This year for Paris Month, I asked some of my wonderful blogger friends to share with me what their favourite Paris book was and why! So for the next three Sundays in April, I’ll be featuring some of these faves that were selected. Today, I’d like to welcome Marie and Jenn to Paris Month!
Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Whenever I think of books set in Paris, this is the first one to come to mind. Sweet, funny, and romantic, it encompasses a feeling of adventure as Anna explores the beautiful city, along with the feeling of a friendship blossoming into love. It doesn’t get much more romantic than falling in love for the first time in a city like Paris!
Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
I would probably say that my favourite book for the past year would be The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary, and he prescribes his customers books, choosing the books which they need as his insight guides him. Despite this, he lives with a broken heart and it isn’t until his patrons gently guide him that he is able to move on – literally as well as emotionally, as the barge bookshop and its quirky inhabitants set sail along the waterways of France.
As much as I love that book is a love letter to books and to reading, I also love that this book takes place (at least initially) on board a wonderfully quirky book barge. It’s a part of Paris that I don’t normally consider, but the boat and the river ways became characters as much as anyone else.
What are your favourite Paris-set books? Have you read the two featured today?