Read Irish Women 2021

By The Secret Bookshelf

By The Secret Bookshelf

We love the Read Irish Women challenge each year. Here’s some of our favs 

Who Took Eden Mulligan?

Sharon Dempsey

£7.99 £7.43

A book that fooled us/had a twist Most anticipated book Book where mothers or motherhood is important Book by an author I've met

The Liar's Daughter

Claire Allan

£7.99 £7.43

Book that fooled us/had a twist

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers

£10.99 £10.22

An anthology by or strongly featuring Irish women's writing An old favourite Book I could quote from

Thin Places

Kerri ni Dochartaigh

£14.99 £13.94

Most anticipated book Book I could quote from Book set during 'interesting times' Book I want to tell everyone about A beautiful book

The Woman Who Stole My Life

Marian Keyes

£8.99 £8.36

Book with a character you'd love to meet (is Mannix really that grouchy?) Book set in a place you'd love to visit (America, not Dub!) An old favourite

Rachel's Holiday

Marian Keyes

£8.99 £8.36

Book where illness (mental/physical) is part of the story An old favourite Book by an author I'd love to meet

Girl

EDNA O'BRIEN

£8.99 £8.36

Book I could quote from

Actress: LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE

Anne Enright

£8.99 £8.36

Most anticipated book Book set during 'interesting times'

Light A Penny Candle: Her classic debut bestseller

Maeve Binchy

£8.99 £8.36

An old favourite Book by an author I've met (so gracious, so lovely) A book set in the spring Book with a young protagonist (for a while!) A book that fills me with joy

The Last September

ELIZABETH BOWEN

£9.99 £9.29

An old favourite

The Lesser Bohemians

Eimear McBride

£8.99 £8.36

Book I could quote from

How Many Miles to Babylon?

Jennifer Johnston

£8.99 £8.36

Book I want to tell everyone about

New Selected Poems: Eavan Boland

Eavan Boland

£12.95 £12.04

A book of poetry Irish diaspora

Milkman: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018

Anna Burns

£8.99 £8.36

Book I could quote from

On Balance

Sinead Morrissey

£9.99 £9.29

A book of poetry

A Ghost in the Throat

Doireann Ni Ghriofa

£12.99 £12.08

A book where mothers or motherhood is important Book I want to tell everyone about

Room

Emma Donoghue

£8.99 £8.36

Book where mothers or motherhood is important Book with a young protagonist

Firefly Summer

Maeve Binchy

£8.99 £8.36

Book that brings me joy Book that fooled me/had a twist

WHITE HORSE

Yan Ge

£7.99 £7.43

Book by and Irish WOC/ethnic minority/new Irish/diaspora

Being Various: New Irish Short Stories

Various

£9.99 £9.29

An anthology by or strongly featuring Irish women's writing An inclusive/diverse voices book

The World Breaker

LMR Clarke

£14.99 £13.94

Book with young protagonist Book by an author I've met

A Crack in Everything: Welcome to the other side

Ruth Frances Long

£8.99 £8.36

An alternate world/reality book An old favourite Book by an author I've met Book with a young protagonist

An Irish Nature Year

Jane Powers and Robert Vaughan

£14.99 £13.94

A beautiful book book with illustrations Book where weather/climate plays a role Book set in the spring

Large Mammals, Stick Insects and Other Social Misfits

Felicity McCall

£6.99 £6.50

Book I could quote from Book by an author I've met

Little Gem

Elaine Murphy

£8.99 £8.36

A play

The Land Of Spices

Kate O'Brien

£9.99 £9.29

A banned book

Guard your Heart

Sue Divin

£7.99 £7.43

Most anticipated book Book with a character I'd love to meet Book where mothers or motherhood is important Book with a young protagonist

Big Girl, Small Town: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award

Michelle Gallen

£8.99 £8.36

Book that brings me joy Book with a character I'd love to meet

Star by Star

Sheena Wilkinson

£6.99 £6.50

Book set during 'interesting times' Book by an author I've met

The Unknowns

Shirley-Anne McMillan

£6.99 £6.50

Book with a young protagonist Book by an author I've met

Eva and the Perfect Rain: A Rainy Irish Tale

Tatyana Feeney

£11.99 £11.15

Book about the weather (!) Book with a young protagonist

Last Ones Left Alive: The 'fiercely feminist, highly imaginative debut' - Observer

Sarah Davis-Goff

£8.99 £8.36

An alternate world/reality book Book set during 'interesting times'

Waters and the Wild

Jo Zebedee

£9.99

Book by an author I've met (! - hi me!) Book where illness (mental) is part of the story Book set in a place I love to visit

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