The Nevada County Community Library is excited to announce the novel Circe by Madeline Miller as this year’s Nevada County Reads book choice. The program, which starts February 1st, encourages the county to come together to read and discuss a shared book. This year’s Nevada County Reads will feature multiple virtual events and book discussions at all library branches, culminating in a visit by bestselling author Madeline Miller on March 25th at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City.

“We are thrilled to have Circe as our book pick this year and to be hosting Madeline Miller in March,” states Sydney Joyce, a Library Technician at the Madelyn Helling Library. “It is a beautifully written and engaging book that will give our community so many opportunities for discussion.”

Nevada County Reads started in 2005 as a collaboration between the Nevada County Community Library, The Nevada County Superintendent of schools, and the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries as a way to engage the community in reading. Since its inception the program continues to grow with writing and logo contests for high school students, author visits, book discussions, film screenings, grab bags, and events for people of all ages as well as read alike options for younger readers.

This year’s book choice, Circe, is a retelling of The Odyssey from the perspective of Circe the Sea Witch, who is banished by the gods to a remote island due to her powers.  The story touches on topics including Greek Mythology and history, nature and herbal medicines, feminism, mortality, and more. Copies of Circe are now available at all library branches for pick up.

For more information on this program and to view a full calendar of events please visit or contact your local library branch.