I have created a reading list of French books that I have personally read and recommend to my students. Discovering French literature really is within your reach!
I have rated the books in this list by difficulty on a scale of 1 to 5 as follows:
- Beginner – ideal to start
- Intermediate – language/style is accessible and the book is short or clearly cut into parts/short stories.
- Intermediate Plus – language/style is moderately hard and the book is short or standard length.
- Advanced – language/expressions are more advanced and/or book is long.
- Very Advanced – the language and writing style are very elaborate (or in old French) and/or the book is exceptionally long.
You can sort the French reading list by difficulty, author, title, etc. and search for keywords.
Don’t hesitate to email me if you would like to publish a review of one the books in this French reading list, or if you would like to recommend a new book.
I will add new books to this reading list over time, so come back to check it out!
If you are new to reading in French, I recommend you first check my “Reading French Books: Where to Start?” article.
Bonne lecture! Happy reading!