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Important Messages
The Winter Reading Challenge will begin on January 6th, 2018!
Winter reading participants are asked to write BRIEF book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing.
The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!
Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction.
No children’s titles, please!

What MUST be included:

A brief description of the book….…What’s it about?
Did you like the book...Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?
You may also include: Are there similar authors or titles others might like? Have you liked other works by the author?

What NOT to include:
Spoilers! Please do not reveal crucial plot elements
Children’s books
Profanity, obscenities, or spiteful remarks
Phone numbers, mail addresses, or URLs

The library reserves the right to edit or remove reviews that do not follow these guidelines. Please refer to the Contest Guidelines for more information.

Reviews
Review
This book I also received an advanced reader's copy and I am blown away by the advice, devotions, and quotes that were presented in this book. Maria Shriver reinforces the reader that it is ok to feel stressed in the matter of how we handle it. I also am a firm believer of PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), and how the only person that matters in our lives is ourselves and because we are our biggest critics, it is hard to enforce that positive mental attitude and feel confident in ourselves. I am excitedly awaiting the release of this book and can't wait to add it to my library collection so that our patrons can experience the power this book has on centering our lives.
Title
I've Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
Author
Maria Shriver
Rating
5
Review
I received this book as an advanced reader's copy, and I was in love with the book as soon as I started it. A wife takes her two girls and heads to Paris to pursue a missing husband. From beginning to end, this book got more interesting just from turning the page. I was intrigued by the story of Robert and how he shaped the viewpoints and visions of the storyline. This book also provided information in depth how that there is not only a Paris France but a Paris, TX, Paris, CA and in the book Paris, WI. This book will definitely be added to our library reads, and I can't wait to read our patrons reviews of the book.
Title
Paris by the Book: A Novel
Author
Liam Callanan
Rating
5
Review
I received this book as an advanced reader's copy, and I must say from the first page I read, I was hooked. I am a fan of Dancing with the Stars reality show and know of Val and his dancing style. It was interesting to read especially about his relationship with his brother Maks and especially his initial feelings and reactions to his dance partners competing on the show. If you are a DWTS fan or just need a good media autobiography, this book is for you!
Title
I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant’s American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing With the Stars
Author
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Rating
5
Review
Very compelling story from beginning to end. Does an obsessed fan with agoraphobia take her online fandom too far? The message to this book is a strong one that all should remember and consider in their daily lives. Great Read!
Title
Follow Me Back
Author
A.V. Geiger
Rating
5
Review
After receiving this book as an advanced reading copy and having read Kate's last book, "I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know," I knew I was in for another inspiring "gutsy girl" read. Hearing from a successful businesswoman such as Kate and having her share all of her secrets and tips to not only be successful in your career but life, in general, was very uplifting. I will definitely look out for this book upon its release in April.
Title
The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success
Author
Kate White
Rating
5