Spend St Patrick’s Day with an Irish Author!

March 17, 2015 Bookish Fun 13

Happy Paddy’s Day all!  I think by now you all know I’m Irish.  I love where I live (rain and all) and I love our culture, our long history and our rich heritage.  And above all I love to promote Irish Authors.  What better day to shout loud and proud than on Paddy’s Day so I’ve wrapped all previous Green Giant reviews for you.  You’re welcome!

These are a mixed bunch so there should be something for everyone but if want recommendations for any particular genre, just shout.  Believe me I know my Irish authors!  Click on the image to go directly to the review.

And a quick tip for Paddy’s Day; never EVER call it Patty’s day unless you want to be met with scornful glances.  All Irish people hate that!  So keep it real – Paddy or Patrick – and I’ll raise my green smoothie and toast to your health today.  Sláinte agus Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!  (Good health and Happy Paddy’s Day).


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13 Responses to “Spend St Patrick’s Day with an Irish Author!”

  1. Donna @ OnDBookshelf

    Thanks for the list. I’ve read Maeve Binchy, Marian Keyes, and Tana French, but it looks like there are lots more for me to choose. I also never knew about the proper term to shorten St. Patrick’s Day, so I won’t use the girl’s name ever again 🙂
    Donna @ OnDBookshelf recently posted…Review: The Headmaster’s Wife

  2. Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

    YES!! Oh gosh, I absolutely HATE the Patty’s Day thing! I personally find it very insulting and disrespectful. How an Irish name like Pádraig was shortened to Patty beats the heck out of me… SMH.

    I love this list! I’ve seen so many of these books, but I haven’t read them. I’ve been really bad at reading Irish authors over the past couple years. Thanks for the list, Trish! I need to remember some of these on my next book shopping binge 😀

    And Happy Paddy’s Day!

    • trish

      I know, it drives me crazy! I have no idea how it started but it’s time for it to stop! Down with that sort of thing :O
      Hope you fit some Irish authors in, we are lucky to have such talent on our doorstep 🙂

  3. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I’ve only read two of these authors, and I am drooling over all the rest, so thank you very much, Trish! I love Rachael English and Tana French and I found them thanks to you 🙂

    Keep on promoting Irish authors. We readers in the U.S. don’t get enough exposure to them, we mostly hear about British authors if they are authors from overseas. That needs to be corrected.
    R_Hunt @ View From My Home recently posted…The Cold Cold Ground Review

    • trish

      Don’t worry Rita, I’ll always promote an Irish author when I find one that I love. I read authors from all over the world but Irish authors will always have a special place in my bookish heart 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement! By the way, you might like to try The Cross of Santiago as it’s set in Galway which I know is on your mind right now 🙂

  4. Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

    Whaaat… why do ya’ll hate it when people call it “Saint Paddy’s Day? Just curious no disrespect 🙂 Some of these books I have seen around and didn’t even know they were Irish. Cool! I love that you love your country, I love mine too but I think I would like to visit Ireland… the weather sounds like it would be perfect for me. Well, maybe not the rain…
    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger recently posted…Excerpt + Giveaway | Getting Dirty by Mia Storm

    • trish

      Oh no Sarah, Paddy’s Day is fine and it’s we all call it too! What we hate it PATTY’s day! That is NOT a thing! That’s just a made up name and it’s not ok! :O I’ve little to be worrying me, right?!!
      Hope you get to visit us someday 🙂

  5. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day love! I love your post! I have been wanting to read more Irish authors lately. What would your recommendation be for a great young adult book by an Irish author??
    You already know what I like, I love fantasy and stuff like that. Not so much contemporary though… 😀
    ..and I love the rain.. I really want to visit Ireland someday before I die. It’s a bucket list item! I am proud to be Irish, and will be sad to shed my last name someday when I get married ..since it’s Irish and I love it. 😉
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads recently posted…Our Top 5 Favorite “weird YA books” | #KeepYAWeird (plus giveaway)

    • trish

      Dee, you have to read Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill, it’s not fantasy, it’s actually dystopia. I loved it! It’s about body image and it’s horrifying but a great read. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since I read it and I’m actually thinking of rereading it soon even though I only read it late last year.
      And I love that you have an Irish connection 🙂 Maybe you can go all non traditional and get your husband to be to take your name instead! Let me know how you get on with that when the time comes :O LOL

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