Season’s Readings!

Final papers. Family dinners. Tests. Holiday parties. Presentations. Concerts. Group project meetings.

This time of the year, everyone’s schedule seems like it is full to bursting, and stress levels are on the rise. It might seem like you don’t have time, but consider kicking back with a book for a half hour one night in to take a break from studying (or from your family)!

The times that are the most hectic are those where we need to step back and take a breath; we need to get away from email and chatting, put down your phone, and give your eyes a break from the computer screen after a long day. So cozy up on the couch next to a real or imaginary fire, and take some time for yourself with one of our staff’s favorites!

Carol: Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Fielding

Stone Butch Blues
One of the most frequently checked out books in our library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug: Openly Bob, by Bob Smith

Openly Bob
I laughed out loud while reading it one summer! ~Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XanderMe: Stories of My Life, by Katharine Hepburn

Me: Stories of My Life
I didn’t have a choice! ~Xander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JeffreyCall Me by Your Name, by Andre Aciman

Call Me by Your Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KatieThe Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Picture of Dorian Gray
I get the chills every time I read it! Perfect for a dark and stormy night. ~Katie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of town? Ask your local librarian for a suggestion!

Happy holidays!

New fiction at the GLBT Library

Last week we shared some of our new non-fiction titles and a few new memoirs. Since it’s now spring break, let’s relax and look at some of our new fiction!

 Holding Still for as Long as Possible
by Zoe Whittall
9.400 WHIho 2010

Traces an unusual love triangle between a former teen idol, a big-city paramedic, and a fashionable filmmaker, all part of the generation that grew up with the War on Terror, SARS, Hurricane Katrina, and texting.

 

 Sprout
by Dale Peck
9.404 PECsp 2009

Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think–he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But neither the reader nor Sprout are prepared for what happens when Sprout suddenly finds he’s had a more profound effect on the lives around him than he ever thought possible. Sprout is both hilarious and gripping; a story of one boy at odds with the expected.

 Turnskin
by Nicole Kimberling
9.604 KIMtu 2008

Raised in a remote farming community, Tom Fletcher knows little of his Shifter heritage and less about the dangerous lives that other Shifters lead in the city of Riverside. For Tom the big city is a daydream of opening nights and bright theatre lights. But when Tom meets Cloud Coldmoon-the infamous and handsome heir to a criminal syndicate-everything changes. Suddenly suspected of murder, Tom must flee to the only city where his kind are common. Filled with shapeshifters, con men and mobsters and ruled by the vengeful Coldmoon Family, Riverside is as perilous as it is alluring. Tom seeks refuge in the Turnskin Theatre, where his shape-changing skills can be put to good use on, and off, the stage. Here he has a chance to fulfill his dreams of stardom and romance, but only if he can stay one step ahead of the police and criminals alike- otherwise the next shape he takes could be his last.

 Love You Two
by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
9.400 PALlo 2008

When Maria was a little girl, her mum used to sign cards and notes to her and her younger brother Leo with the crazy line, Love you t(w)oo. It was supposed to make them feel like their mum had heaps of love for both of them, that she loved them equally. Well, that’s okay when you love all your kids. Actually, that’s the way it should be. But what happens when your mum decides that her turning-40 revolution is going to be the announcement that she loves your dad as much as ever, but is also in love with someone else! Maria’s mum has always been strong and funny and maybe a bit too cool for a mum. Maria’s always loved her mum for fighting the ‘old wog ways’ and making sure Maria has an easier time growing up and discovering love than she did. But can Maria’s love for her mum deal with this? Is there a limit to love and can it easily turn to hate? Does love end? What is love anyway? And what does it all mean for Maria’s own feelings about her new guy?

 

 Luna
by Julie Anne Peters
9.408 PETlu 2004

Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night-in the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

 Probation
by Tom Mendicino
9.404 MENpr 2010

In this timely and provocative novel from an authentic new voice in fiction, Mendicino explores how a closeted gay man’s decision to marry impacts his life and the people he loves, and what happens when the lies unravel.