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2020 Holiday Book Guide: Adult Readers

Sharon McCutcheon
With a socially distant winter ahead, it's a great time to give the gift of reading.

The holidays are a great time to give the gift of reading under normal circumstances, but with a pandemic winter ahead, there’s really never been a better time to curl up at home with a new stack of books.

It’s Talk of Iowa’s annual holiday books show! Jan Weismiller and Tim Budd of Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City and Kathy Magruder of Pageturners Bookstore in Indianola join host Charity Nebbe to guide listeners through their top book recommendations for adult readers.


  • Jan Weismiller, Prairie Lights Books
  • Tim Budd, Prairie Lights Books
  • Kathy Magruder, Pageturners Bookstore


Books & ReadingTalk of Iowa Book Club
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Dennis Reese was the mid-day host for Iowa Public Radio