Well that is a wrap! Reading Ireland Month 2019 is officially over and what a month it was. Looking at the Linky, there were a whopping 156 posts about Irish literature and a few more are still to be added to that. I will keep the linky open for another week just in case anyone else has posts to add.
The final week was a bit quieter for me as we headed off to Donegal for the weekend to celebrate some family birthdays. Not a bad spot to see in the end of Reading Ireland Month though, than in my favourite place in the whole of Ireland!
In my final ‘miscellaneous’ week, I posted about:
- Upcoming Irish Fims with a Literary Twist
- Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics by Van Morrison
- Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Yet again, there was a massive selection of great posts on a variety of topics and I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to post.
Other posts included:
- A Word Child by Iris Murdoch – Liz Dexter
- From A Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan – Fictionophile
- The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan – Rachel at pace, amore, libri
- The Maiden Dinosaur by Janet McNeill – Liz Dexter
- A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne – She Reads Novels
- The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore – Naomi at Consumed by Ink
- Jess Kidd and Jane Urquhart – Bookish Beck
- Tunnel Vision by Kevin Breathnach – Niall at Raging Fluff
- The Golden Grave by David Lawlor – The Old Shelter
- Faith Healer by Brian Friel – Rachel at pace, amore, libri
- Normal People by Sally Rooney – Callum McLaughlin
- Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw – Reese at Typings
- Milkman by Anna Burns – Karen at Booker Talk
- The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith – Karen at Booker Talk
- Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney – Michael at inexhaustible invitations
- The Boarding House by William Trevor – Jacqui Wine’s Journal
As always, if I have missed a post, then let me know and I will add you on to the list – as I was away for the end of the week, there may be some that passed me by.
Thanks so much to everyone who was so enthusiastic about this month of reading, from posting to tweeting, sharing to commenting. I have enjoyed it a lot this year and given that I almost decided not to do it anymore, I am delighted that I went with my better judgement!
Big thanks as always must go to my partner-in-Begorrathon-related-crime, Niall at Raging Fluff for being the best co-host ever.
Will we do it again next year? What do you all think?!
I don’t have too many plans for the next few months. I am going to take part in the 1965 Club hosted by Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings and Stuck in a Book and for that I plan to read Stoner. Then in May I hope to take part in Heaven Ali’s Daphne DuMaurier week, with My Cousin Rachel.
Other than that, my main focus is to knock some more titles off the 746 and make some plans for 20 Books of Summer, which will kick off in June! And, yes, I am so sad that I’ve already started making that reading list!
Go raibh maith agaibh go léir (thank you all!) for making this Reading Ireland Month one of the best x
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!