All of the poetry and release week | Elaelah Harley


Reading poetry is something I don’t catch myself doing often. I’m a fiction gal through and through, but sometimes a nice cover entices you to want to read more.

Now that it’s Non-Fiction November, I thought what better time to look into some poetry books I’ve hoarded around the house. They’re more than coffee table books after all, and I should give credit to the authors by giving their stories a look inside!

Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better

The first poetry book on my list was Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn.

Something about this story gives me a sense of familiarity. Maybe it’s the Tumblr-esque writing nature and illustration, since that’s where she started growing her following. Maybe it’s because she wrote this at a similar age to me now. Either way, it’s a nice, enjoyable read. Nothing is too complex about the poetry style, either.

The inspiration behind this story also shows Madisen as a human, especially with her comedic commentary on Twitter regarding the link between her success and a depleted mental state.

Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass

This next book is another quick read with beautiful artwork and foiling on the cover.

Lana Del Rey’s known for her music, so it’s not surprising that her poetry was easy on the eyes. I enjoyed seeing her feminine tone come through her words, and I like that there was a clear difference in tone between the two poetry books, simply based on age difference. We saw a more mature side to her work, compared to Madisen Kuhn who’s currently 25 years of age and wrote the story in 2018.

It’s Publication Week!

For some of you following my journey, I’m so excited to share that release week is finally here. By Saturday, November 13, my book A Plan to Save the World will be available for purchase in both eBook and Paperback form!

If you want to pre-order the eBook now, follow this link:

If you want to wait for the paperback, that’s fine! I’ll be sending another special edition email out this Saturday with the winner of the giveaway (drawn on Friday - see below for more information) and it’ll have all the information you need to get your hands on my story.

Book Club Giveaway

As promised, this book club will feature a monthly giveaway as a thanks to you, my wonderful subscribers. This giveaway will usually feature just one book of topic, where the winner will be randomly chosen from this subscribers list. But as it’s the first giveaway… I wanted to do something a bit special.

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Winner will receive:

  1. Paperback copy of A Plan to Save the World by yours truly

  2. A pairing copy of House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

  3. A $30 voucher to a bookstore of your choice (that allows online purchase)

Winner will be drawn Friday, December 12.

Question of the Week: What are your favourite non-fiction reads?

I might just give your suggestions a read this Non-Fiction November!

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