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Our monthly picks so far since we started have been:

Aug 2014:          Liz Nugent – Unravelling Oliver

Sept 2014:         Martin Amis – The Zone of Interest and Emily St. John Mandel – Station Eleven

Oct 2014:           David Nicholls – Us

Nov 2014:          Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner – Freakonomics and Margaret Atwood – Oryx & Crake

Dec 2014:           Donal Ryan – The Thing About December

Jan 2015:            Various – Dubliners 100

Feb 2015:           John Wyndham – The Day of the Triffids and Hugh Howey – Wool

Mar 2015:          David Sedaris – Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls and Takashi Hiraide – The Guest Cat

April 2015:         Marcus Sedgwick – The Ghosts of Heaven, Sally Green – Half Bad, David Almond – A Song for Ella Grey and Louise O’Neill – Only Ever Yours

May 2015:          Terry Hayes – I Am Pilgrim and Lisa McInerney – The Glorious Heresies

June 2015:          Sara Baume – Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither and Claire North – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

July 2015:          Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah and Jim Crace – Harvest

August 2015:    Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Paul Murray – The Mark and the Void

Sept 2015:         Oliver Sacks – The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat and Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Oct 2015:           M.R. James – Ghost Stories and Chuck Palahniuk – Haunted

Nov 2015:          Sarah Crossan – One and Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

Dec 2015:           Donal Ryan – A Slanting Of The Sun and Jenny Offill – The Department Of Speculation

Jan 2016:           Michel Faber – The Book Of Strange New Things, Laline Paul – The Bees, Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist and Anthony Doerr – All The Light We Cannot See.

Feb 2016:           Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens

March 2016:      Richard Beard – Acts Of The Assassins

April 2016:         Lia Mills – Fallen and Joanna Walsh – Vertigo

May 2016:        Richard Dawkins – The God Delusion and Becky Chambers – The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet

June 2016:       Conor O’Callaghan – Nothing On Earth and Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay.

July 2016:        Liz Nugent – Lying In Wait and Kent Haruf – Our Souls At Night

August 2016:    Mike McCormack – Solar Bones and Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything

September 2016:    Lionel Shriver – The Mandibles and M.R. Carey – The Girl With All The Gifts

October 2016:     Donal Ryan – All We Shall Know and Margaret Atwood – Hag-Seed

November 2016:    Anakana Schofield – Martin John and Becky Chambers – A Closed And Common Orbit

December 2016:     Daphne DuMaurier – Rebecca and Jess Hill – Himself

January 2017:      Cecelia Ahern – Lyrebird and Kevin Barry – Beatlebone

February 2017:      Michael Chabon – Moonglow and Sarah Pinborough – Behind Her Eyes

March 2017:     John Boyne – The Heart’s Invisible Furies and Sara Baume – A Line Made By Walking

April 2017:      Samer – The Raqqa Diaries: Escape From Islamic State and Ciaran McMenamin – Skintown

May 2017:      Lisa McInerney – The Blood Miracles and Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

June 2017:      Sally Rooney – Conversations With Friend and Edouard Louis – The End Of Eddy

July 2017:         Mark O’Connell – To Be A Machine and Sinead Crowley – One Bad Turn

August 2017:      Sarah Winman – Tin Man and June Caldwell – Room Little Darker

September 2017:    Gabriel Tallent – My Absolute Darling and Elan Mastai – All Our Wrong Todays

October 2017:   Bram Stoker – Dracula and Roddy Doyle – Smile

November 2017

Shaun Bythell – The Diary Of A Bookseller, Cat Hogan – There Was A Crooked Man, Barry McKinley – A Ton Of Malice, Andy Weir – The Martian

December 2017

Lisa Harding – Harvesting, Sarah Crossan – Moonrise, Salman Rushdie – The Golden House, George Saunders – Lincoln In The Bardo

January 2018

Matt Haig – How To Stop Time, Min Jin Lee – Pachinko, Karl Geary – Montpelier Parade, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich

February 2018

Catherine Gray – The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Jess Kidd – The Hoarder, John Connolly – he, Caimh McDonnell – Angels In The Moonlight

March 2018

Louise O’Neill – Almost Love, Jon McGregor – Reservoir 13, Fumio Sasaki – Goodbye, Things, Aidan Comerford Cornflakes For Dinner

April 2018

John Connell – The Cow Book, Donal Ryan – From A Low And Quiet Sea, Liz Nugent – Skin Deep, Tom Rachman – The Italian Teacher

May 2018

Kit de Waal – The Trick To Time, Jade Sharma – Problems, Jung Yun – Shelter, E.M. Forster – Howards End

June 2018

Caoilinn Hughes – Orchid And The Wasp, James Smythe – I Still Dream, Maja Lunde – A History Of Bees, John Wyndham – The Midwich Cuckoos

July 2018

Danny Denton – The Earlie King And The Kid In Yellow, David Sedaris – Calypso, David Graeber – Bullshit Jobs – A Theory, Helen Cullen – The Lost Letters Of William Woolf

August 2018

Emilie Pine – Notes To Self, Matt Haig – Notes On A Nervous Planet

September 2018

Darragh Martin – Future Popes Of Ireland, William Wall – Grace’s Day

October 2018

Wendy Erskine – Sweet Home, Michael Hughes – Country

November 2018

Sally Rooney – Normal People, Sarah Perry – Melmoth

December 2018

Matt Killeen – Orphan Monster Spy, Candy Gourlay – Bone Talk, Hilary McKay – The Skylark’s War, David Almond – The Colour Of The Sun

January 2019

Laura Lippman – Sunburn and Yuval Noah Harari – 21 Lessons For The 21st Century

February 2019

Catherine Price – How To Break Up With Your Phone and John Lanchester – The Wall

March 2019

Ronán Hession – Leonard And Hungry Paul and Ece Temelkuran – How To Lose A Country – The 7 Steps From Democracy To Dictatorship

April 2019

Jan Carson – The Fire Starters and Sinéad Gleeson – Constellations

May 2019

Jess Kidd – Things In Jars and Nicole Flattery – Show Them A Good Time

June 2019

Jane Casey – Cruel Acts and Joseph O’Connor – Shadowplay

July 2019

Kevin Barry – Night Boat To Tangier and Jenny McCartney – The Ghost Factory

August 2019

Niamh Boyce – Her Kind and Cecelia Watson – Semicolon

September 2019

Edna O’Brien – Girl and Elif Shafak – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World

October 2019

Colson Whitehead – The Nickel Boys and Jessie Burton – The Confession