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24-03-2021

More books to improve your French level

If you have been following our Instagram account, you know that each week we present resources such as books, TV series or podcasts, that learners can discover to continue practicing French.

Here’s a compilation and quick explanation of the best books that our French teachers have recommended on the past few weeks:

Enquête au college

Originally written as a children’s book, these series of stories have now become a favorite of readers of all ages. Written by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignos, it follows the story of 3 young and curious students trying to solve a mystery in their school.

It is a highly recommended book for readers with an A2 level that wish to increase their vocabulary or that wish to read a French book for the first time.

L’Effet Matilda

Written by Ellie Irving, this endearing story follows a young girl that has an uncanny love for science and inventions. The book’s title and story are a reference to the namesake term that designs a bias against acknowledging the achievements of women scientists whose work is attributed to their male colleagues.

Recommended for B1 readers, this book is written in the first person and provides great examples of how to speak French in everyday situations.

Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part

Famous French author Anna Gavalda shares 12 short but enticing stories about love, lust, longing and loneliness.

The book was recently adapted into a now popular film and it is highly recommended by our French teachers.

The format of the book makes this a dynamic read that can be a great first book for learners with a B1/B2 level.

Sept jours pour une éternité

Written by Marc Levy, one of the most famous French novelists of recent times, this best-seller touches upon the subjects of good, evil and what it means to be a human.

Considered as a quintessential “Roman de Gare” (a term that describes the type of books that one can buy in a train station or airport to read something during the journey), this a good reading for learners of a B1/B2 level.


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