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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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
First impressions aren't always correct- especially not on the Rennaissance Faire circuit. This one is light, flirty and fun- prithee thy wouldst test these pages.
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Heather - South Broken Arrow Library
Heather
South Broken Arrow Library
Spunky Eva will capture your hearts as she is determined to prove a pinch of magic and a little help from your friends will get you far! Fans of Kiki's Delivery Service will love this middle grade read!
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Julia - Hardesty Regional Library
Julia
Hardesty Regional Library
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