Kaur composes beautiful feminist poetry everyone should read

Kaur succeeds in taking both the most difficult parts of being a woman (rape, abuse, heartbreak) and the most excruciatingly beautiful (falling in love – with both yourself and another) and making them into short, one- or two-page poems that perfectly capture the feelings associated with these phenomena.

King compels with short-story collection

I LOVED this collection. Stephen King is one of my favorites, but sometimes his novels are longer than I think necessary and I get a little discouraged in the middle (I’m thinking of ‘Salem’s Lot). But this paperback collection of four novellas (that happen to have inspired some of my favorite movies) was the perfect pace.