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July 2023 Library Corner

Jun 06, 2023 01:11PM ● By Howard County Library System
Summer Reading isn't just for kids! Howard County Library System has the grown-ups covered with a fantastic list of summer reads, and prizes! We've highlighted three library staff faves below. You can find the full summer reading list (and lists for the whole family) and info on how to get your own FREE limited edition reading journal and library tote bag at

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reed 

The Queen of Character Development, Taylor Jenkins Reed, is back with a new novel about a tennis pro who heads back to the court for one more match, but the story also explores the human condition - family, love, success and failure - in all its glory and flaws.

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix 

Hendrix crafts a page-turning story in this creepy, dark, and somehow also hilarious novel about family secrets and the reasons they are kept. When Louise loses her parents in a tragic accident and must go back to her childhood home to take care of the estate, she has to confront all the secrets her family has been keeping. You will be sleeping with the lights on! 

The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World by Jessica Nabongo 

Nabongo, the first Black woman on record to visit all 195 countries in the world, brings us along on her adventures, takes us through an exploration of cultures, and shares insights into the bonds of human connection. Take a vicarious vacation with this compelling travelogue! 
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