Irène Némirovsky. Stories that bring me to tears. Suite Française. Fire in the Blood.
Antoine Laurain. Slyly funny. The Red Notebook. The President's Hat. Vintage 1954.
Émile Zola. Life in Paris among the poor. L'Assommoir.
Marcel Proust. 4,215 pages, if you read all seven volumes. À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time).
Alexandre Dumas. Action. Adventure. "All for one, and one for all." The Three Musketeers.
Patrick Modiano. A modern writer and winner of the Nobel Prize. In the Café of Lost Youth.
M.F.K. Fisher. She writes about food. She writes fabulously about food. Serve It Forth.
Charles Perrault. Everyone needs to read these. Maybe you already have and didn't know it. French fairy tales.
Victor Hugo. You must read Victor Hugo. You simply must. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Les Misérables.
Ernest Hemingway. Yes, Hemingway can be a bit terse for some tastes. I like him though. Don't miss The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast.
Have you read any of these?
Are any of these favorites for you?
Any titles of these authors that you would recommend for me?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each Tuesday That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic and then post her top ten list that fits that topic. You’re more than welcome to join her and create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well. Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you! Please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own post so that others know where to find more information.