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Let us know what you think of “A Monster Calls”.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on this years READ DL title, as a group or individually.

  • Did you enjoy reading it?
  • Was there a favourite part in it for you?
  • Did you like how the monster interacted with Conor?
  • What did you think of his Granny?
  • Did you get to the end without reaching for a packet of tissues?

These are a few simple questions if you’re stuck about what to say about it. We don’t expect an essay, just a few honest words about your involvement in this years project.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


A Monster Calls… Read DL 2018

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READ DL is back


The READ DL 2018 committee are excited to bring Donegal its next collective reading adventure from 18thJanuary to the 1st March 2018.

This year’s chosen title is ‘A Monster Calls’ by the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author Patrick Ness. This novel explores love, loss and hope in a way that is deep and thought provoking. Told through the eyes of thirteen year old Conor, readers will be captivated by the central character’s strength and courage.

This years launch will take place at Central Library, Letterkenny on Friday 2nd February at 7pm.

READ DL is all about coming together. The objective of this project is to get as many people reading a book from a particular author at the same time, building not only a sense of community but also promoting and valuing the importance of literacy within our communities.  The team have put together a website this year which is packed with everything you need to know. Visit

Stay up to date by following READ DL on twitter and instragram using @readdonegal and on facebook using @readdlsocial.

We’re back … Read DL 2017


Join us on Donegal’s One Book, One Community reading initiative this Spring. For 2017 we are reading The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. It’s a gripping tale of a young Afghan girls struggle for survival under Taliban rule. If you’ve read it, please post your thoughts or reviews on the book and join us in our conversation.

‘Wonder’ book review for Read DL 2015

Read DL logoWonder by R. J. Palacio has been selected for Read DL 2015. Read DL is a One Book, One Community initiative which is designed to bring local people together through reading and discussing the same book/author.

Are you reading Wonder?…let us know what you think…details below

Product Details

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Authors website: R.J. Palacio