Paris Reading

If you have been following along with my posts for a while now you will know that it is almost time for our Paris in July event. Three sleeps actually (but who’s counting?!).

I have been busy putting together my reading list for the month. I always go WAY overboard with my list – there just seem to be so many Paris related books I want to try and cram in over the event. So my list may be a little ambitious but I am going to give it a red hot go!


I am currently half way through Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria Cimino. Adria is one of the co-hosts of Paris in July and I will be posting an interview with Adria on my blog during July (which is my excuse for getting a head start with this book so that I can sound slightly informed when I interview her!).

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I am also currently reading A Good Place to Hide by Peter Grose, a story of a small French community who work together to hide, and therefore save, Jewish people during World War 2. I was drawn to this story after hearing the wonderful interview with the author on Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio and so far it is not disappointing me. I will be sure to give a thorough review during July…

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Other books that I am hoping to devour in July include Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan and Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris 1932  by Francine Prose. This book was one of the latest selections for The Monthly book club which I try to follow along with – always interesting selections.

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I will also be looking to read some lighter, real life Paris stories on my Kindle with Confessions of a Paris Party Girl  and Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer by Vicki Lesage (another one of our wonderful co-hosts for Paris in July)

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It’s never to late to add your name to the list for our Paris in July event – you don’t need to have posted anything yet, just go here and add your general blog name to Mr LInky. Remember, there are really no rules or expectations for Paris in July – you are free to join in as little, or as much as you like and you can blog about anything Paris/French related that takes your fancy! I will be back on Tuesday to launch our event but in the meantime Tamara will be posting a “Monday Menu” post this Monday, and every Monday in July, letting you know about what will be coming up during the week on our various blogs – think of it as your Paris in July one stop tour guide!

Are you joining us in Paris this July? Are there any books you think I need to add to my list?


3 Comments on Paris Reading

  1. Erin @ Quixotic Magpie
    June 30, 2014 at 3:27 am (4 years ago)

    I can’t wait to participate! I am just getting my ideas and list together. :)

  2. KAB18
    June 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm (4 years ago)

    So glad you are going to be joining us Erin – really looking forward to seeing your list…

  3. Vicki Lesage
    July 1, 2014 at 12:37 am (4 years ago)

    So exciting to see my books on your list! You’ll love Adria’s book as well :)


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