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 Hundred-Foot Journey
Author
Richard Morais
Review
This was the Books and Brews January selection. Quick, descriptive, easy read full of colorful characters. I always enjoy books that allow me to see how other cultures live. Made me wish I remembered more of my high school french. Don't read on an empty stomach, it will make you hungry! If you're a food network and/or travel channel junkie, this is the book for you!
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Water For Elephants
Author
Sara Gruen
Review
Basically, this book is more historical fiction. It is set during the Great Depression, and takes place for about three months. This novel sums up to be a love story and subtly exposes the conflicts and social beliefs people had during that period of time.

Initially, I thought I would not be interested in this novel based on the subject matter (i.e. a circus) and its historical significance. I discovered the writing of the story to be able to breathe life into the events and appeal more to the lucidity of the reader's imagination.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
This book is fun! It's not the kids who are the "real" bullies at this school - it's the parents! Fast-paced with interesting and imperfect characters. When tragedy occurs, who is to blame? Or was it an unfortunate accident? Do not skip ahead or you'll ruin the surprise ending.
Rating (5 = best)