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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More than being a movie about racing cars, it's a movie about standing by your passions, your beliefs, and your friends--regardless if you win or lose.
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Jessica - Zarrow Regional Library
Jessica
Zarrow Regional Library
Twitter wars have never been so adorable. A teen romance about dealing with other people's baggage (via your mom's corporate Twitter account!) while managing your own (homework, college interviews, swim team drama, cute boy on the diving team etc...))
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
Read powerfully by David Keith, Lewis gives his reader's many ways to cross "that" bridge. Whatever bridge that may be, the only way to do so is with love.
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Angela - Hardesty Regional Library
Angela
Zarrow Regional Library
Pony is a trans boy who has moved to a new high school for his senior year. On the first day, he catches the eye of the most popular cheerleader at the school. The ending is heart-melting.
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Adrienne - Rudisill Regional Library
Adrienne
Rudisill Regional Library
This book covers a wide range of topics, including how to deal with others, how valuable a friend can be even without speaking, and how a good dessert can be as a grounding technique.
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Elijah - Charles Page Library
Elijah
Charles Page Library
Alternate history steampunk turns this Frankenstein retelling into a battle for equality in a world where people with clockwork prosthetics are marginalized.
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Tori - Glenpool Library
Tori
Glenpool Library
In the near future where the majority of animal species have gone extinct comes the haunting and beautifully written story of an Irish woman who sets out to follow the migration of one remaining flock of birds to the Arctic.
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Carissa - Hardesty Regional Library
Carissa
Jenks Library
When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown with her ex-boyfriend who has been bitten, and a mysterious vampire boy they meet along the way.
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Jessica - Zarrow Regional Library
Jessica
Zarrow Regional Library
Mimi Lee is an animal lover who gets mixed up in the suspicious death of a truly unlikeable puppy mill owner. With the help of her talking cat, Marshmallow, she works to get off the suspect list.
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Adrienne - Rudisill Regional Library
Adrienne
Rudisill Regional Library
If you're looking for a story that contains alien abductions, high school drama, and magic realism with a Latinx protagonist... look no further than Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything.
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Staff Pick Kena H.
Kena
Central Library
An intriguing fantasy world with a metal based magic system unlike anything I have read. The characters grab you from the get go.
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Mike
Human Resources
This Tween Graphic Novel is full of tween smirks, sass, and awesome, colorful superpowers. Great for anyone who likes origin stories, for younger readers who have read HiLo or The Gumazing Gum Girl, or older readers who love awesome girl superheroes.
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
You feel each emotion of every character so vibrantly: laughter, great sorrow, guilt and shame, the tender moments of blooming love, that you feel you live in this community of projects in 1969 New York.
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Ellen - Zarrow Regional Library
Ellen
Zarrow Regional Library
You'll find escape rooms, zombie challenges, and robot butlers in this fun romcom for teens!
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Sarah - Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Sarah
Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
You know when someone tells you they are fine, just fine, completely fine, totally fine. Just. Fine. This is a book about that. Elinor is tragic and a little heart breaking, but you will root for her, nevertheless.
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
The first in a charming, whimsical, and action-packed series. The spellbinding setting and creatures (trolls, giants, elves with no hands...) will transport you to a magical world you’ll wish was real. Now also a popular Netflix series!
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Christa - Judy Z. Kishner Library
Christa
Judy Z. Kishner Library
Interesting, fun, and just a wee bit disturbing. Makes me glad I didn’t live in the Victorian era.
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Carol - Human Resources
Carol
Human Resources
The fastest family on the block is forced to slow down when a sloth comes to visit, giving them time to gain a greater appreciation of the things they have. A cute book (with an adorable sloth in it!) to share with a toddler who has to go go go!
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Tori - Glenpool Library
Tori
Glenpool Library
Enjoy this exploration of wildlife and the author's life in this unique memoir.
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Sarah - Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Sarah
Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
The author's writing style lends itself so well to the premise that you often forget that this is meant to be a book for a younger audience. A must-read for any Pratchett fan or lover of the little people.
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Annie - Hardesty Regional Library
Annie
Hardesty Regional Library