Reading Ireland Month

Hello, lovely readers!

In March, Cathy and Niall are hosting Reading Ireland Month (#Begorrathon17, #readireland17), to celebrate  all things Irish:

“It won’t be any fun without you, so grab our pin and add the link to your blog posts at the linky below. If you need any inspiration, you can check out my list of 100 Irish Novels, or watch our Begorrathon trailer and see if anything sparks your interest.” – Here

Here is my reading list for the month:

  • The Rose Garden: Short Stories, by Maeve Brennan (1999)
  • Miss Emily, by Nuala O’Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir, 2015)
  • Living on paper: letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe (2015)
  • The Lesser Bohemians, by Eimear McBride (2016)
  • Iris Murdoch: a Life, by Peter Conradi (2001)
  • Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker, by Angela Bourke (2016)

If you need any recommendations, here is a list of Irish books I enjoyed (my reviews are linked below).

I guess that’s all. Which Irish books do you recommend? And what are your reading plans for March? I hope we have a great reading month. 🙂

Yours truly,


William Orpen. "Grace Reading at Howth Bay".
William Orpen. “Grace Reading at Howth Bay”.

7 thoughts on “Reading Ireland Month

  1. March is when the long list for the Man Booker International Prize comes out; as I am on the Shadow Jury I look forward to this event every year. But, your “reading Ireland” sounds delightful too! I will see if I can fit something in.


    1. I hope you manage to take part! Reading Ireland is a delightful event 🙂 Congrats on the Shadow Jury! Do you have a list of books you think could be longlisted this year? Thanks for coming by 🙂


  2. The only one on your list I’ve read is Miss Emily, but it’s a good one – I really liked it! And I’ve heard lots of good things about Maeve Brennan. Enjoy!


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