Our committee had a great aul chinwag last week, compiling our favourite reads of 2019 to settle down with over Christmas.
It’s a wonderful melting pot of writers and genres …

Emma Dabiri Don’t Touch My Hair
Niall Williams This is Happiness
Molly Aitken The Island Child
Elif Shalak 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Tishani Doshi Small Days and Nights
John Boyne Ladder to the Sky
Tara Westover Educated: A Memoir
Tayari Jones An American Marriage
Luke O’Neill The Great Irish Science Book
Niall Breslin Take Five

Emer Martin The Cruelty Men
Pádraig Kenny Pog
Neil Hegarty The Jewel

Oliver Jeffers The Crayon’s Christmas
Christy Lefteri The Beekeeper of Aleppo
Anna Ruston Secret Slave
Brian Conaghan The M Word
Deirdre Sullivan Perfectly Preventable Deaths
Sayaka Murata Convenience Store Woman
Sally Rooney Normal People
Elizabeth Strout Olive Again
David Park Travelling in a Strange Land
Kevin O’Rourke A Short History of Brexit, from Brentry to Backstop
Sam McBride Burned
Heather Morris Cilka’s Journey
Professor Jordan Peterson 12 Rules for Life
Mick O’Reilly From Lucifer to Lazarus: A Life on the Left
Sue Prideaux A Life of Nietzsche
Jess Kidd The Hoarder
Christine Dwyer Hickey The Narrow Land
Philippe Sands East West Street
Lemn Sissay My Name is Why


Our Chairperson Catherine Moylan shared some of these reads on our regular spot on Radio Kerry; Between the Covers – Talkabout with Deirdre Walsh last week, listen in here.