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:
- Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood
- The Barracks by John McGahern
- Fergus by Brian Moore
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
- Reese Warner reviewed The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore, also for Brian Moore at 100
- Laura at Reading in Bed reviewed Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
- Lizi at Just One More Page reviewed Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy
- Claire at Word for Word posted a great review of Lies of Silence by Brian Moore, who got a lot of love this week!
- Nancy Elin reviewed three great books this week all part of her #DiversityinIreland reading. They were Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri, Anseo by Úna-Minh Kavanagh and Why The Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin
- 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
- Carla at Carla Loves to Read reviewed Murder in an Irish Cottage by Carlene O’Connor, the audio book of Milkman by Anna Burns, read by the superlative Brid Brennan and The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien.
- 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.
- Karen at Booker talk shared a great post – Visit Ireland in Five Books – which features some fab choices.
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!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!