Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Hi Munchworms!

Milk and HoneyToday is the day of a first. A big, giant, huge first. You all know that I love my fantasy, YA, contemporary, romance and whatnot. Poetry? Never been my cup of tea! At all!

And then the blogging community came along, getting all enthusiastic about Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Intriguing me. Calling out to me. Begging me to give it a shot.

Then came the day that it passed by me when I was scrolling on BookDepository. I read it and.. I simply had to share it with you all.

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided 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.

The first chapter of this book had my crying, aching. hurting.
It’s the chapter that hit me hardest because of its relatability, even though Rupi Kaur did not try to achieve that. She did anyway.

The second chapter of this book reminded me of precious moments I’ve shared during my existence, moments in which I felt loved, in which I loved and which I’ll always cherish.

The third chapter made me think of things I never really thought of before. Made me contemplate them in a way I wouldn’t normally do. Enlightened me.

The fourth chapter showed me that there’s strength in each and every one of us but that we simply have to find it, believe in it. Believe in ourselves.

This book changed me.
And I’m grateful.





I paid full-price for this book. All opinions are entirely my own. I’m not being compensated for my review in any way.


39 thoughts on “Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  1. I’m getting this book for Christmas! I’m usually not a fan of poetry but I’ve relented and given in to the massive hype. I’m so glad you liked it, I hope it affects me the same way it affected you 🙂

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  2. Great Review Kathy.. Loved it…This book of poems have been on my TBR and TO-BUY list but I’m waiting for a special edition that I like. I’ve heard nothing but Great things about this book, so this should be on my collection. 🙂

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    1. I ordered it when I was on a “give me something new”-spree. Didn’t disappoint at all! Pretty sure I’ll pick up Kaur’s second poem collection as well. 🙂
      Hope you’ll love it too!


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