Mairead Owens, City Librarian for Dublin City Libraries, shares her favourite books of 2020 ...
Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Dublin’s ‘One City One Book’ for 2020. Delighted to re-read this book and recall again the family circumstances of the girl whose voice we listen to in Tatty.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
A wonderful story about a miscarriage of justice. Loved how Tayari shared her characters with the reader.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Great page turner and much enjoyed.
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Picked this book up by chance. An enthralling story about a family and the issues that they face.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Enjoyed hearing of some of the experiences of the first lady.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Brought me back to student days in Trinity.
Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
Irish debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is a lovely, warm-hearted read of all that is special about everyday life. It is witty and brought a smile to my face during a difficult year.
Milkman by Anna Burns
The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award 2020. An extraordinary book.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Great holiday read. An aristocrat who is on house arrest in Moscow’s Metropole Hotel.
Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan
Beautifully written compassionate book about home, love, loss and village life.
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