Hive Staff: Further Recommended Reads

Ahead of the weekend, staff at The Hive library have been sharing further recommendations for reading in lockdown, with everything from a novel set in 17th century Amsterdam to humorous fantasy fiction.

Here are a few of their suggestions:

A Wild Sheep Chase, by Murakami: “Bizarre but definitely one of those books you just can’t put down.”

Angelmaker, by Nick Harkaway: “This book is absolutely insane!  A steampunk, action masterpiece.  I highly recommend it.”

The Bone Garden, by Tess Gerritsen: “Gerritsen is a forensic thriller writer and is really great generally, but this book is a little different, telling the story of a 19th century murder.  Sad and truly gripping.”

The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton: “One of my favourite books and a lot of fun to read during isolation! Set in 17th century Amsterdam, it looks behind the perfect facade of one household, delving into all the hypocrisy and contradictions which can exist in people.  Also, it may or may not have a witch.”

The Dark Lord of Derkholm, by Diana Wynne Jones: “One of the funniest books I’ve ever read set in a wonderfully unique fantasy world. It has a wonderful take on the negative sides of tourism and traditional fantasy tropes, all while being a heart-warming story about the importance of family.”

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo: “The best fantasy heist book I’ve ever read (there are a weirdly high number of them). The standout of this book are the main 6 characters. Each of them is interesting and complex and the relationships between them are amazingly done. The plot is engaging and unpredictable and the ending always makes me cry.”

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