Poplar Creek Library
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. 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
Billy Boyle
Author
James R. Benn
Review
Good historical fiction mystery about a police investigator who works for General Dwight D. Eisenhower - his uncle.
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Title
Big Little Lies
Author
Liane Moriarty
Review
I love that Liane Moriarty is so popular and that she has so many readers but I mostly found this to be a shallow albeit satirical novel. However, as the novel wore on, I did begin to care about the three leading protagonists and did, very much, see them as individuals.
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Title
The Light in the Ruins
Author
Bohjalian, Chris
Review
This is a murder mystery - a serial killer investigaton - set in Florence and Tuscany in the years immediately after World War II. I thought the characters were underdeveloped, but that most suspense fans would like it because it was very suspenseful.
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Title
How To Make Friendship Bracelets
Author
Veronique Follet
Review
Lots of different patterns for maiking friendship bracelets.
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Title
Lincoln Lawyer
Author
Michael Connelly
Review
This is a great story, a must read.
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Title
The Complete Films of John Wayne
Author
Boris Zmijewsky & Steve Zmijewsky
Review
Great information for all of us John Wayne fans out ther.
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Title
Low & Slow The Art and Technique of Braising,BBq and slow roasting
Author
Robert Briggs
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Title
The Bolter
Author
Frances Osborne
Review
A fascinating biography of Idina Sackville - a look at the upper-class English life just before, during and after WWI. A story of scandal and heartbreak.
Excellent book!
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Title
Unveiling Grace
Author
Lynn Wilder
Review
This is a memoir by a woman who joined the Mormon church when she was a young adult. She stayed in the Church until she was middle aged and left when one of her children found a different faith. The message the author appears to want to portray is that the Mormon church is wrong and mainstream Christian is better. Instead of using her inside knowledge of the Mormon church and really delving into scripture, she concentrates on how her family was wronged. Development of the scripture differences would have given this book more weight. She does provide a scripture difference appendix but the Mormon scriptures she picked don't match up with the Bible scriptures. Because of her misuse of the Mormon scriptures and her interpretations that don't follow the Mormon church, she comes across as not really knowing much about the Mormon church.

Her inside knowledge should have made this book more powerful but it missed the mark.
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Title
Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture
Author
Katie Jackson
Review
This book is excellent. I am not a woodworker so the descriptions and beginners nature of the book was perfect. There are enough pictures and instructions that I think I could make the projects in the book.

I can't wait to get started.
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