This week's reads

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

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

For anyone planning to jet set off on holiday, here are some summer reads that you might want to try out.

Vroom by the Sea by Peter Moore

Best-selling writer and traveller, Peter Moore, decides to go on an adventure through Sicily, Sardinia and the Amalfi Coast as a last fling before the onset of fatherhood. Riding his bright orange Vespa, Marcello, he meets a multitude od interesting characters and discovers a side of Italy that tourists rarely see.

 

 

 

 

The Summer of Living Dangerously by Julie Cohen

Alice Woodstock has her life under control. She's successful and happy - as long as she continues to ignore the hurt from her past. But when said past reappears in the shape of Leo - the man she married too young, ran away to Paris with and who broke her heart - Alice is desperate for an escape route.

    

 

 

Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard

20 years ago they were high school royalty, the girls everyone envied. But life for Tracy and Holly has subsided into suburban contentment, husbands, homes, and families. So when Olivia, the group's leader, returns to America as a rich widow, they decide to celebrate their reunion onboard a luxurious sailing boat in the Caribbean.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sea by John Banville

First published in 2005, The Sea was critically acclaimed as an extraordinary achievement. It went on to win that year's Man Booker Prize. When Max Modern returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. Mr and Mrs Grace and their twin children Myles and Chloe appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow.