#5OnMyTBR — 5 Books of Poetry

Hello darlings!

Last #5OnMyTBR of April! How was this month for you guys?

I managed to be somehow productive but this whole sitting at home deal is making me sleep wayy too much!


#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is Poetry!

How do you feel about poetry? For me it’s mostly hit or miss but I know some people have preferences or hate modern poetry or even don’t read them at all.

Which one of those are you?

|| Without Protection by Gala Mukomolova ||




πŸ’› Slavic
πŸ’› Baba Yaga!!
πŸ’› lesbian

First of all, I LOVE this cover!! This grandma WILL curse you!!

As a Slav I love all things Slavic (except for the xenophobia) so I NEED THIS!! Especially if it’s gay.


|| Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough ||




πŸ’› about iconic painter Artemisia Gentileschi
πŸ’› I think it’s a novel mixed with poetry?
πŸ’› tw rape

Artemisia Gentileschi is a fascinating renaissance painter — she was very tallented and was not afraid to paint women expressive and not maiden-like. Check out her works!!


|| Honeybee by Trista Mateer||




πŸ’› sapphic
πŸ’› the title is on brand

I’ve read another book by this author but this one has been on my TBR for far longer.

It’s about letting things go and walking away from people and people walking away from you.

But most of all — it’s called honeybee so I just NEED to read it.


|| Crush by Richard Siken ||




πŸ’› gay
πŸ’› obsession and love

This is a favourite book of one of the bloggers I trust and have some similar tastes with so I have a feeling I will love this one.

Aslo, the GoodReads blurb intrigues me with “His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism.


|| Ariel by Sylvia Plath ||

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πŸ’› classics
πŸ’› mental health
πŸ’› feminism

I’ve meant to get to Silvia Plath’s works for some time now and yet here I am still not reading any of them.

Hopefully I’ll read this one soon and then try The Bell Jar as well!

Last thought!

Do you have any requests for prompts in June? I want to make at least some of them Pride Month themed but, as always, I’ll be glad to hear your ideas!

Happy May!!


  • Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
  • Do you have any of those on your TBR?
  • Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)
  • What poetry books do you have on your TBR and/or have you read recently?


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9 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR — 5 Books of Poetry

  1. I’ve only read Ariel by Sylvia Plath so far of those you’ve mentioned, but I did enjoy reading it.

    And for Pride Month, what about one prompt for LGBT+ characters and one with the rainbow flag or something? I’m just throwing out ideas here.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! All I’ve heard is that it’s sad but worth it and I need to get to it ASAP. I feel like such a fake English major for not reading Plath yet!

      Those were basically my ideas as well but I brainstormed some and June prompts are up now!! I’m so excited that June has 5 Mondays!!


  2. Ariel is amazing; Lady Lazarus is one of my favorite poems. Awesome choice! Also, would love to hear your thoughts on Blood Water Paint. It got a lot of good press when it came out, and it looks really compelling. Hope you enjoy! Thank you for this challenge

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    1. Thanks! Poetry is quite personal so I get that’s not for everyone! Or it’s hard to find the one you would like πŸ™‚

      Already had that one but thank you!! I manged to fill the whole June already if you want to check πŸ™‚

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