Book Review: Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

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Dear Bookworms,

After reading Rupi Kaur’s two books of poetry last year I have definitely been more intrigued to pick up and explore this genre some more. This book popped up as an Amazon Prime freebie so of course I gave it a whirl.

What is this book about?

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose broken into 10 sections. All deal with love, heartache, loss, and self worth.

Peppernell delves into all the various aspects and emotions that come with falling in love. The heartache when it ends, the butterflies when it’s new, the beauty in the comfortable mundane-ness of a relationship.

My thoughts

Peppernell explores feelings of self esteem and self worth, something that everyone has struggled with at some point in their lives. She has a simple, yet heartfelt writing style that was easy and relatable. She captures complex feelings and emotions in a way that is easily digestible and enjoyed. I could see myself in much of her work. Here are a few passages that I really connected with:

“ There are little pieces of happiness and they are scattered through your day. So take a basket with you as you step outside, fill it up with all the little pieces, and bring it back inside. Take a moment, just by yourself, take out all of the pieces, and place them on your shelf”

“ Of all the tragedies on this earth, there is none more tragic than a person who cannot see their worth”

Even if your sadness

feels quite heavy

the truth is

it’s just a paperweight

Learn to turn the page”

Overall an enjoyable, quick read, one that can be revisited and felt anew with different stages in life. Definitely recommend this to my poetry fans (and like me- new to the poetry game!)

Until next week!



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