Reading Roulette is back for another month, but with a twist! As I will be asking you to vote for a book that I’ll read in March and as March is Reading Ireland Month, all of this months choices are by Irish authors.
This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann
I’m a big fan of Colum McCann’s work and have this one and Transatlantic in the 746. Transatlantic seemed like the obvious choice – and if I have time I may well read it next month – but I thought it might be nice to check out one of his older works.
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell
Anyone who read my blog over the summer will know what an impact The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox made on me, so I’m hoping for more of the same. Plus, Maggie O’Farrell was born a mere 20 miles up the road from me, so it would be rude not to include her!
Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor
I read Joseph O’Connors epic and wonderful tale of Irish emmigration, Star of the Sea, more years ago than I care to remember. I bought the follow up Redemption Falls when it came out in 2007 and obviously never got round to reading it! Maybe this one should win for the sheer fact that I’ve had it the longest…..
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
She’s just been named the inaugural Irish Fiction Laureate so she really had to be in the list. I loved both The Gathering and The Wig My Father Wore and as I won’t get to buy her new book out in May, this one will have to do.
So, there you go, the four choices for Ireland Month’s Reading Roulette.
Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear what you think and of course I”d love for you to vote! Voting will be open until Sunday 22nd!