Well, there we have it. Week 3 of Reading Ireland Month is complete. Where is this month going?
This week I reviewed two collections of short stories Dance Move by Wendy Erskine and Homesickness by Colin Barrett. I also posted an interview with James Doyle of Turnpike Books and shared a post highlighting some great short story collections coming out later this year.
I was also lucky enough this week to see two of Ireland’s most exciting novelists – Conor O’Callaghan and Caoilinn Hughes – in conversation at Seamus Heaney HomePlace. It was fantastic to hear them talking about poetry, how they write novels and what they are planning to write next. (Apologies for the poor quality photo!)
There has been another fantastic amount of posts this week:
- Frank O’Connor Stories – Nancy Elin
- Panenka by Ronan Hession – Lizzy at Lizzy Sidall
- The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan – Constance at Staircase Wit
- Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (audiobook) – Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing
- A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion – Róisín at The Resting Willow
- I Am Mary Dunne by Brian Moore -Madame Bibi lophile Recommends
- Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine – Imogen is Reading and Watching the World
- The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde – Nancy Elin
- The China Factory by Mary Costello – Claire at Word by Word
- Pilgrims and Proselytisers:Lives of the Saint,The Voyage of St Brendan – Chris at Calmgrove
- Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann – Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing
- An interview with historical fiction writer Ashby Jones – Sarah at The Old Shelter
- The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan – Virginia at Rosepoint Publishing
- On Blueberry Hill by Sebastian Barry – Nancy Elin
- Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Smithereens
- Things in Jars by Jess Kid – Lara Maynard on Instagram
I’ve also had some great responses to my weekly prompts and lots of lovely posts about favourite Irish writers:
- Short Stack of Suggestions for Reading Ireland Month – Virgina at Rosepoint Publishing
- Favourite Irish Women Writers – Lisa at ANZ LitLovers
- Five Favourite Irish Authors – Karen at Booker Talk
- Some Irish Books on my TBR – Fatma at The Book Place
- Irish or Not Irish? – Alex Dunne Writes on Instagram
- My Year in Irish Lit – Claire at Word By Word
- My favourite Irish books and authors for St Patrick’s Day – Julia and Julia’s Books
- Seventeen Irish authors for St Patrick’s Day – Reads, Eats, Explores on Instagram
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 73 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.
Next week’s prompt is New to my TBR. After over three weeks of Irish-related posts, is there anything that has caught your eye? In a month full of amazing Irish books, which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!