Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Author: Gail Honeyman Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Synopsis: Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Genre: Mystery/Crime Supernatural (Adult)   Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: Well-known jazz musician Cyrus Wilkinson collapse with a heart attack after a gig in Soho, but why is PC Peter Grant from the Economic and Specialist Crime Unit called in to investigate? Well Dr. Walid believes that there is more than a heart-attack behind… Continue reading Book Review: The Moon Over Soho

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Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Author: Rae Carson Genre: Adult Fiction (Sci-fi, Fantasy) Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters!  The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy.… Continue reading Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Midnight Sun Book Review

Author: Stephenie Meyer Genre: Young Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun. This unforgettable tale, as told through… Continue reading Midnight Sun Book Review

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Snow

Author: John Banville Genre: Adult - Mystery Reviewer: Kevin - Athy / Castledermot Library Synopsis: While spending some rest time at his fathers’ home, D.I. St John Strafford is directed to attend the horrific murder of Ballyglass parish priest Tom Lawless; whose body was found at the home of the once influential family of Ballyglass; The Osborne’s. Not only… Continue reading Snow

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Tolkien Reading Day

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters Tolkien Reading Day takes place annually on the 25th of March and celebrates the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of some of the famous works of fantasy in the English language. As a mild fan of Tolkien’s most famous works-I really must get around to reading… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day

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Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.  Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign which is part of the government Keep Well initiative… Continue reading Ireland Reads- Adult Digital eBook Suggestions

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Girl From Widow Hills

Author: Megan Miranda Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library Genre: Adult Fiction Synopsis Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills ...When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame… Continue reading The Girl From Widow Hills

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Author: Sara Baume Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library Synopsis A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast –… Continue reading Spill Simmer Falter Wither

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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

Author:           Alexander McCall Smith Genre:             Adult Fiction Review by:      Mairead, Monasterevin Library Synopsis:         Once more we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith ... To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose; it is summer in Scotland Street… Continue reading The Peppermint Tea Chronicles