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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This historical novel confronts hard subjects like identity, tribal sovereignty, and historical as well as lifespan trauma. Nevertheless the characters surpass barriers to work their way into your heart because they are people you have known and loved.
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Jannell - Technical Services
Christia
Technical Services
A Viking-inspired fantasy with a fierce, determined, and clever heroine. This is a fast read with a villainous twist I did not expect.
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Jannell - Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Jannell
Herman and Kate Kaiser Library
Imagine Jaws but with creepy deep-sea mermaids instead of sharks! Monster movie fans will love the horror elements, while marine biology enthusiasts will love the science.
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Tori - Glenpool Library
Tori
Glenpool Library
After a terrible accident, Kane wakes up with his memories erased and a mystery to solve without them. Not sure who to trust or where to find answers, he stumbles headfirst into a dream world and he's the only one who can unravel it - whatever that means!
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
This awkward romance, heavy on the awkward, was a steady flow of full-hearted sighs and audible laughter.
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Angela - Hardesty Regional Library
Angela
Zarrow Regional Library
Margot is the only survivor of an accident that kills her family, and struggles with nightmares. After a stay at a group home, she gets a foster placement at a country house where she is to be the companion. But something is very weird about this house.
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Adrienne - Rudisill Regional Library
Adrienne
Rudisill Regional Library
Shai is a forger who can re-create any item by magically rewriting its history. When caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for life and create--by Forgery--a new soul for the emperor in less than 100 days.
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Jessica - Zarrow Regional Library
Jessica
Zarrow Regional Library
What Sound is Morning? will captivate young readers' interest with vibrant illustrations and tickle the senses as they explore the small yet significant details of the morning hours.
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Staff Pick Kena H.
Kena
Central Library
Max Brook brings the big scares again in Devolution, just the book for those of us who grew up in the Sasquatch obsessed 70's and 80's.
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Tom - Volunteer Services
Tom
Volunteer Services
When Bridger finds out his new job is to assist an eccentric intermediary between the human world and its myths, he spends the school year chasing creatures like Sasquatch, mermaids, and hags, while also trying to keep his friends (and crush Leo) safe.
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Katie - Brookside Library
Katie
Brookside Library
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