Category: Irish

Trespasses – Louise Kennedy

READ FOR WOMEN’S PRIZE ● I had initially thought that this novel was a gentle exploration of the challenges of a romance between a Catholic woman and a Protestant man during the Troubles, however three-quarters of the way through things took a decidedly different turn… Continue Reading “Trespasses – Louise Kennedy”

Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan

READ FOR BOOKERTHON ❝ As I got underway with Small Things Like These the size and simplicity almost lulled me into feeling like this was going to be a book of little consequence. How wrong I was. We gently follow the thoughtful day-to-day musings of Bill… Continue Reading “Small Things Like These – Claire Keegan”

Boys Don’t Cry – Fiona Scarlett

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie Two brothers in a Dublin tower block battle illness, crime and poverty ❝ Joe is 17, a gifted artist and older brother to 12-year-old Finn. They live with their Ma and Da in a Dublin tower block dealing… Continue Reading “Boys Don’t Cry – Fiona Scarlett”

The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she’s spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. ♥ “Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is… Continue Reading “The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry”