It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the halfway point of this year’s Reading Ireland Month! It’s been a great week of posts and reviews.
My round-up post is a little late this week as I am just back from a wonderful weekend on the North Coast, spending much needed time with family. When you are blessed with dry weather, there really is nowhere better!
Due to other outside pressures, I didn’t have a lot of time for my own reviews this week, but I did post about the Forthcoming Irish Novels I’m most looking forward to in 2022 and I hosted a giveaway for a copy of Nora by Nuala O’Connor.
Winner of the giveaway was Lisa Hill at ANZ LitLovers
Here are some of the great reviews that were shared this week:
- Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent – Dolce Bellezza
- The Dear Departed by Brian Moore – Ali at Heaven Ali
- Theatre & Ireland by Lionel Pilkington – Nancy Elin
- The Statement by Brian Moore – Hopewell’s Library of Life
- Good Behaviour and Loving & Giving by Molly Keane – Madame Bibilophile Recommends
- Wild Irish Rose by Rhys Bowen & Claire Broyles – Rosepoint Publishing
- Still Life by Ciaran Carson – Nancy Elin
- Saltwater in the Blood by Easkey Britton – Claire at Word by Word
- Young Farmers by Jan Carson – Jackie at Never Imitate
- Murder at Greysbridge by Andrea Carter – Fictionophile
- Patrick Kavanagh by Antoinette Quinn – Nancy Elin
- The Crossing by Ashby Jones – Sarah at The Old Shelter
- Second Chance by Mike Faricy – Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing
- The Sunken Road by Ciarán McMenamin – Helen at She Reads Novels
- Elegy for April by Benjamin Black – Kim at Reading Matters
- The Nothing Man by Catherine Howard – Lynne at Fictionophile
- Lost Graves by S.A. Dunphy – Lynne at Fictionophile
- Bring Her Home by S.A. Dunphy – Lynne at Fictionophile
- My Top Five Irish…Authors – Annabookbel
- My Favourite Books by Irish Women Writers – Jacqui at JacquiWine’s Journal
- My Year in Irish Lit – Alex Dunne on Instagram
- My Year in Irish Lit – Annabookbel
What I’m loving most is the range of books being read and reviewed, it’s fantastic to see and really inspiring so thank you all for your efforts.
This week’s prompt is Irish or Not Irish? Us Irish can be a sneaky lot – are there any writers you thought were Irish but turned out not to be, or alternatively, are there any writers you didn’t even realise were Irish? Share your favourites, or the most surprising, during this coming week.
Check back in next week when I’ll have an interview with a great Irish independent publisher, a look at forthcoming short story collections and some ACTUAL reviews!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!