Italy is such a historically and culturally rich country and there are so many great Italian authors. Taking this into account and since I loved some Italian books I’ve read recently I’ve decided to make 2022 my year exploring Italian literature and set up the Italia Reading Challenge (to run between January and December 2022). To make this challenge more manageable for myself, I have decided to limit my reading goal to just 10 books written by Italian authors and I am tracking both my and the participants’ progress on this page:
- Cesare Pavese – The Moon and The Bonfire (READ)
- Luigi Pirandello – Six Characters in Search of an Author (READ)
- Alberto Angela – A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome (READ)
- Alberto Moravia – Contempt/Boredom/The Time of Indifference
- Dante Alighieri – La Vita Nuova
- Primo Levi – If This is a Man/If Not Now, When?
- Leonardo Sciascia – To Each His Own
- Giorgio Bassani – The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
- Dacia Maraini – The Silent Duchess
- Elsa Morante – Arturo’s Island
- Christine de Pizan – The Book of the City of Ladies
- Ignazio Silone – Bread and Wine
If you want to join me on this journey this year (reading any number of books), you can grab the banner and leave links to your reviews throughout the year in the comments section below and I will add them to the general list on this page, as well as do a summary post in December 2022 – #ReadItaliaChallenge.