Tanya Sweeney

Tanya Sweeney

Escaping Amy Schumer’s shadow with several zesty slices of life

Escaping Amy Schumer’s shadow with several zesty slices of life

You’ll Grow Out Of It, By Jessi Klein

Young adult debut offers a moreish read

Young adult debut offers a moreish read

Sweetbitter, By Stephanie Danler

Witty account of a dysfunctional family

Witty account of a dysfunctional family

This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir, By Victoria Fedden

Country and Irish: The leaders of  the Twang

Country and Irish: The leaders of the Twang

Musical genres don’t come much more unfashionable, but its recent resurgence is impossible to ignore

Ever-changing dating game is laid bare in an engaging read

Ever-changing dating game is laid bare in an engaging read

Labor Of Love: The Invention Of Dating, By Moira Weigel

Showering a child in the wrong kind of love

Showering a child in the wrong kind of love

Memoir; An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir; By Ariel Leve; Harper Books, €25.25

Looking back on the glory days of the pop press

Looking back on the glory days of the pop press

Memoir; I’m Not With The Band: A Writer’s Life Lost In Music; By Sylvia Patterson; Sphere Books, €25.50

Sending a clear message on mental health issues

Sending a clear message on mental health issues

NON-FICTION Anxiety For Beginners; By Eleanor Morgan; Bluebird, €23 / Mad Girl; By Bryony Gordon; Headline, €19.95

Undecorated heroism: Aitkenhead delivers a simple, stirring tribute

Undecorated heroism: Aitkenhead delivers a simple, stirring tribute

All At Sea; By Decca Aitkenhead

Confessional memoir is a low- calorie read

Confessional memoir is a low- calorie read

Glimmers of heartbreak, beauty and wisdom but nothing new for older readers

Knausgaard returns to the well for a fifth and fertile time

Knausgaard returns to the well for a fifth and fertile time

Memoir: Some Rain Must Fall; By Karl Ove Knausgaard; Harvill Secker, €18.60

A book that puts parents on the naughty step

A book that puts parents on the naughty step

Non-fiction; Not In Your Genes; The Real Reasons Children Are Like Their Parents; By Oliver James; Penguin/Random House €17.50

Keyes content to coast along with cosy comforts

Keyes content to coast along with cosy comforts

There is enough unpublished work here to keep even the most partisan Keyes follower from carping

The memories of the man who clothed the stars

The memories of the man who clothed the stars

Found in a pillowcase and kept under wraps for half a century, it is an Aladdin’s cave of moments

A necessary and urgent visit to one of society’s great evils

A necessary and urgent visit to one of society’s great evils

A short but exhausting, frustrating, and in some ways enlightening read