Books of the Year

At Dubray we are passionate about reading and love to recommend books to our customers. These are the Dubray Books of the Year, our favourite books of 2018. We think you'll enjoy them too, and to encourage you to try them, we're giving double loyalty points on all of the books on this page to Dubray Card holders.


Paperback, 01/11/2018, €12.15
Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness.

A Keeper

Paperback, 04/10/2018, €20.30
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. From the bestselling author of Holding comes another sweeping, evocative tale set on the coast of Ireland.

Lethal White - Cormoran Strike Book 4

A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and the page-turning next instalment in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

100 Poems

Hardback, 28/06/2018, €14.85
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.

Notes to Self: Essays

Paperback, 26/07/2018, €15.00
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read… In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, the first non- fiction book published by Tramp Press, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself, her relationships and her role in society.

French Exit

Paperback, 28/08/2018, €17.55
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. Brimming with pathos, warmth and wit, French Exit is a one-of-a-kind tragedy of manners, a riotous send-up of high society and a moving story of mothers and sons.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Paperback, 30/08/2018, €20.30

A Ladder to the Sky

Paperback, 09/08/2018, €18.95
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read… A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. He doesn't care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

Paris Echo

Paperback, 06/09/2018, €18.95
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. `Faulks is beyond doubt a master' Financial TimesHere is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. in her desire to understand their lives and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections.

Killing Commendatore

Hardback, 09/10/2018, €27.05
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read.

From a Low and Quiet Sea

Paperback, 22/03/2018, €17.55
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read... Order your signed copy here. Farouk's country has been torn apart by war.Lampy's heart has been laid waste by Chloe. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning, one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

Clock Dance

Paperback, 12/07/2018, €18.95
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory.

Normal People (Hardback)

Hardback, 06/09/2018, €20.30
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read It's a deeply political novel, just as it's also a novel about love and about how difficult it is to speak and how difficult it is to change.

Last Stories

Hardback, 24/05/2018, €20.30

Future Popes of Ireland

Paperback, 20/08/2018, €17.55
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read A big-hearted, funny, sad, dazzlingly ambitious novel about the messiness of love, family and belief - and how nothing ever turns out quite how we plan


Hardback, 13/11/2018, €33.80