WAUSAU ? Book enthusiasts know that summer is high season for juicy fiction and gripping tell-alls. At 10 a.m. May 9, Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes local author Victoria Houston and Marathon County Public Library Marketing Specialist Dan Richter to talk about the most highly anticipated reads of the summer. 

Houston, who is the author of the popular “Loon Lake” mystery series, will offer a preview of her latest book, set for a June release. Then, Richter will offer a list of must-reads for the upcoming summer season, with an emphasis on new releases you won’t want to miss. 

“Route 51” airs at 10 a.m. Thursdays on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51