Saturday, 2 July 2016

Paris in July

Ahhh, it's that time of year again, when we in the Southern hemisphere, tiring of our dreary winter days, begin to dream of warmer, more exotic climes.

After a spate of cold, wet, windy days (and for my family and friends west of the mountains, snowy days), I can safely say that I am OVER winter. I'm tried of chapped lips, layers and layers of clothes and dark, gloomy days.

Tamara's Paris in July is a blessed, welcome relief.

It's a chance to make the most of these miserable days by curling up with a great book or two. A book that can transport me to another place, another time.

To fit in with my 20 books of Summer (winter) challenge, I will read the books on my list with a French flavour - Joan of Arc by Lili Wilkinson, Vilette by Charlotte Bronte and The Santiago Pilgrimage by Jean-Christophe Rufin.

Tamara's approach to Paris in July this year will be laissez-faire thanks to her busy life schedule, so jump on in at your leisure in any way that you can this year!

What will you be reading for this year's Paris in July?


  1. Sounds like a good challenge! I will recommend you Patricia Sands's Love in Provence series, a book series that made me fall in love with France. Grab them if you find it somewhere, you'll love it :)

    Didn't know Vilette is set in Paris, have heard a lot about if from a fellow blogger. I have to find a copy of that book...

    Happy Reading, Brona!

    1. It's not set in Paris, but a fictional French town, called Vilette. Close enough I figured :-)

  2. I think it's a great idea to combine two challenges. You've got some heavy-duty books on your list. Good luck!

  3. Clever to combine two challenges like that. I don't THINK I have anything Parisian on my TBR ... lots of Iceland, though!

  4. I'm reading The Runaway Wife by Elizabeth Birkelund. She wrote The Dressmaker, not the more famous one by that title, and it is a beautiful book. Hope this one lives up to my expectations too.

  5. Ah, welcome to Paris in July again. Yes, it's certainly more pleasant inside reading a good book or watching a good movie than being outdoors this week. In just the first four days of July, and we've got some really exciting intentions amongst the PinJ participants. I'm going to really enjoy visiting you all.

  6. I think its smart to combine two challenges :) I'm positive you will enjoy Vilette - its such a great story. I absolutely loved it. Have fun with Paris in July!


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