Reading Ireland Month: Week 2 round-up!

It’s been another great week of all things Irish here as part of Reading Ireland Month and it’s hard to believe we’re already half-way through!

This week was Classic Irish Novels week at 746 Books and I reviewed:


Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Girls in Their Wedded Bliss by Edna O’Brien

Dracula by Bram Stoker

I also posted about a recent visit to the newly opened Museum of Literature, Dublin and shared a new list of 100 books – this time, all written by authors from Northern Ireland.

This week saw another great range of posts.

  • Callum reviewed Girl by Edna O’Brien
  • Lisa at Hopewell’s Public Library of Life reviewed The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • The Argumentative Old Git posted a really thoughtful and insightful reading of (my favourite) Seamus Heaney’s Human Chain
  • Nancy Elin also reviewed some Seamus Heaney, this time Station Island and also looked at The Spaces of Irish Drama by Helen Lojek
  • Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing started a new Irish detective series by Stephen Henry and also reviewed When All is Said by Anne Griffin and A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
  • Lisa over at ANZ LitLovers posted about William Trevor’s Last Stories
  • Chris over at Calmgrove explored some of Oscar Wilde’s choicest quotes!
  • Rachel at Pace, Amore, Libre read Girl by Edna O’Brien and The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
  • Susan at A Life in Books reviewed Hilary Fannin’s The Weight of Love
  • Ali, over at HeavenAli read and reviewed Actress by Anne Enright
  • Hannah at I Have Thoughts on Books also reviewed Actress!
  • Thom at The Immortal Jukebox had a great post about music legends Dolores Keane and Maura O’Connell
  • The Old Shelter reviewed Rosie’s Trouble by Ann Carroll
  • Just One More Page did a great post linking up to all her reviews by Irish authors
  • Kay at What Me Read reveiwed the powerful Grace by Paul Lynch
  • Clare O’Dea listed five great Irish Historical Reads for St Patrick’s Day
  • Liz Dexter reviewed Too Many Ponies by Sheena Wilkinson

Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm – at the halfway point we have now reached an amazing 48 posts! Remember, if you have taken part and I’ve missed your post, do let me know and I’ll make sure to share.

In the past week I have held two giveaways and once again this year, am using my very technical approach to picking winners! With the help of Stella, the winner of the International Women’s Day giveaway is Emma at Emma’s Book Blog – congratulations!

And congratulations also to Laila who has won the Tatty giveaway!


I’ll be in touch via Twitter to arrange postage.

Do check back next week, when I will be exploring Irish short story collections and will have another great giveaway.

It’s a very strange time for everyone at the moment and I know we are all taking things one day at a time, so do stay safe and healthy and remember we still have books! x



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