We are so excited to have Lakeshore readers read our 2022 book (Circe by Madeline Miller) and start conversations about its topics and themes. 

This year we will be featuring many different books throughout the level that bring our themes together. Check out more about our various age group selections on our website. We made sure to include something for all ages!

We will be talking a lot about what makes someone a hero, the hero’s journey, resilience, Greek Mythology, different perspectives, and so much more! The variety of themes and topics in this book is what excited our book selection committee this year.

I started reading Circe over Christmas break. After a long semester of having to read lots of things for homework, I was hesitant to start reading yet another book, even though it was for pleasure. This said, I absolutely loved the book and finished reading it a few days after starting it.

Percy Jackson books were always a favorite of mine when I was younger so I enjoyed reading a book linked to Greek Mythology and that gave Circe, a typical “villain,” a redeeming story. 

It isn’t just me that likes this book either! The New York Times reviewed this book in 2018 and said that it was, “A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.” 

Let us know what you think about this year’s selection below in the comments. We are excited to start reading with you! 

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