Irondequoit Public Library Summer Reading 2013
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Program Description
Anyone 18 years-old and above is welcome to participate in the adult summer reading program! Fill out an entry form at the library or submit a review online for each book, eBook, or audiobook you read. One title per entry. Weekly winners will be drawn each Monday and there will be a grand prize at the end of the summer. The program begins Friday, June 21st and runs through Friday, August 2nd.

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Book Reviews
Title
Wyoming Fierce
Author
Diana Palmer
Rating
Good.
Summary
Cane Kirk lost his arm while in the war and has all sorts of issues to deal with as a result once he returns home to the family ranch. He copes with it all by drinking (too much) alcohol, and the only one that can calm him down is his neighbor Bodie. Bodie falls in love with Cane and they eventually marry, and continue to work through their problems together
Enjoy?
I did enjoy the book, for several reasons. It is an easy read, and is a contemporary romance set in the West (yay, cowboys!).
Suggest?
Yes. If you enjoy Westerns and Romance, this is a great book. If you are a Diana Palmer fan, you won't be disappointed!
Title
Toughness
Author
Jay Bilas
Rating
Good.
Summary
Jay Bilas, a former basketball player at Duke University, chronicles the lessons he's learned about toughness. There are plenty of examples used from his playing days under Coach Mike Krzyzewski as well as from accomplished athletes in other sports such as Mia Hamm, Curtis Strange, etc.
Enjoy?
Yes. The books expands greatly upon an article that Bilas wrote in 2009 that outlined what he believes true toughness really means in basketball after seeing some questionable behaviors and actions as a game analyst for ESPN. The article generated an unexpected amount of responses, which motivated Bilas to write more.
Suggest?
Yes, it is interesting to read the stories that relate to the topic of toughness from players and coaches like Hamm, Strange, Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self and many others!
Title
The Wanderer
Author
Robyn Carr
Rating
Excellent!
Summary
This is Book 1 in a new series that she has created about the (fictional, I think) town of Thunder Point, Oregon. As such, the reader is introduced to many of the characters in the town, as well as their relationships, backgrounds, and situations that they are involved with.
Enjoy?
I did enjoy the book. The author describes each character as well as what the town, Thunder Point, is like in great detail - this makes me feel as if I know the town and the people in it, or at the very least, I want to visit them!
Suggest?
If you liked Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, I would definitely recommend this book (and the subsequent books that will follow). I already can't want to read the next few books in the series!
Title
The Winnowing Season
Author
Cindy Woodsmall
Rating
Excellent!
Summary
This is Book 2 in the Amish Vines & Orchards Series. The secrets and worries of Rhoda, Landon, Samuel, & Jacob follow them to their move to Maine as they prepare a new Amish settlement
Enjoy?
Yes, I loved the book. The characters are complex and the author does a great job describing the Amish ways to an outsider.
Suggest?
Yes, I would recommend this book to others - but be sure to read Book 1, first!