Book Talk: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

You may already be familiar with Rupi Kaur’s work and not fully realize it, just like I was before I read The Sun and Her Flowers. Kaur is Instagram famous for her bite-size, uber-shareable poems, so her name was familiar to me, but I had never followed her myself or read her NYT bestselling debut, Milk and Honey. I figured I’d finally give her work a shot when I saw that this follow-up collection was immediately available in e-book through my library. Ultimately, what I’ve come to understand is this: Rupi Kaur is good at writing modern-day aphorisms for the Instagram-hungry millennial audience. They may not be wholly original, but they’re certainly shareable.

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Book Talk: The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

I wanted to love this YA novel. Look at it! It’s beautiful and the premise is something I’d jump to read. Once you open the pages and dig in, however, you might find yourself wishing it were more.

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Book Talk: Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

Eric was a popular kid and on track to receive scholarships to play hockey in college. But something happened along the way, something that derailed his future. Eric’s past haunts him and, seemingly out of nowhere, he has fallen into severe meth addiction.

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