Oprah Magazine has listed its selections for the "25 Books by Irish Authors You Should Read" in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day.
Bookworms of any persuasion know well that Ireland continues to produce some of the world's best literature, spanning across all genres.
Ahead of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, when people the world over celebrate the best of Irish culture, Michelle Darrisaw, the Culture & News Writer for OprahMag.com, chose the "25 books by Irish authors you should read" and, we must say, she's right on the money.
The list of 25 books by Irish authors chosen by Oprah Magazine covers literary works both old and new, spanning from authors like Oscar Wilde to Colm Tóibín to Sally Rooney.
Several of the titles, including "Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling" and "Maeve in America," and authors, including Donal Ryan and Tana French, have been featured in IrishCentral's ongoing monthly Book Club, which you can catch up on here!
Here are the 25 books by Irish authors you should read, according to OprahMag.com:
- Dubliners, by James Joyce
- Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else, by Maeve Higgins
- A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride
- Milkman, by Anna Burns
- The Barrytown Trilogy, by Roddy Doyle
- The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney
- From a Low and Quiet Sea, by Donal Ryan
- Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
- The Country Girls, by Edna O'Brien
- The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
- Amongst Women, by John McGahern
- The Last September, by Elizabeth Bowen
- Actress, by Anne Enright
- Exciting Times, by Naoise Dolan
- PS, I Love You, by Cecelia Ahern
- Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt
- A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy
- Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Sea, by John Banville
- Faithful Place, by Tana French
- The Heart's Invisible Furies, by John Boyne
- Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling, by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
- Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney
- Unraveling Oliver, by Liz Nugent
Looking for Irish book recommendations or to meet with others who share your love for Irish literature? Join IrishCentral’s Book Club on Facebook and enjoy our book-loving community.