I have quite a few books in my library that are set in Paris and so it was a bit of a hard choice deciding which one to go to for the Paris In July challenge but I opted for Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico. I thought it sounded like a cute story and so far it has been sweet. It reminds me a bit of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day but as I’ve been reading my book I realize that this is really more of a novella.
The second half of the book is Mrs. Harris Goes to New York, and I guess that won’t do for the Paris in July challenge. So I was determined to find another book and lucky me, I got an ARC this weekend that I think will also be a great read for the challenge.
Not only is The Châtelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot set in Paris but it is also written by a French author. Yay, a book in translation. I’ve only read a couple of books in translation this year so I’m happy about this. Looking forward to reading about detective Nicolas Le Floch and reading about Paris in 1761.
So I’m making progress with my challenge. How about you, how are your challenge readings coming along?
Next up, I’ll try to put together some quick reviews as books are due back at the library. Speaking of the library, I think I’m back on my library ban for a while. I have got to read some of my own books.