University of Limerick Literary Society

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me

C.S. Lewis
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The Picture of Dorian Grey

Book two, Semester one, 2022/2023 By Irish writer Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde’s only novel is the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.In this celebrated work Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements…

The Spinning Heart

In the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds. The Spinning Heart speaks for contemporary Ireland like…

Chairperson Sally’s favourite book

Jane Austen’s classic story is poignant, witty and perfectly showcases the mannerisms of Regency England. I enjoyed the fact that it has relatable characters that feel genuine and the writing is full of wit and charm.

PR Officer Amy’s Favourite Book

I love the Ballad of ‘Song Birds and Snakes’ by Suzanne Collins. It is the prequel to the Hunger Games and depicts how the young impressionable Coriolanus Snow becomes the harsh and cruel President Snow. There are also many little connections between the original trilogy’s symbols of Snow’s fall and the symbols of his youth…

Committee Member Amanda’s Favourite Book

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I read it while I was in France and I truly felt like the main character while I was over there. It kind of inspired me to live my best life and not to care what people think because when you’re old and looking back…

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… A man who never reads onlylives one

George R. R. Martin