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Grown & Women, Race and Class | October Reads

  Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson . This one was tough and upsetting to read. Made me extremely uncomfortable, angry and furious. Enchanted is an aspiring singer and in a singing competition she meets Korey Fields, and R&B superstar. He is immediately into her and promises her a career in the music industry. He is 28 and Chant, 17. He knows. After they meet, they start texting each other and a relationship that could be described as mentor-apprentice turns romantic. Things don't feel right though. We know he is a wolf in sheep's clothing, we know he is grooming her but Chant doesn't realise what he is doing; how could she? She believes he's her fairytale. But the fairytale soon enough becomes a nightmare. Tiffany D. Jackson doesn't shy away from showing the horror of what Chant goes through and she goes through a lot. And the worst of it all is that what she is exploring is not really fiction and it was just a difficult read overall. Trigger warnings for grooming,

September Books | 2020

  September is over and here are the 10 books I read this month (3 of them are ebooks so they aren't pictured here but I have listed them below): Summerwater by Sarah Moss ( 7/10 ). Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West ( 7.5/10 ). The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson ( 5.5/10 ). Writers & Lovers by Lily King ( 7/10 ). Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. ( 7.5/10 ). SLAY by Brittney Morris ( 8/10 ). The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune ( 9.5/10 ) -> a new favourite. Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola ( 8/10 ). The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty ( 5.5/10 ). The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ( 8/10 ). Hope your reading month was as good as mine :) Follow