Reading Ireland Month

Hello, lovely readers,

In March, Cathy and Niall are hosting Reading Ireland Month (#Begorrathon18, #readireland18), to celebrate  all things Irish!

Here are some of my possible reads:

  • The Gadfly, by Ethel Lilian Voynich (1897)
  • The Bell, by Iris Murdoch (1958)
  • The Rose Garden: Short Stories, by Maeve Brennan (1999)
  • That Lady, by Kate O’Brien (1946)
  • A Line Made by Walking, by Sara Baume (2017)
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, by Brian Moore (1955)
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennoxby Maggie O’Farrell (2006)
  • The Heat of the Day, by Elizabeth Bowen (1948)
  • Walk the Blue Fields, by Claire Keegan (2007)
  • Belinda, by Maria Edgeworth (1801)
  • Mary O’Gradyby Mary Josephine Lavin (1950)
  • Tender by Belinda McKeon (2015)
  • The Beth Book, by Sarah Grand (1897)
  • Esther Waters, by George Moore (1894)
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (2017)
  • The Country Girls, by Edna O’Brien (1960)
  • A struggle for fame, by Charlotte Riddell (1883)

If you need any recommendations, check out Cathy’s list of  100 Novels by Irish Women Writers. And 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,


Sir William Orpen (Irish painter), “The Window Seat”

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Brona says:

    So, I didn’t know that Mary Keene and Elizabeth Bowen were Irish…my list of possibilities is growing.


  2. jazzfeathers says:

    Hi there! I’m taking part in the Reading Ireland Month too. Will be my third and I’m so excited to be reading so many review about Irish books!
    I like your list.In fact, I think I’ll steal a few titles… though I dont’ think I’ll be able to read them this month.


    1. Thank you 🙂 Happy Irish reading to us!


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