Given that there's a higher percentage of books I really want to read on this list than on any of the previous ones and that I'm still salivating over not yet purchased novels by Dino Buzzati and Elsa Morante not to mention countless Italian Renaissance works, I think Italian lit will probably join French lit and Spanish lit as some sort of reading project in 2011 lit for me. More on that in a perennially vague while. Until then, totals to date are as follows: Italy (12) + Spain (24) + Argentina (47) + France (32) = 115 books in the TBR.
*1) Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron (Penguin Classics) [partially read].
2) Calvino, Italo. If on a winter's night a traveler (Harvest) [partially read].
3) Castiglione, Baldesar. The Book of the Courtier (Penguin Classics).
4) Manzoni, Alessandro. The Betrothed (Penguin Classics).
5) Massimo, Valerio. Manfredi (Oscar Mondadori).
6) Mazzantini, Margaret. Non ti muovere (Oscar Mondadori).
7) Moravia, Alberto. Contempt (NYRB Classics).
8) Pirandello, Luigi. The Late Mattia Pascal (NYRB Classics).
9) Sciascia, Leonardo. To Each His Own (NYRB Classics).
10) Sorba, Pietro. Bodegones de Buenos Aires (Planeta).
11) Svevo, Italo. As a Man Grows Older (NYRB Classics).
12) Vasari, Giorgio. The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics).