Poplar Creek Library
Adult Winter Reading Program 2016
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   Adult Winter Reading Program 2016   
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Instructions


Registration begins Monday, January 11th and ends Monday, March 7th. You may begin recording titles on Monday, January 18th. Each time you read or listen to a book after January 18th, you may record your title(s) here on our website or at selected computers located throughout the library.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Poplar Creek Public Library card. You may register here on our website or at the Fiction/Reader's Advisory desk.

Participants must read or listen to 5 books in order to complete the program. All 5 titles must come from the Poplar Creek Public Library’s circulating collection. Paperback swap books are not eligible for this program. Only titles read after you register for the program are eligible for the reading program. Pick up a prize for signing up, a prize for reading 5 books plus get entered into a raffle drawing. You may read or listen to fiction or non-fiction titles.


Reviews
Title
Year of Yes
Author
Shonda Rhimes
Review
Very good book, she's amazing and very funny
Rating
Title
The Family Tree: A lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth
Author
Karen Branan
Review
The author of this book is a journalist who decided to uncover the mystery behind her father's confession that he killed a young black woman. Her search for answers leads her down a completely different path than she expected. She discovers a legacy of racial intolerance and the relics of slavery on both sides of her family. It is a heartbreaking story and difficult to read at times but it is a story that must be told.
Rating
Title
Tortitude: the big of cats with BIG attitude
Author
Ingrid King
Review
This is a book about tortoise shell and calico cats. I thought it would be a fun book with fun pictures. It was indeed that but it also had some very interesting facts about the genetics of tortoise shell cats. I didn't know why they are colored the way they are and why they are predominately female. I would recommend this book for both some fun genetics and some fun pictures.
Rating
Title
Cure: A journey into the science of mind over body
Author
Jo Marchant
Review
This book is written by a doctor who is interested in the possibility of healing physical ailments through the power of your mind. I thought at first it might suggest that any disease could be cured with positive thinking which seemed far fetched. However, she draws a clear line between what we know the mind is capable of and what diseases must rely on typical medical solutions. It was interesting.
Rating
Title
Uncovered
Author
Leah Lax
Review
This is a memoir about a woman who left the Hasidic faith and lifestyle. The author does a very good job of addressing the reasons why she joined the faith and what motivated her to stay as long as she did. A good insight into a different culture.
Rating
Title
Golden Egg
Author
Leon, Donna
Review
I really enjoyed this mystery, in part because I'm interested in the setting (Venice) and in part because I like the detective character, Commisario Guido Brunetti. I'm an armchair traveler and this book satisfied that need.
Rating
Title
Paris Architect
Author
Charles Belfoure
Review
This is a very suspenseful historical fiction novel. I had to put it down at one point because I was so scared.
An architect living in Nazi-occupied Paris
Rating
Title
the Cellar
Author
Minette Walters
Review
A dark retelling of the Cinderella myth - actually too dark for my tastes
Rating
Title
41 Stories
Author
O Henry
Review
A fiction must. O Henry has a fanciful niche model of storytelling which he uses repeatedly to masterful effect because he does model consistently well. Before reading this book I thought "Gift of the Magi" would be my favorite of his shorts, but after reading I took a liking to Ikey Snigglefritz in "The Social Triangle." I will definitely read again. Now I wish the library had more biographical content about O. Henry and the time/place he lived in. Can't get enough.
Rating
Title
An Introduction to the Ecology of the Illinois Orchidaceae
Author
Charles J. Sheviak
Review
Native Orchids of Illinois!!!
Rating