Pierce County READS is a one-community, one-book program that encourages everyone in the county to read the same book at the same time. The goal is for people to read, discuss and connect as a community.
Watch for the announcement of the 2016 selection on February 7 in The News Tribune.
PC Reads events run through March and April, culminating in the April 29 event at McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, where the selected author will speak and sign books. The schedule will be posted here after the announcement.
We're looking for the perfect book for 2017 and beyond.
Here are the criteria for a Pierce County READS book selection:
Nearly 1,200 people attended the author event last year. "The Boys in the Boat" author Daniel James Brown spoke and signed books.
Video clips from the author event
Photos from the author event
2015 — "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown
2014 — "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed
2013 — “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
2012 — “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
2011 — “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America” by Timothy Egan
2010 — “Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by Ruth Reichl
2009 — “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
2008 — “The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith
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