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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A great retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. A determined young woman takes over the family business of money lending, but is captured by an elven king when he hears that she can turn silver into gold.
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Mary - Bixby Library
Mary
Bixby Library
Isabelle isn’t dainty, pleasant or pretty, which is refreshing to any outspoken, strong girl who had been told to be the opposite. A well thought out twist to a classic story and a lovely redemption for a character we’ve been taught to frown upon.
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Heather - South Broken Arrow Library
Heather
South Broken Arrow Library
Saga is a gripping, thoughtful, fantastical romp through the universe. The characters are fun, unique and diverse, the story is relevant, and it's all flawlessly brought to life by the brilliant artistry of Fiona Staples.
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Alex - Public Relations
Alex
Public Relations
Being bribed to read a self-help book is no fun until things begin to improve for the better. Reluctant readers, both male & female, will enjoy learning that not all books have to have pictures.
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Sherrie - Suburban Acres Library
Sherrie
Suburban Acres Library
An evangelical preacher’s faith and family are fractured after he offers shelter to two gay men during a devastating flood. This novel is about judgment, redemption, and the courage it takes to change our minds.
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Emily - Hardesty Regional Library
Emily
Hardesty Regional Library
Krosoczka writes about growing up with his grandparents, his mother’s struggles, and his growth as an artist. Avoid the audiobook—this is a graphic novel, and you don’t want to miss out on the art!
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Sarah - Maxwell Park Library
Sarah
Maxwell Park Library
A psychological thriller reminiscent of classic film noir. It's perfect for fans Hitchcock. It's suspenseful and well-written, with a twist you don't see coming. The main character is flawed and relatable, and the plot is believable and captivating.
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Jessica - Bixby Library
Jessica
Bixby Library
A wonderful book full of adventure, treachery, party dresses, pirates, lovable beasts, loath-able humans and a healthy dose of friendship. Felicity Montague and friends deserve to be in your check out carts.
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
A feminist fantasy with the intrigue and plots, Women’s War is a fascinating read. The premise—that women are magically granted complete control over their reproduction—affects politics, family, even technology in this first volume in a series.
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Jamie - Bookmobile
Jamie
Bookmobile
'Set in a rich fairy world brimming with sorcery and whimsy, An Enchantment of Ravens satisfies with lyrical prose, forbidden romance, and surprising twists.
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Rebecca - Hardesty Regional Library
Rebecca
Hardesty Regional Library
This book reads like a poem to science and self. The world is on fire, but there's hope yet!
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Angela - Hardesty Regional Library
Angela
Hardesty Regional Library
When life gets stressful, and the day too long, I find myself going back to the land of the Marches. Sometimes, all we need is a good tea, and a memorable book to jump into. Hopefully "Little Women" can be your comfort book.
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Lynn - Charles Page Library
Lynn
Charles Page Library
This book from America’s Test Kitchen is great because it combines two things I love: food and science. Knowing WHY each recipe really works made me better and more creative in the kitchen.
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Mitchell - Information Technology
Mitchell
Information Technology
Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
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Jessica - Zarrow Regional Library
Jessica
Zarrow Regional Library
This entire series is a boatload of fun if you enjoy witty writing and semi-functional university students doing their best. The characters feel like close friends and I always look forward to getting the next volume in.
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Ellen - Central Library
Ellen
Central Library
20000 Leagues Under the Sea! It’s a classic for a reason! Fancy submarines! Giant squids! Old fashioned, unflinching, unforgiving ADVENTURE! <3
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Tori - Glenpool Library
Tori
Glenpool Library
This is a fun mystery without all the blood and yucky stuff. There are a lot of great characters, including a bail bondswoman who doesn't really know what she's doing.
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Holly - Bixby Library
Holly
Bixby Library
This is a heartfelt and humorous novel that highlights the importance of fighting for your dreams, family, and friendship. 16 year old Bri is an aspiring rapper, but it's not easy to achieve this goal with her family going through economic difficulties.
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Julia - Martin Regional Library
Julia
Martin Regional Library
This book will make you forget this is a work of fiction. You'll want to run out and buy the album of this band because the story reads like a biography. The audiobook is a full cast recording and it is excellent!
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Heather - South Broken Arrow Library
Heather
South Broken Arrow Library
What better way to get people interested in reading a particular book than to create a mystery around it through social media? Think of it as censorship meets manipulation masterminds!
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LeeAnn - Zarrow Regional Library
LeeAnn
Zarrow Regional Library