Tanya Sweeney

Tanya Sweeney

Natural talent shines through in fictional tale of gay footballer

Natural talent shines through in fictional tale of gay footballer

Vivid, real and muscular, A Natural is a highly satisfying and deeply felt read.

Memoir of New York party girl hurtles along

Memoir of New York party girl hurtles along

Have you ever heard of Cat Marnell?

Powerful portrayal of the endless brutality of poverty in rural France

Powerful portrayal of the endless brutality of poverty in rural France

Memoir: The End of Eddy, By Édouard Louis (translated by Michael Lucey), Harvill Secker, €17.25

Noirish tale of a trial by media

Noirish tale of a trial by media

An immersive and authentic novel, spiked with noirish intrigue.

A weight-loss memoir that’s, like, totes emosh

A weight-loss memoir that’s, like, totes emosh

Memoir, Flabyrinth, By Jules Coll Gill Books, €14.95

The art of volunteering

The art of volunteering

If you want to do something to help others while broadening your own horizons, then volunteering is the way to go

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