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Reader Ruth Concannon

Ruth Concannon

Dublin via Galway

Where in Dublin do you live?
Dublin 9
Where are you from?

What are you reading right now?

Toffee by Sarah Crossan.

Tell us a bit about it:

A story told in verse about a girl who is trying to forget and a woman who is trying to remember.

What is your favourite book of all time?

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.

Tell us a bit about it:

Murder, mystery, magic and feminism, everything you could want in a book!

What book do you remember most from your childhood and why?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Tell us a bit about it:

A book about the art of living creatively.

What is your favourite book by an international author?

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Tell us a bit about it:

Ifeoma’s cultural observations on life in America after moving from Nigeria.

What book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

Tell us a bit about it:

A graphic novel autobiography of growing up in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.

Books that changed your perspective, was there a book that changed your mind about something? How?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Tell us a bit about it:

A book about police brutality towards African American young people.


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