Title: Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke, and Hangry
Author: Samantha Jayne
Date finished: 8/18/16
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Pages in book: 171
Stand alone or series: Stand alone
Where I got the book from: NetGalley NOTE: I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
Blurb from the cover:
The creator of the popular Quarter Life Poetry Tumblr and Instagram tackles real-life truths of work, money, sex, and many other 20-something challenges in this laugh-out-loud collection of poetry.
Samantha Jayne knows that life post-college isn’t as glamorous as all undergrads think it’s going to be… because she’s currently living it. At 25, Samantha began creating doodles and funny poems about her #struggle to share with friends on Instagram. To her surprise, these poems were picked up by 20-somethings all around the world who agreed, “This is literally us.”
At a time when it seems like everyone else is getting married, snagging a dream job, and paying off their student loans, Samantha’s poetry captures the voice of young people everywhere who know that your 20s can sometimes be the exact opposite of “the best years of your life.”
My rating: 3.25 stars out of a scale of 5
My review: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book will count towards my ARC August 2016 Reading Challenge. Also, this book will count towards my “PopSugar 2016 Checklist” reading challenge, marking off the “a book of poetry” since this book is a book of poetry. This book is a collection of short poems by actress and writer Samantha Jayne about life, love, and being an adult. The poems are all short 4-line poems, so this was an easy read. Jayne mentions in the introduction that her book is considered a “bathroom book” and I would agree. The poems are short so its easy to pick this book up and read a couple of poems and then put it down again until next time. The poems are straight-forward and easy to read.
Overall I liked the poems. I picked this book at random from NetGalley to fulfill my “poetry” requirement for my Popsugar reading challenge, and while it wasn’t quite what I was expecting poetry-wise, it was fun to read and different from what I normally would have chosen to read. They were cute poems and some were pretty funny, but overall the book isn’t something I would pick for myself.
The bottom line: I thought this was a cute collection of poems. They were short, easy to decipher the meaning of and not complicated. I agree with the author’s assertion that this would make a great bathroom book.
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