This week's reads

 

Each week we pick top read books from our library collection to recommend to you.

For a list of previous recommended reads search #hivespotlight and #hivewhywelove hashtags.

This week is a collection of books to coincide with The Hive events and National Days. Find out about the Harry Potter Night here.

Poems of Robert Burns

This selection of verses and lyrics from Scotland's national poet reveals a writer capable of evoking tremendous sympathetic power from his readers and with an easy, astonishing command of the sounds and rhythms of both standard English and the evocative Scots tongue.

 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

    

 

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling

This text gives an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Beasts include the Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa and Chizpurfles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sane new world: taming the mind by Ruby Wax

Comedian, writer and mental health campaigner shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking, especially through mindfulness, to calm ourselves in a frenetic world.