Find Your Next Favorite Book

The staff at Tulsa City-County Library are avid readers and are a great resource when you aren't sure what to read next.  Here are some recommendations without even having to ask! 

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Rufi Thorpe has become one of my favorite authors. Her unique, well-developed characters and her clever, precise writing style make her character-driven novels memorable and engaging.
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Carissa - Hardesty Regional Library
Carissa
Hardesty Regional Library
This anthology of vampire stories by your fave YA writers ranges from heartwarming to hilarious to horrifying. If you like the stories, check out the accompanying podcast where editors interview the authors!
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Leah - Youth Services
Leah
Youth Services
Follow the pioneering women of American aviation in this fascinating account of the first ever Women’s Air Derby held in 1929 as they traveled halfway across the nation including a refueling stop in Tulsa.
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Melissa - Jenks Library
Melissa
Jenks Library
Softly illustrated, incredibly saudade, and 110% recommended for introducing young readers to life, loss, and the incredible strength found within the bonds of family.
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Angela - Hardesty Regional Library
Angela
Floater
Jesuits in space. Need I say more? Bring a tissue!
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Emily - Hardesty Regional Library
Emily
Hardesty Regional Library
What if Robin of Locksley never came back from the crusades? What if Marian put on his cape and went about the land protecting the poor. I love that Marian is not perfect. She makes mistakes and has to fix them. The end just took my breath away.
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Adrienne - Rudisill Library
Adrienne
Rudisill Regional Library
"Station Eleven" takes a glimpse of what happened before and after a pandemic swept through the world. This book is an interesting read you won't want to miss!
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Elizabeth - Broken Arrow Library
Elizabeth
Broken Arrow Library
I never expected to love this book as much as I did. The cover tells quite a story, and that's one of the less exciting moments!
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Melodie - Owasso Library
Melodie
Owasso Library
I loved how this graphic novel explored different people's reactions to accessible space travel!
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Annie - Hardesty Regional Library
Annie
Hardesty Regional Library
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project takes us behind the scenes to get a glimpse into the personal lives of this new literary trope in a meta tale.
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Stephanie - Martin Regional Library
Stephanie
Martin Regional Library
Mental health tips and tricks in a friendly, down to earth cartoon format.
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Johanna - Central Library
Johanna
Central Library
Hermione and Polly have a beautiful friendship that transcends trauma and major life change. And look at the pretty cover!
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Jannell - Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Jannell
Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
This beautiful graphic memoir expertly brings together an exploration on American identity and the kitschy weirdness of Route 66.
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Ellen - Central Library
Ellen
Central Library
A book that perfectly encapsulates how precious a gift it is to win a cat’s heart. Perfect for kids and adults who love cats.
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Miranda
Support Services Center
Cleaning out grandma’s hoarder house would be horrifying enough, but when that house captures the attention of weird fae-like beings and the skeletal monsters that serve them, things get creepy.
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Tori - Glenpool Library
Tori
Glenpool Library
Everyone should read this topical book showcasing the stories of real refugees who have told their story to Malala.
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Sarah - Owasso Library
Sarah
Owasso Library
An alternate history of the United States, where cowboys ride hippos instead of horses. There's also One Last Job, assassins, explosions, and lots of hippos eating people in swamps!
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Morgan - Central Library
Morgan
Central Library
Benway was pulling on my heart from the very beginning as three siblings learn about the importance of family and help each other heal.
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Rebecca - Hardesty Regional Library
Rebecca
Hardesty Regional Library
This well-researched and readable book will appeal to design professionals, parents, educators, and anyone interested in the “back story” of the built environment.
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Jamie - Bookmobile
Jamie
Bookmobile
A great series of choose your own adventure as you make decisions with your family as you travel across the country on the Oregon Trail. Great fun for kids and adults to read together.
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Mary - Bixby Library
Mary
Bixby Library