Want to get your teeth stuck into a good read?

Posted by cc576 at Apr 29, 2021 12:23 PM |
View book recommendations to dive into this summer.

Imagine this. It’s summer, the weather outside is a fabulous 27 degrees with a lovely breeze. You’re lying on a blanket with a picnic spread, a few friends and have a book in hand... But ‘how can my summer daydream be complete without a chosen book’ you may ask?

We’ve got you covered. We asked our followers on Instagram if they could send us their book recommendations for other students to read; along with a few we reshared from the Library Champions takeover of the library’s Instagram page.

So sit back, grab a pen and paper, and get ready to dive into the world of books featuring recommendations from both your peers and Library Champions.

Here To Stay by Mark Edwards

Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life like a whirlwind, and they marry and settle into his home. When she asks him if her parents can come to stay for a couple of weeks, he is keen to oblige – he just doesn’t quite know what he’s signing up for.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power is a 2016 science fiction novel by the British writer Naomi Alderman. Its central premise is women developing the ability to release electrical jolts from their fingers, thus leading them to become the dominant gender.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever.

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A riveting tale of love, ambition and immortal fame, this novel retells the story of the Trojan War and its greatest hero from the point of view of his closest friend Patroclus.

The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin

Kropotkin lays out the heart of his anarchist beliefs - beliefs which surged around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which have a renewed relevance and poignancy today; a critique of how modern society is organized. The Conquest of Bread is a book to be argued over, again and again.

Which books sound like your next read? Maybe you also have a recommendation? Share either with us on our Instagram @leicstudentlife.

If you’d like to know more about the Library Champions and the work they do, visit our website.

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