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What Are You Reading?

So many books, so little time.

Here's what we know about public radio listeners: they are also avid readers. Monday on Vermont Edition, it's our Winter reading show! Let us know what books are on your wish list, and which titles you keep recommending to friends and family. Novels, sci-fi, non-fiction and young adult -- it's all on the table! Our guides for finding great new titles are Josie Leavitt of the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne and Liza Bernard of the Norwich Bookstore in Norwich.

Suggestions made during the program by Liza, Josie and listeners include:


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Feminist on Fire by Coleen Kearon

The Flower Eater by M. LaRose

The Ghosts of Belfast by Stuart Neville

God's Kingdom: A Novel by Howard Frank Mosher

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

How Machines Work: Zoo Break! by David Macaulay

Infinite in Between by Carolyn Macker

Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Light by Eva Figes

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Nomad by William Alexander

Open Season by Joe Pickett

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Personal Vendetta by Allan Ciccarelli

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.

The Runaway's Gold by Emilie Christie Burack

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

Silverlock by John Meyers Meyers

Sweet Pea & Friends: The SheepOver by Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman

Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Willful Machines by Time Floreen


Affluent and Influence by Martin Gilens

America's War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts by James McCartney and Molly Sinclair McCartney

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How by Andrea Chesman

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Burlington: A History of Vermont's Queen City by Vincent Feeney

Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the US Military Shapes the Way You Eat by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Counting Lions by Katie Cotton

Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker

Do No Harm:  Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Dr. Henry Marsh

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose by Richard Betts, Crystal English Sacca, Wendy MacNaughton

Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix and Match for Endless Possibilities by Mark Bittman

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester

Saving Capitalism by Robert Reich

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose


After the Haiku of Yosa Buson by David Budbill

Blood Orange by Angela Narcisso Torres

Roll Deep by Major Jackson

Poetry of Walter Hard

Broadcast live on Mon., Nov. 30, 2015; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Patti is an integral part of VPR's news effort and part of the team that created Vermont Edition. As executive producer, Patti supervises the team that puts Vermont Edition on the air every day, working with producers to select and research show ideas, select guests and develop the sound and tone of the program.
Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
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