First up...‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris
I am by no means a fast reader. I wish I was; I am forever jealous of those who seem to read book after book so quickly, but that’s not how I am built. However, I read this book in practically one sitting which is pretty unheard of for me. That seemed to be a similar experience for the other members of the book club who gave Lale’s story a unanimous thumbs up.
You know the setting, you know the history, you may even recognise some of the characters b...
Our January pick was Sally Rooney’s debut novel ‘Conversations with Friends’. This Mayo writer has quickly gathered a strong fan base and recently won several awards for her second novel ‘Normal People’ including the Costa Book Award this month.
She has been dubbed the ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’ by her editor at Faber & Faber and The New Yorker has described her as the ‘first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism’. The attention she has garnered has bee...
November’s choice for our members was Tara Westover’s memoir ‘Educated’.
Published in 2018, Tara charts the story of her unorthodox upbringing; I say upbringing but in truth she was more dragged along than brought up. Tara is the daughter of fundamentalist Mormons from Idaho; the daughter of a man who built an underground bunker in preparation for the end of days; the daughter of a woman who forbade her from taking conventional medicine; the daughter of parents who did not believe in giving their children a formal education.