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Sunday, 5 July 2015


What are you reading?
Great question to begin this week of Paris in July as I look at the stack and the basket
and then consider ereads and audios waiting for my attention ...
Just completed one that's still sitting with me - Tides of Honour
Canadian author, Genevieve Graham's masterful WWI story that takes the reader
from a wartime life in Paris to England then across the Atlantic to the Eastern shore of Canada.
Not to miss this talented writer.
~ Great additions as well to Canadian Book Challenge 9  and Big Book Summer ~
Currently reading another Paris in July entry Lisette's List
Fascinating story of the art collected by a paint supply salesman throughout his lifetime.
Art of famous French artists and their stories lived and preserved through his memories 
told before he dies.  I'm just getting to the beginning of the war as Germany invades France
and their meaningless destruction of thousands of works of art.
Unique story and writing style .
My book choice for July's #collaboreads challenge and another Big Book Summer read.

The Forgotten Garden, Still underway,  I've just chosen to wait for an
 audio copy arrival to complete it. 
I'm definitely intrigued with the multi generational story layering.
#TraveltheWorldinBooks twitter party wraps it up this week if you'd like to join
the discussion - July 8th 9-10 pm est   July 13th
Another Big Book Summer Challenge read for me.
Next Up?
Loved the humorous anecdotes of Lebovitz's initial Paris experiences upon arriving from America.   Discovered as I browsed library selections.  Looking forward to more plus the recipes of course!
The Sweet Life in Paris pb and on audio here
Among the Fair Magnolias, a beguiling collection of four novellas,
including Tamera Alexander's anticipated conclusion to Susannah's story from To Win Her Favor.
Releasing in 8 days - also available on audio here
How's  your week's worth of reading unfolding?
Any particular Paris in July discoveries you'd care to share?
I'm always happy to hear in comments and additions welcomed.
Your Book Musings are Welcome additions at Tamara's 
New Release Anticipation?

New September 1st 2015 release in paperback, kindle and Tantor audio...
[Book Depository Free shipping and available preorder 10% discount ]

Don't Miss this coming weekend July 11 - 12th 
24 in 48 Readathon  signups Open 
Sharing with fellow Book Fans ~
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Jenn's Musing Mondays.
Always more to add to your Summer Reading Wish Lists!


Farrah @ Fairyburger said...

The book I read took place in France too! :D! These look really interesting! I'm going to have to add at least a couple of them to my seemingly neverending to-read list...

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Ooh, what a great post this is! I’m thinking of attending the Salon du Livre in Paris in March so my head is full of Paris thoughts. I even watched Midnight in Paris again this weekend!

I'd love to read Tides of Honour since I'm Canadian and your description appealed to me right away.

JC Jones said...

I haven't read on that takes place in France lately. You do have an interesting collection to choose from.

Anonymous said...

What a great collection of books, all centered on Paris. I love the theme idea and your choices look intriguing.
Visiting from Mary's.

Unknown said...

I spent a wonderful semester in Paris, so my heart has a soft spot for anything french, but especially books about France. I will make sure to add it to my reading list.

Carrie said...

Ooh, Paris in July sounds wonderful! I was lucky enough to have just visited in late April--I could definitely go back again! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Esme said...

Thank you for these suggestions I just received two books set in Paris from the library. One is Paris I love you but You're bring me down. I hope it does not change my view of Paris.

Mel u said...

Great selection of books. You have given me some ideas

My Cozy Book Nook said...

I adore Susan Vreeland's writing, but somehow have missed Lisett's List. I promptly added the title to my TBR list!

Tamara said...

Another inspiring Paris in July post - you're on fire! Great selection of books and audios here, and thanks for the links too. The Paris Key looks beautiful - love the cover - shame its release is so far away. I've mentioned in my 'intentions for Paris in July, I've also got David Lebovitz on my list - he's so easy to read and describes things french in such a way as you can taste, smell and feel it all. I'm currently engrosed in Patti Millers Ransacking Paris.

JoAnn said...

I like your Parisian themed reading this week. Not sure I'll get to Lisett's List this month, but will try to remember it for next year.

Sharon said...

So many reading ideas, I am intrigued by the Paris key, just like the look of the cover.

Paulita said...

Wow, you have some terrific books here. I'll add them to my list. I'm featuring a book on my weekly meme Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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