It’s no surprise that I love books and will talk about them no end. Many book bloggers review/discuss novel-length books and short stories and pieces of poetry often go unnoticed.
So today, I’m sharing a few pieces of poetry and short stories that I love!
ONE by Sarah Crossan // Goodreads
Grace and Tippi. Tippi and Grace. Two sisters. Two hearts. Two dreams. Two lives. But one body.
Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything, and they are everything to each other. They would never imagine being apart. For them, that would be the real tragedy.
But something is happening to them. Something they hoped would never happen. And Grace doesn’t want to admit it. Not even to Tippi.
How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?
This was such a poignant and emotional read. I recommend if you’re in the mood for crying. Or whatever. You can read my full review here.
EGGHEAD: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone by Bo Burnham // Goodreads
A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today’s most popular young comedians…
EGGHEAD: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone
Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents’ attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel’s history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING!
In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, “why did I just laugh?”
Bo Burnham is one of my favorite internet people EVER. And he’s so funny and you should totally watch his show here. It’s so funny, trust me on this one.
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS by Michael Faudet // Goodreads
Synopsis: Dirty Pretty Things is the much anticipated book by Michael Faudet. His whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes and little short stories.
This book has so many sweet/nostaligic/deep pieces of poetry; I originally heard about this book from Orion Carloto on Twitter, if you know her. I’ve read a few excerpts, and it’s amazing
THE LANDLADY by Roald Dahl // Goodreads
Synopsis: The Landlady is a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail.
In The Landlady, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady…
The Landlady is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others.
I read this short story in eighth grade English (lol) and it was so creepy but amazing. You should totally check this one out.
Have you read any of these short stories/poetry? Do you have any favorite short stories or poetry?