Here are the guidelines:
~ The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
~ 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. For specific suggestions, check out the Ireland Challenge Review Database.
~ Choose your commitment level:
Shamrock level: 4 books
Luck o’ the Irish level: 6 books
Kiss the Blarney Stone level: 8 books
Ceilidh level: 10+ 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 here on the main challenge page.
~ You don’t have to list your books ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
~ If you write any reviews of your Ireland Challenge reading, please leave a link here on the challenge page.
~ In the past, I have offered a giveaway to participants in this challenge, but since our financial situation is still uncertain, I won’t be able to do that this year.
Hosted by/Link: Books and Movies. Ireland Reading Challenge 2013
Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2013 December 31, 2013
My Progress: 10/10 - COMPLETED December 31, 2013
1) Whitethorn Woods - Maeve Binchy
2) Away - Jane Urquhart
3) The South - Colm Tóibín
4) Quentins - Maeve Binchy
5) Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show - Frank Deleany
6) The Soldier's Song - Alan Monaghan
7) The Flight of the Earls - Michael K. Reynolds
8) Irish Fairy Tales - James Stephens
9) Always and Forever - Cathy Kelly
10) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Well it was down to the eleventh hour, but I completed the challenge. Looking forward to this challenge for next year. I have to say though, my chocies didn't always thrill me. I did attempt new authors and go beyond my comforts, but there were a lot of books that didn't work well for me.