• "The Monkey Wrench Gang," by Edward Abbey

• "Yes is Better than No," by Byrd Baylor

• "The Circus of Dr. Lao," by Charles G. Finney

• "The Bean Trees," by Barbara Kingsolver

• "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint," by Brady Udall

- Selected by librarian and books expert W. David Laird; Bruce Dinges, editor, The Journal of Arizona History; and Bobbie Jo Buel