The Irish Readathon 2018

The Irish Readathon is a reading challenge taking place for the whole month of March hosted by Fred Weasley Died Laughing (Aoife), Jessica – Breathe and Read, AlffBooks (Stephen), and Leanne Rose.

The goal of the readathon is to read books by Irish authors or about Ireland. You only need to read one book in order to participate but there are some challenges that you can do if you want.

I realise we’re halfway through the month now but I only discovered the readathon this week and really want to join in. Luckily I’ve already read some books by Irish authors this month and there are only four challenges.


1. (Leanne’s challenge) Read a book by an Irish author published in the last 10 years

2. (Stephen’s Challenge) Read an Irish classic (or modern classic)

3. (Jessica’s challenge) Read a book by a female Irish author

4. (Aoife’s challenge) Read a book based or focused on an event in Irish history

Bonus: Read a book with green on the cover.

What I plan on reading…

I am so bad at sticking to TBR’s so really this is a list of Irish books that I have on my shelf waiting to be read.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collector's Library)
The Playboy of the Western World
The Mystery of Mercy Close (Walsh Family, #5)
Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives from History
Days Without End
The Good People
The Book of Lost Things
Girls Will Be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently
Old Ways, Old Secrets: Pagan Ireland: Myth * Landscape * Tradition
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Asking For It
The Lesser Bohemians
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family (Walsh Family, #6)
Falling for a Dancer
The Glorious Heresies
The Little Book of Cork
My Life in the IRA: The Bor...
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling: Just a Small-Town Girl Living in a Notions World

For a little extra touch of Irishness, I’ve decided to watch some Irish TV shows and films as well. I would like to watch mainly stuff set in Ireland but I will probably include some things by Irish directors or starring Irish actors as well.

Derry Girls debuts on January 4 on Channel 4
Derry Girls
The Young Offenders
Rent This Is My Father Online DVD Rental
This is my Father
Interview with the Vampire

So that’s it for my Irish Readathon plan. If I actually stick to any of it it will be a miracle.

Are you doing the readathon or any other readathons this month? Have you read many books about Ireland or written by Irish authors?

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4 thoughts on “The Irish Readathon 2018

  1. I’ve read Catherine Doyle’s “Blood for Blood” series. Really loved it! 🙂 It’s just so hard to get her books in the US. I had to get the ebooks. I only have the first book in US hardback. I don’t like Book Depository either because the shipping takes too long. 😬 I have yet to read more books from Irish authors or books set in Ireland. I think Dark Fever was also set in Ireland?

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    1. Darkfever is set in Ireland but I didn’t really like it and a lot of other Irish seem to dislike it too…. She doesn’t portray Irish people very well in it I think.


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