Reading Ireland Month Week Four round-up!

My weekly round-up for Reading Ireland Month is slightly late this evening because of ongoing confusion with the clocks going forward and Mother’s Day shenanigans, but it has been another FANTASTIC week and I can’t believe there are only a few more days to go!

This week I reviewed The Children of Dynmouth by the woderful William Trevor, and enjoyed it so much that I am now hatching plans for a William Trevor Readathon! I also shared some highlights in nonfiction that will be published by Irish writers in 2022 and I took part in the weekly prompt, listing the books that I have added to my TBR since the start of the month.

I’ll be continuing this prompt until the end of the month so there is still time to share any books that have caught your eye as part of Reading Ireland Month.

I enjoyed another brilliant Irish lit event at Seamus Heaney HomePlace this week as Jan Carson and Lucy Caldwell came to talk about their new novels The Raptures and These Days. They are both such incredibly sharp women and read their work beautifully so it was a great afternoon.

Hugh Odling-Smee (chair), Jan Carson, Lucy Caldwell and myself at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

As always, there were some fantastic reviews this week.


I’ll be trying to squeeze in a few more reviews before the end of the month, but thanks again to everyone who has taken part so far and if I haven’t shared your post, do give me a friendly reminder in the comments.

I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for an Irish win at the Oscars tonight for either Jessie Buckley or Ciaran Hinds.

Ádh mór orthu! (Good luck to them!)

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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

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  1. I’ve just discovered this blog and love it! My TBR will grow exponentially as a result. Thanks for including Fictionophile’s review of my book (An Irish Wife) in the list. If anyone reads it, I’d be pleased to know what you think of the Irish language portions. I had help with them—unfortunately, don’t speak it myself. But I wish I did — a beautiful language.

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  2. With a stressful March for me, I didn’t get to either of the books I’d hoped to read for Reading Ireland Month. But I plan to still read them sometime soon! It’s been lovely reading along with the posts, thank you for hosting.

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