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!
Wondering about historical romance but don’t know where to start? Try Lisa Kleypas’ Cold-Hearted Rake, the first in the Ravenels series, for an enemies-to-lovers romance set in Victorian England.
Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Explores the awkward and anxious story of Evan Hansen, a boy thrust into social media stardom after the unfortunate death of one of his classmates. It is a great look at the struggles today’s high school students face, with a ray of hope.
Charles Page Library
It's like reading HP Lovecraft, but without the racism! It's a story of adventure, family, intrigue, and humanity. Gives a real sense of the mythical.
An engaging, yet often heartbreaking tale featuring the life of the woman behind the famous genius.
Monstress Volume 1, Awakening is the beginning of an epic graphic novel series set in a world of monsters and magical beings. The storytelling is complex and the artwork is lush and disturbing which makes this a must-read!
Nathan Hale Library
Sparrow's mother dies, leaving her with only an aunt for a relative and a ghost for a friend: a ghost with a secret past.
Hardesty Regional Library
A sweet, funny story about the quest to create the penultimate Japanese dictionary. Yes, a book about a dictionary – that spawned an award-winning Japanese film and an anime series.
Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries
If you love fantasy this book is vivid and lush with a wonderful setting. I did not want to put it down or have it end. Definitely would recommend to anyone who enjoys magic, adventure, fantasy, and a dab of romance.
Nothing satisfies my 80's nostalgia like 10 great hours of the greatest live benefit concert of all time! From Joan Baez to Black Sabbath, there's someone here for everyone, and the sets by U2 and Queen are downright legendary.
A Single Shard' speaks to the level of determination the main character has despite multiple setbacks encountered on a journey towards self-enlightenment and growth. Recommended for the reluctant male reader to encourage him to go beyond the expected.
Suburban Acres Library
A wonderful sample of magical realism, featuring lucky sweaters, sentient books, and lovable characters! With gorgeous, poetic prose and lovely, luscious descriptions, the author weaves an intriguing and meaningful story.
This manga series is about stay, street cats presented as human street thugs. Sometimes you see them as their cat selves and sometime as their human selves. It’s GLORIOUS!
Debut novelist Ayobami Adebayo gives us the story of a marriage that falters under societal expectations and secrecy. This novel is ultimately a hopeful and powerful statement about how we must rewrite longstanding narratives to create the families we des
Martin Regional Library
I loved this touching, coming of age novel that looks at a descendant of Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II.
If you’re ready to take Adulting to the next level and be more in charge of your money and your life, read this book. It’s no-nonsense and workable for any level of income.
This book made me laugh, cry, and crave. Full of delicious foods, heartwarming recipes, and a beautiful story about believing in yourself.
In this gorgeous illustrated book, a teenager and a robot try to drag something decent out of an alternate 90s California littered with VR addicts and corporate decay.
"Pretty Little Liars meets the Breakfast Club" in this mystery that will absolutely suck you in.
South Broken Arrow Library
Intensely personal, but still amazingly relatable, it’s an awesome window into what it means to be non-binary and asexual. Appealing to people in the LGBTQIA+ community and to those wishing to learn more.
This is the best book I've read so far this year. It is a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a lot of exceptions.