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Books Set in Italy to Add to Your Reading List

Here is a list of books set in Italy, from mystery and historical fiction to romance.

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Books Set in Italy to Add to Your Reading List

If you’re looking for your next great read, why not consider books set in Italy?  This beautiful country is the backdrop for some of the best novels around.  From historical fiction to romance to mystery, there’s something for everyone in this list.  So pack your bags and get ready to explore all that Italy has to offer!

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The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

The Florios of Sicily by Stefania Auci

The Florios of Sicily by Stefania Auci

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else.

Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden

House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden

The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty.

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

The New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years returns with a powerful novel about the transformational love between mothers and daughters set on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

The author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians takes you from Capri to NYC, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men–and two very different cultures.

Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson

Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson

To survive the Holocaust, a young Jewish woman must pose as a Christian farmer’s wife in this unforgettable novel from USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson–a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice, inspired by true events, that vividly evoke the most perilous days of World War II.

The Vietri Project by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

The Vietri Project by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

Next on the list is Paradise.  This novel tells the story of a group of black women living in a small Oklahoma town called Ruby.  The town is besieged by racism and violence, but the women find strength in their friendships with each other.  Paradise is a powerful, moving novel about friendship, community, and hope.

Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

Last but not least is Sula.  This novel is set in the fictional town of Medallion, Ohio, during the early 1900s.  It tells the story of two young black women, Nel and Sula, who are best friends.  But their friendship is shattered due to an unforgivable betrayal.  Sula is a complex, moving novel about love, betrayal, and friendship.
Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Party Crasher, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer’s retreat in Italy–only to find that real love comes with its own filters.
The Worst Kind of Want by Liska Jacobs

The Worst Kind of Want by Liska Jacobs

A trip to Italy reignites a woman’s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex.
Belladonna by Anbara Salam

Belladonna by Anbara Salam

A hypnotizing coming-of-age novel set in 1950s Italy that stares into the heart of longing and at the friendships that have the power to save and destroy us.

What do you think about the books on this list?

Have you read any of these books?  Are any of them on your TBR?  What books set in Italy would you add to this list?  Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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