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Thank you for visiting IzzyReads.com. This site began as useful place to share information on the books that I enjoy. I hope that you find some recommendations here that you like and that you will enjoy your visit today.

I have so many favourite books I find it hard to even begin to think about which ones I might wish to flag to you as an indication of the kind of reader that I am. I can tell you that I like good novels and when I find an author whose work I enjoy, I am very likely to read everything they’ve ever written. I also enjoy political memoirs, history and current affairs.

My book choices are influenced by friends and by reviews. I love to read the books pages in the newspapers at the weekend and I keep my To Be Read ( TBR ) list is always longer than the time I have available for reading.

I am a member of a very informal book club that gets together about once a month to drink wine and chat about books. If you’re interested, here are some tips on how to set up your own book club.


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Information for Authors and Publishers

Izzy Reads is based in Ireland and is a member of Goodreads, Netgalley. and Edelweiss. I review mostly literary and contemporary American, British and Irish fiction as well as political and literary memoirs, biography, history and poetry. See also Izzy Reads Review Policy.

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  1. I know what you mean about TBR lists. I download samples to remind me and sometimes the sample is enough. There is so much choice now. I really value reviews and recommendations.

  2. Sounds like our book groups are similar. We met Thursday evening last for friendship, food, and drink and a few words about OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Stout. (P.S. If I loaded up my kindle with my ‘to reads’, I would be broke. I don’t think I will live long enough to read them all and the list seems to grow longer every day!)

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