Bonjour Paris

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


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


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


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.

8 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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