New Castle County Reads

2022 Selection: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Image of William Kent Kruger, 2022 NCC Reads Author

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the Evening with the Author event on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. featuring William Kent Krueger, bestselling author of This Tender Land. We value your feedback! Please let us know what you thought of this program by completing a short survey.

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2023, stay tuned! 

Author Interview with County Executive Meyer

Author William Kent Kruger chatted with New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer in a preview of his upcoming visit to Delaware.

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Have You Read It?

2020/21

Pachinko

2019

Mudbound

2018

Orphan Train

2017

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

2016

The Boys in the Boat

The 2020 NCC Reads program is the 16th annual event in our series, which started in 2005. Beginning in 2010, the New Castle County Reads series began to feature an author talk at St. Mark's High School, so that a large number of community members could enjoy not only reading the book, but hearing the author. Each year since then, this highlight event has attracted more than 500 people to a free event presenting talented writers and an opportunity to meet the author during book signings. As participation has expanded, the author talk moved to the facilities at the Chase Center On The Riverfront, beginning in 2015.

The NCC Reads committee has also reached out to area book groups in an effort to create a true community reading event. To date, at least 50 area book clubs, with 560 members, have registered to be part of the NCC Reads experience.

Libraries have hosted book discussion programs as well, so that all readers have an opportunity to share their thoughts on each year's featured title. Additional programs relating to each title have added to the breadth and depth of understanding and sharing about the themes and ideas found therein.

2015

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

2014

The Silver Linings Playbook

2013

March

2012

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

2011

The Art of Racing in the Rain

2010

Bel Canto

2009

A Walk in the Woods

2008

The Glass Castle

2007

Digging to America

2006

Smashed

2005

Riding the Bus With My Sister