I’m horribly behind on all the books I thought I’d write about and recommend, mostly because I read them faster than I can write. So lists are easier right?
I was able to do the bulk of my reading while in Italy. The combination of the rural lifestyle, no tv, and slow internet only accessable by iPhone created the perfect environment to read as much as possible.
Cloud Atlas- David Mitchell
Reached (The Matched Trilogy) – Ally Condie (sometimes we all need some young adult post-apocolyptic trilogies, right?)
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (for the millionth time)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling (2nd reading)
Life of Pi- Yann Martel
One of Our Thursdays is Missing – Jasper Fforde (The Thursday Next series is pretty wonderful, this is the 5th book I think)
The Paris Wife- Paula Mclain (for the 3rd time… historical fiction written from the perspective of Ernest Hemingway’s 1st wife, Hadley. READ THIS! It’s SO good)
The American Heiress- Daisy Goodwin
La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Langauge- Dianne Hales (non-fiction, also read through Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and France)
501 Italian Verbs- John Colaneri (also read through Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and France. This book also contributes to the heavy load on my back)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding (found this book on a bookshelf at Rachid’s house, finished it in one day. Cheesy, but I loved it. And according to Julie, changed my life 🙂 )
A Moveable Feast- Ernest Hemingway (also read through Belgium, Holland, and the UK)
The United Kingdom: