Join the Sioux City Public Library for Sioux City Reads, a community-based reading initiative where Sioux Cityans are involved every step of the way – from book selection to attending programming and book discussions together.

In the 2024 Sioux City Reads book nominee Take What You Need by Idra Novey, the author has conjured a novel of “astonishing and singular” honesty (Rumaan Alam) with two determined, unforgettable female voices.

Named One of the Best Fiction for Spring 2023 by Wall Street Journal.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Oprah Daily, Vulture,, Elle, and Lit Hub.

“A heart-rending book, but also a beautiful celebration of ‘the glorious pleasure of erecting something new,’ be it a work of art or a human connection.”—The Wall Street Journal

Through September 30, cast your vote for this book or one of the other exciting nominees to help select the 2024 Sioux City Reads title at Copies of each title are available for check out at any Sioux City Public Library location or through the Libby app.

The winner will be announced this fall and will serve as inspiration for events, discussions, and programs throughout the upcoming Sioux City Reads initiative. Visit, the Library’s Facebook page, or sign-up for the Library’s e-newsletter at to get all the latest updates.