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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πŸ€Β Β Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy

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πŸ€Β Β 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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πŸ€Β Β The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts by Philip Freeman

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πŸ€Β  The Celts: A History by Peter Berresford Ellis

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

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πŸ€Β  Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland by Malachy McCourt

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

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πŸ€Β Β McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland by Pete McCarthy

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πŸ€Β 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

πŸ“–πŸ€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

Announcement Video

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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–Β  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 #SpringIntoReading2019Β 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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Β 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!

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

DiaΒ 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.

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

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P.S. I LoveΒ  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

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Song of Ireland by Juilene Osborne-McKnight

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Only The StonesΒ 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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πŸ€Thoughts On Ronan Boyle And The Bridge of RiddlesπŸ€

πŸ€Thoughts On Ronan Boyle And The Bridge of RiddlesπŸ€

Good morning,

I recently learned about a book that was set in Ireland and I knew that I would enjoy the book particularly knowing that it would be released in March. When I was approved for an ARC, it was a great feeling and I’ve been anxious to talk about it but wanted to wait until the release date. Before I gush about the book, I would like to say that I was given a digital Advanced Reading Copy but it doesn’t affect my thoughts. Thank you so much to Edelweiss and the Publisher for allowing me to review an early copy! So let’s get on to the exciting part!

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My Thoughts:

This is the story of the unexpected adventures of an Irish teenager named Ronan Boyle who gets a job as an intern in Galway in the hopes of finding evidence to help free his parents who have been locked up for the crime of not turning in a certain artifact. Ronan is determined to prove they are innocent though it is much easier said than done.

After being pulled into an incident involving a leprechaun incident where a baby was changed out for a log that looks like a baby, Ronan is sent to help free the child simply because he’s so small and can get to the awkward spot that the child is at. He manages to secure the baby but makes the mistake of grabbing a cursed harp and then wakes up to find himself without pants and being rescued by one of the Garda. He may have embarrassed himself but he impressed one of the officers and Ronan finds himself getting ready to head off to train to be part of the Garda Special Unit in Killarney.

Shortly after arriving via bus, getting his gear and setting things up on a cot near a stove pipe, he’s nearly knocked unconscious by an older trainee but is luckily saved by a tall, rather odd girl that most people are afraid of named Log (her name is actually Lara but she was raised among the Fae with the name Log) who becomes an unlikely ally. He also gains an ally in the form of Lily who is a huge Irish wolfhound and whose family has served the Special Unit for several generations. Then there’s his partner Captain Siobhan de Valera who accepts Boyle as the awkward teenage boy as he is but also helps toughen him up a bit and always has his back.

Ronan is certainly in over his head as he tries to learn how to be a part of the Special Unit, navigate classes that are full of challenges, visit his parents where they are currently serving time whenever possible, trying to figure out a way to free them and going on on calls with Lily and Captain de Valera which are always interesting and full of surprises. It’s a good thing he has some friends and a touch of luck on his side to help him get out of most situations though there was that time with the singed eyebrow and leprechauns having pickle fits. That sentence will make much more sense once you read the book!

I loved getting to know Ronan who may be an awkward Irish boy that appears to be allergic to most foods but has a heart of gold. He just wants to see his parents be free and his doing his best to how to be a proper member of the Special Unit. I felt so bad for the times when Ronan would find himself in awkward situations or often tripping over his own tongue but wouldn’t give up easily either.

Lily is such a dear sweet companion. I love that she’s considered to be one of the Special Unit canines along with many others even though she cannot speak but her barks and cues are a couple of many ways she communicates with Ronan as well as de Valera.

I’m pretty sure I laughed my way through half of the book with trying to imagine some of the scenes in my head and the awkward situations that Ronan often found himself in especially when tangling with Leprechauns. My favorite would have to be trying to imagine stepping into the speak easy of Bob and Thing’s Pickle Parlor and seeing a bunch of leprechauns get a weird buzz out of ingesting some very hot pickles in the world of Tir Na Nog while also trying to imagine the really loud music and the smell of leprechaun toots. That’s all I’m going to say about it though because I don’t want to ruin things.

Full of humor, Irish slang, Fae, mischievous leprechauns who really to enjoy playing tricks, drinking and some love really hot pickles, one very smart Wolfhound Lily, lots of rain and surprises, it was such a pleasure to read this book. I found myself entertained from beginning to end though that ending was quite the cliffhanger.

I can’t wait to see what next is in store for Ronan Boyle and I really hope that his parents can get out of prison before they really have to choose sides. It was the perfect book that I needed to start off this month! I’m excited to go pick up my own physical copy and pour over the sketches that I got a glimpse of!

Well that wraps up my thoughts on this highly entertaining middle grade book that has already become one of my favorites. I’m already eagerly waiting to hear an announcement for the second book and to see how things turn out for Ronan and friends. I highly recommend checking out this book particularly if you enjoy a good laugh and enjoy books that take place in Ireland. As many of you know, it’s really hard for me to resist a book set in Ireland after all.

Happy Tuesday and Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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March Readathons

Hello,

There are so many readathons going on this month that I’m excited to take part in and hopefully I can attempt to use some of my books for many of the challenges. Most of them are spaced out fairly well so this could work. There will be more happening later in the month which I will post about when the time gets closer.

Women In Fantasy Readathon

March 2nd – 10th

If you’d like to join in, feel free to follow along with the Bingo board if you so choose and if not that’s okay too. Use the #Femmfantale hashtag if you plan to post on any media sites such as Twitter and Instagram. It is being hosted by Jean from Jean BookishthoughtsΒ (the link will take you to the announcement video and more information)

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My Tentative TBR:

β™  The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi
β™  Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
β™  Curio (Curio #1) by Evangeline Denmark

β™  The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike
β™  Sherwood by Meagan Spoonerreleases 2/19/19

Books I Would Like To Get To:

β™  The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
β™  Earth’s Requiem (Earth’s Reclaimed #1) by Ann Gimpel
β™  The Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
β™  Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan Fraser King
β™  Oak and Mistletoe (The Rituals Trilogy #1) by J.Z.N. McCauley
β™  The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray

RereadathonΒ  March 10th- 16th

This is one of my readathons that I’m excited to join in on because I’ll be revisiting old favorites! If you’d like to join in, you’re more than welcome to do the challenges or just reread some favorites. To join in, visit the TwitterΒ for more information.

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TBR

β™₯ Giving a book a second chance- The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
β™₯ A recent Favorite – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
β™₯ An Old Favorite-Β Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe
β™₯ Game Changing Book-Β All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
β™₯ Underrated/Unpopular Book- Pride & Prejudice #1 (of 5) (Pride & Prejudice Vol. 1) by Nancy Butler, Hugo Petrus (Illustrator)
β™₯ Childhood Favorite- Matilda by by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
β™₯ Popular Book- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, J.K. Rowling, Olivia Lomenech Gill (Illustrator)Β 

So that wraps up the readathons I plan to participate in for now. I will be back again soon near the halfway point to talk about the other readathons. Hopefully I will not get too distracted though who am I kidding? I always get easily distracted. Kudos for trying though. Have a happy March and may it be a successful month in all the ways that you hope for!

Slainte

~Meg

February Wrap Up and Book Haul

Good evening,

February was a very long month for me despite it being the shorted month of the year. There was a lot of snow, many cold days and I’m just glad that Spring is just around the corner. On the bright side all of the bad weather had me staying inside to read quite a bit and stay off the bad roads! This post is going up a bit later than planned because I was out of the house yesterday longer than expected but better late than never! You may want to get yourself a big glass of something to drink and a snack because this wrap up is rather long.

February Wrap Up (I read twenty-four books!)

β—Š Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1) by Eoin Colfer

-This book was a reread for me though it’s been a while and I forgot how entertaining it was. This is the first in a series about a young genius named Artemis FowlΒ  who lives in Ireland that is determined to get his family’s money back by trying to trick the Fae. What ensues is more than Artemis had bargained for and a rather amusing version of the Fae who live beneath the Earth. Very well done and I’m looking forward to continuing!

β—Š Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

– I read this book for my Library Book Club. This was a fascinating fictional depiction of an Icelandic woman named Agnus Magnusdottir who along with one other person was tried and convicted in the murder of two men in the early 1820s. This story follows her last couple of years before her death and the people whose lives she touched. It was a very sad but fascinating depiction of Agnus.

β—Š An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

-Isobel is young woman who has a wonderful talent for painting the likeness of Fae which is known as a Craft. She is highly sought after and over the years has learned to receive payments in the form of wishes for painting Fae portraits.Β When she finds herself painting a portrait for the Autumn Prince Rook, she is drawn to him more than she’s ever been drawn to a Fae. She makes the mistake of painting his eyes with a human look of sadness. Then the adventure really begins! I very much enjoyed this book and the ending was very well done!

 

β—Š Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mystery #2) by Anna Lee Huber

– I listened to this on audiobook via Libby which I highly recommend. This is the further unexpected adventures of Lady Darby and the situations she often finds herself in.On the way to Edinburgh with her Sister who is having a difficult third pregnancy and her brother-in-law, they are unexpectedly delayed from an urgent missive of a relative seeking her brother-in-law’s help. What ensues is a haunting tale of what can happen when someone is wrongfully accused of insanity and Lady Darby is affected by the events. I enjoyed the book despite the sad ending and it very much kept my attention.

β—Š The Military Wife by Laura Trentham (link to Blog Post)

-Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind. What follows is the joy of finding love again and following your heart. I loved this book and Noah is so sweet!

β—Š Little Witch Academia Vol 1 by Yoh Yoshinari

-This is the story about a young witch named Atsuko “Akko” Kagari who has dreamed of becoming a Witch since she was a little girl who comes from a non-magic family. Now she’s been accepted to the same school as her childhood hero, Shiny Chariot-the prestigious Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy. Her adventure is just beginning and life is about to get much more interesting. This was a lot of fun to read and Atsuko is so adorable!

β—Š How To Cheat A Dragon’s Curse (How To Train Your Dragon #4) by Cressida Cowell

-This book was a wonderful continuation of the adventures of Hiccup, Toothless and their journey to help save a friend. I love Toothless even though he can be rather sassy at times but he always comes through for Hiccup.

β—Š Fado, Fado by Annie Cosby & Brett Manning

-I love Celtic fairy tales because it’s a piece of my heritage.This collection of stories was wonderful and magical. I loved learning more about Celtic myths from a variety of countries and adding a few more words to my vocabulary. The illustrations were very well done and it was such a pleasure to page through this!

β—Š Amulet: The Last Council (Amulet #4) by Kazu Kibuishi

-This is the further adventures of Emily, her family and her friends have made it to the famous lost city of Cielis but their journey to find help is far from over. Emily is a young Stonekeeper who recently found out she has powers. Almost immediately after arriving at Cielis, things seem rather strange and Emily has a bad feeling. What ensues is a wild and rather dangerous adventure. So looking forward to continuing this series!

β—Š Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

-In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh was part of the first group of people to make their way back to the surface. When she learns that there is a chance to time travel back to 2000 BC to survey the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, she jumps at the chance and is about to be in for the adventure of her life. This was a very fun book to read and full of surprises.

β—Š Keeper of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1) by Shannon Messenger

-I read this book on a recommendation from Regan from Peruse Project. This is the story of Sophie who always felt like an oddball in her family and in school where she’s a Senior in high school at the young age of twelve. While on a school trip, she runs into a mysterious boy with bright blue eyes who claims that Sophie is not human but is actually an elf. Before she knows it, her world is turned completely upside down and life is going to get very interesting. Full of adventure, mystery, a variety of mythical creatures, the power of friendship and determination, it was quite the page turner of a book!

β—Š How To Twist A Dragon’s Tale (How To Train Your Dragon #5) by Cressida Cowell

-I listened to this on audiobook via Libby which I highly recommend. David Tennant does a wonderful job of narrating. I joined Hiccup and friends on a journey to save their island from a Volcano eruption and very dangerous Dragons! What ensues is a very interesting adventure full of surprises, humor and of course Dragons! Hiccup is so precious and I very much enjoyed the journey!

β—Š One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday

-This is the story of Jane and Cameron who are kind of thrown together while preparing for a wedding. What ensues is a funny, heartwarming adventure that includes some very steamy scenes. I loved this book and how close all of the Bridesmaids were with the Bride even when she was in Bridezilla mode.

β—Š The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

-I listened to this on audiobook via Libby and Richard Armitage was the narrator! I admit that I did geek out a bit! This story pulled at my heartstrings in so many ways. This is a fictional novel based on true events including a Jewish man named Lale Sokolov who was sent to Auschwitz where he endured so much pain and hardship but did his best to help others, many of whom were much worse off than he was. He was given the job of the tattooist who gave prisoners numbers etched into their skin to be identified. Despite the hardship he finds a love that will last the rest of his life.Β  Heartbreaking but well worth a read.

β—Š The Gift by Cecelia AhernΒ 

-Everytime I pick up a book by Cecelia I know that I am going to fall right into her storytelling and it’s the same for this book as well. This is a modern version of A Christmas Carol that’s set in Ireland that certainly has elements that Dickens wrote of and yet in many aspects is quite a bit different. It was told in several different perspectives and really pulled at my heartstrings. Was not expecting that ending!

β—ŠΒ Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

-I loved this book so much! I knew I would enjoy it because it takes place in Ireland but I didn’t realize just how much.This is a book about Addie who is dealing with some recent heartache while in Ireland with her mom and brothers to see her Aunt married and then head on to Italy where her best friend waits before heading back to school. She has always been very close with her brother Ian until recently because he wants Addie to tell their parents what happened and she’s not ready to. Then she finds herself on an unexpected, crazy, fun, a tad heartbreaking road trip in Ireland with her brother Ian and his friend Rowan.

β—ŠΒ The Library Wars Vol 1 by Kiiro Yumi, Hiro Arikawa & Kinami Watabe (translator)

-This is an interesting concept about a future Japan in which most of the reading material is censored and can be taken away from bookstores or people in general if the Library Forces who work to protect its people doesn’t put a stop to it.Β Iku is a young recruit who decided she wanted to join the Library Forces instead of choosing the safer option of being a Librarian and it follows her many adventures.

β—ŠΒ The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

-I listened to this in audiobook that I borrowed from my Library’s Libby app. I’m so glad that I did because the narrator is wonderful and gave it a more comedic spin. I loved that this story was centered around a world where literature is taken very seriously.

β—ŠΒ It’s Getting Scot In Here by Suzanne Enoch (link to Blog Post)

-This book was so much fun to read and laughed at the cheekiness of the MacTaggert brothers. I also loved the closeness of the family towards the end of the book, Amelia’s determination to follow her heart and how the MagTaggert’s Mom kicked butt to protect her children.

β—ŠΒ Coming Home To Holly Close Farm by Julie HoustonΒ (link to Blog Post)

– A funny modern tale of a woman named Charlie who finds out her boyfriend is actually married and ends up back home with her rather interesting family in Yorkshire. Things get even more interesting when she learns that her Great Grandma Madge owns a piece of property and a wartime love that happened during WWII. I adore Grannie Madge!

β—ŠBiblioholism by Tom Raabe

-A rather comedic take on people who take their love of reading and collecting books seriously. I learned several new types of bookworms, some obscure history and have realized that my book collecting isn’t quite as bad as others mentioned in this book. Well worth a read.

β—ŠΒ Children of the Whales Vol 1 by Abi Umeda

-A tale set in an area where people live on a huge ship in the shape of a whale and are surrounded by sand that could potentially kill you. Chakuro is the main character who really is such a sweet young man and has a huge heart. I was not expecting that ending which was rather heartbreaking and there’s a cliffhanger.

β—ŠΒ Flying Witch Vol 1 by Chihiro Ishizuka, Melissa Tanaka (translator)

-This was an entertaining and rather amusing tale a young novice witch named Makoto who moves in along with her familiar cat Chito to live with distant cousins in the rural town of Aomori in Japan. What ensues is a funny and heartwarming tale with a dash of magic!

β—Š Adulthood Is A Myth by Sarah Andersen

-I really enjoyed reading this comic that covers a wide range of things that happen when trying to be an adult. I was laughing through some of it and cringing a bit in sympathy in others. It was a pretty quick read and I’m glad that I read it!

 

Paper Book Haul

I hauled maybe two books in January so I chose to skip that month but I more than made up for it in February! I hauled twenty-seven though a good chunk of them were from my local Library’s Friends of the Library Sale and two were sent to me three were sent to me via Publisher so I still saved quite a bit of money on books! Links are to Goodreads unless otherwise mentioned.

β—Š Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr (Deverry #1)

β—Š Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See

β—Š Wicked (Wicked Years #1)Β by Gregory Maguire

β—Š Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis LeeΒ 

β—Š Winter Moon (Walker Papers # 1.5) by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee and C.E. Murphy

β—Š The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

β—Š A Gilded Grave (Newport Gilded Age #1) by Shelley Freydont

β—Š The Crow (The Books of Pellinor #3) by Alison Croggon

β—Š The Riddle (The Books of Pellinor #2) by Alison Croggon

β—Š Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

β—ŠΒ Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

β—ŠΒ Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles #1) by Herbie Brennan

β—ŠΒ The Hounds of the MΓ³rrΓ­gan by Pat O’Shea

β—ŠΒ Murder Bay: A Ben Carey Mystery by David R. Horwitz

β—ŠΒ The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

β—ŠΒ Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1) by Nicki Pau PretoΒ (the book pictured is an Exclusive February OwlCrate edition) My Unboxing

β—Š The Guest Book by Sarah BlakeΒ – Thank you so much to Goodreads and FlatIron Books for sending me an advanced copy!- Release Date: May 7th, 2019

β—Š Irish Fairy Tales by Barry Leonard

β—ŠΒ Dublin: A Cultural History by Siobhan Kilfeather

β—ŠΒ The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss (Goodreads Author), Scott McKowen (Illustrations)

β—ŠΒ This Much Country by Kristin Knight PaceΒ – Thank you so much to Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing for sending me a finished copy! Release Date: March 5th, 2019

β—ŠΒ Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson

β—Š One and Only by Jenny Holiday (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1)

β—Š Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (Farseer Trilogy #2)

β—Š Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders #1)

β—Š Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders #2)

β—Š Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders #3)

Β Kindle Haul

β—ŠΒ The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor

β—ŠΒ Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel (Kindle Unlimited)

β—ŠΒ The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy

β—ŠΒ The saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald: A Norse/Viking Saga by Anon E. Mouse, Eirikr Magnusson, William Morris (Translator)

β—ŠΒ The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Illustrated) by Snorri Sturluson

β—ŠΒ The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson, Jesse L. Byock (Translator)

β—ŠΒ The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T.W. Rolleston, Stephen Reid (Illustrator), Stopford Augustus Brooke (Introduction)

β—ŠΒ An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train 0.5) by Jody Hedlund

β—ŠΒ With You Always (Orphan Train #1) by Jody Hedlund (Kindle Unlimited)

β—ŠΒ Kiss Me at Willoughby Close (Willoughby Close #4) by Kate Hewitt

β—ŠΒ Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen: Marvel Adaptations) by Nancy Butler (Adapter), Hugo Petrus (Illustrator), Jane Austen (Original Work)

Have you made it all the way to the end? Whether you have or not, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much, I really appreciate you taking the time to check out this post and I hope it was enjoyable! I am really looking forward to March as I have a lot of things planned but will see how they go. Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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