Reading Ireland Month 2019—Sign Up

This year is flying! One of my writing projects finally hit critical mass and I’ve been working for hours each night after the day job. Reorganizing and fine-tuning is infinitely more palatable than drafting. It’s still fun, but this schedule is a road to burnout. Time to read! I’ve only read four books this year, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

To participate in Reading Ireland Month 2019 (hosted by Cathy at 746 Books and Raging Fluff), I chose a few books from my queue that were written by Irish authors. Here’s a link to the sign-up page if you’d like to join!

I started reading mid-February so it’s hard to predict how many I’ll finish/review by the end of March. I’m going to try for posts on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th, but can’t predict the order at this point. I picked up Milkman by Anna Burns after it won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, but it’s not an easy read and I don’t think my poor understanding of history is wholly to blame.

I added Are You Somebody? when I saw it on the sign-up page. I don’t usually pick books based on their title, but I liked this one.

The current pile, which I don’t expect to finish!

  • Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toíbín
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  • Milkman by Anna Burns
  • The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle

From past years:

Go sign up and Happy March!!

4 Comments on “Reading Ireland Month 2019—Sign Up

    • I finally finished a few books so I get get reviewing. Thanks so much for hosting! 😀

  1. I’m a Colm Toibin fan so would definitely recommend Brooklyn, but my favourite of the few I’ve read is probably Let the Great World Spin… it did give me vertigo though… 😉 Have fun!

    • I am really enjoying Brooklyn so far because it’s much cheerier than the other books on my list. This is only the second Toibin book I’ve read, but The Master is on my queue too. 🙂

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