Advertisement
Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 16 September, 2021

#Books

What were your favourite books of 2015? Here are our picks
# Reads
From TheJournal.ie
# Reads

What were your favourite books of 2015? Here are our picks

Dec 26th 2015, 10:30 AM 14,293 Views 9 Comments

Tell us in the comments.

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future
# Crystal Ball
From TheJournal.ie
# Crystal Ball

These 15 sci-fi books actually predicted the future

Dec 25th 2015, 10:15 AM 16,435 Views 11 Comments

When science fiction becomes fact.

10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts
# Last Minute Dot Com
# Last Minute Dot Com

10 books that will make brilliant last-minute Christmas gifts

Dec 16th 2015, 11:17 AM 6,102 Views 0 Comments

Go and grab ‘em.

Shopping for books for Christmas presents? Here's some help...
# Turn The Page
From TheJournal.ie
# Turn The Page

Shopping for books for Christmas presents? Here's some help...

Dec 12th 2015, 12:30 PM 32,223 Views 25 Comments

Here are some of the top literary picks from 2015.

How many of the best books of 2015 have you read?
# Bookworm
# Bookworm

How many of the best books of 2015 have you read?

Dec 4th 2015, 12:07 PM 6,857 Views 3 Comments

Some more books to add to your “to read” pile.

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award
# List Of The Worst
From TheJournal.ie
# List Of The Worst

Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:05 PM 14,455 Views 16 Comments

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'
# Irish Book Awards
From TheJournal.ie
# Irish Book Awards

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Nov 25th 2015, 3:32 PM 8,104 Views 22 Comments

Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.

Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name
# Egyptian Goddess
From TheJournal.ie
# Egyptian Goddess

Isis bookshop vandalised for fifth time, still refuses to change name

Nov 22nd 2015, 8:45 AM 39,657 Views 56 Comments

‘Some ignorant people believe that the terrorists have a gift store in the middle of Denver.’

8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees
# Turned Off
# Turned Off

8 toe-curlingly awful lines from this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees

Nov 18th 2015, 10:03 AM 5,541 Views 5 Comments

NSFW (or for life), obviously.

Bill Bryson: 'I've always felt I'm kind of an outsider'
# Irish Book Awards
From TheJournal.ie
# Irish Book Awards

Bill Bryson: 'I've always felt I'm kind of an outsider'

Nov 16th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,682 Views 18 Comments

The best-selling author spoke to us about life in the UK, and what it’s like to have Robert Redford portray you on the big screen.

Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference
# Turning The Page
From TheJournal.ie
# Turning The Page

Amazon is opening a physical bookstore - with a difference

Nov 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 18,687 Views 20 Comments

It will even include reviews from the site.

These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland
# Irish Book Awards
From TheJournal.ie
# Irish Book Awards

These books are fighting to be named the best in Ireland

Nov 4th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,806 Views 24 Comments

The shortlist has just been announced.

Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world
# Eoin Colfer
From TheJournal.ie
# Eoin Colfer

Leprechauns and fantasy make this Irish author one of the most popular in the world

Oct 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,123 Views 6 Comments

We sat down with the famous writer for a chat about his latest projects.

25 books every twentysomething should read
# So It Goes
# So It Goes

25 books every twentysomething should read

Oct 18th 2015, 8:15 PM 83,085 Views 15 Comments

Get stuck in.

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore
# Long Gaze Back
From TheJournal.ie
# Long Gaze Back

Here's why Ireland's women writers aren't being ignored anymore

Sep 20th 2015, 7:30 PM 9,123 Views 4 Comments

We speak to the editor of a new anthology, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson.

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter?

Is it time JK Rowling stopped talking about Harry Potter?

Sep 10th 2015, 10:57 AM 4,741 Views 5 Comments

Saturation, or still exciting?

Outrage after teen book is banned over sex, drugs and racism
# Award Winning
From TheJournal.ie
# Award Winning

Outrage after teen book is banned over sex, drugs and racism

Sep 7th 2015, 11:00 PM 20,831 Views 24 Comments

The book tells the story of a Maori boy who struggles with racism and drugs.

Terry Pratchett fans are defending his honour after The Guardian called him 'mediocre'
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Terry Pratchett fans are defending his honour after The Guardian called him 'mediocre'

Aug 31st 2015, 1:54 PM 3,166 Views 3 Comments

The article comes days after Pratchett’s final novel was published.

This boy was sent loads of books after a postman saw he had only junk mail to read
# Book Worm
# Book Worm

This boy was sent loads of books after a postman saw he had only junk mail to read

Jul 30th 2015, 1:50 PM 4,066 Views 4 Comments

If this doesn’t make you smile/shed a tear, we don’t know what will.

Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world's biggest literary awards
# The Green Road
From TheJournal.ie
# The Green Road

Meet the latest Irish novelist in the running for one of the world's biggest literary awards

Jul 29th 2015, 1:14 PM 8,450 Views 3 Comments

She got the nod for her latest book, The Green Road.

Fifty Shades of Grey has made us all mad for ... reading
# Bedtime Reading
From TheJournal.ie
# Bedtime Reading

Fifty Shades of Grey has made us all mad for ... reading

Jun 29th 2015, 2:25 PM 14,607 Views 26 Comments

What did you think we were going to say? Filthy minds.

Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"
# IMPAC Award
From TheJournal.ie
# IMPAC Award

Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"

Jun 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 8,299 Views 0 Comments

That hasn’t stopped the British writer from scooping one of the world’s top literary prizes.

This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide
# IMPAC Award
From TheJournal.ie
# IMPAC Award

This book is the best you'll find in a library right now worldwide

Jun 17th 2015, 11:54 AM 14,113 Views 8 Comments

The winner of this prestigious award is €100,000 richer.

12 of the most hyped books to read on the beach this summer
# Beach Books
# Beach Books

12 of the most hyped books to read on the beach this summer

Jun 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 6,913 Views 1 Comment

Stuff these into your beach tote.

These are the best Irish children's books out there right now
# Winners
From TheJournal.ie
# Winners

These are the best Irish children's books out there right now

May 19th 2015, 2:03 PM 17,616 Views 4 Comments

They’ve all won an award today.

#ClickbaitBooks took over Twitter today and it was glorious
# Clickbait Books
# Clickbait Books

#ClickbaitBooks took over Twitter today and it was glorious

Apr 30th 2015, 8:24 PM 3,392 Views 0 Comments

What would happen if books had clickbait titles? The results may surprise you.

Queen Victoria wrote this book when she was 10 years old
# Cat Drama
From TheJournal.ie
# Cat Drama

Queen Victoria wrote this book when she was 10 years old

Apr 10th 2015, 6:15 AM 9,038 Views 8 Comments

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey
# Erotica
From TheJournal.ie
# Erotica

This book series could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey

Apr 8th 2015, 6:15 AM 22,797 Views 19 Comments

The author just signed a $7million deal.

Terry Pratchett fans have begun to petition Death himself
# Bring Back Pratchett
# Bring Back Pratchett

Terry Pratchett fans have begun to petition Death himself

Mar 13th 2015, 7:39 AM 2,637 Views 2 Comments

It’s what he would have wanted.

Which Beloved Children's Book Character Are You?
# Love Books
# Love Books

Which Beloved Children's Book Character Are You?

Mar 11th 2015, 9:30 PM 9,386 Views 9 Comments

Are you a Matilda, or more of an Artemis Fowl? Take our quiz and find out.

Author Harper Lee's blunt two-word letter to a journalist is excellent
# Go Away
# Go Away

Author Harper Lee's blunt two-word letter to a journalist is excellent

Mar 6th 2015, 11:00 AM 3,358 Views 0 Comments

Author got sassy with a journalist asking whether she was “lucid”.

12 of the cosiest cafés in Ireland to chill out with a good book
# Snuggle Up
# Snuggle Up

12 of the cosiest cafés in Ireland to chill out with a good book

Mar 5th 2015, 9:27 PM 19,651 Views 8 Comments

Come for the coffee, stay for the cosy.

Open Thread: What are your "desert island" books?
# World Book Day
From TheJournal.ie
# World Book Day

Open Thread: What are your "desert island" books?

Mar 5th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,737 Views 105 Comments

Today is World Book Day, what are your favourites?

It was World Book Day today and kids slayed us with their adorable costumes
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

It was World Book Day today and kids slayed us with their adorable costumes

Mar 5th 2015, 4:00 PM 4,319 Views 1 Comment

<3

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

Mar 5th 2015, 12:57 PM 1,064 Views 6 Comments

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

Poll: Can you find the time to read?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Mar 5th 2015, 9:34 AM 10,568 Views 46 Comments

Today is World Book Day – but how much do you read?

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird
# 2Kill2Mockingbird
From TheJournal.ie
# 2Kill2Mockingbird

There's going to be a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:49 PM 14,694 Views 32 Comments

It will be called Go Set A Watchman.

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'
# Read All About It
From TheJournal.ie
# Read All About It

Plans to merge libraries criticised as 'wholly shoddy and unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2015, 10:30 AM 13,194 Views 54 Comments

Will your county be affected?

18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime
# Spine Tingling
From TheJournal.ie
# Spine Tingling

18 libraries every book-lover should visit in their lifetime

Jan 11th 2015, 4:30 PM 26,103 Views 24 Comments

From Baroque masterpieces to stark timber and glass structures — these incredible buildings are certain to distract you from whatever you’re reading.

Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015
# Must Reads
From TheJournal.ie
# Must Reads

Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015

Jan 4th 2015, 11:30 AM 14,564 Views 6 Comments

Pick up some inspiration from some of these…