Colorado Writers

Deb Margeson knows something about the best new titles hitting shelves. She is a Collection Development Librarian with Douglas County Libraries —she selects the fiction for DCL. Here, Deb shares great reads from Colorado authors.


Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice On Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed


These unconventional books are not only fun to explore on their own, but also work well in tandem. Yoga complements nearly any activity, contemplative hiking can take your outdoor experience to a higher level, and expert trail tips for the Front Range —where trail choices are abundant— can’t go wrong.


Chicken soup might be for the soul, but these inspiring non-fiction reads by our fellow Coloradans will feed your heart and your mind. Honest and often funny real-life stories about the ordinary experiences that make us extraordinary people will leave you inspired and smiling.

Spring Reading List

Spring is in the air.. time to grab one or six of these gripping tales and hit the deck for some sun-soaked, guilty pleasure.


Amor Towles has penned another winner with "A Gentleman in Moscow." In 1922, the Bolsheviks sentenced Count Alexander Rostov to lifelong house arrest in the Metropol Hotel, the elegant hub of old Russia and the new Soviet Union. Towles’ brilliant outcome is "Any Human Heart" meets "Grand Hotel," with a little bit of "Eloise" on the side. The Count may…

Book Blogger Buzz

The steady supply of new books hitting the bookshelves every week paired with multiple best-seller and book club lists can make a reader scratch their head when it comes time to choose their next book. That’s when it’s time to turn to the real experts ... book bloggers. Here are five recent releases the book blogging community can’t stop talking…

Shelf Living

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario. Winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant and a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, American photojournalist Lynsey Addario documents her life and experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Lebanon and the Congo as well as her kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. As a witness…