Introducting: The French List, A New French Lit Feature!

That’s right.  I decided to start a biweekly feature on my blog called the French List, where I’ll do a quick recap of a French (as in lit from all French speaking countries!) book/poem/play etc. that I have read and why I think you should read it.  Remember a few years ago I wanted to make a list of essential French lit?  It was taking me too long, so I’m doing this instead.  That way, I’ve read everything that’s going on “the list”, and not just using word of mouth.  Everything that goes on my French List will then be linked up on the “My Essential French Lit List” page on my blog. 

This is going to be a fun way for me to quickly summarize a piece of French lit and tell you why I personally think you should take the time to read it.  If I don’t like the book or don’t see a reason why it should be read, I won’t include it.  Of course, that doesn’t mean it won’t get a review explaining exactly what I didn’t like about it.

Here is the format I’m going to use for all of these French List posts:

The important stuff: in which I just say who the author is and when it was written, and maybe what literary period it’s from
What it’s about in a nutshell: in which I give a very brief summary of the work so you sort of know what it’s about without me giving away tons of info
Why you should read it: in which I give my personal opinion about why this piece should be read.  Examples: I cried my eyes out, the writing was fantastic, I couldn’t put it down because the story was so engrossing, I fell in love with the main character, so and so character was so stupid that it was entertaining, it captures the time period and what was going on in whatever city/country/place at the time.

So there you go 🙂  This feature will be starting soon!  I hope you enjoy.


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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5 Responses to Introducting: The French List, A New French Lit Feature!

  1. I'm really looking forward to this 🙂

  2. Heather says:

    I can't wait to read what you have to say about certain pieces 😉

  3. stujallen says:

    look forward to your choices ,all the best stu

  4. Kelly says:

    Thank you everyone for being so interested in the feature 🙂 I'm excited to share my favorite French lit with everyone!

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