

This poetry collection is everything I wanted to read tonight thank you so much. Every time you mentioned kiss My heart fluttered a little bit
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Shannon O’Connor is a twenty something, bisexual, self published poet of several books and counting. O’Connor enjoys life’s simple pleasures: coffee, reading, traveling, and spending time with her new baby. O’Connor is continuously working on new poetry projects, book reviews, and more, while also diving into motherhood. She loves supporting local indie authors & shops as much as possible.

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