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.

  2. Arti
    Twitter: Arti_Ripples
    says:

    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!

  3. irene says:

    Thanks for your suggestions, looking forward to this again.

  4. Patti Smith
    Twitter: PattiRSmith
    says:

    I too appreciate the lists…I had forgotten all about the Irish doctor series…I’d like to give those a try for sure ;)

  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. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

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

  6. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
    says:

    So many great choices for the read-a-long…Thanks for sending me the link!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Serena – you’re welcome!

      • Serena
        Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
        says:

        I assume you’ll be posting about the winner of the poll for the March read-a-long. I can’t wait to see which one it is

        • CarrieK
          Twitter: booksandmovies
          says:

          Serena – yes, the results will go up on the 31st – I’m giving folks one more weekend to get their votes in. Then they’ll have a month to get their hands on a copy of the winning book. :)

          • Serena
            Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
            says:

            Okidokie. I will keep my eyes open. I’m not hopping around too many blogs these days with the little one…speaking of…she just woke up…so off to tend to her. :)

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