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! On this final installment (for this year), I’d like to welcome Kaley and Christine!
Kaley @ Books Etc.
As it turns out, I haven’t read many books set in Paris so when Michele asked me to pick a favourite Paris book I was a bit stumped. But then I remembered Sally Christie’s excellent Mistresses of Versailles trilogy. It doesn’t technically take place in Paris but I figure it’ll do! I love the series because it was about something I was only vaguely familiar with – Louis XV and the palace of Versailles. Christie takes a time period that is full of drama and intrigue and uses that for books that are full of the same. The final novel, Enemies of Versailles, just released last month so you can read all three right away!
Christine @ Padfoot’s Library
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
This is a bit of a throwback to livejournal days, but I remember seeing someone post about this book and I went out and get it instantly. The story follows Lucy who spends a six-week trip in Paris with her mother. They rent a flat in one of the arrondissements and she journals her experience. If you aren’t familiar with Knisley, she is a comic creator and known primarily for her travelogues. I read this prior to going to Paris and I read this when I came home. It makes you fall in love with Paris every time you read it. The streets, the food, the ambiance. Just thinking about it now makes me want to have some French milk and baguettes. I definitely recommend giving this one a read because it is done in a comic style with photos and you really get a sense of how the city and trip shaped Lucy’s relationship with her mother.
Thank you Kaley and Christine for stopping by today!