Reading Ireland Month

ireland monthI’ve decided last minute to join what looks to be a fun event for the month of March. Cathy at 746 Books and Niall at The Fluff is Raging are hosting Read Ireland Month (The Begorrathon) to celebrate Irish books, film, theater, and so on. At first I was disappointed that I couldn’t join because I must stick with the plan to read only from my TBR through March 31, but then it occurred to me (duh) that my current book, Skippy Dies, is by an Irish author and set in Ireland, and I was bound to have at least a few more that I could sneak in over the month. Look what else I found on my shelves:

Lake of Sorrows, Erin Hart

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore

The Hand That First Held Mine, Maggie O’Farrell

Troubles, J.G. Farrell

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce

Nora Webster, Com Tóibín

The Collected Stories, William Trevor (obviously a bit much to read the whole thing, but maybe some selected stories)

It must be fate! What could be more fun than finishing the TBR Double Dog Dare by reading some Irish authors? I am hoping to fit in at least three of these titles, so please do share if you’ve ready any of them, and if you’re so inclined, sign up for the event yourself! Éirinn go Brách!

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4 comments

  1. Brilliant! I’ll be reading The Hand That First Held Mine too, along with William Trevor’s Love and Summer. Can’t wait to hear what you think.of Skippy Dies. One of my favourites! Thanks for coming on board and do add your reviews to the linky on my Master Post x

  2. Cathy, I’m excited to participate! Not quite halfway through but I’m really enjoying Skippy Dies so far…not sure what I’ll pick next!

  3. Cathy, I read her first book in the series, Haunted Ground. I had the titles confused when I commented yesterday! I really enjoyed the first one, so I expect good things.

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