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.
Loveland Loves to Read 2021
This year's book is This Tender Land, a timely story for young adults as well as adults. It is set in the depression of the 30s, with four young loners who set off on their own. It’s a story that is part Grapes of Wrath and part Huckleberry Finn.
Author William Kent Krueger will speak at the Thompson Valley High School auditorium on September 16 at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 plus a small processing fee, and are available beginning July 19 at https://coloradoboxoffice.com/events/90841.
Loveland Loves to Read 2019 - Water in the West: A Conversation
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
2021 This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
2020 Program cancelled, due to COVID-19 restrictions
2019 The Water Knife,by Paolo Bacigalupi, andA 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