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.

October reading list to get you in the mood for the spooktacular season ahead.

The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker

The three volumes in this collection - Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road - make up a fictional evocation of the First World War.





All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

This story is told by a young soldier in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see the realities of war. Incidents are vividly described, but there is no sense of adventure, only the feeling of youth betrayed.




Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

This is the story of Stephen who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.







Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life on the frontline during World War I, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.