Books 2018

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve done it. I set myself a challenge a couple of years ago of trying to get through 1 book a week and after passing the 1 dozen mark the first year I was beginning to think it was all a bit too much of an ask. Life is busy but reading is a great way of broadening your outlook, it provides time to think, to reconsider your actions and also provide inspiration for that hectic daily grind. So here’s the list, many of these have been reviewed as book of the week here in the blog

1) Out of the wreckage
New politics for an age of crisis
George monbiot
Verso press

2) Striking back
The untold story of an anti apartheid striker
Mary manning with sinead o brien
Collins press

3) Silence in the age of noise
Erling Kagge
Penguin books

4) Jayo
My autobiography
Jason Sherlock

5) Dub sub confidential
A goalkeepers life with- and without – the dubs
John Leonard
Penguin books

6) The choice
Philly Mcmahon
Gill books

7) The spitboy rule
Tales of a xicana in a female pink band
Michelle Cruz Gonzales
Pm press

8) Christy ring
Val Dorgan
Irish independent books

9) The choice
Edith eger
Penguin/random house

10) We all looked up
Tommy Wallach
Simon and schuster

11) Friday night lights
A town, a team and a dream
Hg bissinger
Da capo press

12) Conversations with friends
Sally Rooney
Faber and faber

13) Punk rock entrepreneur
Running a business without losing your values
Caroline Moore
Microcosm

14) A Ton of Malice
The half life of an Irish punk in London
Barry McKinley
Old street publishing.

15) The new poverty
Stephen Armstrong
Verso books

16) Penguins stopped play
Eleven village cricketers take on the world
Harry Thompson
John Murray publications.

17) The Dublin docker
Working loves of dublin sea port
Aileen o Carroll and don Bennett
Irish academic press

18) When Skateboards will be free
My reluctant political childhood
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Penguin Press

19) From a low and quiet sea
Donal Ryan
Penguin books

20) Misogynation
The true scandal of sexism
Laura bates
Simon and schuster

21) Henry Shefflin
The autobiography
Penguin press

22) Noam Chomsky
Global discontents
Chomsky and David barsamian
Penguin books

23) The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Panmacmillan

24) Janesville
An American story
Amy Goldstein
Simon and schuster

25) And the weak they must suffer the most
Europe, austerity, and the threat to global stability
Yanis varoufakis
Vintage books

26) The road between my feet
Frank turner
Headline publications

27) How Football Saved My Life
Alan Stubbs
Simon and schuster

28) Stealing all transmissions
A short history of the clash
Randal Doane
Pm press

29) Quiet Revolutionaries
Irish Women in Education, Medicine and Sport, 1861. – 1964
Dr Margaret O hOgartaigh
History Press Ireland

30) Me and my mate Jeffrey
Niall Breslin
Hachette books

31) Still suitable for miners
Billy Bragg
Andrew Collins
Ebury publishing

32) Watching the Match
The inside story of football on television
Brian barwick
Andre Deutsch books

33) Crashing The Party
From the Bernie Sanders campaign to a progressive movement
Heather Gaitney
Verso Books

34) The production of money
How to break the power of the bankers
Ann Pettifor
Verso books

35) Fordlandia
The rise and fall of Henry fords forgotten jungle city
Greg Grandin
Icon Books

36) Holding
Graham Norton

37) The monk who sold his Ferrari
Robin shame

38)Me and my mate Jeffrey
Niall Breslin
Hachette books

39) Violent Borders
Refugees and the right to move
Reece Jones
Verso books

40) The Toy Dolls
From Fulwell to Fukuoka
Ronan Fitzsimons
Ardra Press

41) Disaster Capitalism
Making a killing out of catastrophe
Anthony loewenstein
Verso Books

42) Inside the room
The untold story of Ireland’s crisis government
Eamon Gilmore

43) Hara hotel
A tale of Syrian refugees in Greece
Teresa thornhill
Verso books

44)Last of the high Kings
Ferdia MacAnna
New Island Books

45) Crass Reflections
Alastair Gordon
Active Distribution

46) Pirates punks and politics
FC St Pauli: falling in Love with a radical football club
Nick Davidson
Sb sports books

47) She Moves through the boom
Anne Marie Hourihane
Sitric Books

48) Win – Proven strategies for success in sport, life and mental health
Brent Pope and Jason Brennan
Hachette Books

49)The boy on the shed
Paul ferris
Hodder And Stoughton

50) Extreme cities
Ashley Dawson
Verso books

51) The club
Christy OConnor
Penguin books

52) Dublin – The Chaos Years
Neil Cotter
Penguin Books

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