Wanderlust


Poetry - General
86 Pages
Reviewed on 08/20/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

Wanderlust by Dawn Schout is a poetry book filled with easy to read and easy to understand poems about a wide range of topics. Some of those topics include cats, husbands and wives, a flight attendant, and hiking in the Colorado river. But even with the simple topics like hiking, there is so much more conveyed in the lines. The poems are actually about love and lost opportunities, wanting to put down roots or to be seen, overcoming fear and loss, and triumphing when there is sorrow in a person's life. These poems are as inspirational as they are simple and a delightful read for anyone looking for a pick-me-up.

I really appreciated that Dawn Schout used punctuation and interesting spacing to keep the poems in Wanderlust exciting. There are excellent descriptive words used like "pie-shaped" and "cloud-dappled sky." Those words were so unique and evocative that I immediately could see exactly what the author wanted me to see and, for me, that is the sign of a great author. I really enjoyed the descriptive phrases within these poems.

I only wished the poems had a little more consistency to them. When reading a book of poetry, it is nice if there is a theme that holds the poems together or a sort of progression that takes place within the "book." Even if the poems had different, individual voices that would have made each poem stand out from the other one. But, overall, it is a very good book of poetry that I am happy to recommend!