Loveland Loves to Read 

Loveland Loves to Read is our annual One Book, One Community program.

Each year, community members come together through the reading and discussion of a common book. In addition to book discussions, a variety of related events are scheduled.

Donations to Loveland Loves to Read will help us to engage well-known authors in future years. Donations may be made online through this website.

Loveland Loves to Read 2019 - Water in the West: A Conversation

     

For this year's main Loveland Loves to Read event, authors Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife) and Patty Limerick (A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water) participated in a conversation moderated by Brian Werner (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District), followed by questions from the audience, and a book signing.

Each of our presenters offered book suggestions for readers interested in following up on some of the themes that were discussed.

FROM PAOLO BACIGALUPI:

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner

Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez, by Howard Campbell

High County News (magazine)

FROM PATRICIA LIMERICK:

A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, by Wallace Stegner

Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in northern New Mexico, by Stanley Crawford

Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache, Keith Basso.

Written in Water: The Life and Times of Benjamin H. Eaton, by Jane E. Norris

FROM BRIAN WERNER:

Last Water Hole in the West: The Colorado-Big Thompson Project and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, by Daniel Tyler

Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts, by Daniel Tyler




    2019
    The Water Knife, by Paolo Bacigalupi, and A Ditch in Time, by Patricia Limerick

    2018
    All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

    2017
    Spider Woman's Daughter, by Anne Hillerman

    2016
    The Work of Wolves, by Kent Myers

    2015
    Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger

    2014
    Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, by Alexandra Fuller

    2013
    Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin

    2012
    The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith

    2011
    Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box

    2010
    Murder at the Brown Palace, by Dick Kreck

    2009
    The Cold Dish, by Craig Johnson

    2008
    Bellwether, by Connie Willis

    2007
    The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig

    2006
    The Meadow, by James Galvin

    2005
    The Eagle Catcher, by Margaret Coel

    2004
    Plainsong, by Kent Haruf





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