Book Review of To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

To Drink Coffee with a Ghost
Goodreads Rating: 4.14
Published: 9/17/2019
Page Count: 160
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"You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself."  This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when someone dies before they're able to redeem themselves? From the bestselling & award-winning poetess, amanda lovelace, comes the finale of her illustrated duology, "things that h(a)unt." In the first installment, to make monsters out of girls,  lovelace explored the memory of being in a toxic romantic relationship. In to drink coffee with a ghost,…
4.8Overall Score
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  • Plot
  • Writing

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Quick Review

  • Main topic is grief and life after loss.
  • Deeply emotional, honest, and heart-felt.
  • Free verse poetry book in three parts with poems that relate to each other and tell a story.
  • This is the second book in the series “things that h(a)unt”.
  • Illustrations are beautiful and very fitting.

In Depth Review

Autumnal vibes poetry about grief, life after loss, family, and rebuilding a life. I found this short poetry book to be deeply emotional, I cried a couple times, laughed out loud, and felt my heart go along a journey of growth with the author.

The illustrations are also very beautiful, mellow, and fit the poetry well. I love the last illustration, especially in relation to the poem preceding it. Beautiful combination to end the book with.

I would highly recommend this for a coffee book read during the month of October, finishing up near Halloween. It’s just perfect for Fall.

Musical Suggestions

I enjoyed To Drink Coffee with a Ghost while listening to the playlist “Acoustic Autumn” on Spotify by Barry McLoughlin.

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