Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Ireland Reading Challenge

The 2013 Ireland Reading Challenge is hosted by Books and Movies

Ok, so if you guys have been following along, you'll know that I swore I wasn't going to sign up for many challenges this year. After signing up for over a dozen last year and then not bothering to keep track, I promised myself I'd be more selective this year. I signed up for the 2012 Ireland Reading Challenge, and I think I read one book toward it, although like I said, I didn't do a very good job of keeping track. I wasn't going to sign up again this year, but my Irish blood screamed at me to do it. What can I say? When the blood speaks, I the way it's telling me I need to go to Ireland in 2013...anyway...

Basically the idea is to read books set in Ireland, about Irish characters, written by Irish authors, about Irish history, etc. I'm committing to the lowest level for now: 4 books, Shamrock level.

A few of the books I hope to read:
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern (Irish author)
There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones (set in Ireland)
U2: At the End of the World by Bill Flanigan (U2 are Irish)
The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard (about Irish folk stories that are based on truth)     
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (set in Ireland)

Any books you think I should check out for this challenge?


  1. Oh boy, Karen Marie Moning's Fever series is one of my faves. You should also check out Irish Gold by Andrew M. Greeley. It's a great mix of adventure, history and romance!

  2. Hey, Marie, Carrie K. was kind enough to direct me to your website as I am an author of two Irish historical series and am looking for bloggers interested in a very relaxed blog tour slated for around St. Patrick's Day.

    My Irish series are called The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change, and book 1 in the DOB series, A Passion Most Pure, takes place in both Boston and Ireland. APMP was voted American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Book of the Year and currently has 152 five-star reviews on Amazon. The book that I would be promoting for St. Patrick's Day blog tour is my most current release, A Light in the Window, which will coincide with a sale on that book.

    I invite you to check out the BOOKS tab of my website to see if A Light in the Window would appeal to you enough to participate in my blog tour. You can contact me through my website if you are interested, and here's the BOOKS link. Hope to hear from you soon!


    Kind regards,


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