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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

[Audio] Looking Forward to the WKMS Book Club Reading 'Go Set A Watchman'

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

There's a lot of buzz about Harper Lee's new novel Go Set a Watchman. On Sounds Good, Jenni Todd, Asia Burnett and Kate Lochte preview the first WKMS Book Club event Wednesday, August 12 @ 5:30 pm to discuss this release. 

So far, about 25 people have signed up for the Book Club event, sharing discussion and opinion on the book, getting together to see the station and get to know fellow listeners. All are invited. We'll have plenty of chairs and light refreshments.

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More about the WKMS Book Club

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WKMS Book Club reads Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Harper Lee's book To Kill A Mockingird, published in 1960 is considered an historical marker that's impacted American culture over the past 50 years. In this new book, does Finch come out as a good guy or bad guy in the end? How is his humanity portrayed, and the humanity of other characters? How has Scout aged over the 20 year time period between the two novels? What are the implications of this book as it reflects today's society? Just a few things to consider as you read the book and get ready to come to WKMS on August 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The book is available at local bookstores, libraries, Walmart and digital devices.

Hopkinsville and Christian County hosts a Big Read with a focus on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman this October.

Jenni holds a degree in Music Education from Murray State University and a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University's College of Music. She's equipped with knowledge and enthusiasm for fundraising and the arts. She also serves as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and on the Murray Independent School District Foundation for Excellence Board of Directors.
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
Asia Burnett is WKMS Station Manager.
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