Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Italian-themed Books I Hope to Read This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme is great for those who love lists. 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it. You can do a list of 3 or 5 or 20, whatever you decide. And you can put a spin on the topic if you need to. Each week there is a new list to create. This week the list is a FREEBIE --- that super specific list we want to make?? All ours to tackle this week! So mine is:

Italian-themed Books I Hope to Read This Year

I love books set in Italy, written by an Italian author or just based on an Italian theme. It's what made me start Italy Book Tours. Some years, I've read more Italian-themed books than others but last year not so much, so I'd like to change that. Here are the Italian-themed books I hope to read in 2017.

Nonna's Book of Mysteries by Mary A. Osborne
This is YA fiction set in Florence of Renaissance Italy. I already read Alchemy's Daughter which I loved so I've been wanting to read this for a while now.

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
I loved The Shoemaker's Wife. Trigiani's historical fiction novels are so good, I'm ready to dig into this one soon.

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
Yep! Trigiani is coming out with another one. How can I resist?

Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano
Giordano's historical fiction Birds of Passage impressed me last year and I'm looking forward to reading another book by this talented author.

Tempesta's Dream by Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco
I loved LoCoco's historical fiction A Song for Bellafortuna. So I want to read his first book, an Italian opera love story set in Milan.

Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
I've had this one on my bookshelf since I got it at BookExpo in 2015.  It's got such a good premise.

The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka
I bought this one when on vacation one summerSet in a seaside village on the Italian Riviera, it tells the story of a widowed butcher and his son...and there is a good amount of soccer...

The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman
After reading and loving The Velvet Hours, I couldn't resist this one and I am currently halfway through the audiobook. Another winner!

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
I just finished this one last week. I had to read it after reading Greg's review at Book Haven. It made me want to visit Florence!

What about you? Do you love books set in Italy?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WE'RE CELEBRATING! iRead Book Tours turns 3 in January. Celebrate with us!

Happy Anniversary to iRead Book Tours!

iRead is on tour from Jan 2 to 27, 2017!

This whole month of January we will be touring and showcasing iRead Book Tours, our virtual book tour company that has been helping authors for the last 3 years to feature their books on awesome book blogs.

As part of our celebration, we have a  a giveaway for
$50 cash to any reader
and a free Basic Review Tour to any author with a published book. So be sure to scroll down and enter for a chance to win.

Would you like to celebrate with us? 

We would love it if you helped us spread the word about iRead and how much we love working with you bloggers, authors and readers. All you need to do is sign up to participate by being a part of our January month-long tour.
We already have 50+ bloggers participating so why not join us?
All you have to do is post about it on your blog.

To thank you for participating in our tour, we will enter you in a giveaway for a
$25 Amazon gift card.
​We hope you join us in letting other readers, bloggers and authors know about our services. 
​And of course, you will get a credit toward your Incentive Program for posting. Don't know what that is? Become a tour host and find out.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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