Want to know what the French have been reading for the past years? Here is a selection of best-seller books that are now available to read in English.
France is a famously literary country, the home of authors like Proust and Camus and Flaubert. So, it’s not a surprise that the French are big readers. But what do they actually read — is it just sophisticated literature, or are there some murder mysteries and bodice rippers in there? And is there a way to read the same books as the French?
Happily, many of the biggest best-sellers in France are later translated into English. So, if you’d like to read à la française, all you have to do is wait a few years after a book is published.
To help you keep up with current French reading habits, the books below were all French best-sellers over the past few years and are now available in English. As you might expect, you’ll find some serious reads, including books that have won France’s top literary award, the Prix Goncourt. But you’ll also find thrillers, inspiring tales, and even a touch of science fiction.
A Touch of Science Fiction
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