So let me make a New Year’s Resolution early: I am going to complete reading challenges in 2013!
And the first one I’m committing to is: Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge. Hosted at Words and Peace, this challenge asks you to read books set in France, written by a French author, written in French (not Canadian French though), or about a French theme.
LOVE! My francophilic senses were tingling as I pondered my bookshelf for what I can read for this challenge, and I have found enough to let me aim for level 3 – passionnement – which is 12 books (one per month, that is pretty doable).
My selections (though subject to change) are:
- Concerto to the Memory of an Angel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
- The Woman with the Bouquet by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
- A Town Like Paris: Falling in Love in the City of Light by Bryce Corbett
- Finding Me in France by Bobbi French
- Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton
- The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo
- The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
- Nana by Emile Zola
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
- The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious – and Perplexing – City by David Lebovitz
- Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War by Hal Vaughn
And to help me out with my challenges for 2013 I have already set up a reading journal where I am going to list each book I’ve selected for challenges with the intent of organizing myself better. It’s worth a try, right?