BASTILLE DAY: GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 07/16-17

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 

07/156-17/2011

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!

As you know  July 14th is France National Holiday, so I thought I might do something special for this day.

By the way, we don’t call it Bastille Day in France, just “le 14 juillet”, and we don’t say Happy 14th or Happy Bastille Day.

I realized recently I had a lot of titles related to France or Paris in my TBR list, so exceptionally I’m doing my Good Books for Your Week-end meme today, and on that topic.

I have 2 fiction titles for you:
For the King, by Catherine Delors
       Catherine is a French writer, living in the US.
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette, by Sena Jeter Naslund

And 8 non-fiction ones:
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, by Robert Louis Stevenson
And the Show Went on: Cultural Life in Nazi-occupied Paris, by by Alan Riding
Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower: A Turn-of-the-Century Tribute to the City of Light, by Henri Riviere
The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps, by Eric Hazan
When The World Spoke French, by Marc Fumaroli
Just checked it out at my library, seems very interesting, and dense as well!
French Milk, by Lucy Knisley
Marie Antoinette: The Journey, by Antonia Fraser
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, by John Baxter
        An interesting way of visiting Paris

I’m actually reading also a historical fiction book on Louis XIV: Before Versailles

And if you missed my review on The Greater Journey, you should go have a look: a fantastic narrative on Americans who went to Paris between 1830-1900 to perfect their expertise and show their talent to the world.; by David McCullough at his best!

ANY BOOKS ON FRANCE IN YOUR TBR
OR ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?

2 thoughts on “BASTILLE DAY: GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUR WEEK-END 07/16-17

  1. Salut, Emma! I just bought the Fumaroli book, and have “The Greater Journey” here to read as well. A nice summer length book is Anna Gavalda’s novella, “French Leave”, just published in English.

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    • Merci Suzanne for your post. I just checked about French leave, and discover it’s a Europa book! Perfect, as I was debating on doing the Europa Challenge or not. Thanks so much for the suggestion and for your comment. Do you have a blog??

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