At eve, we love nothing more than snuggling up with a juicy page-turner before bed. Whether you like the physical thing or you prefer drifting off to an audiobook, a great story can help you to unwind your mind before easing you into a deep slumber.
Want to lose yourself in something new? Check out the eve team’s top 5 unputdownable bedtime reads.
1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Nat, our Head of Commercial Partnerships, says: “I loved this coming-of-age novel. It follows a ‘marsh girl’ as she grows up in a shack in the swamplands of North Carolina after being abandoned by her family. It’s so evocative and beautifully written.”
2. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Annabelle, our Senior Copywriter, says: “Don’t be put off by the size of this one. It’s an historical drama worth every page turn and is truly an adventure. Set in the late 1800s, it follows a British woman eloping to the southern United States with her new husband. But once she arrives in his town, all is not as it seems. It’s a great tale of female empowerment when that really wasn’t a thing and is all about taking chances.”
3. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Victoria, our CRM Manager, says: “This science fiction novel really gets you lost within the ‘what ifs’ of your lifetime. It takes a look at one girl’s regrets as she relives her life had she done the things she regrets not doing. The key message is to live for the moment. Very grounding.“
4. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
Prajay, our Frontend Developer, says: “This is my favourite short story collection ever. Ken Liu switches genres, time periods and perspectives with every one of these stories. The title story has won countless awards. Beware, it is very emotional.”
5. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Sophie, our Marketing Strategy Executive, says: “Don’t be fooled by the title, you definitely don’t have to be an avid runner to get on with this book. It’s such a powerful read about how if you put your mind to something you’re more than capable of doing it. It’s so inspiring and well worth a read if you‘re looking for something a little different.”