I love sharing what I'm reading just as much as my writing so here's to my first official "book review" on my favorites this month.
Bloom by Beau Taplin
Well, I have to begin by saying Beau Taplin is my favourite poet alive. He’s a writer based out of Australia so I waited months for one of his newest books to be released in the U.S. I would describe his poetry as more so storytelling, that’s easy to follow, within a couple lines. Within the 77 pages of Bloom, you can find poetry about finding yourself, the excitement of finding love, and the bitterness of missing someone who has left a mark on you. On top of how seamlessly he arranges his words to paint pictures that I would describe heartfeltly, the book itself is gorgeous to flip through! It would look beautiful on any coffee table or nightstand and that’s just a plus for anyone who appreciates a beautiful cover.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
As much as I love poetry - the only other genre of books that intrigue me is anything in the self-development world of books because I’ve always found them the most useful. Gary Chapman published this book originally in 1995 but it’s still a very popular book. Chapman isn’t the first person to realize we all communicate love differently but he organized his ideas of the many different ways we receive and convey our love to others. The 5 different categories we all fall under (according to Chapman) include; Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you’re in a romantic relationship right now or single - knowing what your love language is helpful to anyone around you that you care about because you can now be clear on what makes you feel the most loved and vice versa. I encourage everyone to take the free quiz online to see what your love language is and then explore the answer you get.