Good morning, good afternoon, good evening everyone! How are you, how was your week? Today I am thrilled to come back with my special #SFATW feature…even more knowing that this month, we’ll be talking about books! I’ll be sharing some French books, and you can also participate and share books from your countries, by local authors.
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To read the book’ synopsis, click on the cover and you’ll be redirected to the English version of it…when I found it on Goodreads. If it’s a bunch of French words, then sorry haha, and you can ask me if you want to know what it’s about!
Some clichés French books 📚
Obviously, I have to think about classics, first. Classics like Les Misérables, L’étranger, Les Liaisons dangereuses, and so on. Classics are probably the books you think about when you first think about French Litterature, don’t you, don’t everyone? To be honest, these books are the kind of books I was supposed to read in class when I was younger. Victor Hugo, Molière and French names and stuff.
Confession time: I’ve never been such a fan of classics, and if you want to talk about these in details, I’m not such a huge fan of these either. Maybe it’s because it’s books we had to read, rather than actually wanted to read?
There are other kinds of classics in France, as well. Well, I’ll put these in this category, because they’re like, these massive best sellers always on the front row in bookshops and stuff. They are contemporary (does a classic has to be old to be a classic? Now THAT’s a good question). I haven’t read too many of these books. They are prolific authors writing tons of books per year, and publishing one book a year. Maybe they are robots ?
My favorite childhood French books ️💕
I have read a couple of French books when I was a kid, since I couldn’t read in English just yet, ahah. Okay. More like a gazillion. I read in my crib, people (maybe). I have to say, there are still a couple of books I loved, and since I can’t remember them all, I’ll quote just a few, such as…
Les malheurs de Sophie, it’s about a girl who always ends up in trouble… like we all do when we’re children, I guess. I also LOVED the cartoon made from this, and used to watch it a lot as a child. Oh this is making me all nostalgic.
Peggy Sue, it’s all about fantasy and magic worlds and oh damn, now I am really being nostalgic about it all. That girl, that blue dog, sand castles and magical ones with massive creatures, dragons and ghosts. I read some crazy stuff, wow.
Confession time: while doing this post, I realized how little I actually READ of French literature. I feel like a bad person right now haha.
BONUS: YA books set in France 🇫🇷
I couldn’t write this post without mentionning a couple of books set in France now, could I ? Starting with the obvious, Anna and the French Kiss, and the whole series, making Paris the city of love and cuteness. Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes also, perfect to feed our wanderlust….and…wow. I hope I’m not the only one realizing that I need to read more books set in France, haha.
🌍 Bookish guides around the world
Dailey Downing @ The Invisible Moth 🌎 Best Places for Books
Jamie @ Watch Game Read 🌎 Malaysian books
Lais @ Harumansae Books 🌎 Brazilian books
Anne @ Inked Brownies 🌎 A Dutch Bookish Guide
Emma Kath @ Llady Literary 🌎 Canadian books
Tyra Anne @ Alice in Writerland 🌎 Canadian Bookish Guide
Feel free to join and write your own blog post about books froms your country, and come back to leave your link in comments to be added!