Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ireland Reading Challenge 2011

The awesome Books and Movies blog is hosting this year's Ireland Reading Challenge. To participate, you just have to commit to reading books about Ireland and/or by Irish authors sometime in 2011. I have a whole month of Irish reading planned for March, 2011, so this challenge is perfect for me. Among the things I'd like to read are:

The Matchmaker of Kenmare, by Frank Delaney,
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray,
The Dork of Cork, by Chet Raymo,
The Midnight Choir, by Gene Kerrigan,
The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummings, and more.

I have a small stash of Irish books just waiting for something like this; I'm going to read as much as I can in March but I'm sure I'll be reading all year long here and there.

I'm so excited to be participating! Thanks to Books and Movies for hosting

9 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm so glad you're joining the challenge! You've got a great list already - and we're planning to do a read-along in March, if you're interested. Not sure which book yet, but it will be decided soon.

Connolly-Ahern (Col Reads) said...

Everytime I think I have my challenge schedule for 2011 set, I see something like this! Can a girl named Colleen Mariah Connolly-Ahern resist? Thanks, Marie!

Zibilee said...

Ooh! This might be the only challenge that I participate in!! I am Irish too and have always wanted to read more about my heritage. Thanks so much for posting this, Marie!

Darlene said...

Good luck on your challenge. This is one I wouldn't mind joining but I did swear off challenges for next year.

jewwishes said...

This sounds like a great challenge, and one I will definitely join in on.

iwriteinbooks said...

Oh man, my favorite Irish book, this year, was Molly Fox's Birthday. SO good!

lilly said...

Thanks for bringing our attention to this challenge. I have quite a few books that would fit nicely into it so I may just sign up.

Booksnyc said...

I did this one in 2010 - it is great and there is just so much out there in this genre. I will definitely be doing it in 2011. Matchmaker of Kenmare tops my list too!

Kathleen said...

I'm looking forward to being introduced to all kinds of new books to me from this challenge!