By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
By Daphne du Maurier
After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husbands oppressive silences and the sullen hostility of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, to confront the emotional horror of the past.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr. Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, and love.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
By Anne Brontë
When a mysterious and beautiful young widow becomes the new tenant at Wildfell Hall, rumours immediately begin to swirl around her. Almost against his will, Gilbert Markham is drawn to the elusive and singular Helen Graham, but even as he falls in love, he finds himself divided from Helen by dark secrets and painful memories from her past life.
Sense and Sensibility
By Jane Austen
Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father’s death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are thwart with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.
لـ سعود السنعوسي
في هذا العمل يقترب الراوي من الذات الإنسانية ونوازعها الخفية فيزاوج ببراعة ما بين أطروحات النقد السردي الحديث وتقنيات علم النفس والتحليل النفسي ليصوغ فيه مركباً نقدياً يسعى إلى استكناه قضايا متعددة: الوطن، الآخر المحتل، العقاب والثواب، القيم والمثل، الحزن والوحدة، الذكريات والتداعيات. وهي في مجموعها خطابات أو رسائل يحدد فيها الروائي تصوره لذاته في علاقتها بالكتابة، ومن ثم يجنح إلى الاهتمام بسؤال فعل الكتابة، حيث يبدو الإلحاح على التجريب مطلباً قوياً بما يعنيه ذلك من انكباب على مسألة الذات. حكاية بطلها “أشبه بالفيلم السينمائي الممل، وكانت البطولة المطلقة فيه للحزن الذي صمد حتى النهاية.
لـ محمد حسن علوان
عند مواجهة موت الأحبة يصبح الإنسان أكثر شفافية، وأكثر تأملاً، وأكثر مقدرة على فلسفة الأمور، وأكثر تعمّقاً في اكتناه معنى الحياة. شعرة فاصلة بين الحياة والموت تغدو لدى محمد حسن علوان دهراً، وتجربة يتناول تفاصيلها بأسلوب رائع يكشف عن مدى عمق الأخدود الذي حفره داخله مرض صوفيا تلك التي عشقها والتي أضحت شقتها القائمة على شاطئ بيروت ملاذ فؤاده. يمضي الكاتب في استدراج تأملاته الفلسفية المنسابة حيناً من تجربته الحياتية وأحياناً من وحي وصفياته لصوفيا التي تعيش قصتها العاطفية معه بنفس الوقت الذي تعايش فيها اللحظات الأخيرة لعمرها الآفل الذي حدد لها الأطباء حينه.
The Scarlet Letter
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne’s concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction.
Archie: Vol. 1 The New Riverdale
By Mark Waid
Meet Riverdale High teen Archie, his oddball, food-loving best friend Jughead, girl-next-door Betty and well-to-do snob Veronica Lodge as they embark on a modern reimagining of the beloved Archie world. It’s all here: the love triangle, friendship, humor, charm and lots of fun – but with a decidedly modern twist.
Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose families are feuding with one another. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
By Charlotte Brontë
As an orphan, Jane’s childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the Thornfield Hall promises a kind of freedom. But Thornfield is a house full of secrets, its master a passionate, tormented man, and before long Jane faces her greatest struggle in a choice between love and self-respect.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
By Becky Albertalli
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
By Nicola Yoon
Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone? Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.
And Still I Rise
By Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou’s poetry – lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful – speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smell and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.
The Price of Salt
By Patricia Highsmith
Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when a beautiful, alluring woman in her thirties walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. Therese is an awkward nineteen–year–old with a job she hates and a boyfriends she doesn’t love; Carol us a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter. As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol’s world, she soon realizes how much they both stand to lose…
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that was published in 1925. It follows Nick Carraway in the fictional town of West Egg in the summer of 1922. The story is about Nick’s neighbour; the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his passion and obsession for Nick’s beautiful cousin Daisy Buchanan.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
The novel follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman living in the black town of Eaton, Florida. Hurston sets up her characters and her locale in the first chapter, which, along with the last, acts as a framing device for the story of Janie’s life. One person the citizens of Eaton are inclined to judge is Janie Crawford, who has married three men and been tried for the murder of one of them. Janie feels no compulsion to justify herself to the town, but she does explain herself to her friend, Phoeby, with the implicit understanding that Phoeby can “tell ‘em what Ah say if you wants to. Dat’s just de same as me ‘cause mah tongue is in mah friend’s mouf.”