Recommended reading for the 2012 Ireland Challenge – plus, vote for the March read-along book

Here’s a HUGE list of suggested authors and titles in case you’re joining – or thinking about joining – the 2012 Ireland Reading Challenge.

(If you already know what you’re reading for the challenge, and simply want to vote on the read-along book, please scroll to the bottom of the post. :) )

Irish authors:

Cecilia Ahern
John Banville (also writes mysteries under the name Benjamin Black)
Samuel Beckett
Brendan Behan
Maeve Binchy
John Boyne
Declan Burke
Thomas Cahill
Eoin Colfer
Seamus Deane
Frank Delaney
Emma Donoghue
Siobhan Dowd
Roddy Doyle
Anne Enright
Patricia Falvey
Tana French
Andrew Greeley
Seamus Heaney
James Joyce
Patrick Kavanaugh
Cathy Kelly
Mary Pat Kelly
Marian Keyes
Morgan Llywelyn
Antonia Logue
Colum McCann
Pete McCarthy
Frank McCourt
John McGahern
Eoin McNamee
Stuart Neville
Edna O’Brien
Flann O’Brien
Brendan O’Carroll
Sean O’Reilly
John Patrick Shanley
Christine Shea
Bram Stoker
Colm Toibin
Patrick Taylor
Oscar Wilde
Robert McLiam Wilson
W.B. Yeats

Megan at Po(sey) Sessions pointed me to this database of science fiction and fantasy set in Ireland.

I’ve also created a review database of Ireland Challenge Reviews that has a ton of titles with links to reviews.

Now there’s no room for “I don’t know what I’d read” when it comes to the Ireland Challenge! Click over and join – I dare you. :)

If you are interested in joining a read-along in March, please vote here:

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17 Responses to Recommended reading for the 2012 Ireland Challenge – plus, vote for the March read-along book

  1. Kathleen says:

    Thanks for the comprehensive list of Irish authors. I have a few of these on my radar screen already, like Roddy Doyle but many more that I do not.
    Kathleen´s last post ..Take a Chance on King and Join the Project!

  2. Arti
    Twitter: Arti_Ripples

    Thanks for such an exhaustive list and data. Great suggestions, esp. from past titles. I’ve started reading D. Madden’s Molly Fox BD, may go into my TBR piles and finish a John Banville and Anne Enright. We’ll see, now that I’ve got all these selections!
    Arti´s last post ..The Artist (2011)

  3. irene says:

    Thanks for your suggestions, looking forward to this again.
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  4. Patti Smith
    Twitter: PattiRSmith

    I too appreciate the lists…I had forgotten all about the Irish doctor series…I’d like to give those a try for sure ;)
    Patti Smith´s last post ..Book Review – A Southern Plate and My First Giveaway :)

  5. Leann says:

    Rats… I missed the initial vote… I am not buying new books so whatever you pick I will try and get it at the library and read along but I don’t have any of the vote books on my shelf currently. I do, however, have a plethora of Maeve Binchy, a Delaney book, McCourt book and a Country Doctor first in the series book. Whatever you choose I will do my best and might add one of my own just for fun. LOL Thanks for putting this together. :)
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    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Leann – you can still vote – I’ll leave it open until close to the end of the month. :)

  6. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    So many great choices for the read-a-long…Thanks for sending me the link!
    Serena´s last post ..Dreaming of Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

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