January 3, 2011

Ireland Reading Challenge

Challenge Summary:
Welcome to the second annual Ireland Reading Challenge! Last year’s challenge was a lot of fun, and helped me clear some of my Ireland-related titles off of my to-read shelves. Of course, I’ve since added more. In the next week or so, I will be posting a list of suggested titles and authors to help with your challenge.

For those of you interested in joining me in the challenge, here are the details:
~ The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to November 30, 2011.
~ Any books read for this challenge can also apply to other challenges you are working on.
~ Re-reads are allowed.
~ Any book written by an Irish author, set in Ireland, or involving Irish history or Irish characters, counts for the challenge – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, audiobooks, children’s books – all of these apply.

~ Choose your commitment level:
Shamrock level: 2 books
Luck o’ the Irish level: 4 books
Kiss the Blarney Stone level: 6 books
~ Write up a post indicating that you are participating (feel free to copy the lovely graphic at the top of this post), and then add your challenge post’s link to the Mr. Linky on the main challenge page.
~ You don’t have to list your books ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.

Hosted by/Link: Books and Movies - Ireland Reading Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011

My Progress: 6/6 - Completed November 24, 2022

My List:

1) Tipperary - Frank Delaney
3) The Irish Princess - Karen Harper
4) An Irish Country Doctor - Patrick Taylor
5) Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
6) Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this challenge and was able to read some fantastic books, and introduced to some new authors. I participated in the read-a-long, and while I didn't enjoy the book I did enjoy participating in the challenges.  My favourite book is a toss up between Tipperary and Irish County Doctor. My leas favourite was Irish Princess.

2 Responses to “Ireland Reading Challenge”

Carrie said...

Welcome to the Ireland Challenge!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge! I hope you'll join us again in 2012. :)

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