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All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR)

Past APPR Selections

  • TransAtlantic by Colum McCann, Citizen Illegal by José Olivarez, and Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh (2019)
  • The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe, Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh, and Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (2018)
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee, Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith (2017)
  • Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas, Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor, and After by Chad Beckim (2016)
  • In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides, Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and I'm Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes by Marilyn Singe (2015)
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Who Owns the Ice House?: Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger, Matched by Ally Condie, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine (2014)
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway, China Boy by Gus Lee, Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, and The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (2013)
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford, and The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley (2012)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, and The Pioneer Photographer by William Henry Jackson and Howard Driggs (2011)
  • The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, and Lightning in His Hand: The Life Story of Nikola Tesla by Inez Hunt and Wanetta Draper (2010)
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Have Space Suit Will Travel by Robert Heinlein, Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block, and The Space Tourist's Handbook by Eric Anderson and Joshua Piven (2009)
  • The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (2008)
  • Zorro by Isabel Allende (2007) 
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (2006)
  • Tales from the Arabian Nights edited by Andrew Lang (2005)
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (2004)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (2003)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (2002)

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