Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review of Sonnets by Charles Gerard Timm

Read for: Requested Review
Synopsis: "The sonnet is the most useful and, arguably, the most-popular poetic form in English. Long-lived, brief, fashioned by rhyme, sharing private contemplation at its best. Here are thirty-three such momentary monuments."

My Review: This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I do miss reading poetry so I was very happy when Timm contacted me about this book. It took me a few pages to get the rhythm of sonnets and poetry back but once I did the flow of this book is beautiful. I really enjoyed how each sonnet could be read on its own or as a whole book. It tells a complete story of love, admiration and unrequited love. It definitely pulled some emotions from me and spoke to me, that is of course the true test of poetry, if it can speak to the reader and their emotions.
My Rating: It did take me a bit to get into this book but I think that was more of my fault for not reading poetry as often as I should, that aside it was very enjoyable and approachable for even those who don't read poetry. I would love to see something from Timm that I could relate to even more.  I give it a rating of Four Paws.


  1. I haven't read poetry forever either. I struggle with it though. Unless it speaks to me instead of confusing me I just can't get into it.

    1. I really enjoy poetry but like you said if it doesn't speak to some memory or emotion you have it isn't as enjoyable.