Friday, December 28, 2012

My Personal "I Love Italy" Reading Challenge

I have a personal challenge to read books with an Italian connection. I will link my books for this challenge here. If you want to read books set in Italy, by an Italian author or with an Italian connection, feel free to visit this page to get ideas.

Books I read for this challenge in 2021 :
  1. The House by the Sea by Louise Douglas

Books I read for this challenge in 2020 :
  1. The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo's David by Laura Morelli
  2. Stories and Places I Remember by Joe Giordano
  3. The Woman in Red by Diana Giovinazzo
  4. Five Before Rome: 5 preludes to the Roma Series by Gabriel Valjan

Books I read for this challenge in 2019 :
  1. Made in Italy by Laura Morelli
  2. The Chef's Secret by Crystal King
  3. Eternally Artemisia by Melissa Muldoon

Books I read for this challenge in 2018 :
  1. All the Way to Italy by Flavia Brunetti
  2. Secrets in Translation by Margo Sorenson
  3. Waking Isabella by Melissa Muldoon
  4. The Madonna of Pisano by MaryAnn Diorio
  5. A Sicilian Farewell by MaryAnn Diorio
  6. Return to Bella Terra by MaryAnn Diorio
  7. The Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy by Lorenzo Petruzziello
  8. Sass, Smarts, and Stilettos: How Italian Women Make the Ordinary Extraordinary by Gabriella Contestabile

Books I read for this challenge in 2017:
  1. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  2. The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman
  3. Wanderers No More by Michelle Saftich
  4. Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City by Christine Evelyn Volker
  5. A Year in the Company of Freaks by Teresa Neumann
  6. Appointment with ISIL: An Anthony Provati Thriller by Joe Giordano

Books I read for this challenge in 2016:
  1. The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey
  2. Corporate Citizen: Roma Series Book #5 by Gabriel Valjan
  3. Michelangelo's Ghost: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery by Gigi Pandian
  4. Dreaming Sophia by Melissa Muldoon
  5. Disruption by Chuck Barrett
  6. The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets by Jan Moran
  7. Italian Street Food: Recipes From Italy's Bars and Hidden Laneways by Paola Bacchia

Books I read for this challenge in 2015:
  1. Drawn by Chris Ledbetter
  2. Alchemy's Daughter by Mary A. Osborne 
  3. Bianca's Vineyard by Teresa Neumann
  4. The Artisan's Star by Gabriella Contestabile
  5. The Inheritance by Marianne Perry
  6.  A Song for Bellafortuna by Vincent B "Chip" LoCoco
  7.  Roma, Underground (Roma Series Book 1) by Gabriel Valjan
  8. Wasp's Nest (Roma Series Book 2) by Gabriel Valjan 
  9. Threading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3) by Gabriel Valjan
  10. Turning to Stone (Roma Series Book 4) by Gabriel Valjan
  11. Port of No Return by Michelle Saftich
  12. Birds of Passage: An Italian Immigrant Coming-of-Age Story by Joe Giordano
  13. Going Against the Grain - Italian Style by Nuccia Ardagna

Books I read for this challenge in 2014:
  1. Shadowed by Grace by Cara C. Putman

Books I read for this challenge in 2013:
  1.  Incontinent on the Continent: My Mother, Her Walker and Our Grand Tour of Italy by Jane Christmas
  2. Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome by Marissa Moss
  3. True Vines by Diana Strinati Baur
  4. Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  5. Making Contact! Marconi Goes Wireless by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

Books I read for this challenge in 2012:

1. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
2. The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
3. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
4. Dangerous Favor by Joyce DiPastena
5. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
6. The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon (Audio book)
7. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Books I read for this challenge in 2011:

1. Juliet by Anne Fortier
2. The Lovely Shoes by Susan Shreve
3 .The Eternal City by Domenica de Rosa
4. The Italian Quarter by Domenica de Rosa
5. How to Love an American Man by Kristine Gasbarre
6. Frederico, the Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani
7. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner
8. Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita by Barbara Conelli

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