Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

My Rating: ★★★★★

Genre(s): Poetry



Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.



  • This poetry was so raw and honest
  • There was a clear storyline, even if this wasn’t technically a story
  • The illustrations were so simple but suited the content well
  • This showed me that not all poetry isn’t “my thing”
  • The imagery was so beautiful


  • Honestly, none.

My Thoughts: I am going to be totally real here for a second and admit that I only picked this book up because 1) I wanted to be able to tell my friends I’d read it, and 2) it was short and would help me boost through my summer reading challenge at the library. But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying it, feeling it, and letting it soak in. I enjoyed the pain, the emotion, the happiness, everything behind these poems. Definitely one I intend to add to my shelves soon.

Rupi Kaur

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