Well, there we have it. Week 3 of Reading Ireland Month is complete. Where is this month going?
It was Short Story Week and I reviewed:
- Standard Time by Keith Ridgway
- The China Factory by Mary Costello
- Dark Lies the Island by Kevin Barry
There have been so many fantastic contributions this week that it was almost hard to keep up!
- Peggy at Peggy’s Porch reviewed Loving and Giving by Molly Keane and A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle.
- Jacqui at Jacqui Wine’s Journal reviewed Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel by William Trevor
- Another great William Trevor review came from Ali and HeavenAli, who reviewed The Children of Dynmouth
- Niall at Raging Fluff reviewed two new books about Tony Small, servant of United Irishman Lord Edward Fitzgerald by Laura McKenna and Neil Jordan.
- Nancy Elin was less than impressed with the play Ulster American by David Ireland but shared a great post about the short stories of Claire Keegan, John McGahern and William Trevor.
- Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing reviewed First Love: An Erin O’Kelly Mystery by Stephen Henry, Last Port of Call by Jean Grainger and wasn’t all that impressed with Normal People by Sally Rooney.
- Constance at Staircase Wit reviewed Thicker than Water by Madeline Polland, which I hadn’t heard of before but which sounds fantastic!
- Lynne at Fictionophile reviewed The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
- Bitter Tea and Mystery reviewed I Hear the Sirens in the Street by the brilliant Adrian McKinty
- Claire at Word by Word reviewed The Fire Starters by Jan Carson
- JC Greenway over at Ten Million Hardbacks reviewed Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
- Chris at Calmgrove reviewed Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle
- Stuart at Winston’s Dads Blog reviewed A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
- Rebecca at Bookish Beck shared her irish-themed reading, including A Ghost in the Throat and Handiwork.
- Lisa at ANZ Litlovers posted a lovely review of one of my favourites, Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
It’s been a really busy week, both personally and on the blog and I’m so grateful to everyone who has taken part. There are now a whopping 65 posts in the link up and you can check them all out here.
If you have posted for Reading Ireland Month and I have missed it, do let me know in the comments.
And if that all isn’t enough to celebrate, Northern Ireland’s favourite police officer is back on our screens tonight…
Next week is the final week of Reading Ireland Month 2021 and I’ll be concentrating on the best of Irish non-fiction.
I do hope some of you can join me, don’t forget to follow along at #readingirelandmonth21
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!