Since residents of our apartments for rent in Tulsa have spent so much time indoors over the past few months, we’ve been focusing on a lot of indoor activities. If you’re like us, you might be getting more reading done than ever; you may even be running out of things on your to-read list. But don’t worry; there are plenty of books you can find on kindle, audiobook, or available at online sellers, and many of them set right here in Tulsa, or about real Tulsa events. If you’re looking to connect with your community these days, the books on our list below can help you do so from the comfort of your luxury apartments in Tulsa.
If you haven’t read The Outsiders already, it’s well worth a read. Although never explicitly stated, the book is set in Tulsa in 1965. This fictional novel explores young characters affected by a class war manifesting in the violent conflict between two rival gangs. While the book frequently appears on banned books lists, it also commonly appears on many middle and high school reading curriculums. If you’re looking for a gritty classic with plenty of social commentaries, this might be the one for you.
Black Wall Street
If nonfiction is more your speed, this history of Tulsa’s Greenwood district could be your cup of tea. The book chronicles the district’s rise as a bustling center of black culture and business in the city, touching on its role in the civil rights movement before discussing the devastating race riots of 1921 that resulted in the deaths of many black residents of the district. If you’re interested in learning more about Tulsa’s history, the civil rights movement, and race relations in 20th Century America, this might be the read for you.
The Searchers Series
If you’re looking for a good romantic-suspense series to start, The Searchers could suit you well. Its three installments chronicle three sisters rocked by a series of revelations made by the reading of their dead father’s will. Though somewhat formulaic, this series makes an easy read full of intrigue, romance, and determined women. Only the first book takes place in Tulsa, but we’ll give all three of them a pass because once you finish the first book you’ll want to keep going.
That’s it for our book recommendations set near our luxury apartments in Tulsa. We’ll have a new post coming soon, so be sure to bookmark our blog page if you’d like to see more recommendations and tips for Tulsa living. Also, did you know we have an Instagram? Follow us there, so you never miss out on our special events, promotions, and community updates! Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day at 71 Apartments!