Top Ten Book Titles with Numbers In Them: French version

Top Ten Books Book
Titles with French Numbers In Them

TTT for September 14, 2021


Fun! I suggested this theme for #TopTenTuesday on October 1st, 2019, and I realize it’s back!
So to avoid featuring some of the same books, I’m going to do what I did two years ago (picking numbers 1-10), but in French this time!

I’m listing books that I have read, and that you probably not have heard about, for the most part.

Please click on the covers to access my reviews in English
I added the English cover when I know the book is available in English


Un Trou dans la toile


Il était deux fois


  trois-jours-et-une-vie three-days-and-a-life


Concerto pour quatre mains


Cinq cartes brulées


I haven’t read this one yet, it’s on my TBR

The Sixth Extinction



  La septième fonction du langage The Seventh Function of Language


 Le Village aux huit tombes The Village of Eight Graves

Neuf can mean 9, but also new!

The Song Peddler

I haven’t read this one yet either, on my TBR

  10.30 on a Summer Night

Have you read any of these?
Show me your list!

Book review: Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury

Killer Come Back to Me

Killer, Come Back to Me:
The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury,
by Ray Bradbury
Hard Case Crime
330 pages
Crime fiction / Classic / Short stories


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Last year, to honor Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday, Hard Case Crime decided to publish a new collection of his short stories. Killer, Come Back to Me is unique, as it features his crime stories, something you may not expect from Bradbury if you are only familiar with his most famous books.
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Book review: Trap for Cinderella

Trap For Cinderella

Trap For Cinderella,
by Sébastien Japrisot
Translated by Helen Weaver
Gallic Books
US publication date 9/7/2021
Piège pour Cendrillon
was first published in French in 1962
176 pages
French mystery / Classic


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After the recent re-translation of many books by Georges Simenon (his Maigret series) in English, it looks like French classic thrillers are getting hot these days. And I am so delighted, as there are so many forgotten gems.
It’s now Sébastien Japrisot’s turn, with three upcoming new publications by Gallic Books.

Today, I’m thrilled to present Trap For Cinderella, which might be one of the most characteristic thrillers by this novelist, even though his most famous is probably A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles), because of the movie based on it. Click to continue reading