Top 5 Romance Books I Want To Read Soon

Good morning,

Hard to believe it’s almost the middle of April especially with the recent snow fall here. Eventually Spring will arrive and in the meantime, it’s giving me the perfect excuse to attempt to read more books. I may be in the middle of a few readathons but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to attempt to plan what to read when I’m not under pressure to read many books in a short amount of time. I enjoy the pressure but I also enjoy when I can get back to reading what strikes my fancy. So I’ve decided to start with a relatively short list and see how it goes.

 

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Day of the Dragon (Dragon Hunter Book 2)ย byย Katie MacAlisterย (Released 3/5/19)

Blurb:

Real scholars know that supernatural beings donโ€™t exist. But the moment I meet Archer Andras of the Storm Dragons, all my academic training goes out the window. Thanks to Mr. Tall, Dark, And Infuriating, Iโ€™m learning that I reallyย shouldย worry about those things that go bump in the night. . . and that dragons like Archer are 100 percent pure trouble.

Now Iโ€™m caught in the middle of a war. On one side is Archer. On the other is his twin brother. And I am the key to translating an ancient text that could bring balance-or deadly ruin-to our world. But none of that is as dangerous as the seriously sexy sparks between Archer and me. Heโ€™s too tempting to be real. Too gorgeous to trust. And when it comes to dragons, thereโ€™s no smoke without deadly fire.

Includes the novelย WOLFโ€™S MATE by Celia Kyle: When Abby Carter is threatened by an anti-shifter organization, werewolf shifter Declan Reed will have to convince her that thereโ€™s no safer place in the world than in the arms of a big bad werewolf.

I was kindly sent a review copy as well as a finished copy from the Forever Publisher which was so very sweet and will not affect my thoughts towards the material.

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Meet Cuteย byย Helena Huntingย (Released 4/9/19)

Blurb:

Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational, and controlled-until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the unthinkable: She became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or may not have included professing her undying love. And oddly, he didnโ€™t run away. In fact, their meet cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming, eitherโ€ฆ
Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, heโ€™s in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasnโ€™t forgiven Dax, she isnโ€™t heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates, and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?

 

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Please note: I was kindly sent a review copy from the Forever Publisher though it will not affect my thoughts towards the material. I have read about forty pages of this lovely book and I am very much enjoying it!

 

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The Summer Houseย byย Jenny Haleย (Releases 5/7/19)

Blurb:

Callie Weaverย and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolinaโ€™s Outer Banks. Theyโ€™re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.

Callieโ€™s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrobย Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. Heโ€™s heir to his fatherโ€™s property empire, and the papers say heโ€™s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes thereโ€™s more to this man than money and good looks.

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secretsโ€ฆ secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?

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Please note: I was kindly sent a review copy from the Forever Publisher though it will not affect my thoughts towards the material.ย 

 

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My One And Only Duke (Rogues To Riches #1) by Grace Burrowes (Released 11/06/2018)

Blurb:
One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he’s declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he’s ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him.
Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they’ll actually have a future together.
He’s a wealthy gutter rat out for vengeance. She’s a minister’s daughter who must turn a marriage of desperation into a proper ducal union. Are they doomed from the start or destined for a happily-ever-after?
Also includes the bonus novellaย Once Upon a Christmas Eveย fromย New York Timesย bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

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Please note: I was kindly sent a finished copy by Forever Pub but it will not affect my thoughts on the material.

 

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Blurb:
Wendy Liuย shouldย be delighted to be her best friend’s maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride’s brother – aka the boy who once broke her heart – she’s now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she’s had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a littleย friendlyย competition might just prove that she’s over him for good…
Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister’s wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait – and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you’re fighting for love, all bets are off.
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Please note: I was kindly sent a finished copy by Forever Pub but it will not affect my thoughts on the material.

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. Iโ€™m so excited to have these books in my hands and to dive into the stories! Day of the Dragon is one of my most anticipated releases of this year and the only reason I can think that I haven’t dived in yet is because I don’t want it to be over with all ready but I need to just take a deep breath and read because I know I’ll love it and will just have to wait patiently for the next book to come out in the series. I will let you know how I have done with these books but I can’t promise as to when I’ll get to them. For now, I am off to my current bookish adventures.

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

 

 

 

 

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April Readathons

Good afternoon,

I promised myself that I wouldn’t do more than one readathon for the month of April which is OWLs because that was my main focus. Pretty sure my inner bookworm is laughing her head off at me. I have been attempting to combine books for multiple readathons and the OWLs is month long so that’s a plus.

I recently learn that there is another readathon going on which I am really excited about because it’s all about reading the books you want with no challenges other than to be on social media as little as possible and it’s happening this weekend. I have some plans on Saturday but I am looking forward to participating. Before I go into that particular readathon, I will give you a brief rundown of the other readathons I have mentioned or hinted at.

April 1st- April 30th

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TBR:

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โ˜‘-Herbology-The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark
-Charms- Queen of Sea and Stars (Daughter of Light and Shadows #2) by Anna McKerrow
-Defense Against The Dark Arts-Rings of Anubis (A Folley & Mallory Adventure #1) by E. Catherine Tobler
โ˜‘-Potions-Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #2 (The Power of the Dark Crystal #2) by Simon Spurrier, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
โ˜‘-Transfiguration-Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter #26) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
-Magical Creatures- The Serpent’s Shadow (Elemental Masters #1) by Mercedes Lackey
-Astronomy- In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia, #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead
-Ancient Runes- Abandon (Abandon #1) by Meg Cabot

Optional Subjects:

โ˜‘Muggle Studies- The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
-History of Magic-Brida by Paulo Coelho
โ˜‘Arithmancy- The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #2) by Robert Venditti (Goodreads Author) (adaptor), Rick Riordan (Goodreads Author), Attila Futaki, Tamas Gaspar,
-Divination- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

April 5th-15th

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TBR:

1. Read a diverse fantasy- Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1)by Jodi Meadows
2. Read a debut OR backlist fantasy- The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
3. Start OR continue on in a series- The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) by S.E. Grove
4. Read a hype train fantasy- Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
5. Give a book you set aside a second chance-Rings of Anubis (A Folley & Mallory Adventure #1) by E. Catherine Tobler
6. Read a fantasy in a genre/format you donโ€™t normally –Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #3 (The Power of the Dark Crystal #3) by Simon Spurrier, Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
(i.e. middle grade/adult/ya or ebook, audio, graphic novel)
7. Immerse yourself in the novel with a pampering you time block of reading time. Light a candle, take a bath, grab a drink, eat a treat, snuggle with a blanket and lose yourself in the world.

April 13th-26th

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TBR:

-Read an Adult Tome- Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
-Read The Tome That’s Been On Your TBR The Longest- The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) by S.E. Grove
-Read a tome in a genre you don’t usually read-The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
-Read a tome that is part of a series-Stygian (Dark-Hunter #27) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
-Read more than one tome

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April 12th-14th

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TBR Possibilities:

Rings of Anubis (A Folley & Mallory Adventure #1) by E. Catherine Tobler

-Brida by Paulo Coelho

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) by S.E. Grove

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. I am off to work so I can continue to afford my reading habit and other things.

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

P.S. Go home Winter, it’s time for Spring to arrive!

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Top 10 Tuesday: Library Books

Good afternoon,

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks between work and family so took a break from blogging but now I’m back and happy to be here!

I have been a frequent user of the Library whether I school or a public one since I was a kid. My first taste of a public Library was in Elementary school where a teacher took myself and some of my classmates to an old building in the small town that we lived in and I immediately loved it. From then on, I spent as much time as possible in the Library at my school and any public Library I could visit within a thirty mile radius which just happened to be two others.

My second apartment that I moved into was so near a Library that I could see it out my Livingroom window which was very ideal for me and I was there almost every day. My third apartment was within a mile of an even bigger Library that I went to quite a bit and I had my Library card memorized.

Where I currently live, I’m a couple of blocks from a Library though my favorite one in the area is about a fifteen minutes to drive and visit quite a bit.

Some day I would love to work at a Library but for now I’ll enjoy visiting as many Libraries as I can. I even have a bucket list of Libraries to visit which is nearly as long as my bucket list of Bookstores to visit. So since I’ve rambled on about my love of Libraries, it should come as no surprise that my list of books I want to read soon are ones that I’ve checked out from the Library and are due this month. Plus it’s National Library week so the perfect reason to talk about these books!

Code Girls: The Untold Story of The American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Exile: Keeper of The Lost Cities #2 by Shannon Messenger

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris

The Irishman’s Daughter by V.S. Alexander

I recently listened to a You’re Never Going To Read This Podcast which is hosted by Justine and her sister Julia where this book was mentioned and it sounded interesting (This cover is the UK edition which I prefer to the U.S. edition)

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Dreamer’s Pool (Blackthorn & Grim #1) by Juliet Marillier

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

In Another Time by Jillian Cantor

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire #1) by Grace Draven

So that wraps up my ramblings for the time being. I will be back soon with more bookish content soon. I can’t wait to dive into all of these books and maybe find a new favorite or several!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Top 10 Tuesday: Non-fiction Irish Books

Good morning,

This month has just been flying by and hard for me to believe that it’s already halfway over with! I’ve so enjoyed reading more Irish books and adding more to my to be read pile. Speaking of to be read pile, there are some non-fiction Irish books that have been on my radar. This is just a handful of which keeps on growing but that’s just part of the fun! So without further ado: the books!

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๐Ÿ€ย ย Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy

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๐Ÿ€ย ย In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English by Carmel McCaffrey, Leo Eaton

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๐Ÿ€ย ย The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts by Philip Freeman

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๐Ÿ€ย  The Celts: A History by Peter Berresford Ellis

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๐Ÿ€ย ย Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I by David Willis McCullough

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๐Ÿ€ย Ireland’s Pirate Queen: The True Story of Grace O’Malley, 1530-1603 by Anne Chambers

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๐Ÿ€ย  Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt

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๐Ÿ€ย The Claddagh Ring: Ireland’s Cherished Symbol of Friendship, Loyalty, and Love by Malachy McCourt

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๐Ÿ€ย ย McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland by Pete McCarthy

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๐Ÿ€ย Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman by Nuala O’Faolain

So that concludes my bookish ramblings for now. There so many fascinating aspects about Ireland that I would like to delve into and I have only just scratched the surface. May you have a wonderful Tuesday and hopefully the nice Spring weather is starting to creep in as it is here.

Happy Reading

Slainte

~Meg

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Top 10 Tuesday: Celtic/Irish Books I Want To Get To

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ€Good morning,

As many of you have probably noticed, my themes have been centered around the Irish/Celtic theme this month. Well the theme is probably going to continue for a bit and I am loving all of the books I keep adding to my to be read pile. Speaking of books, I have ten that I have either been meaning to get to or recently come across. Most of them are of the fantasy variety but a couple are set in the modern times. So, on to the books!

 

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Son of the Shadows (Sevenwaters Series #2) by Juliet Marillier

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In The Land of the Everliving (Eirelandia #2) by Stephen R. Lawhead

Postscript by Cecelia Ahern (recently announced so no cover yet, out in Fall 2019 and a sequel to P.S. I Love You, the link talks about it)

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High Voltage (Fever #10) by Karen Marie Moning

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Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

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Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne

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Tam Lin by Pamela Dean, Terri Windling (Introduction)

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The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga #1) by Mary Stewart

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The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry #2) by Guy Gavriel Kay

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Songwoman (Skin #2) by Ilka Tampke

That wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday and looking forward to Spring like I am. It has been a long winter so I can’t wait to see the snow gone and to not having to put on so many layers everytime I go outside. I am off on more bookish adventures!

Happy Reading!

~Meg

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Overly Ambitious March Readathons Part 2

Good morning,

This month seems to be the one for readathons and by the end of this month, I will probably be asking myself what I’ve gotten into. Ah well, making the TBR’s is half the fun even if I may not get a chance to read all of the books. Please note that unless I say otherwise, the links to the books I’ve chosen will take you to Goodreads.

Buzzword Readathon Round Three: March 18th- 24th

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Hosted by Kayla from BooksandLala

Co-Hosted by Chelsea from Chelseadolling reads

Theme: Read 1-7 books with the theme listed below, choose one theme to focus on and read books in that category or read however many books you like. It’s completely up to you and there is no pressure to read a certain amount.

TBR (where I attempt to read seven books)

Who–ย  Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy
WhatWhat Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
WhenWhen The Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry
WhereThe Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road To Nowhere 1) by Meg Elison
WhyWhy Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
HowHow To Be Single by Liz Tuccillo

Spring Into Readingathon

March 18th – 24th

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Host: Melanie from Completely Melanie

Co-host: Clint from Read’s Readers

If you decide to join in, you can use #SpringIntoReading2019ย on your social media platforms.

1. Spring Cleaning: Read a book that has been collecting dust on your shelf.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

2. Spring Break: Read a book with travel or vacation in it.

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The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

3. The Flowers are Blooming: Read a book with flowers on the cover.

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Abandon by Meg Cabot

4. Love is in the Air: Read a romance OR a book centered around friendship.

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ย The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

5. New Growth: Read a book with green on the cover.

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Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill

6. Women’s March: Read the group read (How To Hang A Witch) OR read a book with a strong female lead.

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber or Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

Mood Reader TBR, Wish Me Luck!

March 21st-31st

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If you decide to join in, you can use #Sequelathon!! on your social media platforms.

CHALLENGES

1) Read the sequel you’ve been putting off the longest

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A Wind in the Door (Time Quintet, #2) by Madeleine L’Engle

2) Continue with a series that you started last year

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Arrow’s Flight by Mercedes Lackey

3) Finish a series

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The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Well that wraps up the rest of the readathons that I’m planning to join in on this month. I am hoping to get to most of the books and also hoping I won’t burn myself out with reading so much but sometimes that seems to be all part of the effort. I hope you’re having a wonderful reading month, good luck to those of you who are participating in readathons and reading in general because everyone needs a little luck!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“– Top 10 Tuesday: Books Set In Ireland ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ€

Diaย dhuit (Hello in Irish),

I hope you’re having a wonderful March so far and hopefully Spring is fully on the way in whatever area you happen to be in. Alas there’s still a lot of snow here but soon it will be green and in the meantime, I can pretend I’m surrounded by green while mentioning five of my favorite books I’ve read over the years that are set in Ireland. They are in no particular order because they all have a special place in my heart and I hope to revisit them again soon! The other half are five books that I hope to get to soon.

๐Ÿ€Top Five Books I’ve Read๐Ÿ€

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Jewels of the Sun (Gallagher’s of Ardmore #1) by Nora Roberts

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P.S. I Loveย  You by Cecelia Ahern

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Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier

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Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

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Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

๐Ÿ€Top 5 Most Anticipated Reads๐Ÿ€

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Song of Ireland by Juilene Osborne-McKnight

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Only The Stonesย Survive by Morgan Llywelyn

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The Book of Kells by R.A. MacAvoy

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The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga #1) by Edward Rutherfurd

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In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead

So that wraps up my top ten Irish books. I’m hoping this month I will add much more to my favorites and who knows, maybe I could have a top twenty! Hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday and stay warm! Hang in there fellow bookworms who may be ready to climb the walls like me, Spring is almost here!

Happy Reading

Slainte

~Meg

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