12 Books You Must Read If You're A Self-Proclaimed Francophile

BEGIN SLIDESHOW
tumblr.com

The 12 Best Books For A Serious Francophile

Bonjour mon chéri, you are here because you are a true Francophile. Before you dive into all the wonderful books about french culture, food, and people, might I suggest you listen to some Edith Piaf to truly transport you to France. Now you're ready for the 12 best books for a serious francophile.

1 of 14
amazon.com

Un.

How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits - get it here

From how to dress yourself to adopting the "I don't care" mentality, this book will teach the most dedicated francophiles to truly commit to the French lifestyle.

2 of 14
amazon.com

Deux.

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafés, Markets, Bakeries, and More - get it here

If you want to eat your way through Paris, this book will be your personal guide. From fresh bakeries to unknown bistros, you won't be a tourist for long.

3 of 14
amazon.com

Trois.

All The Light We Cannot See - get it here

"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II".

4 of 14
amazon.com

Quatre.

Bringing Up Bébé - get it here

A charming look at the way the French raise their happy, curious, and creative children. Some American mamas are trying to adopt the décontracté way of French parenting.

5 of 14
amazon.com

Cinq.

The French Phrasebook - get it here

Do you want to learn French? Oui! This handy little phrasebook will help you order un café, take the autobus into the city center, or call your copain for a romantic dinner. Whatever it may be, vous apprendrez le français rapidement!

6 of 14
amazon.com

Six.

French Women Don't Get Fat - get it here

With a title like that, who wouldn't be intrigued? Deemed "the ultimate non-diet book" you can follow the French way healthy living, with indulging in bread, wine, and chocolate. Enregistre-moi!

7 of 14
amazon.com

Sept.

Paris Street Style: A Guide To Effortless Chic - get it here

As a francophile, you already know how to be chic, but this style guide will not only teach you what to wear but how to pull it off confidently. Added bonus: it'll be chic decor for your coffee table or bookshelf.

8 of 14
amazon.com

Huit.

Madeline - get it here

The classic tale of Madeline will surely be a welcomed addition to your French collection of books. This childhood classic follows the life of little Madeline, and her explorations around Paris.

9 of 14
amazon.com

Neuf.

A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse - get it here

For every lady who has dreamed of running away to France, renovating an old home, and cooking in the countryside. That's a pretty common day dream, right? No? Just me?

10 of 14
amazon.com

Dix.

My Life In France - get it here

A list about all things French wouldn't be true without ultimate Francophile, chef Julia Child. Written about her exciting time in France she takes you to through the country one meal at a time.

11 of 14
Amazon.com

Onze.

The Stranger - get it here

This classic 1942 by French author, Albert Camus, is a must read. With themes and examples of existentialism and absurdity, it is a spot-on example of French literature and the discussion of human and cultural observations.

12 of 14
amazon.com

Douze.

Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris - get it here

If you want a wardrobe update to match your obsession with all things French, then bring this handy guide with you next time you go shopping. Enjoy those stripes!

14 of 14

--