Goodbye to Reading Ireland Month 2021!

Well, that’s a wrap on another successful Reading Ireland Month!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in!

There have been quite a few final entries in these last few days:

  • I also rounded up some of the other Irish novels I’ve read this month
  • Over on Instagram, Lara Maynard reviewed the audiobook of The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien
  • Carla at Carla Loves to Read reviewed Hide and Seek by Jane Casey
  • Claire at Word by Word posted this review of Jan Carson’s The Fire Starters quite a few weeks ago and somehow I overlooked sharing it until now.
  • Liz at Just One More Page reviewed The Feast of Lupercal by Brian Moore for both Reading Ireland Month and the Brian Moore at 100 read-along.
  • Rosemary at Scones and Chaises Longues reviewed Watermelon by Marian Keyes

Thanks so much to everyone who was so enthusiastic about this month of reading, from posting to tweeting, sharing to commenting. We had a whopping 106 posts and you can see them all here at the linky. The linky will stay live for another week, so if you’re sneaking in any posts in April, there is still time!

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!

Will we do it again next year? What do you all think?!

April should be a slightly quieter month on the blog. I am planning to concentrate on reading a few books from the 746 and try and get the count down into the 300s! I’m currently reading Earthly Possessions for Liz’s Anne Tyler Re-read project and I plan to participate in the 1936 Club hosted by Kaggsy and Simon. I’ll be reading Dashiell Hammet’s Double Indemnity for that.

Then I will have to decide if 20 Books of Summer will make a return – it’s always a good way to reduce the 746 but it’s hard to know what to do at the moment when there is still so much uncertainty around everyday life!!

Are there any other reading challenges that any of you are taking part in over the coming months?

Go raibh maith agaibh go léir (thank you all!) for making this Reading Ireland Month one of the best x

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  1. I will be looking forward to the Ann Tyler Re-Read project as she was one of my very favorites for a long time. I especially liked her earlier work such as ‘Searching for Caleb’ and ‘Celestial Navigation’ and ‘Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant’.

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  2. I shall always be grateful for this annual display of how rich Irish writing is historically and vibrant it is today, and though I’ve been slow off the mark with reading more Irish authors the fact that I’ve started at all is all thanks to you. I shall persevere! And the 10/15/20 Books of Summer meme I hope continues in some form, even if in a more hands-free way from you—though it’s not as if I need an excuse to read more books anyway it’s good to have something to work to, especially knowing others are doing it too.


  3. You had a great response again this year! I know our level of engagement with Novellas in November was all down to you, you expert event coordinator 🙂
    I’m also reading Earthly Possessions at the moment, and finding it refreshingly different from the other Tyler novels I’ve read.

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  4. Looking forward to your thoughts on Earthly Possessions and well done on a super Reading Ireland month! I really enjoyed reading your posts and others’ on other blogs I read. Oh, and 20 Books of Summer is a MUST! Although if I included projects, six would be Anne Tylers, hmm ….

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  5. Enjoyed taking part (good) and added to my TBR (not so good). In fact, I checked Good Behavior out of the library and have misplaced it! I hope I find it before next March as someone made this author sound like a must for me! What could it be under?


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