Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thematic Sunday: Books for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is upon us this week. So in honor of that, this week's Thematic Sunday are books about the Irish. I'm going to be doing history books, non-fiction books about any Irish people, and even fiction books with Irish characters.

1) Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

A memoir about Frank McCourt's years as a young boy born to recently immigrated Irish parents, growing up in Depression era Brooklyn.

2) Dubliners by James Joyce

Short Story collection by James Joyce looking at Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century.

3) Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French

Looking for a mystery series to sink your teeth into this St. Patty's Day? Try Tana French's murder mysteries set in modern day Dublin.

4) Room by Emma Donoghue

Maybe you want to see what Irish lit is like nowadays? Look no further then Room. A bestseller that recently got turned into a Oscar nominated film.

5) Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Speaking of the Oscars, this book also got made into a movie that was nominated this year. This one about a girl from 1950s Ireland who immigrates to the US.

6) Fever series by Karen Marie Moning

Looking for a more fantastical version of Ireland? Try this dark urban fantasy series complete with antagonistic romance and fae.

7) Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

Binchy has several books set in Ireland. I'd go with this one. It seems to be her most popular.

8) How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Chahill

Looking for a history book on Ireland. Check this bestseller out.

9) Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale by Donna Jo Napoli

Retelling of an old Irish tale set in medieval Ireland.

10) Early Irish Myths and Sagas

If the book above interests you, then try this book out.

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