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The Weekly Reader

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“What should I read next?”

The Weekly Reader answers this question by featuring the crème de la crème of recent releases, giving you thumbnail reviews of four terrific books in four action-packed, opinionated, book-loving minutes. It’s like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures. Details and links to reviews of each week’s selections are here on the website. 


Longtime All Things Considered commentator (1991-2006) Marion Winik returns to radio to discuss her lifelong obsession: reading. She reviews books for Newsday, People, Kirkus Review, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and other venues; she is also a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the author of nine books, is on the faculty of the MFA program at the University of Baltimore, and writes a monthly column for Baltimore Fishbowl. Each week, she shares her trademark humor and thoughtful insights with WYPR listeners. Visit for more information. 

The Weekly Reader theme music “Make America Chill Again” was written by Vince Winik.


Lisa Morgan is a producer and host at WYPR and a lifelong book enthusiast. She interviewed dozens of authors and covered the local arts community for 11 years as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program "The Signal."


The Ivy is a proud sponsor of The Weekly Reader. All titles discussed on this show are available at The Ivy Bookshop, located in Mount Washington at Falls Road and Lake Avenue. More information at or call 410-377-2966. The right book is waiting.

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Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter, Harper Perennial

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