While doing some research for my Listed: Venice post the other day, I ran across a TON of books set in and about Venice at my library. Even exercising some control over myself, I still wound up checking out about a dozen Venice-themed books I just couldn't pass up, plus buying two on EvilEmpire.com (aka Amazon--what can I say, there was a sale).
With all the books about Venice out there, I started thinking it would be great to have a reading challenge about it! Here are the deets:
Where: Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books (http://heidenkind.blogspot.com/)
When: May 1st, 2010-May 1st, 2011
What: Read 6 books set in the city of Venice, or about Venice. I don't care if it's fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, YA, or whatever.
How: Sign up in Mr. Linky below and update it every time you do a post for the challenge.
What am I planning on reading for the challenge? There are so many choices! Here's what I'm thinking of so far (and yes, I know it looks like considerably more than six books):
- Faces Under Water by Tanith Lee
- Lord of the Night by Susan Wiggs
- City of the Falling Angels by John Berendt
- BIANCA: A Novel of Venice by Robert Elegant
- The Glassblower of Murano and The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato
- The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark
- Hidden Voices by Pat Lowery Collins
- The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin
- The World Before Her by Deborah Weisgall
If you need any suggestions, there are some great ones in the comments section of my Listed: Venice post. ETA: CupK8 also found this amazing and enormous list of books set in Venice at Fictional Cities that you definitely need to check out!
I hope you can join me in reading about Venice this year and traveling to this romantic, fabulous city through stories in books!