I’ve decided to join in with Cathy (at Cathy746 blog) to read some books by (or about) Irish people or the country itself, and as a start (although it’s actually in its second week), I pondered to myself exactly how much Irish literature I’d read over the past few years.
(BTW, if you haven’t met Cathy yet, her blog is really interesting and all about Irish lit. She is one of its biggest cheerleaders in bookish circles, it seems.)
So, I went trawling through my blog posts and found quite a few. Most of these I have loved so I think you may as well. Have a nosie if you’d like:
- Some Experiences of the Irish R.M. – E. O. Somerville and Martin Ross (1899) F
- Dracula – Bram Stoker (1897) F
- The Lonely Passion of Miss Judith Hearne – Brian Moore (1955) F
- The Country Girls trilogy – Edna O’Brian F
- Brooklyn – Colm Toibin (2009) F
- Devoted Ladies – Molly Keane/M.J. Farrell (1934) F
- The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin (1999) F
- Annie Dunne – Sebastian Barry (2003) F
- Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor (1994) F
- Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw (1912) play
- Loving and Giving – Molly Keane (1988) F
- The Barrytown Trilogy – Roddy Doyle
- The Circle of Friends – Maeve Binchey (F)
- The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind – Billy O’Callaghan (F/short stories)
- Death in Summer – William Trevor (1988) F
- The Thrill of it All – Joseph O’Connor F
Thank you SO much for this! What a great list of reviews – I love it. Thanks for taking part and for your kind words x
You’re very welcome. Thank you for organizing the Read Ireland project. I hope you get loads of participants. 🙂
Impressive list! I unexpectedly enjoyed Dracula. I’m reviewing Brooklyn on Monday but I LOVED it! I’m hoping to read the Country Girls for next year.
Glad to hear that you have loved both Dracula and Brooklyn. I also really enjoy those reads, and would like to find more Toibin to pick up. That list of TBR titles keeps growing. Have you seen the movie for Brooklyn? It’s good as well.
About the Country Girls trilogy – it can be a little tough to find at times (at least it was for me), but they are each worth tracking down. Very gritty kitchen-sink drama and yet much than that. I bet you’ll enjoy them. 🙂
I’m going to try the trilogy for sure. I want to see Brooklyn. No WIFI at the moment due to horrible Frontier Communications and our library doesn’t have a dvd. I’ll request it soon from the regional library
A great selection there! I am about to review my one book for Reading Ireland Month, which I have managed to do from my TBR.
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