Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

Books on France

BOOKS ON FRANCE
READING CHALLENGE
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2013

In 2013, I plan to always have a book related to France on my currently-reading list. So in case you would like to read a few books related to France, here are the details:

WHAT TOPIC?

Any book related to France:

  • it can be set in France,
  • written by a French author,
  • written in French (not Canadian French), by authors from any country
  • about a French theme: French cuisine (how the French influenced American cuisine is accepted for instance), French fashion, etc.
  • it can be a book you read also for another challenge

You can contact me if you are looking for titles. Here is my own list for 2013.  If you are a Goodreads member, you can access my France shelf.

WHAT GENRE?

All the genres are accepted:

  • nonfiction
  • fiction
  • historical fiction
  • mystery, etc

WHAT MEDIA?

All medias are accepted:

  • paper
  • graphic (novel or non-fiction)
  • ebook
  • audiobook

HOW MANY BOOKS?

  • LEVEL 1, “un peu” = 3 books (one per quarter for instance)
  • LEVEL 2, “beaucoup”= 6 books
  • LEVEL 3, “passionnément” = 12 books (one/month, for instance)
  • LEVEL 4, “à la folie”= 52 books (one/week, for instance)

Just an explanation on the 4 levels:

In France, we have a silly funny game:
when girls tell fortunes by pulling the petals off daisies, they say for instance,  il m’aime un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie. What comes up on the last petal is supposed to reveal to what degree the boyfriend loves a girl: a bit, a lot, passionately, or he is maddeningly in love with her!

AND THERE WILL BE A GIVEAWAY
AT THE END OF 2013:
BE SURE TO FINISH YOUR CHALLENGE
TO GET A CHANCE TO WIN 1 BOOK!

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PLEASE USE THE RELEVANT MR LINKY
The 1st is for sign-up [use only once]
The 2nd for each of your reviews
The 3rd is for your recap post
when you completed the challenge

SIGN UP FOR THIS READING CHALLENGE USING
MR LINK #1:
Please insert the link of your post explaining what you plan to do for this challenge,
not just the link of your main homepage

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POST THE LINK FOR EACH BOOK YOU READ
FOR THIS READING CHALLENGE USING

MR LINK #2:
Please insert the link of your post where the review is,
not just the link of your main homepage
and it would be neat if you inserted the title,
for instance: Emma @ Words And Peace (Swann’s Way)

***

POST THE LINK OF YOUR RECAP POST
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED
THIS READING CHALLENGE USING

MR LINK #3:
Please insert the link of your post containing your recap,
not just the link of your main homepage

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130 thoughts on “Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge

  1. Pingback: Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge | bibliosue

  2. I’d love to join in but I don’t know what I’ll be reading. hmmmn… whats your take on short story collections by french authors? also do you know of any good mystery series set in France? I was planning on reading more mysteries in 2013. Nothing too dark and gritty though.

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  3. You have certainly challenged us! I will start with Level 3 “passionnement” and strive for Level 4! I so enjoy your blog and a number of others, my daughters also suggested starting a blog. Sure, in a few years after I learn the vocabulary-RSS, Mr. Linkys, memes, etc. I could learn French before I learn this lingo.

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    • we can help you with that, much simpler than learning French for sure, believe a French tutor! Wow, level 4! I actually plan myself to have always something French going on, so I should also be in between 3 and 4. welcome!

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  7. Do we need to commit to the total now? I’ll probably go for 12 at least. I have a couple on my shelf waiting to be read. Darn, I just finished Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris. TBR include The Flaneur by Edmund White; The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter; The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais; Le Road Trip by Vivian Swift; and my husband has A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming which has a picture of the Eiffel Tower on it, partially set in Paris (this looks like one of those action/adventure mysteries for anyone who likes those). I’m sure I’ll find plenty more too.

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  10. Hi! I’ll definitely join your challenge! If I’ve understood well the rules, the books written in French (but not necessarily by French authors) count too? And also, does the books for this challenge count for other challenges as well?

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    • absolutely, like African authors for instance writing in French, that would work. and yes you can read the same book for as many challenges as you want. thanks for your questions, I’m going to specify the rules then to make them more understandable

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    • actually looks like you have a few lined up, and some with big books, especially for the French challenge. I was ashamed to discover there was a book by Balzac I had never ever heard about, on Catherine de Medici. I’m really looking forward to your review on this one. Good luck for your challenges.
      and I’m now following you thru RSS feed

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      • WordsandPeace,
        Not sure if it’s a good thing or not for not knowing about Catherine De Medici. Bad news means I am reading a book which no one has heard about it. 😀
        Because I found Catherine De Medici as a historical character fascinating, I thought it would make sense to know more about her through the eyes of Balzac.

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  13. Je suis excité pour ce défi! Je vais lire 12 livres en français, et avec espoir, je vais écrire les critiques en anglais et français. Mon français n’est pas parfait, mais il sera bon pour moi pratiquer.

    (I’m excited for this challenge. I’m going to read 12 books in French, and hopefully, write the reviews in both English and French. My French isn’t perfect, but it’ll be good for me to practice.)

    🙂

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    • formidable, et bravo pour l’effort, je devrais moi aussi mettre mes postes en bilingue, mais c’est une question de temps. si tu veux, je peux t’envoyer les corrections de tes postes, en privé bien sur. je suis française et prof de français en ligne.
      I’m now following you thru my google reader, and looking forward to what your list will look like

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      • Si tu avez le temps, je voudrais bien recevoir des corrections. Mon français était beaucoup mieux, mais récemment je me suis concentrée plus sur espagnol et portugais parce que je les ai besoin pour école supérieure de troisième cycle. Étudier le français est un travail passionné pour moi!

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    • Thanks for joining, so much fun for seeing my blog read in other languages. You have a nice list lined up. I have read them all, great books. By the way, just got back from the library, and I stumbled on a collection of essays by Umberto Eco. one is on Victor Hugo.
      I love the name and meaning of your blog. Sounds more poetic that in my languages

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  19. I have just submitted my review of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, only I wrote the review in Indonesian language. I hope that’s OK! I’m going to write bilingual review for other posts I will be submitting anyway.

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  21. Hi, I was wondering whether “Down and Out in Paris and London” qualifies for the challenge? Most of the novel is set in Paris, but some bits (not many) are set in London.

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    • I had no idea this was set in France, never saw this was advertized as such, can’t see anything about this in the Goodreads synopsis. I wish you could talk a bit more about this in your review, especially as you link it to this challenge. What period are we talking about? Pre WWII? what region? I’m curious. thanks

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    • welcome! never too late. write a post and link it to the 1st linky. looking forward to see what you plan to read for this. there are already lots of reviews linked, they can also give you ideas

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