Poplar Creek Library
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
Conversations with Classic Film Stars
Author
James Bawden & Ron Miller
Review
If you're a fan of old movies, and/or the stars that made them, you'll enjoy this look into the "Golden Age" of Hollywood.
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Title
To The End Of June
Author
Cris Beam
Review
As a future foster parent, I absolutely love this book. It gives a true depiction of the children and parents involved with foster care.
Rating
Title
Camille Claudel: A Life
Author
Odile Ayral-Clause
Review
This is a biography of the French sculptor Camille Claudel. Instead of just simply attributing Claudel's mental health problems to her affair with Rodin, the author delves as deep as possible into what forced Claudel to spend the last 30 years of her life in an asylum. The book was so interesting, yet so sad. I have a much deeper appreciation for Claudel and a much better understanding.
Rating
Title
Cross Bones
Author
Kathy Reichs
Review
If you watch the television series, Bones, this book and others in the series are what they are based on. The main character is Dr. Temperance Brennan.
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Title
Peter Arno ~ The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist
Author
Michael Maslin
Review
Not only an interesting biography of Peter Arno, but also a fascinating look at the beginning of The New Yorker magazine.
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Title
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
Author
Peggy Orenstein
Review
This book tackles challenges that our society faces concerning sexual consent, the effect of social media on sexual habits, and conflict between sexual liberation and sexual regret in younger generations. The author gives real life examples of problems, but she also poses attainable solutions to some of these problems. The book is explicit at times because the author does not censor the words of the young women she interviewed for the book.
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Title
Family Jewels
Author
Stuart Woods
Review
I keep wanting Mr. Woods to go back to good writing, his books have become planes and hook ups with nary a plot line in sight.
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Title
Dishonorable Intentions
Author
Stuart Woods
Review
His books have become a waste of time and money.
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Title
Slow Burn
Author
Ace Atkins
Review
I was impressed that the characters still sounded like they did when Robert Parker was writing. I loved that Hawk was included in this novel.
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Title
Nanotecture: tiny but things
Author
Rebecca Roke
Review
Fascinating book of 300 architectural homes, structures and sculptures. What wonderful ideas and practical tiny buildings that protect the environment.
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