Four Irish Books that Every Book Lover should Read

At this time, when nearly everyone is staying home for safety, books can be an ideal way of spending time. Staying the whole day indoors can be tedious and boring. However, to curb the spread of COVID-19, people are advised to stay at home. As such, reading novels and books can be an exciting way of spending the entire day in your study room or even outdoors.

Probably you have read all the books you ever wanted to, and you are out of titles, or you have no clue about books. This post can then be your partner by helping you to choose the best and classic Irish book that you will love.

Angelas’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

This is an interesting book detailing the early life stages of the author Frank McCourt. In gritty details, the content is about struggles the author and his family underwent in the early twentieth century. The main struggles the family endured were infant deaths and pregnancy issues in New York and Brooklyn. After the family returned to Limerick, life was not any smooth as poverty became part and parcel of Franks’s family.

Poverty isn’t the only theme, as the book also explains the alcoholic life of Frank’s father. Family love, determination, and ambitions are other themes covered.

Ulysses by James Joyce

One of the most famous books in Ireland Ulysses was published in the year 1922. Through poems, prose, parodies, and consciousness James introduces readers into the life of Leopold Bloom.

The is about the quest of paternity where Stephen is searching for a symbolic father, while Bloom is searching for a son. The main themes are compassion, remorse of conscious, and the importance of multiple perspectives.

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

If you have no clue that Irish had soul music, then this book may be your surprise. This is a comedy story about the birth and growth of ragtail north Dublin musicians whose plans are to bring soul back to Dublin.

Individualism and fame are the main themes in this book. This is portrayed by the musicians, where every band member tries to find a way of benefiting himself. Hope and poverty are other themes depicted by the musicians.

The Sea by John Banville

This book is about Max Morden. It explains three main periods of Max’s life set in the fiction seaside town of Rossclare. The book was published in the year 2005. The sea by John explores love, death, childhood memories, and more themes.

Bottom Line

Ireland is a small island with a population of around 6.3 million people, but it has produced great English writers. By reading the books mentioned above, without a doubt, you will understand why the books deserve a permanent point in your bookshelf. Just give them a try.