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Aired: November 18
Books for Book Clubs

The Visionist by Rachael Urquhart
Madame Picasso by Anne Girard
The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
Me Before You JoJo Moyes
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais


Aired: November 4

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
On Writing by Stephen King
Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Aired: October 21
Eerie Ghost Stories

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Property of a Lady by Sarah Rayne
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll


Aired: October 7
Science Fiction for Teens

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry
Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown


Aired: September 16
Wine O’clock

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, Fiction
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris, Fiction
The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace, Non-fiction
Booze Cakes by Krystina Castella, Non-Fiction
WineWise by Steven Kolpan, Non-Fiction


Aired: September 2
Back to School Parenting Books

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path by Ben Hewitt
Yell Less, Love More by Sheila McCraith
Born Reading: Bringing up Bookworms in a Digital Age by Jason Boog
The Lunch Box by Kate McMillan


Aired: August 19
Audiobooks (and what makes these stand out)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen : The perfect example of a classic book that reads well in all formats, but especially audio.  It also has the delightful aspect of being set in England, so the readers of the book will always have a British accent.

Feed by M. T. Anderson : Adding other elements is something that is sometimes done to the recording of an audiobook and this is a perfect example. Music and sound effects were added in to this title, when appropriate, to immerse the reader into Titus’ experience with the Feed.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling : This book is voiced by the fantastic Jim Dale. He is the one voice for the entire series and performs over 100 different characters.

Bossypants by Tina Fey : Authors don’t usually voice the audio for their books, but occasionally they do, and often that’s because it’s their autobiography. Tina Fey doesn’t just read this book, she performs it.  Her comedic timing is, of course, perfect and the humor in this work is accentuated because of it.


Aired: August 5
Wisconsin Authors and Poets

Mandatory Release by Jess Riley
Water is Water by Miranda Paul
</war> by Chuck Rybak
Sister Satellite by Cathryn Cofell


Aired: July 15
Science Fiction

Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
Ringworld: The Graphic Novel by Larry Niven (adaptation by Robert Mandell)
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (adaptation by Tim Hamilton)
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Aired: July 1

In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides, Nonfiction
Dead Wake by Erik Larson, Nonfiction
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson, Nonfiction
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, Nonfiction


Aired: June 17
Girl Power Comics

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Allen – Supernatural
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson – Contemporary Fiction
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson – Superhero
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge – Contemporary Fiction
Spera by Josh Tierney – Fantasy


Aired: June 3
Foodie Books

A Curious History of Food and Drink by Ian Crofton
Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert
Marcus Off Duty by Marcus Samuelsson

Aired: May 20
Unconventional Perspectives

Horrorstor: A Novel by Grady Hendrix, Fiction
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, Non-Fiction Graphic Novel
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas, Fiction
Audacity by Melanie Crowder, Young Adult
Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish: A Novel byDavid Rakoff, Fiction


Aired: May 6
Superhero Fiction

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
Turbulence by Samit Basu
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman


Aired: April 15
Money Smart

Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
102 Ways to Save Money For and At Disney World by Louis Mongello
The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book by Joe Duarte
The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards


Aired: April 1
Signs of Spring! 

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes [Picture Book] A Wonderful Year by Nick Bruel [Picture Book] Whose Egg is This? by Lisa Amstutz [Children’s Non-Fiction] The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall [Children’s Fiction]

Aired: March 18
Post-Apocalyptic Reads

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel [Science Fiction] The Passage by Justin Cronin [Science Fiction/Horror] The Dog Stars by Peter Heller [Science Fiction/Adventure] California by Edan Lepucki [Science Fiction]


Aired: March 4
Dark and Gritty

The Never List by Koethi Zan [Fiction] In the Woods by Tana French [Fiction] The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon [Fiction]


Aired: February 18
Mixed Bag

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Isn’t It Romantic? An Entertainment by Ron Hansen
A Gracious Plenty by Sheri Reynolds
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer


Aired: February 4
Award-Winning Books!

Caldecott Medal 
honoring the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children:
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
illustrated by Dan Santat

Newbery Medal
honoring the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children:
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

Printz Award
for a book exemplifying literary excellence in young adult literature:
I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

View the complete list of award winners.

Aired: January 21
Genealogy 101: Family History for All
The library’s Genealogy 101 series begins Sat., January 24!  Learn more.

Unpuzzling Your Past by Emily Anne Croom
Crash Course in Genealogy by David R. Dowell
The Family Tree Problem Solver by Marsha Hoffman Rising
Genealogy by George C. Morgan


Aired: January 7
Top Books for Teens
View the complete Best of the Best Teen Novels – 2014 list on our Booklists for Teens page.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu [Fantasy/Thriller] Panic by Lauren Oliver [Thriller] Uncaged by John Sandford and Michelle Cook [Thriller] Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen [Paranormal] A Mad,Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller [Historical Fiction]



Aired: December 17
Offbeat Non-Fiction

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Dataclysm: Who We Are by Christian Rudder
Leisureville: Adventures in America’s Retirement Utopias by Andrew Blechman

Aired: December 3
Books Made Into Movies for 2015

Still Alice by Lisa Genova [Realistic Fiction]
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson [Memoir]
by Veronica Roth [Youn Adult Dystopia]
by Charles Perrault [Fairytale]
by Michael Bond [Children’s Fiction]

Aired: November 19
Books that Make You Think, “What Would I Do?”

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton [Biography/Forgiveness]
Singular Intimacies by Danielle Ofri [Biography/Female Physician]
A Deadly Wandering
by Matt Richtel [Non-FIC/Traffic accidents/Texting while driving]

Aired October 15
Compelling Young Adult Reads

Half Bad by Sally Green [fantasy/Thriller] Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson [Contemporary Fiction] Crossover by Kwame Alexander [Contemporary Fiction] Sway by Katarina Spears [Contemporary Fiction] She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick [Mystery]

Aired: October 1
Halloween haunts (Horror)

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
The House of Small Shadows
by Adam Nevill
Those Across the River
by Christopher Buehlman
by Joe Hill
The Reapers are the Angels
by Alden Bell

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