2015 Reading Challenges–French Bingo and more

21 Jan

french-bingo-2015-logo2I’m delighted to join this reading challenge for 2015, hosted by Emma at Words and Peace. Here are some of the books I may include:

  1. Journeys Through France and Life by Glenda de Vaney (my review)
  2. To Dance with Kings by Rosalind Laker (set in court of Louis XIV)
  3. The Sharp Hook of Love by Sherry Jones (about Héloïse and Abélard)
  4. How Paris Became Paris by Joan De Jean
  5. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexander Dumas (in the Musketeer series)
  6. Lev Gillet: ‘A Monk of the Eastern Church’ by Elisabeth Behr-Sigel

I’ll most likely add others during the year, especially as part of France Book Tours. I will post those reviews here on the Fictional 100 blog. Other brief reviews will appear on my Goodreads shelf.

Many of these books will also qualify for two challenges posted by The Introverted Reader: the 2015 Nonfiction Reading Challenge and the 2015 Books in Translation Reading Challenge.

Finally, these varied books on France, past and present, fiction and nonfiction, are also part of my ongoing participation in the Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge, hosted by Mom’s Small Victories, I’m Lost in Books, and Savvy Working Gal.

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7 Responses to “2015 Reading Challenges–French Bingo and more”

  1. Faith Hope and Cherrytea January 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Great reading challenge interconxns!
    and reading lineup for this French connxn, I’m another Musketeer fan 🙂

    Bonne chance!

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott January 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

      Thank you! 🙂 I was surprised how much I’ve enjoyed reading them, but I shouldn’t have been surprised, since The Count of Monte Cristo is a favorite re-read. The Musketeer books are also a good way for me to learn some of the details of French kings, their advisors, and adversaries.

  2. WordsAndPeace January 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    wonderful! nice program

  3. faith hope & cherrytea January 25, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    plus – perfectly ties in with the Paris in July party later this summer… bonne idee !
    [sorry – can’t get the accent to stay over the e] 🙂
    and why this keeps linking to the wordpress acct I never use is beyond me too! 😉

  4. momssmallvictories February 4, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    Oh goodie. Love books about France and look forward to your reviews in the linkup!

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