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
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)
Title
Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Author
Therese Anne Fowler
Review
This is the fictional story of Zelda Fitzgerald. It is well-written and thoughtful. The author indicates that she reviewed numerous letters exchanged by Zelda and Scott, as well as letters exchanged between Scott and his friends, editor, agent and Ernest Hemingway. She created Zelda's tale based on the limited facts available. The Fitzgeralds seemed to embrace the early 1920s with all its excesses. Yet were they ever really happy? I realize that this is a work of fiction but can't help thinking that they were just self-centered, spoiled and irresponsible.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Tesla's attic
Author
Neal Shusterman,Eric Elfman
Review
After their home burns down and takes their Mother with it,Nick,His father and his Younger-brother Danny move into an inherited victorian house with all kind of old stuff, after he sells everything in a garage sale,he finds something fishy about all the items after a group of people called the Accelerati try to buy everything from him.He finds out that all of this stuff belonged to Tesla,A rival of Thomas Alva Edison who created a lot of stuff that Edison could not create.He tries in vain to get all the stuff back,but he can't remember all of the stuff he sold.But,will he find everything before the Accelerati does?. It is a pretty good book and very thrilling.
Rating (5 = best)