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Recommended books (28)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Ireland. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan EN

Rating: 4     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
The Battle of Arnhem, one of the most dramatic battles of World War II, was as daring as it was ill-fated. It cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. This is the whole compelling story, told through the vast cast of characters involved. From Dutch civilians to British and American strategists, its scope and ambition is unparalleled, superbly recreating the terror and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation.
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022

2.

Angela's Ashes : A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt EN

Rating: 1.7     24 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.
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Recommended: 25 May 2022

3.

Beautiful World, Where Are You : A Novel by Sally Rooney EN

Rating: 3     24 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they w... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

4.

Carmilla, Deluxe Edition : The cult classic that inspired Dracula by Sheridan Le Fanu EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A beautifully produced edition of the original vampire story, with a stunning cover + thoughtful design and layout to ensure the most seductive reading experience Steeped in the sexual tension between two young women, this is a beautiful, brand-new edition of the original cult classic which influenced Dracula and all the vampire stories that followed, including Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura leads a solitary life with only her father, attendant and tutor for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into ... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

6.

Dracula by Bram Stoker EN

Rating: 3.5     2417 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined gro... continue
Genre Horror
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

7.

Dracula : Authoritative Text, Contexts, Reviews and Reactions, Dramatic and Film Variations, Criticism by Bram Stoker EN

Rating: 3.5     2345 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.
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Recommended: 19 Aug 2022

8.

Dubliners by James Joyce EN

Rating: 4     92 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
Living overseas but writing, always, about his native city, Joyce made Dublin unforgettable. The stories in Dubliners show us truants, seducers, gossips, rally-drivers, generous hostesses, corrupt politicians, failing priests, amateur theologians, struggling musicians, moony adolescents, victims of domestic brutishness, sentimental aunts and poets, patriots earnest or cynical, and people striving to get by.
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

9.

Foster by Claire Keegan NO

Rating: 4.5     11 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment and talent.
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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

10.
Hamnet

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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Recommended: 26 Oct 2022


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