Top Ten Tuesday: Irish YA 101

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ‘Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101.’ I have decided to do Irish YA, as I am always keen to discover and promote Irish writers. It is great to read something that relates to your own place, and there is a lot of talent in Irish children’s and young adult fiction at the moment. This was a hard list to make, but I tried to get a mix of authors and genres. Happy reading!


Bog Child – Siobhán Dowd

Bog Child

Solace of the Road – Siobhán Dowd

Solace of the Road

The Primrose Leary Trilogy (Prim Improper, Improper Order, Primperfect) – Deirdre Sullivan

9246512 Improper Order (Prim, #2) Primperfect (Prim, #3)

Annan Water – Kate Thompson


Sisters…no way! – Siobhán Parkinson

Sisters...No Way!: Cindy's Diary, Ashling's Diary

Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill

Only Ever Yours

Taking Flight and Grounded – Sheena Wilkinson

Taking Flight (Declan Kelly, #1) 15698391

The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan


The Moorehawke Trilogy (The Poison Throne, The Crowded Shadows, The Rebel Prince) – Celine Kiernan

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Chalkline – Jane Mitchell


Extra reading: Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy, Rebecca series by Anna Carey, Anila’s Journey – Mary Finn, Finding A Voice by Kim Hood and October Moon by Michael Scott.

All cover images from Goodreads.

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