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.

This week it is all about empowerment, determination and survival.

My name is Lucy Barton bu Elizabeth Strout

Poignant and humorous heart-to-heart between mother and grown-up daughter.  Lucy is in her hospital sickbed when her eccentric mother visits. The conversation rings so true, it is as if the author has transcribed her own experiences and family folklore.  The follow-up, 'Anything is Possible' has just been published.





Lion by Saroo Brierley

Amazing, true experience of a tiny, five-year-old boy, homeless in one of India’s megacities. Lost in Kolkata’s train system, Saroo manages to survive alone in the bustling station and streets. Yet, he remains determined to find his mother and siblings again one day.       




Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is one of of the world's greatest comic writers and performers. Here she reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected - you're no one until someone calls you bossy.







Last night I dreamed of peace: an extraordinary diary of courage from the Vietnam War by Dang Thuy Tram

This is the moving diary kept by a 27-year-old Vietnamese doctor who was killed by the Americans during the Vietnam War, while trying to defend her patients.