Carson City’s Community Read
Capital City Reads is Carson City Library’s annual city-wide book club that brings people together through the reading and discussion of a common book. This event is an annual celebration sponsored by the Friends of the Carson City Library that runs in conjunction with National Library Week in April.
The Capital City Reads title for 2023 is: Roughing It by Mark Twain
A rollicking mix of reporting, social satire, and tall tales, Roughing It chronicles a young Mark Twain’s journey through the American West, including Carson City, in 1861.
Copies are available at the Carson City Library throughout the month of April 2023, while supplies last. Audiobook and eBook versions are available from the library’s Libby collection.
There will be two opportunities to discuss this year’s title during our Off The Shelf Book Club meetings on Thursday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 PM. No registration is required to attend.
This year’s community read also runs in conjunction with Carson City’s first-annual Mark Twain Days Festival, April 21-23, 2023.
2022 – The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
2021 – To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
2020 – My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
2019 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2018 – In the Country We Love by Diane Guererro
2017 – Building a Better Community: Happy City by Charles Montgomery, Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman, The New Better Off by Courtney E. Martin
2016 – Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance