Books by State: Colorado

The first item on the Better World Books 2016 Reading Challenge is to read a book set in your home state or region. Also, the summer vacation season is quickly approaching, which means you may be visiting new locales soon. What better way to prepare than by reading something about or set in that place? If physical travel isn’t on the menu, take some literary vacations to any place you’d like to go. Throughout the summer, we’ll be posting books set in each state. (If you live outside the United States, comment with your country or region and we’ll try to round up some books for place).

Colorado boasts great Rocky Mountain peaks as well as the setting for some great reads.

The Shining by Stephen King


This classic thriller stands the test of time. Even if you’ve seen the film, the book is sure to surprise.
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Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden


This true tale from 1916 followers two society women who take teaching jobs at a remote mountaintop school house in Colorado.
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Plainsong by Kent Haruf


Harug’s novel captures life in a small community over four generations giving the reader a vast array of experiences in small town Colorado.
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