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# Reading

Last month
February 2023
# Irish Writers
Daily Poll: Do you find time to read books?
For many it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book.
This year
# Onwards
Casemiro on the double as Man United progress to FA Cup fifth round
Fred was also on target in a 3-1 win over Reading.
Will Smallbone hits the net for Stoke and impresses in front of Ireland boss
A 4-0 win for the home team today against Reading.
The Irish For: Jolabokaflod - a look at Iceland's Christmas books tradition
Darach Ó Séaghdha looks at how people in Iceland focus on books over the holiday season.
Last year
# novel times
Here is the fiction to keep an eye out for in 2023
We take a look at the standout books set to be published in the coming six months.
Books from Pamela Anderson and Frances Haugen among the non-fiction to look out for in 2023
From memoir to biography.
# Return
Ireland goalkeeper back in Reading squad after 'difficult time'
Grace Moloney had been absent since Ireland’s World Cup play-off win in Glasgow last month.
# Literature
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize
The winner was announced in a ceremony that was broadcast this evening.
# the coroner's daughter
A mystery novel set during 1816 chosen as the 2023 One Dublin One Book
The Coroner’s Daughter is a novel about a nursemaid who conceals her pregnancy and murders her newborn.
# Championship
Mixed emotions for Irish players as Dykes’ birthday brace sees QPR past Reading
Jeff Hendrick’s Royals missed their chance to go top.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The longlist for the An Post Bookshop of the Year award was announced yesterday evening.
Difficult day for Irish duo amidst Manchester United's thrashing of Reading
England Euro 2022 hero Alessia Russo was on target for United, while Maya Le Tissier had a dream debut.
# Full Circle
'A football fairytale' - Shane Long returns to Reading
The Irishman signs on a one-year deal.
# On the Move
Jeff Hendrick departs Newcastle for Reading on a season-long loan
New boss Paul Ince has expressed admiration for the versatile Ireland midfielder.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you read a book?
The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.
# Back In The Game
Paul Ince back in management after taking interim reins at Reading
Veljko Paunovic was sacked despite winning 3-2 at Preston on Saturday.
# Artefacts
New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university
Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated a collection to the University of Reading.
All time
# irish reads
Irish fiction to look forward to in 2022
Here are the books to look out for next year.
Extract: 'The Point', 'What? You mean the 3Arena?' I felt like Rip van Winkle
Dubliner Emily Bell writes about returning to live in the city after 20 years and finding that all the names have changed – and yet stayed the same.
Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.
# Pen to Paper
Andy Carroll signs short-term deal with Reading
The former England striker has committed his future to the Berkshire club until mid-January.
# writing our history
Declan O'Rourke: 'I think we all have these ghosts and figures lurking in the past'
The Irish songwriter has written a book about the Famine, something that he never expected to do, he tells us.
# Wat-a-win
Ismaila Sarr at the double as Watford take step closer to Premier League return
The Hornets were 2-0 winners at home to Reading.
'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.
Aoife Martin: Forget Twitter doom-scrolling. Books help you escape the lockdown blues
Our columnist says she found it hard to read books last year when the world was falling apart, but 2021 has so far reminded her of her love of reading.
# On The Dotted Line
Ireland keeper Moloney signs two-year contract extension with Reading
The deal will run until at least 2023.
# Wrap
Kirby double sees Chelsea extend WSL lead to five points after 5-0 win
Meanwhile, Reading and Everton played out a 1-1 draw.
# the summit
Late brace sees Brentford go top and extend unbeaten run to 21 league games
Josh Dasilva and Ivan Toney grabbed the crucial goals to ensure a 3-1 win over Reading.
# Books
Four Irish authors on longlist for prestigious €100k Dublin Literary Award
Previous winners include Anna Burns for Milkman, and Mike McCormack for Solar Bones.
# emphatic
Reading hit three first-half goals in victory over fellow play-off contenders Bournemouth
Junior Stanislas hit a late goal for Bournemouth who fell to their third successive league defeat.
# comfort reads
Open thread: What books gave you comfort in 2020?
We fill you in on what worked for us.
# comfort reads
The books that brought writers like Roddy Doyle and Tana French comfort in 2020
Irish and Ireland-based writers, including Roddy Doyle, Sinéad Gleeson and Tana French, tell us about the books that soothed them this year.
# Books
'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.
# Old Bailey
Man (26) pleads guilty to murdering three men in Reading park knife attack
James Furlong, aged 36, David Wails, aged 49, and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett, aged 39, all died in the attack on 20 June.
# royals rumble
John O'Shea hails 'positive' new Reading boss after Ireland great takes charge for Carabao Cup win
The Waterford man was at the helm alongside assistant manager Eddie Niedwiecki, with Serb Veljko Paunovic still in quarantine.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
Has Covid-19 made it easier or more difficult to get stuck into some books?
# Reading
Man appears in court accused of stabbing three friends to death in Reading park attack
Khairi Saadallah (25) is charged with murdering three men in England on 20 June.
# leave it late
Post-match red cards fly as Rooney penalty keeps pace in Derby's promotion chase
Tom Lawrence and Matt Miazga got caught up the emotion of a tight contest in an empty stadium.
# Terror Attack
Terror suspect held over killing of three people in Reading park had come to attention of MI5
Khairi Saadallah remains in custody over the knife attack in the English town west of London on Saturday.
# Reading
Stabbings in Reading declared a 'terrorist incident' by UK police
Three people have died and another three are seriously injured after multiple stabbings at a park.