Worlds of You | Review

Title: Worlds of You
Author: Beau Taplin
Pages: 190 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★


This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

"Love is supposed to have sharp edges, it is supposed to be messy and unsensible, and if you go your whole life trying to keep your heart out of harm’s way, you miss out on all of love’s magic."

Worlds of You is a poetry collection about love, pain, passion, fear, drive, joy, failure, loss, … Worlds of You is a collection of Beau Taplin’s most treasured works.

When it comes to relationships, I have only one
rule: give me truth, however cold or cruel or hard
it is to hear.
I would rather have my heart broken if it
means I can waste a single moment of my time being 
fooled by a lie intended to preserve my feelings.

As you can see from the list at the end of this review, I liked and even loved a lot of the poems from this collection. I've read Bloom, my first book I’ve ever read written by Beau Taplin, and I think that Worlds of You is even better! I really liked Bloom, but Worlds of You contains even more poems that I really like and this book is also a lot bigger than Bloom. Worlds of You is definitely one of my favourite poetry collections!

the worst kinds 
of pain do not 
come from your
enemies but
the people you
trust and love.

My favourite poems are:
  • Worlds in You
  • The Awful Truth
  • Don’t Pity Me
  • In Tune
  • Life Stories
  • Truth
  • The Greatest Weight
  • Fallback
  • One Fraction of a Moment
  • The Important Things
  • Act Cool
  • Light & Noise
  • Stay Friends
  • Forgiveness
  • Long Distance
  • The Pressure
  • Awfully Beautiful
  • Ticking Clock
  • A Careful Compromise
  • The Falling
  • Close Enough
  • Once Certainty
  • Hostels & Homes
  • The Long Road
  • Too Wrong
  • Anywhere, Anytime
Dear outsiders,
even the most
beautiful of wildflowers
are considered
weeds in the wrong gardens.

What another
thinks of you
does not dictate your value.
  • A Fool’s Truth
  • The Slow Dance
  • Priorities
  • Moon Landing
  • Mistrust
  • The Hostage
  • Lovesick
  • The Privilege
  • A Reminder
  • The BAC of Forgetting
  • Goodbye
  • Imperfect
  • Awfully Sentimental
  • Healthy Eating
  • The Temple
  • Unstoppable
  • Overcome
  • Wildflowers
  • Courage
  • A Healthy Heart
  • The Hours
  • The Match
I cannot wait to read more poems written by the talented Beau Taplin!