Reading Ireland Month: Week One round up! #readingirelandmonth23

Well, that’s the first full week of reading Ireland Month done and dusted!

It was Classics week on 746 Books and I reviewed The Book of Evidence by John Banville and The Love Department by William Trevor and also celebrated the two Irish authors – Maggie O’Farrell and Louise Kennedy – who made the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

There were some great posts from you all this week:

Foster by Claire Keegan – Annabel at Annabookbel

Spell the Month in Books – Lisa at ANZ Lit Lovers

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry – Kim at Reading Matters

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart – Constance at Staircase Wit

Irish Movie Reviews – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien – Claire at Word by Word

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine – Paperback Cats on Instagram

We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O’Toole – Paperback Cats on Instagram

Actress by Anne Enright – Brona at This Reading Life

Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry – Susan at A Life in Books

August is a Wicked Month by Enda O’Brien – Kim at Reading Matters

Marrying Damian – A short story by William Trevor – Brona at This Reading Life

Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far. Next week I am concentrating on Contemporary Fiction, with a couple of reviews, a look forward to some great new novels from Irish writers coming later in 2023 and a very special giveaway.

I’ll also be keeping my fingers very firmly crossed for the Irish contingent at the Oscars this evening!

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

8 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I am currently reading Cheating at Canasta by William Trevor and I hope to get to Trespasses by Louise Kennedy later in the month. With my reviewing so erratic, though, I can’t promise any blog posts before the end of March.

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  2. I’m currently reading Judith Hearne and absolutely loving it (though of course I didn’t finish it in time to write about it for Classics week). So glad Reading Ireland Month prompted me to pick it up!


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