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2023 Summer Reading List: Full Rundown & Interview with Kathleen Holt (HPPR Radio Readers Book Club)

Here's an at-a-glance rundown of what books our Summer Reading List will be covering on air! Plus, if you missed the coverage of the latest installment of HPPR Radio Readers Book Club on High Plains Morning, just click the link at the top of this page for a full explanation of the 2023 Summer Read. Thanks for supporting REGIONAL VOICES on the High Plains!


Welcome to the Summer Read
—Remarks by Jane Holwerda, Dodge City, KS

L.A. Weather: A Novel (2021) by María Amparo Escandón
—Recommended by Jill Hunting, author, Pasadena, CA

Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide (2022) by Juliet Patterson
—Recommended by Shelley Armitage, Los Cruces, NM and Vega, TX

Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place (2017) and A Habit of Landscape – Poems  (June 2023) by Shelley Armitage
—Remarks by author Shelley Armitage, Los Cruces, NM and Vega, TX

East of Liberal: Notes on the Land (2022) by Raylene Hinz-Penner
—Remarks by Raylene Hinz-Penner, North Newton, KS

How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now  (2022) by James K.A. Smith
—Recommended by Andrea Elise, Amarillo, TX

Lessons in Chemistry (2022) by Bonnie Garmus and When Women Were Dragons: A  Novel (2023) by Kelly Barnhill
—Recommended by Pat Tyrer, Canyon, TX

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (2015) by Tristan Gooley
—Recommended by Cheryl Berzanskis, Amarillo, TX

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (2021) by Richard Osman
—Recommended by Lynne Hewes, Cimarron, KS

Pennies from Burger Heaven by Marcy McKay (2015)
—Backstory by author Marcy McKay, Amarillo TX

The Places in Between (2006) by Rory Stewart
—Recommended by HPPR former Executive Director Bob Davis, Alabama

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.