Since traveling is a no-no right now, and escaping into a book is a great way to get out of your head, I am going to be working on some book round ups in the coming weeks. I LOVE books set in France. I’ve never been there, but authors have a wonderful way of describing it that makes me want to hop on a jet and eat a croissant under the Eiffel tower. If you’re like me and don’t get the chance to travel much, but have a love affair with all things French- this book round up: Books for Francophiles, might be just for you!
I’ve tried to gather a nice selection of both fiction and non fiction. As well as different time periods. Paris in the 20’s would be my ideal- but these are all lovely selections if you’re looking for your next read and would love a little nod to France.
I’m linking them all here to my Amazon page in case you need help finding them. Or put them on hold at your local library and save some $$$. These are all backlist titles I think, so you should be able to get your hands on them pretty easily.
Mastering the Art of French Eating is a great choice if you love French food. Ann Mah tells the stories behind the food, learns how to make it, and even includes the recipes! I am definitely going to have to give one or 2 of them a try.
Little French Bistro will transport you to a small, coastal French town and has even more food. It’s about hope and self discovery and all that jazz. The story is okay- but the setting is what I loved most.
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted is about family and secrets. It has love and regret, and a ramshackle house in the South of France. A curl up with some hot tea in front of the fireplace, kinda read.
Longing for Paris is a little bit of a role reversal. It’s about longing for all of the things Paris has to offer- which I totally relate to. But, also finding contentment where you are. If you’re longing for adventure, but need a reminder to make your own, this is a good one for you!
I bought The Bird Market of Paris– but haven’t read it yet! But, I had to include it in this roundup because, Paris and animals. Also, it’s a memoir, which I’ve really been enjoying lately. Read it and let me know what you think!
The Room on Rue Amelie was one of my favorite reads last year- and also made me fall into an absolute Kristin Harmel reading hole. I am in love with everything I’ve read from her! If you love historical fiction- especially set during WWII (and FRANCE!) give this one a read.
The Paris Wife was really the first book that made me jump headfirst into the Historical Fiction pond. It was a Book Club pick years ago- and I really enjoyed it. We can all agree that Hemingway was both an amazing writer, and a little big of a d-bag. But, it makes for a good story! (I also enjoyed Love and Ruin by her, about Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn!)
Last but not least, I chose Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One. This is a fun, really quick read- originally translated from France, and set there. That’s a win/win for me! You can read it in one or 2 sittings and it’s a little out there, but charming!
I hope my Books for Francophiles round up helps you escape for just a little while! What other book round ups would you like to see from me?
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