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Recommended books (38)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from France. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by a critically up-to-date introduction and indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

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Anomalie

Anomalie by Hervé Le Tellier NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Als een verloren gewaand vliegtuig na maanden alsnog in New York arriveert, zijn alle passagiers en bemanningsleden verdubbeld.

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Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan FR

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
La villa est magnifique, l'été brûlant, la Méditerranée toute proche. Cécile a dix-sept ans. Elle ne connaît de l'amour que des baisers, des rendez-vous, des lassitudes. Pas pour longtemps. Son père, veuf, est un adepte joyeux des liaisons passagères et sans importance. Ils s'amusent, ils n'ont besoin de personne, ils sont heureux. La visite d'une femme de coeur, intelligente et calme, vient troubler ce délicieux désordre. Comment écarter la menace ? Dans la pinède embrasée, un jeu cruel se prépare. C'était l'été 1954. On entendait pour la première fois la voix sèche et rapide d'un " charmant ... continue
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Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

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Discourse on Method ; and : Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Contains English translations of Descartes' 1637 treatise Discourse on the Method for Conducting One's Reason Well and for Searching for Truth in the Sciences and a subsequent development of the ideas contained in it, Meditations on First Philosophy, first published in 1641. Includes a selected bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Recommended: 06 Jan 2023

5.

Domino Journaliste by Suzanne Pairault FR

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Country: Europe / France flag France
Genre Humor
Recommended: 17 Jan 2021

6.

Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

7.

Germinal by Emile Zola EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The thirteenth novel in Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity’s capacity for compassion and hope. Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a s... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

8.

Happening by Annie Ernaux EN

Rating: 4.3     4 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The author recalls her traumatic experience with abortion as a young literature student in the early 1960s--an event that left her hemorrhaging in a Paris dormitory.
Recommended: 08 Oct 2022

9.

In Concrete by Anne Garréta EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In/concrete is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.
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Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

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In Concrete by Anne Garréta EN

Rating: 3.6     7 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
The newest novel by Prix Medicis-winner Anne Garréta, In/concrete is a feminist inversion of a domestic drama crossed with Oulipian nursery rhyme.
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Recommended: 13 Nov 2022


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