Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

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:

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?

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5 Responses to Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

  1. Leah says:

    That seems like a fun challenge! You might also be interested in reading “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by Rosecrans Baldwin. It’s a memoir by an American man who moved to Paris with his wife to work in advertising despite barely speaking French and having no advertising experience. It’s really funny and says a lot of interesting things about the city. I reviewed it on my blog, if you’d like to read it and consider adding the book to your challenge list: http://bookspeakvolumes.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/paris-i-love-you-but-youre-bringing-me-down-by-rosecrans-baldwin/

  2. another fun book on Paris, especially if you love chocolate and cookies, is Paris My Sweet: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/02/01/i-love-france-14-review-6-2012-paris-my-sweet/

  3. Isi says:

    Ohhh Can I recommend and author? Philippe Claudel: he is a wonderful narrator. His stories are gray, but you will be involved in them.
    And I’ve post a review, just a few minutes ago, about another French author; a very funny classic short story: Twenty-four hours in the life of a sensitive woman. You will love it!!
    Good luck with your challenge!!

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