Thank you very much for your very excellent question. It is what this thread is about. I want people to share what they like and don’t like in book reading so I can learn from others. So thank you.
You like books simple…. “something that's easy to read and sensitive. If you are going for Delf B1 you must be pretty accomplished. Your written and speaking skills sound excellent. I have heard you speak and was greatly impressed. However I am going to make some book suggestions and then we can go from there…
Books I have read
*** That were found to be especially outstanding.
HR= Highly recommended
L'Armoire Magique C.S. Lewis
Harry Potter, à l'école des sorciers J.K Rowling
Harry Potter et Le Prisonnier D'Azkaban J.K Rowling
Le Petit Prince Saint Exupery
Le Retour de l'Enfant Prodigy A. Gide***
Bonjour Tristesse F. Sagan*** HR
L'Amant Marguerite Duras*** HR
L'école des sorciers JK Rowling
Histoire du lion Personne S. Audeguy
L'homme qui plantait des arbres Jean Giono
Un Sac de Billes J. Joffo***
Sans famille H. Malot*** HR This has the advantage of a wonderful YouTube version
I have seen all 50 episodes twice.
Also the following are excellent sources for finding books :
I hope the suggestions are helpful.
Merci Carmody ! I will definitely check out these recommendations. Thanks for the YouTube link too, what beautiful animation!
MamaPata wrote:I’d second Françoise Sagan for you zjones. I think she’s a great writer and it’s very gentle, no pages of description! She has a book of short texts about her life and the people she knew (greats of the French and American arts worlds) which I really liked. I struggled for some (one talks about gambling and I’m not sure I’d know the vocabulary in English) but it was minor. I’m sure you would be fine with it.
Also, having read the first 50 pages of Stupeur et Tremblements, it would qualify! Very simple text, no description. I’m not particularly enjoying it but it’s a language learner gift.
Okay, got it! I'll start with Françoise Sagan then, since both of you recommended it. Do you know the name of the book of short texts about her life? That sounds right up my alley.