#2023 French Reading Challenge
- I know many people are NOT interested in French books
- ..but I plan to make a TBR 2023 with at least
- …50% of my books in French because I love this language!
- Thérèse Raquin – E. Zola
- Le Vice Consul – M. Duras – READING
- Lucien Leuwen – Stendhal
- Bouvard et Pécuchet – G. Flaubert
- Le Capitaine Fracasse – T. Gautier
- Une mort très douce – S. de Beauvoir – READING
- L’amant – Marguerite Duras
- La peur – Gabriel Chevallier
- Les Caves du Vatican – A. Gide Nobel Prize
- Les Thibault (vol. 1) – Roger Martin du Gard Nobel Prize
- L’étranger – A. Camus Nobel Prize
- Dora Bruder – P. Modiano Nobel Prize
- Les mots – Jean-Paul Sartre Nobel Prize
- Le Baiser au lépreux – F. Mauriac Nobel Prize
- Le Chercheur d’or – J.M.G. Le Clézoi Nobel Prize
- Pierre et Luce – R. Rolland Nobel Prize
- Boule de suif et autres nouvelles – G. de Maupassant
- Sentimental Éducation sentimentale – G. Flaubert
- Le fauteuil hanté – G. Leroux
- Rome – E. Zola – REVIEW
- Le Voyant d’Etampes – Abel Quentin
- Entre deux Mondes – Olivier Norek
- Le Passeur – Stephanie Coste
- Les Mains du Miracle – Joseph Kessel
- Berlin Requiem – Xavier-Marie Bonnot
- La Carte Postale – Anne Berest
- Pêcheur d’Islande – Pierre Lote
- Le manuscrit inachevé – Franck Thilliez
- Tokyo, la nuit – N. Bradley
- Je suis le carnet de Dora Maar – B. Benkemoun
- La petite fille sur la banquise – A. Bon
- L’étrange Défaite – Marc Bloch
- Journal: (1942-1944) – Hélène Berr REVIEW
Planning: #WorldFromMyArmchair in French
1930: Le juif errant est arrivé – A. Londres (France)
1884: Au soleil – G. de Maupassant (France)
1963: L’Usage du monde – Nicholas Bouvier (Switzerland) – Un très grand livre de voyage.
1957: Hong Kong et Macao – Joseph Kessel (France)
2016: Sovjetistan – Erika Fatland (Norway) – French translation
2019: La panthère des neiges – Sylvian Tesson (France)
2021: Documentary Velvet Queen based on Tesson’s book (Rent via AppleTV) #MustSee
César Awards, France 2022
|Best Documentary Film (Meilleur film documentaire)
Marie Amiguet (director)
Vincent Munier (director)
Laurent Baujard (producer)
Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin (producer)
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Moi, si !
Thanks for your comment!
Sure. Sorry if you preferred your comments in English rather than French. I’m currently listening to Dumas via librivox, as you may have seen in my French Friday reviews.
Truly amazing… Fran would be astonished!
You fill her “Cooking” shoes…
I fill her “French” shoes….
We do our best to meet her “gold-standard” of perfection!
I think that makes for a great combination! Happy 2023!!
Happy New Year!!
Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
Your French is much better than mine. I wish I could read so easily. I’m currently reading an excellent account by Helen Rappaport of Russians in Exile in Paris. It is called “After the Romanovs” and is both moving and well written.
Thanks so much for the reblog!
I will look into the book you mentioned.
As I said to someone who commented on my Frenc reading….
I just started my first French book since high-school…fired up the laptop and found an online FR-ENG dictionary and started reading! I took me 2,5 months to read Mme Bovary (2012) and now I can finish 900 pages in 14 days (…turns out 18 days)! It is pure determination and the love for a language!
A new language opens up a cascade of new books that don’t get translated…there are so many!
Shira…please write in French…it will be good for me to learn as much as I can. I hesitate to write in Frenc…worried I will be making so many mistakes!
In high school we were FORCED to take one semester of a foreign language. The choices were Spanish or French. Unfortunately, I went with Spanish. I wish I had followed my BFF into the French classroom. Then I might be reading French books right along with you! My friend liked learning French well enough that she took French every semester, all 3 years that she was in High School. I took my one semester of Spanish and was glad when the semester was over.
Jinger…I throw done the gauntlet…read a very simple book (children’s book from library) in Spanish in 2023. You can do it!