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Writers & Lovers, Letter from Birmingham Jail & SLAY | September Reads


Writers & Lovers by Lily King. I ended up enjoying this novel although at the beginning I had issues with the writing style and wasn't particularly keen on the main character. However, page by page she got under my skin and I learnt to care for her. She is not only dealing with grief but also trying to find her place in the world alongside navigating life, making mistakes and being unable to understand fully your own self. It's not a book for everybody but I am glad I read it.

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. This is the first in the Penguin Modern boxset - I am attempting to make my way through all 50 titles - and contains as well the sermon 'The Three Dimensions of Complete Life'. I will say I enjoyed the first one more than the second one mainly because is more religious-focused which is not something I connect with. However, the issues he raised in both essays are very important and I do recommend reading this one.

SLAY by Brittney Morris. This one was a lot of fun and as a whole a celebration of Black culture worldwide. It deals with racism but also with how a person might be judged within their own community and the toxicity that entails. Highly recommend.

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