What We’ve Read

Books read in the 2013 -2014 session

October 2013 Meeting: That they may face the rising sun by john McGahern * Group attended McGahern evening on 15th Oct at RED line festival

November 2013 meeting: The Dinner by Herman Koch

December 2013 meeting: Gone Girl by Rebecca Flynn

January 2014 meeting: Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe

February 2014 meeting. Silence would be treason. The last letters of Ken Saro-Wiwa. Ed by Ide Corley, Helen Fallon and Laurence Cox. * Editor visit by Helen fallon

March 2014 meeting: Instructions for a heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell.

April 2014 meeting: Lonely passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore.

May 2014 Meeting: If ever you go. A map of Dublin in poetry and song. Ed by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth. (One city, one book 2014)

June 2014 meeting: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Books we read 2012-2013

September 2012 Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor

October 2012. The Story of Achilles by Madeline Miller

November 2012 Charles Dickens. A life by Claire Tomalin

December 2012. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

January 2013. Douglas kennedy month

February 2013 The Guernsey literary and Potato Peel pie Society by Mary ann Shaffer

March 2013. Just Mary:A Memoir by Mary O’Rourke * Author Visit*

April 2013 The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

May 2013 Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw * Theatre Outing*

  • Oct 2010 – Ghost Light by Joseph O’Connor.
  • Nov 2010- The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. Winner IMPAC 2010
  • Dec 2010 – An uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • Jan 2011- The Room by Emma Donoghue.  short listed for Booker 2010
  • Feb 2011- Sarah’s ‘Key by Rosnay de Tatiana
  • Mar 2011 -The Girl in the Wardrobe by Jennifer Farrell  *author visit
  • April 2011- The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson. Winner Booker 2010
  • May 2011- Rival Passions by Zoe Miller  *author visit
  • June 2011- Lady Chatterleys Lover by D.H. Lawrence 


Book list from 2011- 2012 meetings


October 2011…..Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

November 2011…Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

December 2011…A type of Beauty by Patricia Reilly * Author visit

January 2012… .Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

February 2012. .One Day by David Nicholls

March 2012…..The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht

April 2012…….You by Nuala Ni Chonchuir * Author visit

May 2012……Dubliners by James Joyce

June 2012……American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

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