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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading In May

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out.

For the month of May, the most read books by genre are:

Juvenile FictionDiary of a Wimpy Kid

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
  • Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce
  • Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Juvenile Non Fictionphoto book cover of the adventures of tintin

  • Adventures of TinTin by Herge
  • Ultimate Wierd But True 2 – National Geographic Society
  • Lion by Suzi Eszterhas
  • Garfield series – many titles by Jim Davis

Young Adultthe fault in our stars

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Adult FictionSycamore Row

  • Sycamore Row by John Grisham
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Adult NonFictionUnbroken

  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Cracking the SAT by Adam Robinson
  • McGraw-Hill’s SAT by Christopher Black
  • The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt In History by Robert M. Edsel
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandber

Take a look at MCPL’s Report to the Community 2013 to learn more.


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