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
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Author
John Waters
Review
John Waters is funny, observant, vulgar, and creative. His adventures while hitchhiking across America (he owed his editor a book) border on the hallucinogenic; Waters mixes reality with his ability to direct the absurd - making each chapter feel like a piece of one of his iconic trashy movies. What works? John's ability to be one of us (just a little stranger), and his acceptance of just about everyone he meets. An excellent, quirky read (not for people who are easily offended).
Rating (5 = best)
Title
The Innocent
Author
Harlan Coben
Review
Matt Hunter is happily married to Olivia and they are expecting their first child. Matt made an "innocent" mistake in his college days and that continues to affect his life. The story involves Olivia and her former life that Matt doesn't know. Murder, blackmail, and corruption all have their place in this story. Coben is a master at suspense and realistic characters.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Wild
Author
Cheryl Strayed
Review
Sometimes individuals forget about their blessings in life and only see the significant negatives. This spontaneous memoir through the Pacific Crest Trail portray significant life changes that are caused by a short event.
For the author, it was a time of letting go, learning, and temperance. This story reminds us to follow signs that are being presented to us for the better. In her case, she hiked the pacific crest trail from seeing a brochure at the checkout line.
Rating (5 = best)