Editor’s Note: We know it’s a little late in the season for the beach or the lake, but a good read is a good read.

“The Swimmers” is just one of an impressively large stack of books librarian Heather Perkinson is reading.

“I saw your post on Twitter asking about what Mainers are reading at the beach or lake!

“I’m a high school librarian here in Maine and also the president of the Maine Association of School Libraries. I’m vacationing at Great Pond this week in North Belgrade and making my way through a stack of books:

“‘Sea of Tranquility’ by Emily St. John Mandel (reading for my book group)

“‘Listening to ‘All My Rage’ by Sabaa Tahir, which is a young adult novel I will recommend to my students

“’The Swimmers’ by Julie Otsuka which I’m reading for another book group

“’Point-less: An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading’ by Sarah Zerwin, ‘4 essential studies: Beliefs and Practices to Reclaim Student Agency’ by Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher, and ‘The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story’ by Nikole Hannah-Jones. All three are books I’m reading with colleagues as part of summer professional development work.” — HEATHER PERKINSON, Brunswick

Mainers, please email to tell us about the book on your bedside table right now. In a paragraph or two, describe the book and be sure to tell us what drew you to it. We want to hear what you are reading and why. Send your selection to pgrodinsky@pressherald.com, and we may use it as a future Bedside Table.

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