Connell Waldron loves a good book. 

And it would appear Paul Mescal — who played Connell in BBC’s Normal People — does too. 

The Irish actor read an extract from Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel in a video by Instagram book club, Between Two Books, which is run by Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine. 

The video below — published with permission from Between Two Books — shows Mescal reading a chapter from the book. Rooney fans will recognise the chapter immediately as the moment when Marianne and Connell bump into each other for the first time at Trinity College, Dublin.

It’s been just a few days since Mescal and Andrew Scott teamed up for RTÉ One’s Comic Relief to bring you a sketch from an iconic duo: Connell Waldron and Hot Priest. 

Book lovers, Sally Rooney fans, and Normal People stans: you’re welcome. 

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