So I decided to start this thing off with a "timeless classic". I just recently finished reading The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book because I've never really been a fan of reading the classics. But before I was ten pages in I knew this was not going to be the gruesome task I feared.
There were some parts towards the beginning of the book that I found to be a little slow moving. Apparently Stephen's first love in life is the house and grounds where she grew up. Hall uses up just a few too many pages depicting the estate and Stephen's passion for it for my liking. There were a few times in the first 100 pages or so that I found myself wishing we would just get to the lesbian parts already! But once Stephen starts to come of age and come to terms with herself things picked up.
I do have to say that I was not a huge fan of the way the book ended. Without giving away too many details here I will say that I understand why what happened "had" to happen, but that doesn't mean I liked it. I was actually quite disappointed. But overall I genuinely enjoyed this book and I do think it should be a must read for every literary lesbian.
Most quotable passage: "If our love is a sin, then Heaven must be full of such tender and selfless sinning as ours."
Sexiness factor (1-10): 5- Kissing and cuddling is as far as it goes.
Buy It or Borrow It: It's a staple and a great addition to any lesbian book collection. Buy it.