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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:

BC Drum Dream GirlJuvenile Fiction

  • Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
  • My Tata’s Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
  • Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina and Angela Dominguez
  • George by Alex Gino

BC Funny BonesJuvenile Non Fiction

  • Funny Bones: Posada and his Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Weird but True! Food: 300 Bite-size Facts About Incredible Edibles by Rebecca Baines
  • Myths Busted! 3: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew by Emily Krieger

BC The CrownYoung Adult

  • The Crown (The Selection) by Kiera Cass
  • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4) by Maggie Stiefvater
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

BC The Last MileAdult Fiction

  • The Last Mile (Amos Decker series) by David Baldacci
  • A Hero of France: A Novel by Alan Furst
  • Wilde Lake: A Novel by Laura Lippman
  • The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon) by Daniel Silva

BC Five PresidentsAdult Non-Fiction

  • Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill
  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer
  • Elizabeth Taylor: A Private Life for Public Consumption by Ellis Cashmore
  • Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens) by Alison Weir


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