9 Poetry Books You Need To Add To Your Summer Reading List

I have always been the type of person who loves reading books, especially in the summertime at the beach. I love sitting up in my wheelchair and opening up a poetry book to read. So what are some poetry books you could read this summer?

1. The Beautiful Chaos of Growing Up by Ari Satok

This book takes you into the humorous world of adulthood that everyone can relate to. From getting a job to living on your own to going through your first heartbreak – it has it all. So if you’re feeling like chaos fills your life, pick up this book during the summer as a reminder that you’re not alone.  

2. Her Favorite Color Was Yellow by Edgar Homles

This poetry book makes you miss your forever love and think about all the romantic summers you’ve had with the one that got away. Moreover, Edgar pulls the readers’ heartstrings and takes their hearts on an emotional rollercoaster.

3. Love That Dog by New Times Best selling author by Sharon Creech

Love That Dog shows the diversity between male poets and female poets, to be quite honest. But it also shows that you just have to be who you are. And people will love you for it in the long run.

4. Poetic Voices of the Disabled by Debbie Johnson

Poetic Voices is a book that takes you on a journey of real-life people with many disabilities. Additionally, it talks about each of their lives from their perspective. They talk about how they handle their disabilities in an honest yet empowering way. Hence, it’s definitely a book you should read.

5. After Following by Burt Bradley

After Following takes you into the inner countryside of Wyoming. It describes the author’s love for the story of the state and what he finds fascinating.

6. Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

If you’re a person struggling with relationships and self-love then you should definitely take a look at this extraordinary poetry book. It has a unique, poetic way of describing what you deserve and need in relationships. And if you’re not in a relationship, you should still read this because it talks about the importance of self-love. Altogether, it’s so powerful and raw that it speaks the truth on what the journey is like to love yourself more and build up your self-confidence.

7. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a classic that takes you on an adventure to the 14th century of English literature. As a major canon in the literary arts, it’s a great way to go back in time and gain insight and profound knowledge about that particular time period and how people experienced life. You’ll learn a lot from this book, even when you’re not in a classroom.

8. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

If you want to go back to your childhood, pick up this awesome children’s book and read it to your niece or nephew or a special child in your life. Or maybe even yourself.  It will definitely make you want to go back to your childhood and wish you had friends like Cat and Thing One and Thing Two.

9. This is Death, Love, Life by Travis Liebert

When opening a copy of This is Death, Love, Life, author Travis Liebert takes you on a journey about life and his feelings about it all. If you want a poetry book that makes you think deeply about life and all that you can experience, you should pick up this book for sure.  

Get ready to venture into the exciting world of poetry this summer. These fantastic reads offer a variety of perspectives from people who have inspiring messages to share about life. I highly recommend them. Which ones on this list did you enjoy reading and why? Let us know in the comments below.

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