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188 popular french books
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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Insecta

Insecta by Claire Castillon RO

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Inseparable

Inseparable : A Never-Before-Published Novel by Simone de Beauvoir EN

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A never-before-published novel by the iconic Simone de Beauvoir of an intense and vivid girlhood friendship From the moment Sylvie and Andrée meet in their Parisian day school, they see in each other an accomplice with whom to confront the mysteries of girlhood. For the next ten years, the two are the closest of friends and confidantes as they explore life in a post-World War One France, and as Andrée becomes increasingly reckless and rebellious, edging closer to peril. Sylvie, insightful and observant, sees a France of clashing ideals and religious hypocrisy--and at an early age is determined... continue

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Inseparable : A Never-Before-Published Novel by Simone de Beauvoir EN

Rating: 4 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / France flag France
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A never-before-published novel by the iconic Simone de Beauvoir of an intense and vivid girlhood friendship From the moment Sylvie and Andrée meet in their Parisian day school, they see in each other an accomplice with whom to confront the mysteries of girlhood. For the next ten years, the two are the closest of friends and confidantes as they explore life in a post-World War One France, and as Andrée becomes increasingly reckless and rebellious, edging closer to peril. Sylvie, insightful and observant, sees a France of clashing ideals and religious hypocrisy--and at an early age is determined... continue

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Io sono vivo, voi siete morti by Emmanuel Carrère IT

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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«Da adolescente» scrive Emmanuel Carrère nel "Regno" «sono stato un lettore appassionato di Dick e, a differenza della maggior parte delle passioni adolescenziali, questa non si è mai affievolita. Ho riletto a intervalli regolari "Ubik", "Le tre stimmate di Palmer Eldritch", "Un oscuro scrutare", "Noi marziani", "La svastica sul sole". Consideravo – e considero tuttora – il loro autore una specie di Dostoevskij della nostra epoca». A trentacinque anni, spinto da questa inesausta passione, Carrère decise di raccontare la vita, vissuta e sognata, di Philip K. Dick. Il risultato fu questo libro, ... continue

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Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4 (12 votes)
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Written almost a century before the daring flights of the astronauts, Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of man’s race to the stars is a classic adventure tale enlivened by broad satire and scientific acumen. When the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves lacking any urgent assignments at the close of the Civil War, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes that they build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when Barbicane’s adversary places a huge wager that the project will fail and a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream t... continue

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L'allure de Chanel by Paul Morand FR

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Paul Morand faisait partie des proches de Chanel. Son dernier livre, écrit à partir des conversations qu'il eut avec la modiste, restitue, dans la langue étincelante de ce grand conteur, l'insaisissable Coco Chanel. Nous suivons, racontées à la première personne, son enfance chez des tantes qui lui donneront le goût de l'épure et le sens de l'argent, ses rencontres avec les providentiels M. B. et Boy Capel ; puis la création de sa maison, ses luttes contre les excentricités vestimentaires des dames du monde, ses succès, ses amitiés... Revivent, sous la plume exquise et vive de Paul Morand, Rad... continue

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L'art de perdre : roman by Alice Zeniter FR

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Alors que la France est traversée par une crise identitaire, l'écrivaine s'interroge sur ses origines algériennes dont elle ne connaît rien, du fait du silence douloureux de sa famille. Elle choisit alors de raconter le destin des générations successives, entre la France et l'Algérie. ©Electre 2017.

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L'odeur des pierres mouillées by Léa Rivière FR

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Avec L'odeur des pierres mouillées, Léa Rivière tisse des mondes dont on ne peut jamais vraiment dire s'ils ont toujours été là ou s'ils sont sur le point d'advenir. Elle fabrique des histoires qui mêlent traditions, science-fiction, écologies trans, relations aux ancêtres et interdépendances des villages. Du dialogue poétique qui flirte avec la performance à l'épopée wittigienne, Léa Rivière révèle une écriture précise et prot&eacut... continue
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La "Flor de Lis" by Elena Poniatowska ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Mariana, la narradora de esta novela, es una duquesa cuyos primeros años transcurren en Francia entre valets, mayordomos y vajillas con monograma. Esa existencia encantada toca a su brusco fin con la segunda guerra mundial: el duque, su padre, se va al frente, y la narradora, junto con su hermana y su madre, escapa a México, país del que hasta ahora nada sabía y que se convertirá, en todos sentidos, en su patria. Poco a poco, Mariana va dando los muchísimos pasos que la llevarán a entender lo que son su vieja clase y su nuevo país. En ese proceso interviene el segundo personaje fascinante de e... continue

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La anomalia by Hervé Le Tellier ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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¿Cómo reaccionaría la sociedad frente a lo inexplicable? El 10 de marzo de 2021 los doscientos cuarenta y tres pasajeros de un avión procedente de Paris aterrizan en Nueva York después de pasar por una terrible tormenta. Ya en tierra, cada uno sigue con su vida. Tres meses más tarde, y contra toda lógica, un avión idéntico, con los mismos pasajeros y el mismo equipo a bordo, aparece en el cielo de Nueva York. Nadie se explica este increíble fenómeno que va a desatar una crisis política, mediática y cien... continue


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