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:

I also posted a playlist of the best contemporary female musicians from Ireland for International Women’s Day and it was great to see Kathleen McMahon and Naoise Dolan both longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Some other great reviews were posted this week

  • Claire at Word for Word posted a great review of Lies of Silence by Brian Moore, who got a lot of love this week!
  • Lynn at Fictionophile reviewed Life Sentences by Billy O’Callaghan which sounds as much of a tear-jerker as his previous novel My Coney Island Baby. She also posted a review of crime thriller Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter
  • Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing reviewed the audiobook of a great thriller, Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
  • Over on Instagram, Lara Maynard reviewed the audiobook of Emma Donoghue’s The Pull of the Stars.

As always, if you have posted for Reading Ireland Month and I’ve missed it then just let me know in the comments and I’ll add your post to the round-up.

Last week I hosted a giveaway of Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession and the winner is Carla at Carla Loves to Read!

Join me next week for Short Story Week and thanks again to everyone who has posted, commented, tweeted and retweeted so far this month. The response has been amazing!

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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

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  1. I’ve (finally! and thank you again!) nearly finished Charlie Savage which you gifted me two years ago, and it’s even better than Two Pints with its similar format. I hope to post a review for Wednesday, for the obvious reasons! Then I had C S Lewis’s That Hideous Strength as another likely title for this month, as I seem to have got on a magicians theme lately and Lewis counts as am Irish writer, doesn’t he… 🙂

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  2. Thanks so much Cathy. I am pleasantly surprised. I am enjoying participating this month, it has definitely broadened my horizons. I can send you my address to the email on your homepage, will that work? Thanks again.


  3. Brid Brennan is indeed sooooo good reading The Milkman.
    Last week husband and I watched two movies set in Ireland with me. Wild Irish Thyme (my short review: and Black ’47 (another short review: And one of the the conclusions I am forced to draw is that there must be so little acting talent in all of Ireland that films are forced to use actors from elsewhere. Because no other explanation makes enough sense.


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