We're all guilty of saying 'I should be reading more,' but it's not as easy as it sounds. Family life, work commitments and even our smartphones can often get in the way.
Deciding which book to read is also a challenge - with the advent of Amazon, Kindles and audio books, the sheer amount of options available to us is close to overwhelming.
That's why we've teamed up with Kerr's Bookshop Clonakilty to bring you suggestions that we hope will make your life that little bit easier.
Every month the folks at Kerr's Bookshop Clonakilty will reccommend a selection of books that cater to all tastes and we'll post them here.
Let us know if you read any of the books below and tell us whether you loved or hated them. Happy reading!
Endeavour by Peter Moore
The Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. Britain was consumed by the impulse for grand projects. In 1768 the Royal Navy bought a Whitby collier for an expedition to the South Seas. No one could have guessed she would become the most significant ship in the history of British exploration. Her name was Endeavour.
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
It is 1932, and the losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiancé and her brother and regarded by society as a ‘surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape her suffocating mother and strike out alone.
Experiments on Reality by Tim Robinson
Long recognized as perhaps the greatest non-fiction writer at work in Ireland, for his vast, polymathic accounts of nature and culture in the Aran Islands and Connemara, Tim Robinson is also an essayist of genius whose fascinations range across the globe. In Experiments on Reality, he shines the light of his intelligence on his own life, and on some of the most fascinating questions in science and culture.
The Confession by Jessie Burton
From the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse, The Confession is a luminous, powerful and deeply moving novel about secrets and storytelling, motherhood and friendship, and how we lose and find ourselves.
The Institue by Stephen King
Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts - telepathy, telekinesis - for concentrated effect. Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.