Monday, June 20, 2022

Paris in July 2022

Paris in July is back again this year! As a Francophile, it's one of my most favorite reading events of the year. This time Tamara @ Thyme for Tea will collaborate with Deb @ Readerbuzz to host the event. For you who are not familiar with it, here are what's going to happen during the month:

The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through reading, watching, listening, observing, cooking and eating all things French!
There will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of this experience – just blog about anything French and you can join in! Some ideas might include;

  • reading a French themed book – fiction or non-fiction,
  • watching a French movie,
  • listening to French music,
  • cooking French food,
  • experiencing French, art, architecture and travel
  • tasting French wine, or testing French cocktails
  • celebrating le quatorze juillet or Bastille Day

And here are what I'm planning to do:


I will take a month break from classics, and will have fun with these contemporary books - fiction and non fiction:

* My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream by Janine Marsh
* The Girl, the Dog, and the Writer in Provence by Katrina Nannestad
* My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life by Janine Marsh

My plan is to read book-1 and 2, and if I really like book-1, then I'll go on to book-3. If not, I'll perhaps grab another book.

Movies/TV Series

For months I have added some French TV series into my Netflix "My List", and Paris in July 2022 would the best event to binge watch them all. Here're some from the list that I will choose from later (I might only watch 2-3 from them - any suggestion?):

TV Series
* The 7 Lives of Lea (supernatural thriller)

      * Standing Up (comedy about comedians)
* The Hook Up Plan (romance)
* A Very Secret Service (comedy)

* Midnight in Paris - of course, I have to re-watch this one every year, because I love Paris, but especially Paris in the 1920s!
* Stuck Together (comedy)

Other French Things To Do...

* Recently I love a YouTube channel: A walk in Paris. It's basically a video where a Parisian takes a walk in certain area. Watching it makes me calm, and I feel like taking the walk myself. I'd do more of it during the month!
* Listening to some French music? Maybe...

It would be full of fun, I can't wait!! :)


  1. My goal this year is to read books by French-language writers who lived in Paris, and try to get a French point of view, rather than the view of a tourist or an ex-pat. It's hard to do -- so many Americans and other non-French writers have loved Paris and still do, and there are so many recommendations of their books.

    best... mae at

    1. Hi Mae! Can't wait to see which French authors you will read this year. But yes, there are so many books by Francophiles around the world - which is good, 'coz that means that we can always get good books every Parus in July! ;)

  2. I read and enjoyed My Four Seasons in France: A Year of the Good Life last year during Paris in July, but I didn't realize it was the second book in a series. I will look for the other titles.

    1. I have read the first two in the series, and I loved them. But I will save the third one for next year's Paris in July. Janine is a good writer, isn't she? It's a memoir that feels like a novel.

  3. I suspect Midnight in Paris will get a rewatch from me as well (Julie and Julia is another one that I love). Earlier in the year, Mr Books and I binged Emily in Paris which was A LOT OF FUN!

    I've included my spotify Paris playlist on my post, if you'd like to listen in too :-)

    1. Oh, Midnight in Paris would be my must re-watch every year! I've watched Julie & Julia the year before last, and loved it too. As for Emily in Paris, I've just watched the first several minutes through the 1st episode, and somehow it didn't clicked, so I bailed out. I might try again one of these days, but there're a lot of more interesting series out there too... :))


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