Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Paris in July 2015


It's almost time for Paris in July 2015!! If you're not familiar, it's an annual event hosted by Thyme for Tea. Bloggers are encouraged to explore all things French, including books, movies, food, music, etc. I already have a list of French Classics from my TBR Shelves (can count any of these as my Book in Translation for the Back to the Classics Challenge):



The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (I'll probably combine this with an audiobook version since it's so long)
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
La Debacle by Emile Zola
The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola

Books set in France:

Julius by Daphne Du Maurier
The Glassblowers by Daphne du Maurier

Nonfiction books about France:


Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir (from my TBR Pile Challenge list)
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
The Gastronomical Me by M. F. K. Fisher (can count this as a nonfiction classic for the Back to the Classics Challenge)

and possibly A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse -- my daughter just read this and loved it.

So who else is signing up for Paris in July 2015? What are you planning to read?

5 comments:

  1. I'll be participating in Paris in July. I'm still trying to decide what to read. I love your list! I'm not familiar with Julius, so I'll look forward to your thoughts. Also, the Renoir book cover is beautiful.

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    1. Hopefully I'll get to Julius -- I definitely want to finish Monte Cristo, which is more than 1200 pages! I've already started so I know I'll want to read something shorter afterward. And I forgot Irene Nemirovsky! I've read four of her books so far and loved all of them. I look forward to your posts.

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  2. I'm ridiculously busy this month & I'm not sure I will finish my nominated Parus book in time, but I will enjoy reading what everyone else is up to :-)

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  3. It looks like you have all the classics covered. I definitely want to read The Count of Monte Cristo again before I go back to Marseille. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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  4. It looks like you have all the classics covered. I definitely want to read The Count of Monte Cristo again before I go back to Marseille. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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