Sunday, July 2, 2017

Let's Go to Paris, Shall We?

One of my (many) favorite blogging events is Paris in July. It is hosted by the wonderful Tamara of Thyme for Tea. I'm planning to go all out and celebrate Paris (or France...nobody is grading me on this) all month by reading a Paris #bookaday, by posting pictures of Paris during Wordless Wednesday, by posting a French list each week for Top Ten Tuesday, by posting French recipes for Weekend Cooking, and posting French words for Wondrous Words.

To start, I'm making a stack of books for my book-a-day project. Here's what I have so far:

They look pretty good, don't they? Have you read any of these? Any I should read first?

I can't wait to go to Paris, and I bet you'd like to come, too. Let's go, shall we? See you there!

What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.  It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

Please join the weekly meme at An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Il est Juillet et il est temps pour le merveilleux Paris in July hosted by Thyme for Tea! (*It is July and it is time for the wonderful Paris in July!)


  1. Love... Love... LOVE this!
    Thanks for the reminder - I think I may 'have' to participate as well 😊

  2. Oh it's snuck up on me this year! I think I've read Me and Marie Antoinette and I have several others lying about the house. I will have to try and get one book read, oh to aim for a book a day!

  3. I love the look of these books! I don't think I've read any of them. The Fancy Nancy caught my eye. Love that doll. I have one that sits atop a stack of books.

    Enjoy your reading, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. The Existentialist Cafe (at the top of your first collage) is a great book -- really fascinating! Good luck with all that reading. I hope you also get outdoors a bit this summer!

    best... mae at

  5. Wonderful idea! I have a French daughter-in-law (and half-French grand daughter) so I'm especially interested. :-)

    The only one I've read is the Elizabeth Bowen..which was great!

    Have you read 'The Paris Wife'by Paula McLain, Deb? I really enjoyed that one.

  6. Wow! What a great list of books! I have some of those on my kindle, so I can't wait to see what you think of them :)

  7. These all look great. I am going to have to remember your page and come back to this.

    Have you read All the Light you cannot See, The Girl you Left Behind, The German Girl?

    1. I loved All the Light, but I haven't read The Girl or German Girl. I'll see if I can find them.

  8. Wow! All of these French books look great! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  9. good to see 3 books featured on France Book Tours, 1 past and 2 upcoming. I devoured yesterday The Madeleine Project, so so touching. It actually made me cry, good tears.
    if your readers are looking for books set in France, we have a few copies left for this awesome Paris memoir: and also for this historical novel:

  10. Oh my gosh.... thats an amazing goal and a great looking collection of titles. I'll just have to visit your reviews to get my taste of France.... thanks for joining in Paris in July again... its looking very exciting!

  11. I have copies of The Madeline Project and Pancakes in Paris. I have read and enjoyed Lovers at the Chameleon Club. I will look forward to your posts. This is one of my favorite events also.

  12. This sounds like fun. Traveling to Paris through books. I hope you share reviews of them all.

  13. What a wonderful idea....#bookaday!
    I haven't read any of your selected I will
    be eager to check in on your progress!
    Vive la France!

  14. Nice assortment of books. I hope you enjoy your armchair traveler month in Paris. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  15. This is great. Paris is my all time favorite city, so this is really fun. A slim little book not on your list is called Everyone Loves Paris by Leslie Jonath. It's a book of scenes of Paris by various artists and will bring back fons memories for anyone who has been there.

  16. Deb, Thanks so much for joining in with Dreaming of France. I was late getting up this week's post, but I'm so glad I wandered over to your page to see all of those amazing books. I'm happy to send you a copy of my latest, Paris Runaway if you want to add it to your list. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  17. Great list of books! Enjoy your trip to Paris!

  18. Great books with PARIS in the title.

    I have a few more I can suggest if you need any. :)

    Have fun, and thanks for stopping by blog earlier.

  19. Great books and so many when I think of it are set in France or Paris so plenty to choose from.

  20. For your Paris books if you want more: I recommend The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems, and Flowers for Mrs. Harris (aka Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris).

    Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I've been reading

  21. We were in Paris for Bastille Day once. Reading through France sounds like a fun idea!

  22. What a list. Good luck reading all these books and on your very Frenchish month.

  23. I was waiting for you to join again this summer! And I was waiting for your booklist. There's always something new and wonderful on your lists. =) I love the idea of posting French words for Wondrous Wednesday. Happy reading!

  24. I'll be so interested to get your take on these books. I haven't read them (any) and so many have intriguing covers. Can't wait to learn more. (Isn't Paris in July wonderful?!)

  25. I never knew there were so many books about Paris! Are you saturated yet? LOL


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