Books on France


Ah! I was going to forget to do my own page for the challenge I host in 2013…

My goal is actually to always have a book on France in my “currently reading” list. So I put up this challenge together to help me do this in the first place.

Last year, I restarted reading Proust in French. I just discovered a fantastic Goodreads group doing exactly that, with schedule for the 2013. So I bet most of this challenge is going to be taken over my Marcel!

So because of the length of Proust’s book, I’m just going for Level 3, “passionnément” = 12 books

  1. French Illusions, by Linda Kovic-Skow
  2. Désirée, by Annemarie Salenko
  3. Henri’s Walk to Paris, by Leonore Klein
  4. Murder Below Montparnasse, by Cara Black
  5. The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  6. The Iron King, by Maurice Druon
  7. Syncopation, by Elizabeth Caulfield Felt
  8. Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa, by Benjamin Constable
  9. The Lavender Garden, by Lucinda Riley
  10. Taking Root in Provence, by Anne-Marie Simons
  11. Studio Saint-Ex, by Ania Szado
  12. Paris I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down, by Rosecrans Baldwin
  13. The Promise of Provence, by Patricia Sands
  14. The Cross And The Dragon, by Kim Rendfeld
  15. From Absinthe To Zest, by Alexandre Dumas
  16. Treachery in Bordeaux, by J.-P. Alaux and N. Balen
  17. How Angels Die, by David-Michael Harding
  18. The Marseille Caper, by Peter Mayle
  19. L’Amour Actually, by Melanie Jones
  20. The Bones of Paris, by Laurie R. King
  21. Confessions of Marie Antoinette, by Juliet Grey
  22. The Strangled Queen, by Maurice Druon
  23. Grape Expectations: A Family’s Vineyard Adventure in France, by Caro Feely
  24. The Mona Lisa Speaks, by Christopher Angel
  25. The Most Beautiful Walk In The World, by John Baxter
  26. Paris Was The Place, by Susan Conley
  27. Unravelled, by M. K. Tod
  28. Gracianna, by Trini Amador
  29. The Conversation, by Jean d’Ormesson
  30. Mistress of the Revolution, by Catherine Delors -upcoming review
  31. À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, by Marcel Proust
  32. Le Côté de Guermantes, by Marcel Proust
  33. Becoming Josephine, by Heather Webb
  34. The Cleaner of Chartres, by Salley Vickers
  35. Paris Adieu, by Rozsa Gaston