Saturday, December 4, 2021

My Paris Reading List - Updated 1/17/2022 - with more to come




Photo by Austeja Gudziunaite




UPDATED - 1/17/2022

(I am in the long and on-going process of updating the list with book covers and fiction author links in addition to adding new (and old) books as I hear about them.  I'm trying to do all this fairly often, so do check back from time to time.  In the meantime, enjoy the list and I hope you find books to enjoy!)


 My Paris Reading List is a list I started keeping a long, long time ago.

It began as a list of books about Paris that I'd read about or heard about from friends.

Books I wanted to read while I dreamed of Paris.

Wondering if I'd ever get there.




Photo by Paris Photographer Geneviève Thomas of My Joli Coeur Photography







My "obsession" with Paris isn't anything new, it was one of those dreams I've had for as long as I can remember. 


It started when I had a Parisian pen pal in grammar school.  We corresponded for a couple of years, I think, and I often wonder whatever became of her. 






When I knew my dream really was finally coming true and a date was set to leave, I started looking for more and more "Paris Books."  

I discovered an amazing number of new novels, along with memoirs, guide books, architecture books, photo books, journals, etc etc etc

Being a lover of lists, I've continued adding to it.

And it grows.  

And it will continue to grow.

And grow

and grow . . . 


(my personal Paris library has grown a lot since I took this photo.  The American Library in Paris might need to add Meat Camp, NC as an official satellite branch. )


The list contains fiction and non-fiction. Classics and women's lit, romance and mysteries - it's a total hodge-podge, which is exactly what I read.  A little of this mixed with a little of that.


If you love Paris, been there or not been there, you're welcome to think of this list as a great place to start your Paris reading 😍  and discover more as you go along.  



Besides this list of mine, there are many (MANY) lists out there of "best" books set in Paris.  Have fun finding them and coming up with a list of your own.  




Do your research and find a hundred beezillion books to keep you happy until you finally get to The City of Lights.  But be prepared, 'cause once you go and return, you'll want more Paris books to keep you entertained and help you plan your next trip.  Once you're hooked on all things Paris - you're hooked forever.  


Have Fun!



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This Little Black Book of Paris (from Peter Pauper Press, but can also be found in many indy bookstores).  I love it, and it has come in very handy (besides just being plain ol' fun).








Our favorite map (so far) is Michelin's Paris Par Arrondissement.  Having a list of places to see by Arrondissement, along with this map works out wonderfully well.


Here's something lovely and fun to keep on your nightstand for those imaginary trips to Paris when we're unable to travel -




Fiction:

Cooking for Picasso: A Novel by Camille Aubray






One Christmas in Paris by Mandy Baggot





THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery





The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery






The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr





Love Letters from Montmartre by Nicolas Barreau




The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau




One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau




The Secret Paris Cinema Club by Nicolas Barreau




Paris is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau




The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure




Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans - (There are six Madeline books)





Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin




Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard






The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry




Hotel Déjà Vu by Christine Betts




Set in Paris: Paris in a Day and Other Stories by Christine Betts




Aimée Leduc Series by Cara Black - (Cara Black’s Aimée Leduc Series in Order)




LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell





The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell




THE LOST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCE by Juliet Blackwell



The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell




Off the Wild Coast of Brittany by Juliet Blackwell




The Paris Showroom by Juliet Blackwell




A FRENCH PIROUETTE by Jennifer Bohnet




The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan




The Purple Shadow by Christopher Bowden




The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen




The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen


 

Paris Still Life by Rosalind Brackenbury




The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown




THE LIGHT OF PARIS by Eleanor Brown




THE PARIS EFFECT by K. S. R. Burns




PARIS EVER AFTER by K. S. R. Burns




PARIS BY THE BOOK by Liam Callanan




The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron




The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin




PARIS TIME CAPSULE by Ella Carey




The House by the Lake by Ella Carey




From a Paris Balcony by Ella Carey





The Girl from Paris by Ella Carey




The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles




Haunting Paris by Mamta Chaudhry




Paris, Rue des Martyrs by Adria J. Cimino



A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke (and he has more)






THE RACE TO PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton






The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton



 Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan




The Dressmaker's Secret by Lorna Cook 






Love Among the Recipes by Carol M. Cram




An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham




The Paris Network by Siobhan Curham




The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis




Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac




Flowers of Darkness by Tatiana de Rosnay




A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay




The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay




Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay




The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay




All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr





Lost and Found in Paris by Lian Dolan






The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray




While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart




The French Girl by Lexie Elliott




IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel



Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst




The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans




The Secret Vow by Natalie Meg Evans




THE DRESS THIEF by Natalie Meg Evans




A Gown of Thornes by Natalie Meg Evans




The Milliner's Secret by Natalie Meg Evans




The Queen of Paris A Novel of Coco Chanel by Pamela Binnings Ewen




PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks




Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman




The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury




The Art of Regret by Mary Fleming




MISSION TO PARIS by Alan Furst




A PARIS APARTMENT by Michelle Gable




I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable





THE DESIGNER by Marius Gabriel




The Parisians by Marius Gabriel




Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico (three in the series)




Hidden in Paris by Corine Gantz




The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris by Evie Gaughan



Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda



Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb





The Paris Hours by Alex George




THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George




THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO by Nina George




The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich




The Paris Children by Gloria Goldreich 





Paris Out of Hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon




The Paris Secret by Lily Graham




The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland




THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah




The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel




Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris




Chocolat by Joanne Harris




The Secret Stealers by Jane Healey




The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway




Claris by Megan Hess  (More Claris books)





The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman




The Paris Writers Circle by Norma Hopcraft



A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore





The Paramour's Daughter by Wendy Hornsby (this is the 7th in the Maggie MacGowan series, but the first in the series that focuses on Paris. More in the series from this book forward take place in France. For background, I recommend reading the previous books. It's not necessary, but it's one of my favorites series by one of my favorite authors).




Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes




Les Misérables by Victor Hugo





The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo




The Ambassadors by Henry James




THE PARIS DIRECTIVE by Gerald Jay




Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson




The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff




All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio




The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel





Le Divorce by Diane Johnson  -  along with - 
  • Le Mariage (Dutton, 2000)
  • L'Affaire (Dutton, 2003)





The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann




Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly




Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly



An American in Paris Mystery Series by Susan Kiernan-Lewis





THE BONES OF PARIS by Laurie R. King




A Garden Wall in Provence by Carrie Jane Knowles





Crossings by Alex Landragin




Someday in Paris by Olivia Lara





The Red Notebook by Antoine Lauraine




The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester





The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester





The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester



The Riviera House by Natasha Lester




P.S. FROM PARIS by Marc Levy




Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim




The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little





Verlaque & Bonnet mystery series by M. L. Longworth





APRIL IN PARIS, 1921 from the Kiki Button series by Tessa Lunney






The Last Collection - A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel by Jeanne Mackin




The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin





The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madeleine




The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah




The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher




Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog by Jackie Clark Mancuso





The French Gift by Kirsty Manning





The Missing Sister by Elle Marr





The Bennett Sisters Series by Lise McClendon





The Secret of the Chateau by Kathleen McGurl





The Paris Wife by Paula McLain




Dragonfly by Leila Meacham




One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan



Paris for One by JoJo Moyes





Left Bank by Kate Muir




Water Lily Dance by Michelle Muriel




Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund




Paris Spring by James Naughtie




Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky 





A Paris Affair by Mary Oldham





Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson




The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer



The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer




The Lost Gargoyle of Paris by Gigi Pandian





Quicksand by Gigi Pandian





The Glass Thief by Gigi Pandian




Rooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne




All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny ("The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light." I recommend, as does the author, starting this series by reading Book 1, Still Life.)




Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin




Hugo Marston Series by Mark Pryor (another favorite series by another favorite author).





The Alice Network by Kate Quinn




THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP ON THE SEINE by Rebecca Raisin




The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower by Rebecca Raisin




The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées by Rebecca Raisin





The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman





The Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman




The Splendid Gift by Alyson Richman




Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider





The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards




The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson




One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson




Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson





The Secret Language of Stones by M. J. Rose (2nd book in the Daughter of La Lune series).





The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose (Book 4 in The Reincarnationist Series)




The Library of Light and Shadow by M. J. Rose (3rd book in the Daughter of La Lune series)





The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose (1st book of the Daughter of La Lune Series)





Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd




Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer




A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers




The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers






The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert





The Age of Light: A Novel by Whitney Scharer





MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS by Lisa Schroeder




The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick




The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro




THE MURALIST by B. A. Shapiro




Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley





PARIS, HE SAID by Christine Sneed





FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman





The Paris Secret by Karen Swan




PARIS ADRIFT by E. J. Swift




The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor




THE PERFUME COLLECTOR by Kathleen Tessaro




ELEGANCE by Kathleen Tessaro





Letter from Paris by Therésè





Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson





Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson



The French Escape by Suzie Tullett





THE FRENCH FOR LOVE by Fiona Valpy




THE FRENCH FOR ALWAYS by Fiona Valpy





THE FRENCH FOR CHRISTMAS by Fiona Valpy





THE BEEKEEPER'S PROMISE by Fiona Valpy





The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy






The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant






Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland





Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland




We'll Always Have Paris by Sue Watson





Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells





A Garden in Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson





Paris, 7 A.M. by Liza Wieland






All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig , Karen White





French for Girls by JP Wright





The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola




The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola



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Photo by Paris Photographer Geneviève Thomas of My Joli Coeur Photography https://tinyurl.com/y2of7rtp





Non-Fiction:



Paris: A Curious Traveler's Guide by Eleanor Aldridge





My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo




Paris Peasant by Louis Aragon & Simon Watson Taylor




Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living by Robert Arbor





Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget





The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden by Alain Baraton




A Place in the World Called Paris edited by Steven Barclay





Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard





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Here's one I highly recommend!


Carousels of Paris by Kaye Wilkinson Barley and Don Barley




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Me. Photo taken by Don Barley


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The Bonjour Effect by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau





Chic & Slim Toujours: Ageing Beautifully Like Those Chic French Women by Anne Barone





Ritz & Escoffier by Luke Barr






The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter





Montparnasse by John Baxter





Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach




Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light (City Cocktails) by Doni Belau






The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlein by Susan Bernardo, Illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher






My Paris Dream by Kate Betts




Paris Sketchbook: Jason Brooks





A Paris All Your Own - Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light edited by Eleanor Brown - Contributing authors include Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Melissa Shapiro, Jennifer Coburn, Maggie Shipstead, Lauren Willig, Cathy Kelly, Rachel Hore, Meg Waite Clayton, Ellen Sussman, M. J. Rose, Susan Vreeland , Megan Crane, Michelle Gable, J. Courtney Sullivan, Julie Powell, Jennifer Scott, and Cara Black.







Five Hundred Buildings of Paris by Kathy Borrus and Jorg Brockmann







F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Paris Years by Paul Brody






The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury





Hidden Gardens of Paris: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light by Susan Cahill






Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi by Jamie Cat Callan






The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame by Michael Camille







City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Carolyn Campbell






The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart





Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson





Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train by Ina Caro





Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris by Federico Castigliano





The Grand Louvre: From the Fortress to the Pyramid by Catherine Chaine







Hermes: Heavenly Days by Alice Charbin





My Life in France by Julia Child





Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set) by Julia Child






Hidden Paris: Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors by Caroline Clifton-Mogg





Samaritaine: Paris Pont Neuf by Harold Cobert





The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique by Nadine Coleno




A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes by Delphine Constantini






A Walk in Monet's Garden: Full Color Pop-Up With Guided Tour by Francesca Crespi









Permanent Parisians: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris by Judi Culbertson & Tom Randall





In Paris by Jeanne Damas and Lauren Bastide





Strapless by Deborah Davis





Life in a French Country House by Cordelia de Castellane





The Secret Gardens of Paris by Bruno de Laubadere and Alexandra D'Arnoux





100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go by Marcia DeSanctis





Old-Fashioned Corners of Paris by Christophe Destournelles







Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and More by Christina Henry de Tessan





City Walks: Paris, Revise
d Edition: 50 Adventures on Foot City Walks by Christina Henry de Tessan






The Hare with the Amber Eyes: a Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal






The Best of Doisneau: Paris by Robert Doisneau





Paris Pop-Up by Ehrhard Dominiq












A Table in Paris by John Donohue







A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light by David Downie





Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light by David Downie and Allison Harris







A Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake



Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin





The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris by Marie Farman





The Little Book of Paris by Dominique Foufelle






All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women by Helena Frith-Powell






Secret Paris by Jacque Garnce & Maude Ratton






Eugene Atget: Paris by Jean Claude Gautrad




Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893 by Pierre Gelis-Didot




Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation by Charles Glass





The Maid and the Queen, The Secret History of Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon by Nancy Goldstone




Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology by Adam Gopnik





Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik




DON'T BE A TOURIST IN PARIS by Vanessa Grall





City Trails - Paris by Helen Greathead






Paris by Julian Green







A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris by Philip Greene






Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan






Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan






Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature by Viv Groskop






French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano





French Women for All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano






Why French Women Wear Vintage: And other secrets of sustainable style by Alois Guinut






Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views by Gail Albert Halaban and Cathy Rémy






Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart edited by Krista Halverson







Dior in Bloom by Jérôme Hanover, Justine Picardie, Naomi A. Sachs, Alain Stella, and Nick Knight





Paris: Capital of Modernity by David Harvey






EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE by Olivia de Havilland





There's Only One Paris by April Lily Heise





A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway






The Tuileries Gardens, Yesterday and Today: A Walker's Guide by Emmanuelle Héran





Eating and Drinking in Paris: French Menu Translator and Restaurant Guide by Andy Herbach






Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Renee Herrington






Monet's House at Giverny : A Pop-up Carousel by Bob Hersey









Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan Hess




F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taste of France by Carol Hiker





Demystifying the French by Janet Hulstrand





La Vie en Rosé: A Very French Adventure Continues by Jamie Ivey




Paris under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 by Jeffrey Jackson





Paris in Love by Eloisa James



Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance by Tish Jett





I. M. Pei: The Louvre Pyramid by Philip Jodidio






The Little Pleasures of Paris by Leslie Jonath & Lizzie Stewart







Dreaming in French by Alice Kaplan





White Truffles in Winter by N.M. Kelby





Paris Reborn: Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City by Stephane Kirkland







A Day with Picasso by Billy Kluver





French Milk by Lucy Knisley





Karl Lagerfeld: Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld





Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane






The Ceiling of the Paris Opera by Jacques Lassaigne





My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz






L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Home in Paris by David Lebovitz






That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light edited by Vicki Lesage





Curiosities of Paris by Dominique Lesbros





The Most Beautiful Villages of France: The Official Guide by Les Plus Beaux Villages De France Assoc.




In a French Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis




Man Ray's Montparnasse by Herbert R. Lottman





A PARIS YEAR by Janice MacLeod






PARIS LETTERS by Janice MacLeod






Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and Love by Ann Mah





A Writer's Paris: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul by Eric Maisel




King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV by Philip Mansel





Pop-Up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids) by Andy Mansfield





BEMELMANS The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator by John Bemelmans Marciano






My Good Life in France, In pursuit of the Rural Dream by Janine Marsh





My Four Seasons in France by Janine Marsh





Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton





A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (and all those that followed!)






The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo






The Widow Clicquot: The story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it by Tilar J. Mazzeo





The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough





Paris: Panarama Pops by Sarah McMenemy





BOOKS, BAGUETTES AND BEDBUGS by Jeremy Mercer




Time Was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer





ROOFTOPS OF PARIS by Fabrice Moireau and Carl Norac




Timeless Paris: Ateliers Emporiums Savoir Faire by Marin Montagut




60 Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow




Quiet Corners of Paris Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens by Jean-Christophe Napias








History of France by John Julius Norwich



Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier



What French Women Know: About Love, Sex and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind by Debra Ollivier






Delicious Days in Paris by Jane Paech




Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French is Better than being French by Jordan Phillips





American Expatriate Writing and the Paris Moment by Donald Pizer




Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home by Danielle Postel-Vinay





FRANCE IS A FEAST: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud'homme & Katie Pratt



Doorways of Paris by Rachel Puig





Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet by Ruth Reichl





Spectacular Paris - Rizzoli Classics




Paris in Love by Nichole Robertson






Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson




Literary Paris by Nichole Robertson






The Paris Journal by Nichole Robertson and Evan Robertson





Follow Me Through Paris by Jill Robinson and Michel Delacroix





French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French by Harriet Welty Rochefort





How to Read Paris: A Crash Course in Parisian Architecture by Chris Rogers






Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross




May '68 and Its Afterlives by Kristin Ross




Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands




Paris by John Russell





Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands






Be My Guest: At Home with the Tastemakers by Pierre Sauvage (Author), Ambroise Tézenas (Photographer)





Do Not Go Gentle. Go to Paris.: Travels of an Uncertain Woman of a Certain Age by Gail Schilling




Hats by Madame Paulette: Paris Milliner Extraordinaire by Annie Schneider







The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino




La Seduction: How The French Play The Game Of Life by Elaine Sciolino




The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino




Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris by Jennifer L. Scott





LE PARISIENNES by Anne Sebba





Paris Chic by Alexandra Senes and Oliver Pilcher




Impressions of Paris: An Artists's Sketchbook by Cat Seto





Half an Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms




An Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms



Paris Flea Market Style by Claudia Strasser





The Paris Apartment by Claudia Strasser





Paris in 500 photos 500 Photos by Maurice Subervie





Paris: An Architectural History An Architectural History by Anthony Sutcliffe





PARIS, MY SWEET: A YEAR IN THE CITY OF LIGHT (AND DARK CHOCOLATE) by Amy Thomas





A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse: A Cookbook by Mimi Thorisson



Living Well Is the Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins





The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta





The New Parisienne: The Women and Ideas Shaping Paris by Lindsey Tramuta





Almost French: Love and A New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull





Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story by Amanda Vaill





Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir by Samantha Vérant





Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall



In Love With Paris by Anne-Katrine Weber





Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber




PARIS IN STRIDE, AN INSIDER'S WALKING GUIDE by Jessie Kanelos Weiner and Sarah Moroz




Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris by Benjamin Weiss




Our Paris: Sketches from Memory by Edmund White




The Guide to the Architecture of Paris by Norval White





The Historic Restaurants of Paris: A Guide to Century-Old Cafes, Bistros, and Gourmet Food Shops by Ellen Williams






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Bonne Lecture!






6 comments:

Kathy Reel said...

Wow, Kaye! What a great list! You've done a lot of work that others can benefit from. I didn't used to care much about going to Paris, but you have me getting closer and closer to jumping on a plane.

Christine Betts said...

Wonderful list! and I love the photos of Paris!

Tori said...

I found this list while looking for recommended books to read while I spend the next two weeks in Paris. I just want to say that this is so thorough and interesting. I'm both overwhelmed and excited! You obviously put a ton of thought and time into this. Know that it is appreciated!

P.S. Seeing the obvious joy in your pictures makes me so happy and excited for my own trip. Thanks for posting!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Tori - You have made my day, Thank You!!!!
Now, please, let me hear about trip AND what you decided to read.
Have fun (how could you not?!) in Paris

Unknown said...

Wonderful

Elizabeth Thompson said...

What a wonderful list! Thank you for including my book, LOST IN PARIS! I'm honored. ~ Elizabeth Thompson