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”

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



  2. 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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