Friday, 22 June 2012

Summer Reading List 2012

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We have posted the titles, authors and book images of all books from our Summer Reading programme on our blog so you can read with us and share your thoughts on our choices.

Please find the book which you have read (below or through our Blog Search) and leave your comment under the post.

We are really looking forward to getting your Book Reviews throughout the Summer.

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The Pleasures of men by Kate Williams

Before I go to sleep by SJ Watson

The Collected Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Capital by John Lanchester

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

Anno Dracula: The bloody red by Kim Newman

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The Report by Jessica Francis Kane

When nights were cold by Susanna Jones

Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins

Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

The Blue Death by Joan Brady

A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake

The elegance of a hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

When god was a rabbit by Sarah Winman

The beginners goodbye by Anne Tyler

The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend

East of Eden by John Steinback

Can we still be friends by Alexandra Shulman

The Carpenter's Pencil by Manuel Rivas (Translated by Jonathon Dunne)

This is how it ends by Kathleen MacMahon

Happiness and other stories by Mary Lavin

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris

The Red House by Mark Haddon

A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright

A June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady

Recommended Read of the Week

This week follow the life and times of one of Ireland's most successful and talented players in Paul Lennon's "Robbie - A strikers story"
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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Recommended Read of the week!

This week make sure and get your hands on Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
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Cavan Reading Group Update

The group will not be meeting again until the Autumn - However, they are not taking any break from their reading! Everyone is getting stuck into our Summer Reading Programme. Check it out on! We are looking forward to reading loads of lovely reviews on this blog soon!

June Read - Cootehill Library

The Book Thief
By Marcus Zusack

Our Bailieborough Group awarded this book a fantastic 5 stars! But what will our Cootehill members think?

This work is narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching: When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at

33 Himmel Street
, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents - 'Kommunists' - for ever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career. In the care of the Hubermans, Liesel befriends blond-haired Rudy Steiner, her neighbour obsessed with Jesse Owens, and the mayor's wife, who hides from despair in her library. Together Liesel and Rudy steal books - from Nazi book burning piles, from the mayor's library, from the rich people for whom her foster mother does the ironing. In time, they take in a Jewish boxer, Max, who reads with Liesel in the basement. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters.

June Read - Bailieborough Library

We Need to Talk About Kevin
by Lionel Shriver
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Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction for 2005.
This is the Orange prize winning, million copy bestseller: now a "Serpent's Tail" classic. Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Recommended Read of the Week!

This week we are recommending Scandalous women : the lives and loves of history's most notorious women By Elizabeth Kerri Mahon.
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Awesome Summer Reading

Stay Cool this Summer and Lose Yourself in our Great Summer Reads! Our Summer Reading Lists are now available to view and download from