Italy in Books - Reading Challenge 2011

This is just a quick post to say that after vacillating and procrastinating for about a month, I've decided to take part in a reading challenge set up by 'Book after Book'. The aim of the challenge is to read at least 12 books that are set in Italy. At first I wasn't going to take part, as I spend most of my day reading anyway, but, as the challenge can also include non-fiction books and as I want to learn as much about Italy as possible, I figured this is my kind of challenge.

I'll be posting reviews of the books on here every month (hopefully!) with the tag 'Book review'. I'll also post some links to Amazon for each book in case my review piques your interest. Why not join in yourself? Here's a list of the reviews already submitted by other people for January.

Now... what to read? Any suggestions? I need to read and write a review in the next 14 days...


  1. Welcome aboard. I am just reading my first selection.

  2. Thanks. Just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!

  3. What did you decide to read first?

  4. I've gone for a book that I'd just started reading - Etruscan Places by D.H. Lawrence:

    It's quite small, so I should be able to do it! How are you getting on?