Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

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 January, the most read books by genre are:

BC Mission HurricaneJuvenile Fiction

  • Mission Hurricane by Jenny Goebel
  • Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie by Elissa Haden Guest
  • Going Where It’s Dark by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Magic Tree House #54: Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne

BC 5000 Awesome Facts 2Juvenile Non Fiction

  • National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts 2 (About Everything!)
  • National Geographic Kids Everything Insects: All the Facts, Photos, and Fun to Make You Buzz by Carrie Gleason
  • National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun by Blake Hoena
  • Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by John Woodward


BC The Survival Guide to BullyingYoung Adult

  • The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen by Aija Mayrock
  • FLAWD: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things that Make You Who You Are by Emily-Anne Rigal
  • Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life by Marcus Samuelsson
  • Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery by Janet Willen

BC The Cavendon WomenAdult Fiction

  • The Cavendon Women: A Novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
  • Your Next Breath (Catherine Ling) by Iris Johansen
  • Early Warning by Jane Smiley

BC Spark JoyAdult Non-Fiction

  • Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World by Tim Marshall
  • The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks
  • But Enough About Me: A Memoir by Burt Reynolds
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