Thursday, December 22, 2011

We want you to read French authors!

September 09, 2011 – August 08, 2012

As French girls, we wanted to do a little something to promote French literature to English speaking people. Then came the idea of this challenge. The goal is for you to read as many French books (in English, but if you want to try reading in French, be our guest) as you want.
I've made a non exhaustive list of French books that I know have been translated in English, feel free to choose other books too if you find some. I'll add them on the list.
This list will be on the challenge page so that you can access it easily without searching (you'll find the page at the top of the blog, just above the articles).
From the 1st of September, you'll can enter the links pointing to your reviews of French books read for the challenge in the Mr Linky box right here. Once a month, I'll check them and will make a clear list of what each of you have read so far.
You'll have 1 year to read as many books as you chose to. Here are the different levels you can try to reach:
Antoine de St Exupéry level (1 book)
Alexandre Dumas level (3 books)
Albert Camus level (5 books)
Jules Verne level (10 books)
Victor Hugo level (More than 20 books)
To answer some of your questions:
* You can only read novels (let's say more than 80 pages at least) and plays.
* You can choose ebooks, paper or audio books.
* Only books read between September 1st, 2011 and August 31st, 2012 count (but if you want to reread a book you've read before this challenge, you can).
* You can join and change your level of participation at any time, and you don't have to list in advance the book(s) you'll read.
* Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
* You can register starting today, just leave a comment on this post to let us know you're in.
Voilà! See you on September the 1st!

For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.