The Challenge


1st article (explanation and registration)
2nd article (beginning of the challenge and box to enter the links)
Update #1

Who's in?
Jeremy (The Hugo Endurance Project) - Goal: 1 book (Antoine de St-Exupéry level)
Julia (The Hapa Chick) - Goal: 3 books (Alexandre Dumas level)
Patty (A tale of three cities) - Goal: 3 books (Alexandre Dumas level)
Emma (Wordsandpeace) - Goal: 5 to 10 books (Albert Camus/Jules Verne level)
Charlotte (Wild Night In) - Goal: 10 books (Jules Verne level)
Ismé (The Book Slooth) - Goal: 10 books (Jules Verne level)
Cheri (On My Head and Reading) - Goal: 20 books (Victor Hugo level)



List of some translated French books:

You’ll find very different kind of books in it, some we liked, some we didn’t, some we haven't read. Check on the internet to find out what you want to read. :)
Some authors are not French but spent a lot of time in France and/or write the book in French.

18th century
Voltaire - Zadig: or, the Book of Fate (Zadig ou la Destinée) - 1747
Voltaire - Candide (Candide ou l'Optimisme) - 1759
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau (Les Confessions) - 1765/1770
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos - Les Liaisons dangereuses (Les Liaisons dangereuses) - 1782
Denis Diderot - Jacques the Fatalist (Jacques le fataliste et son maître) - 1796


19th century
Victor Hugo - The Last Day of a Condemned Man (Le Dernier Jour d'un condamné) - 1829
Stendhal - The Red and the Black (Le Rouge et le Noir) - 1830
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris) - 1831
Honoré de Balzac - The Magic Skin or The Wild Ass's Skin (La Peau de Chagrin) - 1831
Honoré de Balzac - Colonel Chabert (Le Colonel Chabert) - 1832
Honoré de Balzac - Old Goriot or Father Goriot (Le Père Goriot) - 1835
Victor Hugo - Les Miserables (Les Misérables) - 1862
Jules Verne - Five Weeks in a Balloon (Cinq semaines en ballon) - 1863
Jules Verne - A Journey to the Center of the Earth (Voyage au centre de la Terre) - 1864
Gustave Flaubert - Sentimental Education (L'Éducation sentimentale) - 1869
Jules Verne - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers) - 1870
Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (Le Tour du monde en 80 jours) - 1873
Emile Zola - The Belly of Paris (Le Ventre de Paris) - 1873
Emile Zola - Nana (Nana) - 1880
Emile Zola - Germinal (Germinal) - 1885
Emile Zola - La Bête Humaine (La Bête Humaine) - 1890


20th century
Gaston Leroux - The Mystery of the Yellow Room (Le Mystère de la chambre jaune) - 1907
Gaston Leroux - The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'opéra) - 1911
Alain-Fournier - The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) - 1913
Marcel Proust - In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann) 1913
Louis-Ferdinand Celine - Journey to the End of the Night (Voyage au bout de la nuit) - 1932
Albert Camus - The Stranger or The Outsider (L’Etranger) - 1942
Antoine de St-Exupéry - The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) - 1943
Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) - 1944
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Conte de Monte Cristo) - 1945/1946
Marguerite Yourcenar - Memoirs of Hadrian (Mémoires d'Hadrien) - 1951
Samuel Beckett (Irish) - Waiting for Godot (En attendant Godot) - 1953
Françoise Sagan - Hello Sadness (Bonjour tristesse) - 1954
Marcel Pagnol - My Father's Glory (La Gloire de mon père) - 1957
R. Goscinny and J.-J. Sempé - Nicholas (Le Petit Nicolas) - 1960
R. Goscinny and J.-J. Sempé - Nicholas Again (Les Récrés du petit Nicolas) - 1961
Romain Gary (a.k.a. Emile Ajar) - The Life Before Us (La Vie devant soi) - 1975
Georges Perec - W, or the Memory of Childhood (W ou le souvenir d'enfance) - 1975
Patrick Cauvin - Lauren & Daniel #1: E=mc² my love (E=mc² mon amour) - 1977
Patrick Cauvin - Mister Daddy (Monsieur Papa) - 1982
Daniel Pennac - Malaussène serie: The Scapegoat (Au bonheur des ogres) - 1985
Daniel Pennac - Malaussène serie: Fairy Gunmother (La Fée carabine) - 1987
Daniel Pennac - Malaussène serie: Write to Kill (La Petite Marchande de prose) - 1989
Daniel Pennac - The Rights of the Reader (Comme un roman) - 1992
Daniel Pennac - Malaussène serie: Monsieur Malaussène (Monsieur Malaussène) - 1995
Marie Darrieussecq - Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation (Truismes) - 1996
Jean-Dominique Bauby - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) - 1997
Michel Houellebecq - The Elementary Particles (Les Particules élémentaires) - 1998
Emmanuelle Laborit - The Cry of the Gull (Le Cri de la mouette) - 1999
Daniel Pennac - Malaussène serie: Passionfruit (Aux fruits de la passion) - 1999
Marc Levy - If Only It Were True (Et si c'était vrai...) - 1999
Amélie Nothomb (Belgian) - Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements) - 1999


21st century
Dai Sijie (Chinese) - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise) - 2000
Amélie Nothomb (Belgian) - The Character of Rain (Métaphysique des tubes) - 2000
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - The Alternative Hypothesis (La Part de l'autre) - 2001
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - Oscar and the Lady in Pink (Oscar et la dame en rose) - 2002
Valerie Zenatti - When I Was a Soldier (Quand j'étais soldate) - 2002
Laurent Gaudé - Death of an Ancient King (La Mort du roi Tsongor) - 2002
Patrick Cauvin - Lauren & Daniel #2: Pythagoras, I love you (Pythagore, je t'adore) - 1977
Luc Besson - Arthur and the Minimoys #1: Arthur and the Minimoys (Arthur et les Minimoys) - 2002
Luc Besson - Arthur and the Minimoys #2: Arthur and the Forbidden City (Arthur et la Cité interdite) - 2003
Laurence Cossé - An Accident in August (Le 31 du mois d'août) - 2003
Laurent Gaudé - The Scortas' Sun (Le Soleil des Scorta) - 2004
Faïza Guène - Just Like Tomorrow (Kiffe kiffe demain) - 2004
Guillaume Musso - Afterwards... (Et après) - 2004
Yasmina Kadra (Algerian) - Dead Man's Share (La Part du mort) - 2004
Anna Gavalda - Hunting and Gathering (Ensemble, c’est tout) - 2005
Jean-Claude Mourlevat - Winter's End (Le Combat d'hiver) - 2006
Muriel Barbery - The Elegance of the Hedgehog (L'Elégance du hérisson) - 2006
Fred Vargas - The Three Evangelists (Debout les morts) - 2006
Timothée de Fombelle - Toby Lolness #1: Toby Alone (La Vie suspendue) - 2006
Timothée de Fombelle - Toby Lolness #2: Toby and the Secrets of the Tree (Les Yeux d'Elisha) - 2007
Mathias Malzieu - The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (La Mécanique du coeur) - 2007
Jean Teulé - The Suicide Shop (Le Magasin des suicides) - 2007
Delphine de Vigan - No and Me (No et moi) - 2007
Pierre Pevel - The Cardinal's Blades #1: The Cardinal's Blades (Les Lames du Cardinal) - 2007
Pierre Pevel - The Cardinal's Blades #2: The Alchemist in the Shadows (L'Alchimiste des ombres) - 2010
Amelie Nothomb - A Way of life (Une Forme de Vie) - 2010

2 commentaires:

Thanks for the list, I now have some more books to read!
Will keep you updated on the progress.
Thanks,
Isme

I'm glad it helped!
I hope you'll enjoy reading French books! :)

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