February 1 to February 28, 2012
Snow Feathers and Dolce Bellezza, are hosting a short, simple, and marvelous reading challenge: read one, two or how many books you would like and have the time for, that are related to and/or based in Venice.
They chose Venice "because it's a unique city, with a dreamlike atmosphere and yet, with secrets to discover. Whoever visited Venice once still wishes to go back and this challenge may be the next best thing."
Like so many people, I love Venice. And since it doesn't look like I'll be going back any time soon, I am always in the mood to read books about La Serenissima.
I made this list of Venice books a while back. There is also a list on the Venice in February site. And there is a much lengthier list of Venice books on a great website called Fictional Cities.
BOOK POSSIBILITIES AND REVIEWS
I ended up reading two books for this challenge, but I only reviewed one of them:
- Serenissima by Erica Jong (novel), reviewed here
- Dressed for Death by Donna Leon (third in her Commissario Guido Brunetti series)