Book Review: to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace
Rating: 4/5 stars 🌟
"the ways in which they suffer themselves is not an excuse to make you suffer in return." Amanda Lovelace.
It must have been a real journey for Amanda to write this book let alone having to go through it all. This book is a journey for the reader as well as we have all grieved for someone. When I read about her mother's cancer, it inspired me to finally write about the loss of my Grandma. This book has helped me in my own grieving process. I think Amanda is very brave to have been able to publish this book out into the world for everyone to see. People will connect with it because it is about something so real. The death of a loved one is the worst part of our existence but sharing our grief will help others hopefully, like this book has helped me.
I thought the art in this book was beautiful and worked perfectly with the poetry. Each chapter focused on a different part of the grieving process and explored feelings of guilt, love, and hate. The last chapter showed Amanda's strength and I am so happy that I get to read her work. She is an inspiration to everyone. Being able to go through the things that she has but still living her life to the fullest is amazing. A brilliant poetry anthology that I recommend for all to read!
I want to thank NetGalley for giving me a ARC of Amanda Lovelace's new poetry anthology, 'to drink coffee with a ghost', for an honest review.
(Images by Amanda Lovelace)