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What Are You Reading: Pandemic Edition On Wednesday's Access Utah

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We’re compiling another UPR Community Booklist and we want to know what you’re reading. 

Are you reading more or less nowadays? We also want to know what else you’re doing for entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic. What are you and your family up to while you’re social distancing? You can continue the conversation by emailing with what you're reading and how you're spending the time. UPR friend and avid reader Elaine Thatcher will join us for the hour, as well as Catherine Weller of Weller Book Works. 

Our Booklist:

Elaine Thatcher:

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, by Peter Frankopan

Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6), by Jacqueline Winspear

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles

Cabañuelas: A Novel, by Norma Elia Cantu

Molly Ivins: Letters to the Nation, by Molly Ivins


The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett

War is a Racket by Smedley Butler


The Overstory by Richard Powers


Early essays of John Dewey

First You Write a Sentence by Joe Moran

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by John Kabat-Zinn

Celine by Peter Heller

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Me by Elton John

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell

Erosion by Terry Tempest Williams


Summer Country by Lauren Willig

All the Ways We Say Goodbye by Lauren Willig

The Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig

The Outlander Series by Diana Gaboldon

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Grant by Ron Chernow

David McCullough

The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

World War Z by Ned Brooks


Codex of Love: Bendita tenura by Liliana Valenzuela

Bees are the Best! by Joseph Wilson and Jonny VanOrman

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

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.