2015 Hot Reads for Cold Nights   
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About the program
Warm up with a good book this winter at Troy Public Library's
3rd Annual Adult Winter Reading Program: Hot Reads for Cold Nights, from January 5 through March 12.

To participate, submit a brief review of each title you read or listen to during the program period. You don't have to write a novel, but please include enough information for the review to be helpful to someone who is thinking about choosing that title. A short paragraph will do.

Each week, two lucky readers will receive a prize, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite eReader and case will be awarded at the conclusion of the program. Prizes will be awarded by random drawings from all reviews submitted, and are provided by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

So warm up the long, cold Michigan winter nights with some hot reads from the Library. Stop by the Adult Information desk for suggestions, or check out our Bookletters booklists.

Happy reading!
Reviews
Title
The Fault in Our Stars
Author
John Green
Review
3.5 Rating at best in my opinion.
Curiosity concerning the popularity of this novel led me to read it. However, I did not have high expectations for the plot. And I was right to find it mediocre.
As I expected, the romance was incredibly predictable. It came out of nowhere and was too spontaneous to be real.
Though I do not know anything about the author, there was a lot of transparency into his mind. The metaphors reflect his thoughts. The themes of loss are not super hackneyed either, like many typical movies or novels.
It did not bring me to tears though.
Overall, it was an easy read and not difficult to get through. I recommended this for people who are not overly concerned with details.

Rating (5 = best)
Title
NW
Author
Zadie Smith
Review
Fascinating overview of the people in a part of London not visited by tourists. Straightforward, spare writing gives vivid portrayals of those raised in a poor urban area.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Tiger Lily
Author
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Review
While the writing at times was simplistic and everything was actually from Tinker Bell's point of view I still think this book was really beautifully done. It was nice to see Tiger Lily's side of things and even to see what Tinker Bell observed. Peter and Tiger Lily's story is tragic and beautiful and I think the author did a great job. I wished there was a bit more about the lost boys and I'm heart broken about Tik Tok but overall this was not what I thought it would be, it was so much better.
Rating (5 = best)