Featured Readers

Each month we sit down for a chat with a ‘Featured Reader’, to find out about their favourite books of all time, their literary preferences, recommendations, revered authors, & the likes...

This Month

Grace Enemaku

Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Which book is battered and worn from reading over and over again?

The book that is battered and worn from reading over and over again is Dune by Frank Herbert. This book explores political and religious power structures and you know, how they warp over time.

The reason that I’ve read it so many times is that it’s a seven-book series and each time I want to read another book, I have to start from the beginning.

What book from elsewhere would you recommend to a Dublin friend?

A book from elsewhere that I’d recommend to a Dublin friend is Fruits by Shoici Aoki.

It compiles all of his photography for the publication of Fruits, which is a magazine in Japan, and it shows loads of teens, just like street fashion, and take say, wearing everything from high fashion, street wear, all mixed together, all the different subcultures, it explores them all and it’s just great.

What is your favourite book right now?

My favourite book right now is Salt by Nayyirah Waheed.

So, this is a poetry book. Her themes kind of include the black and female experience, motherhood and intimacy, in a very, very visceral way and a lot of these poems have actually made me cry the first time I read them.

So, I would recommend them to everyone.

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The Books

We have been finding out about the books that matter to you, to grow this virtual bookshelf that represents the lives, families and culture of the people that call Dublin home. Here are a selection of some of the books that you have been telling us …

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We want to hear about the books that matter to you. Tell us about your most cherished books, what you’re reading right now, your favourite book from your childhood, and the books that make up the story of your life. Share your recommended reads and take part here

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