10 Books to Read Before Your Next Trip to Paris

I posted this in last week’s version of the Present Perfect, but I wanted to give this post its own highlight because I am more than a little proud and I think it is good content. I may be biased. I currently have an internship over at Rue Rodier and I have been working on a few writing projects with her over the last few weeks and one of them is finally live!

I am a bookworm, and I always have been. I used to walk to the library on my summer vacations and check out books while my parents were at work, it was very Mathilda of me. Anyway, I dream of one day having a massive library like the one in Beauty and the Beast and it will contain all of the books ever written and there will be a giant nook for reading and basically, all I will do is read and I will be happy. I can’t get rid of books. The first time I moved back to the states from Paris, I had an entire carry-on suitcase full of books. It was ridiculous and extravagant and I don’t regret it.


This bookstore in Venice, Italy was basically how I see my future house.




The start of my second Parisian book collection.


I know it sounds lame, but reading truly is the best way to transport yourself to different worlds and to experience things you may not normally get to. I also think that books can connect people – I love to share book recommendations and if you promise to take really good care of it and give it back to me, I may even let you borrow one of my books. With that in mind, over at Rue Rodier, I co-wrote this article sharing our book Parisian recommendations with you.

We have rounded up 10 Books To Read Before Your Next Trip To Paris.

You can read it here . 

Let me know what you think! Have you read any of these? Are there any books we’ve left off the list? I’d love your comments posted to here, but I’ll see them if you post them over on Rue Rodier too.


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Hi! I'm Amanda and I'm a 29-year-old American living abroad in Paris, France! When I was 24, I packed my bags and moved to Paris with $200 in my pocket and I immediately fell in love with the city of lights. I now work as an English teacher and a freelance translator and spend my spare time traveling, creating things, and perfecting the art of the "happy hour" with my besties.

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