(This review is based on my personal preference and taste.)
Book title: Memories
Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Poetry, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 256 pages
Introducing, my very FIRST book review! Woot woot! I’m still lacking in many ways so do bear with me. Hope I will get better in time! 😀
Memories is a collection of poetry and prose which includes those from two previous books; Love & Misadventures and Lullabies. Aside from that of course, it also featured new writings by Leav.
Sadly, I haven’t got my hands on Love & Misadventures and Lullabies yet (but I recently bought The Universe of Us!), definitely will buy it when extra cash is in 🙂
The overall theme of the book is, yes you guess it, on memories of life; be it on happy or sad memories. One of the poems that I love is Sunday Best:
“Do you remember that night I turned up on your doorstep? I was wearing my Sunday best. You watched the mascara as it ran down like fault lines, and you knew I had blood on my lips.
I’m tired of running, I said-
and the earth shook a little.
I don’t want anyone else, I whispered.
And I felt myself crumple.
You held out your arms and I was cracked porcelain. we looked at each other as we stood at the precipice. And I knew once I fell, I’d never stop falling. and everything before you would be time to kill. You said you were scared but you couldn’t ignore it.
And that was the moment we became real.” – Sunday Best, Lang Leav
Deep, isn’t it? When I read this, I’m reminded of my beginning with the boyfriend. We were of similar situation too where we both like each other but no one said a word about it back then until one day, he couldn’t just stand idly being friends so he actually confessed his feelings that early morning. Once we told each other how we feel, “and that was the moment we became real.”
The poems are relatable to me as I read, easy to feel the meaning and story of what Leav’s wrote in her poems.
The book was the Goodreads Choice AwardNominee for Poetry back in 2015.
After this, I would definitely read more from Lang Leav, even have The Universe of Us in line 🙂
For those who loves poetry, I would definitely recommend this book to you.