SOTS Books 2 Check Out – June 2013


Looking for something new to read? Here’s a round-up of a few novels you should check out (the titles in pink are linked to Amazon, but most are available for purchase at Barnes & Noble, as well):

37 Things I Love (in no particular order) by Kekla Magoon

Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn’t exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places.

Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel’s jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin’s intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most prestigious of colleges. They even like their parents. But their father has a secret–one that threatens to destroy the twins’ happy family and life as they know it.

Over the course of spring break, Ysabel and Justin will be forced to come to terms with their dad’s new life, but can they overcome their fears to piece together their happy family again?

Midnight Comes with the Dawn: The Vampyir Plague by Darlene Burns

Women. Infected blood. Rotting corpses.

Welcome to the world of Katrine Baten aka Midnight. She is one of the oldest existing Vampyirs and only surrounds herself with eye candy. But something is destroying not only her world, but the human world as well. Together with her lesbian coven by her side, she tries to seek a cure.

And what she discovers may change the course of how she lives as a lesbian Vampyir forever!

Out of Ignorance (Out Of Ignorance 1) by Sandi Webb

In Sandi Webb’s riveting debut novel, the first in the series, meet Toni Wells, nineteen-year-old stud, a drug dealer for the LA Bloods by night and worker for her transit job by day. A troubled young woman, Toni is wrapped in a world of gangbanging and unhealthy relationships, which involve a young woman named Bree.

You will laugh and you will cry as you follow her journey to adulthood and her endless struggle to feel loved. With the assistance of therapy, Toni realizes that she must deal with the traumatic events from her childhood so they can stop affecting her present day relationships. This is a gritty, bold look at the issues of sexuality, identity, and responsibility. This coming-of-age story of an African-American lesbian from a foster care background will long be remembered.

The Womon by Seconya Y. Bagby

In the six years since her divorce, YVONNE has not had much luck when it comes to finding love. What she does find however, is that the bond she shares with her closest friend, CORRINE, is unrivaled to any connection she has yet to find with a man.

On an all girls trip to St. Thomas, Yvonne also comes to favor a gentleman by the name of DORIAN. She is soon challenged in finding the balance between fact and fiction, head and heart, as well as love and lust.

Unable to live in her head any longer, Yvonne must decide who her heart truly belongs to; the man or THE WOMON.