Well, that’s us for another year!
Yet again, Reading Ireland Month was a great success with over 100 posts on everything from Van Morrison to Molly Keane, Elizabeth Bowen to Lenny Abrahamson.
Niall at Raging Fluff has compiled a great list of all the posts so you can still check out all the contributions.
Unfortunately, sickness took over for the last week and there were lots of books I didn’t get round to reviewing. This means that April on 746 Books could still have a strong Irish flavour. The books I still have to review include:
The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
Martin John by Anakana Schofield
Resurrection Man by Eoin McNamee
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
House of Names by Colm Toibin
It’s not often that my reading outstrips my reviewing to such an extent, but right now I have a lot of catching up to do! I may end up doing short mini-reviews, but some of these, if not all, really deserve a post to themselves!
Sickness also delayed the announcement of the winner of my Illuminate giveaway. I shall rectify that right now by saying that the winner of a copy of Illuminate and a host of Seamus Heaney HomePlace goodies is
Congratulations to Rebecca and thanks to everyone who commented and tweeted.
Thanks must go to Niall at Raging Fluff for being the best co-host as ever and to all of you fab bloggers who read and reviewed Irish authors, commented, tweeted and liked. Your enthusiasm is so infectious and so appreciated.
Here’s to next year!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!