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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.

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

Rating: 4 (8 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

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Antarctica by Claire Keegan EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
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This prize-winning debut collection of 15 stories by the acclaimed Irish author are “among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English” (The Observer). The compassionate, witty, and unsettling short stories collected here announced Claire Keegan as one of Ireland’s most exciting and versatile new talents and earned comparison to the works of Joyce Carol Oates, Alison Lurie, Raymond Carver, and others. From the titular story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind—to sleep with another man—Antarctica draws readers into a world of obsessio... continue

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Atlas: the Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley, Harry Whittaker EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
The final novel in the Seven Sisters series is here. Spanning a lifetime of love and loss, crossing borders and oceans, Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt, co-authored by her son Harry Whittaker, draws Lucinda Riley's saga to its stunning, unforgettable conclusion. 1928, Paris. A boy is found, moments from death, and taken in by a kindly family. Gentle, precocious, talented, he flourishes in his new home, and the family show him a life he hadn’t dreamed possible. But he refuses to speak a word about who he really is. As he grows into a young man, falling in love and taking classes at... continue

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

Rating: 3 (7 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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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
In a small town in the south-east of Ireland in the 1950s, Eilis Lacey is among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when she is offered a job in America, she leaves her family to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York.


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

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.' - Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram) WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018 A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A stude... continue
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Cosas pequeñas como esas by Claire Keegan ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
"Esos hombres, que se desconocen, están salvando el mundo". Poema Los justos, Jorge L. Borges. Bill Furlong es un hombre honesto. Fue criado solamente por su madre, sirvienta en una casa de familia rica, que fue muy considerada y amable con ellos; y tal vez de ahí venga su carácter amable. Trabaja arduamente en su comercio de distribución de leña y carbón, tan esencial en los crudos inviernos del pueblo irlandés en que vive. Cuida a su familia, esposa y cinco hijas, para que no pasen necesidades. También, un hombre sensible, se... continue



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