Good French books to read over the summer?

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bubsyg2000
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Hi,

I have finished my A levels this year, hopefully going to study French at university. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of good books to read in French? I normally choose mysteries when reading in English (James Patterson, Lee Child, Harlan Coben etc.) but I thought a translation of these (or a similar thing by a French author) may be too hard? (obviously I'm not fluent yet but think my French its fairly good).

I am open to any suggestions, any genres - translations or French authors.

Also is amazon the best place to buy these? There obviously loads of books on there so I would think it's easier place to get them but do you know any other reliable sites for French books?

Thanks for all your ideas/suggestions.

(PS Sorry if I've put this in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where it should go.)
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What about books such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit?

Whenever I’ve bought French books, I’ve just used Amazon.
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What about books such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit?

Whenever I’ve bought French books, I’ve just used Amazon.
Thanks - thats a great idea, hadn't thought of those
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Try Georges Simenon. The French is pretty easy and he is very readable. Detective fiction and also novels.

An amazing fact about him is the he slept with 10,000 women in his life!

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...georgessimenon

You can get them from Amazon France. Or try Blackwells online, they have a good French section, I believe.

For something more literary to impress at a university interview, try Eugene Ionesco. The surrealist playwright. The French is very easy and the plays are short. It will impress potential tutors!

You may already have your place of course.
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Try Georges Simenon. The French is pretty easy and he is very readable. Detective fiction and also novels.

An amazing fact about him is the he slept with 10,000 women in his life!

https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...georgessimenon

You can get them from Amazon France. Or try Blackwells online, they have a good French section, I believe.

For something more literary to impress at a university interview, try Eugene Ionesco. The surrealist playwright. The French is very easy and the plays are short. It will impress potential tutors!

You may already have your place of course.
Thank you, that's very helpful. I'll have a look at them now
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