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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

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 February, the most read books by genre are:

Juvenile Fictionbook cover for Stella Batts

  • Stella Batts series by Courtney Sheinmel
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Rain Reign by Ann Martin
  • Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

Juvenile Non Fictionphoto book cover of the adventures of tintin

  • The Adventures of Tintin series by Herge
  • Minecraft Combat Handbook by Stephanie Milton
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant

Young Adultmaze runner book cover

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Adult FictionBray Mountain book cover

  • Gray Mountain by John Grisham
  • Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  • The Burning Room: A Novel by Michael Connelly
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Adult Non-Fictionphoto of bookcover of Unbroken

  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


Please note Juvenile Fiction author Kwame Alexander is one of the featured authors at the upcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall. Check out Alexander’s video on The Crossover below:

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