CLASSICS REVIEW: Passing by Nella Larsen

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Dover Publications genres: classic, modernist literature, Harlem Renaissance literature diversity: biracial mc (ownvoices), arguably queer mc content warnings: explicit racism, domestic violence difficulty: Pretty easy reading Synopsis: Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in Harlem’s vibrant society of the 1920s, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter … More CLASSICS REVIEW: Passing by Nella Larsen

CLASSICS REVIEWS: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Penguin Classics genres: classic diversity: queer mc (not explicit) Difficulty: Pretty easy reading Synopsis: Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining … More CLASSICS REVIEWS: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Sula by Toni Morrison

Summary:  my rating: 5 stars published by: Plume genres: classic, literary fiction diversity: black mc, majority black side cast where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Sula, the second book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison tells the story of Medallion and Bottom, Sula and Nel. Sula, the main character, grew up in the black town known as Bottom, ironically situated … More Sula by Toni Morrison