Reading List


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A mix of readings about France – in English – and of French classics – in French – to enhance your learning experience. Whether you read to pass an exam, or for pleasure, I recommend this list, which I compiled over the years, with the complicity of all of my students, whom I thank warmly here. Feel free to leave your question or you comment if you’ve read a book.

In English

A Moveable Feast ... Ernest Hemingway

A Year in Provence ... Peter Mayle

Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology ... Adam Gopnik

Chasing Cezanne: A Novel ... Peter Mayle

Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France ... Peter Mayle

Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl ... Debra Ollivier

French Impressions : The Adventures of an American Family ... John S. Littell

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew ... Peter Mayle

French or Foe?: Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France ... Polly Platt

I'll Never Be French: Living in a Small Village in Brittany ... Mark Greenside

Me Talk Pretty One Day ... David Sedaris

Our Paris: Sketches from Memory ... Edmond White

Paris Tales ... Translated by Helen Constantine

Paris to the Moon ... Adam Gopnik

Postcards from France ... Megan McNeil Libby

The flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris ... Edmond White – Bloomsbury

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence ... Hugh Palmer

Toujours Provence ... Peter Mayle

Travelers' Tales France: True Stories

Niveau 3 - en français

Exercices De Style (French Edition) ... Raymond Queneau

La Guerre des Boutons ... Louis Pergaud

Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition) ... Sempé & Goscinny

Le Petit Prince (French Edition) ... Saint-Exupéry

Paris l'instant ... Philippe et Martine Delerm

Niveau 4 - en français

Bonjour Tristesse (French Edition) ... Françoise Sagan

Germinal (French Edition) ... Emile Zola

J’irai cracher sur vos tombes ... Boris Vian

L’écume des jours ... Boris Vian

L'Étranger (French Edition) ... Albert Camus

La dame aux camélias (French Edition) ... Alexandre Dumas (fils)

La Gloire de mon père (French Edition) ... Marcel Pagnol

La Premiere Gorgée De Bière Et Autres Plaisirs Minuscules (L'arpenteur) (French Edition) ... Philippe Delerm

Le château de ma mère ... Marcel Pagnol

Le Comte De Monte-Cristo (French Edition) ... Alexandre Dumas

Le Lion ... Joseph Kessel

Paul Et Virginie (French Edition) ... Bernardin Saint-Pierre

Rhinocéros (French Edition) ... Ionesco

Therese Desqueyroux (French Edition) ... François Mauriac

Niveau 5 - en français

Antigone (French Edition) ... Jean Anouilh

Candide (French Edition) ... Voltaire

Eugénie Grandet... (French Edition) ... Honoré de Balzac

L’école des femmes ... Molière

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (French Edition) ... Molière

Le Malade Imaginaire (French Edition) ... Molière

Le Père Goriot (French Edition) ... Honoré de Balzac

Le Rouge et le Noir (French Edition) ... Stendhal

Les Jeux Sont Faits (French Edition) Jean-Paul Sartre

Madame Bovary (French Edition) ... Flaubert

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1 comment to Reading List

  • kathy king

    “Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi” by Olivier Magny? It is so funny! It a Parisian’s take on Parisians and is hilarious! i am now reading what I believe is his second book, “Into Wine: An Invitation to Pleasure.”



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