A statewide summer reading experience
Read ME is the MHC’s statewide community read offered in partnership with Maine State Library and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Every summer, the program gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author.
Hosted by public libraries all across the state, Read ME connects Maine’s adult reading community through shared experiences, supports Maine libraries in their work to provide quality adult summer reading initiatives, and elevates the work of upcoming Maine authors.
Set in Alstead, Maine, Meredith Hall’s moving novel is a meditation on the gifts and obligations of love and family. Beneficence is the featured Maine novel for Read ME 2022.
Phuc Tran’s coming-of-age memoir navigates immigration, isolation, teenage rebellion, assimilation, and the expectations of his parents—and finds solace and kinship in classic literature and punk rock. Sigh, Gone is the Maine featured memoir for Read ME 2022.
Bring Read Me to your library
Read ME is structured to enable even the smallest, most rural libraries to participate. All that’s required is a commitment to making each of the featured titles available to their patrons.
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