Reading is absolutely my favourite pastime, and I love to catch a couple of pages at any opportunity. It calms me after a long day in work. It settles me if my mind is racing. And, best of all, it helps distract me from a world around me that is literally on fire.
Challenge criteria: A book by an author of a different ethnicity to you.
The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn’s tale recounts the summer she fell in love and set out on her own path. Angie’s story is about her search for her unknown father.
June is always a pretty good month for me when it comes to books, because June is my birthday month. I like to treat myself a little to some titles I’ve been looking forward to with a while. It’s also a time for me to sit and try to put together a reading list for the rest of the year. One I know I will never stick to, of course.
Challenge criteria: A book with a time of day in the title.
January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.
The lives of four teenagers – Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina – who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night that he has never shared.