Dreams of My Heart

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Book covers that feel like Summer

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week it’s time to show off some book covers, more specifically the ones that have summery colours, imagery or just general summer vibes. For me, a summery book cover tends to be ones that has bright colours, if there’s blue skies, a beach or any body of water that’s definitely summery, or just smiley, happy people feels summery to me.

I’ve read all these books over the past five years or so and have linked to all of the reviews.

Secret Son by Laila Lalami
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
40 Years by Ritah

One Would Think The Deep by Claire Zorn
Frangipani by Célestine Hitiura Vaite
Dreams of My Heart by Aminath Neena
Crime Wave by Rose Pressey
Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

Have you read any of these books? And what makes a summery book cover for you?

READ THE WORLD – Maldives: Dreams of My Heart by Aminath Neena

A poetry collection with themes of love, relationships, and spirituality.

Just to start/forewarn anyone who wants to get a copy of Dreams of My Heart, I got the ebook and for whatever reason I couldn’t read it on my kindle. So many pages of it were blank so there was only the odd poem every dozen pages or so, but when I tried it on the kindle app on my phone, it read fine and all pages were visible with text on them. So that was weird.

Anyway, onto the poems themselves. There was a lot of poems in this collection and the vast majority were only a page long. There were different poetry styles used throughout, some rhymed, some didn’t and those that did rhyme did so in different conventions. The formatting of the poems on the page was also varied.

I have to say this wasn’t particularly a collection where any poems stood out to me. Perhaps that’s because they were so short and there was so many of them that reading the collection in one sitting meant that a lot of them blurred into each other. Especially as the themes were quite similar throughout and it wasn’t a collection that was broken into sections or anything.

One poem is worth a mention though and that’s “Blank Verse”. It’s like the poem is the narrative voice and it’s talking about all the various conventions that make a poem a poem and how poems can be effective. It was interesting and not something I’d really seen before in poetry – though I’m by no means a poetry connoisseur.