In honor of National Read a Book Day on September 6th, we asked the most literate radio station air staff anywhere (ours!) to dish about their favorite books.
As a new mom, Morning Show Producer Kelli Green doesn’t get a lot of time for reading these days, other than children’s stories like Little Blue Truck and Goodnight Moon, but on her recent trip to New York to interview Florida Georgia Line, she finally found time to finish a book co-host Scott Ward lent her over a year ago: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Scott’s currently reading Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty, and when he’s done with that, he’ll lend it to Kelli… who will probably take a year to finish that one, too.
The last book Heather Froglear read was recommended to her by none other than Rodney Atkins! His suggestion? The Shack by William P. Young.
In regards to his favorite authors, Leapin’ Lee says, “I like smart people who write smart stuff,” including Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, and Stephen King’s The Stand and The Dark Tower. “Bradbury writes prose that is near poetry, and King a great storyteller,” he explains.
Christy McLeap is in agreement with Lee about Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. “You can’t get any better than Stephen King,” she says. “And Something Wicked This Way Comes [from Ray Bradbury] is one of my favorite stories. I like sci-fi. No wonder [my son] Stevie likes Goosebumps!”
I’m a big Dean Koontz fan, but Amazon recently tricked me into buying a book by DAN Koontz, which actually turned out to be pretty good. Another of my favorite contemporary authors is Ann Patchett, and I’m also obsessed with Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Also, I’m very excited for my friend Erin Duvall, who will release her first book, Country Music Hair, in November!
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