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Aired: September 17
Great New Books You May Have Missed

The Martian by Andy Weir
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Three by Sarah Lotz

Aired: September 3
Quirky Characters

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Amy Falls Down by Jincy Williett

Aired: August 6
History You Didn’t Know

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
Ike and Dick by Jeffrey Frank
The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower
The Beautiful Cigar Girl by Daniel Stashower
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

Aired: July 16
Great New Picture Books

My Pet Book by Bob Staake
My New Friend Is So Much Fun! by Mo Willems
Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills
Sally Goes to Heaven by Stephen Huneck
Monsters Love School by Mike Austin

Aired: June 18
Super Summer Reads

Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson
The Pigeons Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins
Punk Farm by Jarret J. Krosoczka
Locomotive by Brian Floca

Aired: June 4
Humorous Memoirs and Short Stories

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Bossypants by Tina Fey
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories B.J. Novak

Aired: May 7
Gardening with Kids

Project Garden by Stacy Tornio
Gardening Projects for Kids
by Jenny Hendy
Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids
by April Pulley Sayre
Gardening Lab for Kids
by Renata Fossen Brown

Aired: April 16
Strange Titles…Solid Stories

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream by Wade Rouse
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

Aired: April 2
Great Books for Middle and High Schoolers

Jinx by Sage Blackwell – Fantasy
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington – Contemporary Fiction
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Sci-Fi Thriller
Just One Day by Gayle Forman – Contemporary Fiction

Aired: March 19
New Non-Fiction 

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott
Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation by David C. Robertson
Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse J. Gant and Nicholas J. Hoffman

Aired: March 5
World War II: A Different Perspective

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Little Red Lies by Julie Johnston
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan

Aired: February 19
Batter Up!

It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff
The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca
A Man of His Own by Susan Wilson
Calico Joe by John Grisham
100 Things Brewer Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Tom Haudricourt

Aired: January 15
Nordic Noir 

Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
Misterioso by Arne Dahl
Eva’s Eye by Karin Fossum
The Bat by Jo Nesbø


Aired: December 18
Books Made Into Movies

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney


Aired: December 4
Recent Science Fiction

Firebird by Jack McDevitt
Wool by Hugh Howey
Leviathan Wakes by James Corey
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Redshirts by John Scalzi


Aired: November 20
Topic: Book to be Thankful For

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Road Map to Holland by Jennifer Graf Groneberg


Aired: November 6
Topic: Great New Teen Books

SYLO by D. J. MacHale
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch


Aired: October 16
Topic: Books for Your Good Health

The Empowered Patient by Elizabeth Cohen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot
UP: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging by Hilary Tindle
The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook by Erin Coopey
Keeping Your Child Healthy in a Germ-Filled World by Athena Kourtis


Aired: October 2
Topic: Biographies

But Wait…There’s More! by Remy Stern
Finding Oz: How Frank L. Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan Schwartz
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan
Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World by Glenn Stout


Aired: September 18
Topic: We’re Not Perfect…We’re Parents: Parenting Books

The Sand Bucket List: 366 Things to Do With Your Kids Before They Grow Up by David Hoffman
The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons by Amanda Balke Soule and Stephen Soule
365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly
The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids by R. Bradley Snyder
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci


Aired: September 4
Topic: Happily Ever After

Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan


Aired: August 21
Topic: While You Wait….Try…

While you wait for John Grisham try Tim Green
While you wait for Nicholas Spakrs try Jeffrey Stepakoff
While you wait for Jodi Picoult try Heather Gudenkauf
While you wait for Janet Evanovich try Diane Mott Davidson 


Aired: August 7
Topic: True Stories of Survival

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Climb by Anatol Boukreev and G. Weston Dewalt
Into the Silence by Wade Davis
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout


Aired: July 17   
Topic: Foodies

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
Farmer’s Market Desserts by Jennie Schacht 
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
The Paleo Answer by Loren Cordain


Aired: June 19  
Topic: Strong Female Characters

Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series by Alexander Mc Call Smith
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Molokai by Alan Brennert
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


Aired: June 5 
Topic: Easy, Breezy Beach Reads

Where’d you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
The Smart One by Jennifer Close


Aired: May 16, 2013 
Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging

Still Alice by Lisa Genova (FICTION)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I Feel Bad About My Neck : and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe


Aired: May 1, 2013 
Topic: Recent Adult Novels

The Dinner by Herman Koch
Bring Up the Bodies by Hillary Mantel
The Good House by Ann Leary
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan


Aired: April 17, 2013 
Topic: “New Adult” Books (not to be confused with “new” adult books
“New Adult” books are geared for 18-30 year olds and their storylines focus primarily on characters trying to find their place in the ‘real’ world.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak


Aired: April 3, 2013 
Topic: Young Adult Books Too Good for Adults to Miss 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Every Day by David Levithan


Aired: March 19, 2013 
Topic: World War II

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

 

 

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