1. The Dud Avocado - Elaine Dundy
|Deserves to be read |
just for the title really
2. The Sweet Life in Paris - David Lebovitz (see my review)
3. A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
4. The Flaneur - Edmund White (see my review)
5. Paris Journal 1956 - 1964 - Janet Flanner (Genet)
6. Paris France - Gertrude Stein
7. Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik
|I have been meaning to read this|
8. My Life in France - Julia Child
9. Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire
10. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris - A.J. Liebling
|Books on France, a great 2014 challenge|
from Emma at Words and Peace
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog
Looks like a good list -- some of which I've read and some not! I always love these lists!
I know nothing about the Dud Avocado. I wonder why it's on the top of the list. I wonder if it's a voting thing. I'm still not crazy about the Gopnik book. I've read so many books about Paris that I like more. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to follow your trip to Paris.
Thank you for this list. I am going to read the ones I am not familiar with.
HA HA they are gulls-I think with the one pigeon in the foreground I thought they were all pigeons.
So far, I've read My Life in Paris by Julia Child. I've been meaning to read Hemingway's.
I haven't read very many of these, though I recommend the Hemingway and Julia Child. At the moment my 'France' book is Kathe Lison's The Whole Fromage, which I suspect is going to be both fascinating (cheese, cheese, cheese) and annoying (constant stilted Dan Brown-type physical descriptions of people, like "a super-slim brunette" or "petite and a tad plump in a pleasant way". What, no super-slim in an unpleasant way? ;-) I am probably being harsh...
Like all the others I have read some but not others but the Dud Avocado is entirely new to me.
These look great! I'd love to read them.
I have read 8 of the books on your list, but not the first one with an interesting name. I have read so many books on Paris lately, mostly history books so I could write my series on the liberation of Paris – I learned so much that was never told me in school. Of course books on the history of France or Paris are not the types people like to read if traveling there. I am just finishing “Paris Noir – African Americans in the City of Light” by Tyler Stovall. It’s about the great number of African Americans moving to Paris after WWI because of racism in the US. But here again, it is about history – not the type of books that your readers would enjoy I guess.
Paris to the Moon - yes, I think. I read it long ago and then impulsively reread it. It holds up.
And, of course, A Moveable Feast. Definitely.
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