The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
by Umberto Eco
This was actually the first Umberto Eco book I added to my library, but the second I'll have read, after The Island of the Day Before. Eco is best known for The Name of the Rose, which became a film starring Sean Connery. I fell in love with Eco as soon as I started developing some experience with him. Mysterious Flame is the last book in the current version of the Reading List, but I figure I'll be adding more before too long. He's a literary treasure, and I'm as sure as anything that I'll be having a good bit of fun reading this book.