Bonjour Paris

Books I’ve read set in France (Please click the cover to read my review)


Paris Was Ours  When You Are Engulfed in Flames  The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris French Milk Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes   My Life in France  Paris in Love   French Impressions:: The Adventures of an American Family A Year in Provence Petite Anglaise  Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris…   The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School A Town Like Paris: Falling in Love in the City of Light   A Year in the Merde


 George's Grand Tour Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art No and Me The Elegance of the Hedgehog Gourmet RhapsodyLe Divorce  Anything Considered My Wish List: A Novel L'Amante anglaiseFrench Kissing The President's Hat The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain The Lantern Hungry Woman in Paris  Fire in the Blood A Secret Kept The Sun Also Rises The Invention of Hugo Cabret 13 rue Thérèse   The Red Necklace (French Revolution, #1)Divisadero  Lessons in French Underground Time  French Lessons  Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène…  A Paris Affair


Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars La Grande Therese : The Greatest Scandal of…

How to Be French / French Social Customs

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits  All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women  Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide To Finding Her Inner French Girl  French Twist: An American Mom's Experiment in Parisian Parenting  French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters Bébé day by day : 100 keys to French parenting Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France   The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested…

Biographies of Notables

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman  Mademoiselle Chanel The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Books I read and Forgot to Review (oops, although I did really enjoy these books)

On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris Weekend in Paris

Reader Resources




  • Gallic Books – Solely French books translated to English
  • Europa Editions – Translations of various European authors for an American/UK audience.
  • Le French Book – Mysteries and thrillers translated from French.


  • Literary Map of Paris’ Left Bank – via The San Francisco Chronicle. The map includes listings for author’s homes, bookstores & libraries, etc. Great for a bookish tour of the Latin Quarter.
  • French Books Online – Large collection of French books for all ages, with special features for anyone in a French Language Book Club
  • Ebookezvous – French eBooks – Literature, Practical, Arts & Reference books. Can be viewed on the computer, tablet or phone.

9 responses to “Bonjour Paris

  1. You should include Divisadero on this list.

  2. Julianne Haghverdian

    buying The Elegance of the Hedgehog now, let’s see how is my lovely Paris depicted on this one ;)

  3. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz is a must read!

  4. La Seduction by Elaine Sciolino?

  5. I got to the end of your list of memoirs and I thought, Oh, I’ve read oh-so-many-more-books-about-Paris….and then I saw the rest of your books! Wow.

  6. LOVE this collection! I have numerous notes of books I NEED to add to my TBR :)

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