Complete Reading List

Fall 2012/ Limon Correctional Facility

  • Jeff Henderson Cooked
  • Walter Dean Myers Somewhere in the Darkness 
  • Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried 
  • Lois Lowry The Giver
  • John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Victor Hugo Les Miserables
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca A Place To Stand

Spring 2013/ Denver Women’s Correctional Facility

  • Liz Murray Breaking Night
  • Paula McClain Like Family
  • Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Language of Flowers
  • Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees
  • Mary Karr Liar’s Club 
  • Joyce Maynard After Her
  • Frances Greenslade Shelter
  • Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye

Spring 2013 / Limon Correctional Facility

  • Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying
  • Viktor Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning
  • G. Willow Wilson Alif the Unseen
  • Neil White In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
  • Seth Brady Tucker Mormon Boy
  • David Benioff City of Thieves
  • Naomi Benaron Running the Rift
  • Ben Fountain Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Fall 2014/Limon Correctional Facility and Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy
  • Sherman Alexie Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
  • Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried
  • Wiley Cash A Land More Kind Than Home
  • D. B. Jackson Unbroke Horses
  • Markus Zusak  The Book Thief
  • Robert Olmstead The Coldest Night
  • Norman Maclean A River Runs Through It

Spring 2014/Limon Correctional Facility

  • Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible
  • F. Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov
  • Philipp Meyer The Son
  • Raymond Carver What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
  • Ralph Ellison Invisible Man
  • Michael Shaara Killer Angels
  • Nickolas Butler Shotgun Lovesongs
  • Luis Urrea Into the Beautiful North

Spring 2015/Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Cormac McCarthy The Road
  • Peter Beagle The Last Unicorn
  • Leif Enger Peace Like a River
  • J.R. Moeringer The Tender Bar
  • Jim Fergus A Thousand White Women
  • John Steinbeck East of Eden
  • Andrew Davidson The Gargoyle
  • Toni Morrison Song of Solomon

Spring 2016/ La Vista Correctional Facility

  • Sapphire Push
  • Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees
  • Jacqueline Woodson Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Liz Murray Breaking Night

Spring 2016/Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Ron Carlson Five Skies
  • Bret Anthony Johnson Remember Me Like This
  • Dave Eggers Zeitoun
  • Chuck Palahniuk Survivor
  • Lisa Jones Broken: A Love Story
  • Adam Markos & Larry Alexander A Higher Call
  • Neil Gaiman American Gods
  • Joseph Heller Catch-22

Fall 2016/ La Vista Correctional Facility

  • Arturo Perez-Reverte Queen of the South
  • Maria Semple Where’d You Go Bernadette
  • Karen Russell Swamplandia
  • Janet Tashjian Fault Line
  • Loise Erdrich The Road House
  • Miriam Toews All My Puny Sorrows 

Fall 2016/Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Peter Matthiessen In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
  • Jose Saramago Blindness
  • Peter Heller The Painter
  • Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See
  • David Wroblewski The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
  • Pat Conroy The Great Santini
  • Allen Eskens The Life We Bury
  • Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy

Spring 2017/Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Robert McCammon Boy’s Life
  • Karan Mahajan The Association of Small Bombs
  • Robert McCammon Gone South
  • Richard Kadrey The Everything Box
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon Shadow of the Wind
  • Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven
  • Erik Larson Garden of Beasts
  • Scott Ellsworth The Secret Game

Spring 2017/La Vista Correctional Facility

  • Sonia Nazario Enrique’s Journey
  • Naomi Benaron Running the Rift
  • Blaine Harden Escape from Camp 14
  • Toni Morrison Home
  • Marcus Zusak The Book Thief

Spring 2017/Colorado Correctional Center

  • Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried
  • Shaka Senghor Writing My Wrongs
  • Paul Coelho The Alchemist
  • John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
  • Mitch Albom Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Winter/Spring 2018/Limon Correctional Center (Camp George West)

  • Andre Dubus III Townie
  • Rene Denfeld The Enchanted
  • T. Coraghesson Boyle Tortilla Curtain
  • Hannah Tinti Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
  • Colson Whitehead Underground Railroad
  • Philip Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Winter/Spring 2018 Sterling Correctional Facility

  • Viktor Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Richard Wright Native Son
  • Philip Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Rene Denfeld The Enchanted

Winter/Spring 2018 La Vista Correctional Facility

  • Lisa Jones Broken: A Love Story
  • Cynthia Bond Ruby
  • Hannah Kent Burial Rites
  • Joyce Carol Oates Gravedigger’s Daughter
  • Jesmyn Ward Salvage the Bones
  • Siri Hustvedt Blazing World

Winter/Spring 2018

  • Richard Connell The Most Dangerous Game
  • Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner
  • Phillip Meyer American Rust
  • Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air
  • Paul Coelho The Alchemist
  • Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy

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