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Must Reads of The Year

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The arrival of fall brings with it the need fir a good read. To help the indesisive bookworm, I have two book  suggestions that you can choose from that you might want to check out.

First up in recommendations is Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, a book filled with short poems dealing with the after effects of a breakup, the reflecting of being in one, and the redemption of one’s self. Rupi Kaur is well known for her first debut book Milk and Honey which was released in November 4th, 2014. If you loved her first book then you’ll surely enjoy her second. It’s an easy read of about 242 pages and filled with a variation of short and long poems along with some drawings spreaded here and there in the book. The book is split into 5 sections entitled; the wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming, which helps Kaur tie her experiences with metaphors of flowers. About almost anyone can relate with her universal messages.

If self reflection isn’t your cup of tea, try Amber Smith’s New York Times Bestseller The Way I Used To Be. In recent news there’s been one topic that has been talked about the most and that seems to be an ongoing issue even into today, sexual assault. This realistic fiction novel tells the story of a young girl dealing with a traumatic experience that happened just before her first year of high school. While the book is 384 pages long and split into 4 sections, each being her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year, it documents the changes of how she copes with this experience she’s kept to herself. If you’re someone who’s into the dark realities of society,  this might be the one for you.

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