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
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
Author
Dan Harris
Review
Even though I am not sure what I was expecting going into this book, this book wasn't what I expected. It is a memoir of Harris on a journey toward self-betterment. Harris talks about his experiences and discoveries on a path moving toward knowing himself and liking himself more. Hearing about Harris's challenges and discoveries as he learns about meditation is actually fun and interesting. Plus, the reader learns how meditation can help them. This book is a great way to promote meditation without feeling forced. Good for audiences looking for a fun memoir or easy-going self-help.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Author
Rachel Joyce
Review
This is a dear book, but it is much more than that. Harold sets out to visit an old friend who is dying by walking a long distance. He meets many people and has many experiences along the way. He went through the painful process of revisiting his life and came out finding himself and the wife he loves. He forgives himself for things that have happened in the past and in the process, he learns how to care and love all over again.
Rating (5 = best)
Title
Snowflower and the Secret Fan
Author
Lisa See
Review
This novel is set in China during the 1800's following the special relationship of two women as they live out their lives of arranged marriages and strict limitations on women. The practice of foot biding plays an important role in illustrating the narrow possibilities women in that society were allowed. A interesting and informative book.
Rating (5 = best)