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

Olga Taranova

Dublin 8 via Russia

What book do you recommend to friends?

The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas, I keep recommending it, not only to friends, but pretty much anybody. It made me appreciate people in a completely different way.

What book is battered and worn from being read over and over again?

Angela Carter's Wise Children would have been one of the most battered ones.

She wrote it when she knew she was dying of cancer, but at the same time it's extremely uplifting.

Why is reading so important?

To me, a good book has to transport you to another life. It develops empathy in a person.


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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