Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Poetry. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Clarity & Connection

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated author of Inward comes a new collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth. To be read on its own or as a complement to  Inward , Yung Pueblo’s second work is a powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others.

  • Author: Yung Pueblo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1524860486
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches


2. Milk and Honey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

Reading books is a kind of enjoyment. Reading books is a good habit. We bring you a different kinds of books. You can carry this book where ever you want. It is easy to carry. It can be an ideal gift to yourself and to your loved ones. Care instruction keep away from fire.

  • Author: Rupi Kaur
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Reprint edition (October 6, 2015)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449474256
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches


3. Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

This collectible Dr. Seuss boxed set is perfect for inspiring a love of reading, and with five books in one super giftable set, it will complete any beginning reader's shelf!   An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.   Books in this boxed set include: The Cat in the Hat One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Green Eggs and Ham Hop on Pop Fox in Socks   Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The  Lorax  and  Oh, The Places You’ll Go! , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7—and lucky parents too!

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0375851568
  • Dimensions: 6.88 x 2.1 x 9.5 inches


4. Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

In this brilliant conclusion to his best-selling Mythos trilogy, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry retells the tale of the Trojan War. Full of tragic heroes, intoxicating love stories, and the unstoppable force of fate, there is no conflict more iconic than the Trojan War. Troy is the story of the epic battle retold by Fry with drama, humor, and vivid emotion. Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, Helen, their lovers, and their mortal enemies all burn bright in Fry's compelling prose. This volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide. Beloved author: Stephen Fry is an icon whose signature wit and mellifluous style makes this retelling utterly unique. Fans will love hearing his interpretation, whether they are familiar with the original Greek myths or not. Timeless Stories: For fans of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology , Madeline Miller's Circe or Song of Achilles , or Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls , this is the perfect next great book. These ancient tales never get old. Stunning Series Conclusion: Mythos and Heroes , the first two installments in the trilogy, were international best sellers. Now fans can listen to the thrilling third book.

  • Author: Stephen Fry
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, Ancient


5. Her

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

For those on a journey to find self-love and acceptance, the words on these pages are dedicated to helping you see the beauty staring back in the mirror, finding the strength to conquer your heartbreak, gaining the confidence to bury your insecurities, and to remind why you are such a powerful creature. In the pages of HER, best-selling poet Pierre Alex Jeanty shares through poetry, prose, and quotes, his unique perspective on women encompassing their strength and realizing their beauty. Every woman should experience the reality of being loved, and the joy of radiating those feelings toward the one they love. This beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments is a perfect read for anyone with a beating heart in them. Inside you will find... Words of affirmation for all women - Insights for men looking to understand “HER” - Pieces on healing, overcoming, and self-love. Join the countless readers who have enjoyed the beautiful and empowering words written in HER.

  • Author: Pierre Alex Jeanty
  • Publisher: Jeanius Publishing LLC (February 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0997426588
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches


6. Some Things I Still Can't Tell You: Poems

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

From Misha Collins, actor, longtime poet, and activist, whose massive online following calls itself his “Army For Good," comes his debut poetry collection,  Some Things I Still Can't Tell You . Trademark wit and subtle vulnerability converge in each poem; this book is both a celebration of and aspiration for a life well lived. This book is a compilation of small observations and musings. It's filled with moments of reflection and a love letter to simple joys: passing a simple blade of grass on the sidewalk, the freedom of peeing outdoors late at night, or the way a hand-built ceramic mug feels when it's full of warm tea on a chilly morning. It's a catalog and a compendium that examines the complicated experience of being all too human and interacting with a complex, confounding, breathtaking world ... and a reminder to stop and be awake and alive in yourself.

  • Author: Misha Collins
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1524870546
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.36 x 7 inches


7. Home Body

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry. rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body , she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here. i dive into the well of my body and end up in another world everything i need already exists in me there’s no need to look anywhere else - home

  • Author: Rupi Kaur
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Paperback Edition (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449486808
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.75 inches


8. Sincerely

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

“ Sincerely is passionate. Honest. Charming. F. S. Yousaf has beautifully encapsulated in a book what it feels like to fall in love.” ― Madisen Kuhn, author of Almost Home Fans of top-selling Sincerely are saying "unexpected perfection", "not your basic poetry book", "breathtaking", "helped me appreciate my marriage" . Searching for a profound way to propose to his love, F.S Yousaf reread the letters she had written him. In them he found his proposal, and inspiration to write his own prose and poetry. This is a compilation of letters and love poems that exemplifies the spirituality and the magnitude of how much one person can mean to another. It carries messages of positivity, hope, and most of all, true love.

  • Author: F. S. Yousaf
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing; None edition (February 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1771681926
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches


9. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition. “Stunning.” —CNN “Dynamic.” —NPR “Deeply rousing and uplifting.” — Vogue     On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe with her call for unity and healing. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition, perfect for any reader looking for some inspiration. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this remarkable keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

  • Author: Amanda Gorman
  • Publisher: Viking Books; First Edition (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0593465271
  • Dimensions: 5.41 x 0.38 x 7.31 inches


10. The Odyssey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Poetry - August 2021

The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles A Penguin Classic   Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey , which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review  hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.  In the myths and legends  retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (November 29, 1999)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0140268867
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches