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What Are You Reading? On Wednesday's Access Utah

It’s been several months since we got together as a community and compiled a UPR book list.  Public radio listeners are famous as avid readers. We want to know what you’re reading. What’s on your nightstand or on your device right now? Fellow listeners may not know about it and may love it.

We have avid reader and UPR friend Elaine Thatcher with us in studio and we’ll talk with several booksellers who will tell us what’s coming out this Fall that they’re excited about.

We’ll speak with booksellers Anne Holman from The King’s English Book Shop in Salt Lake City, Andy Nettell from Back of Beyond Books in Moab and Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works in Salt Lake City.


Andy Nettel's September Book List:

"H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald published by Grove Press.

"Last Bus to Wisdom" by Ivan Doig  published by Riverhead Books.

"Girl Waits with Gun" by Amy Stewart  published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

"A River Runs Again" by Meera Subramanian  published by Public Affairs.

"Make Me" by Lee Child  published by Random house.

"From Powell to Power--A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners through the Grand Canyon" by Dock Marston, edited by Tom Martin and published by Vishnu Temple Press.

"Too High and Too Steep--Reshaping Seattle's Topography" by David B. Williams published by University of Washington Press

Catherine Weller's September Book List:


"Let me Explain You" by Annie Liontas

"Did You ever have a Family" by Bill Clegg

"Girl Waits with Gun" by Amy Stewart

"Sunken Cathedral" by Kate Walbert


"Art of Memoir" by Mary Karr

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"Economics of Inequality" by Thomas Piketty

"How to Write a Thesis" by Umberto Eco

"Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks

"You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)" by Felicia Day

Anne Holman's September Book List:

"The Oregon Trail" by Rinker Buck

"Did you ever have a family" by Bill Clegg

"This is You Life, Harriet Chance!" Johnathan Evison

"Our Soles at Night" by Kent Haruf

"Dry Bones" by Craig Johnson

Elaine Thatcher’s September Book List:

"Daughters of Fortune" by Isabel Allende

"The Light Fantastic" by Terry Pratchett

"True to Form" by Elizabeth Berg

"The Fly on Wall" Tony Hillerman

"The Jewel in the Crown" Scott Paul

"The Case for Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

"The Raj Quartet, Volume 2, Day of the Scorpion" by Scott Paul.

Tom Williams September Book List:


"Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow

"Martin Luther: A Life"  by James A. Nestingen

"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey

"The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War,1890-1914" by Barbara W. Tuchman

"What is Code?" by Paul Ford

"Joseph F. Smith: Patriarch and Preacher, Prophet of God" by Francis M. Gibbons

"I Will Lead You Along:The Life of Henry B. Eyring" by Robert I. Eaton & Henry J. Eyring

"A Lion and a Lamb" by Rand H. Packer


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.