#BookBingo – Round 6

One of the things I love about book bingo is that I often get to feature for a second time books I have recently appreciated and highly recommend. None more so than this week’s selection.

Themes of Culture:

A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony

‘It was already completely bright in the room; the savage light was beating against the wall in front of her. There was nothing as depressing as that hard, flat, empty early morning Irish light. It stripped everything bare; it made you feel bleached down to the bone. It was hard to get away from yourself in this kind of light.’

Ireland itself is like a character within this novel. It pulsates with history and its own atmosphere, clinging to the characters with a visceral connection. I have come across this notion before, that the Irish never truly leave Ireland behind.

‘She had never felt fully alive after leaving Ireland. She had never been fully herself, again.’
‘She was broken enough now, finally, to be able to come home.’

For 2019, I’m teaming up with Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse for an even bigger, and more challenging book bingo. We’d love to have you join us. Every second Saturday throughout 2019, we’ll post our latest round. We invite you to join in at any stage, just pop the link to your bingo posts into the comments section of our bingo posts each fortnight so we can visit you. If you’re not a blogger, feel free to just write your book titles and thoughts on the books into the comments section each fortnight, and tag us on social media if you are playing along that way.

6 thoughts on “#BookBingo – Round 6

  1. I was away when bingo started and have somehow missed playing along… but I will join in for quarterly reviews. Will post my card next week (and after a quick look, I’m not doing too badly!).

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