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Adult Summer Reading Program 2016
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   Adult Summer Reading Program 2016   
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Instructions


Registration begins Monday, June 6th and ends Monday, August 8th. You may begin recording titles on Monday, June 13th. Each time you read or listen to a book, 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 6 books in order to complete the program. All 6 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 6 books plus get entered into a raffle drawing. You may read or listen to fiction or non-fiction titles.


Reviews
Title
As the Pig Turns
Author
M.C. Beaton
Review
Another book in the Agatha Raisin Mystery series. Set in the English countryside, they always have interesting characters and plots.
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A Stroke of Midnight
Author
Laurell K. Hamilton
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Loving Eleanor
Author
Susan Wittig Albert
Review
The fictionalized story of the real friendship between Lorena Hickok, journalist of the AP Wire Service and Eleanor Roosevelt. The story is based on letters between the two. The story begins at the time of FDR's nomination to his first term in office.
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Forever and Forever
Author
Josi S. Kilpack
Review
This is an historical romance story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's and Fanny Appleton's courtship. Fictionalized and based on the real story.
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Journey to Munich
Author
Jacquiline Winspear
Review
Another good book in the Maisie Dobbs series. This one is set just prior to World War 2 in Germany. Maisie is recruited for a job for the British Secret Service where her goal is to bring a publisher/business man/inventor out of the prison at Dachau.
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Title
Me Before You
Author
Jojo Moyes
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The guy is so self-absorbed, really throughout the whole book. It makes it hard to have sympathy for him.
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Title
The Pursuit
Author
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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Title
Absolute Power
Author
David Baldacci
Review
Absolute Power is the FIRST David Baldacci novel. I have to keep reminding myself of this fact because the excellent plotting and edge-of-your seat action sequences that are hallmarks of a Baldacci novel are here.

The President of the United States enjoys some action on the side and things get out of hand during a tryst while a thief is robbing the walk-in vault. The thief sees the whole thing thanks to a one-way mirror. I got a little tickled with the introduction. Before the Monica Lewinsky affair, the criticism was the scenario was too far fetched. Readers who discovered the book after the affair hit the papers accused the author of capitalizing on the affair.

Speaking of far fetched, some of the action sequences seem a bit unbelievable. Then again, it's not as outlandish as your average Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt adventure.

I completely enjoyed this audiobook via Overdrive. The narration is provided by the legendary Scott Brick.
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Title
Beyond the Ice Limit
Author
Douglas Preston
Review
A great book, the fourth in the series, which I would recommend. This was a science fiction, thriller, and very action-packed read.
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Before the Fall
Author
Noah Hawley
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I loved this book! This is a great read if you like thrillers, survival fiction, and mysteries. I would highly recommend checking this title out. The library even has it on audio!
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