Category: African-American

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I started reading Homegoing sometime around September of 2019. I just finished it on January 20th, 2020. Four months to read a contemporary fiction novel of 300 pages. That’s a little absurd for me, to be honest, and I’m not sure what took me so… Continue Reading “Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi”

Review: Previously Read, Briefly Reviewed

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger This collection of short stories has been sitting on my shelf for about a year. I love J.D. Salinger, but I suppose I was a bit leery of reading his short stories, as I’ve only read his novel The… Continue Reading “Review: Previously Read, Briefly Reviewed”

Review: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

It’s hard to describe what James Baldwin has done with Giovanni’s Room. In some ways, oddly enough, this novel reminds me of Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple. Young (though not so young) confused loved. Passions and promises, forsaken and broken. The main character, David, seems… Continue Reading “Review: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin”

Reviews: The Earlies Part 4

So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez Meh. Sanchez’s novels are okay for pre-teen/teen readers, I guess. They’re simple and generally truthful. But, if you or someone you know is interested in really good, moving young adult fiction involving gay characters or themes, check… Continue Reading “Reviews: The Earlies Part 4”

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