Online French Book Club

Learn French by reading literature​

An online book club for French learners: Read books and discuss in French

Join the book club

The group meets online every week.

Read & discuss books in French

Reading provides you with a plethora of benefits.

When you read, you can spend the time to really break down and internalize grammar, vocabulary and better understand the structure of phrases.

Online French Book Club: When and where?

The calls are exclusively online. 

Choose your group among many available schedules.

We read a new book every month. 

6 French learners per group.

25€ covers one month class for 1 person and includes: 

  • Pre-call preparation: Before every call, I will submit specific questions to help you understand all the elements that the reading group will discuss.
  • A new part each week: I will divide our book into different parts, each part corresponding to 1 week.
  • 1-hour call each week: This is the time when the group meets online to discuss with me and other readers on Zoom.
  • Follow-up emails 
  • Access to the analysis of books we’ve read
It does not include the book which you will have to order yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first call.

The places are limited!

Online Conversations

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Books contain a richer language.

Average speakers don’t spend as much time choosing their words as writers do. The written words are more nuanced than the spoken words. Writers consider their words more carefully than a native speaker talking with friends.

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Books help you get more immersed in the language.​

You just have to grab a book. Do that and you’ll be able to travel through space and time. You don’t have to travel to far away to learn a language.

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Read if you want to be a good communicator.

People who are good communicators have a large vocabulary that they usually acquire by reading. They draw the appropriate vocabulary the moment they need it.

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Build a routine and go at your own pace.

You can take the time to read the book and understand the words and the story.

How to read in French

Read what you enjoy.

Read what is challenging. 

Set yourself short-term targets.

Keep a record of your achievements and celebrate them.

Things you need to know about our reading group

The calls are exclusively online. We read a new book every month. 

Choose your group :

  • every Monday at 9am (Paris time) – Intermediates
  • every Monday at 7pm (Paris time) – Intermediates
  • every Tuesday at 1pm (Paris time) – Intermediates
  • every Thursday at 3pm (Paris time) Intermediates
  • every Friday at 2pm (Paris time) – Intermediates
  • every Saturday at 7pm (Paris time) – beginners
  • every Saturday at 6pm (Paris time) – beginners

25€ covers one month class for 1 person and includes: 

  • You’ll receive the pre-call preparation items
  • We read and discuss a new part each week
  • We meet online for a 1-hour call each week
  • We exchange after the call with follow-up emails 
  • Access to the analysis of books we’ve read
You will have to order yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first call.

What will we read together?


Here’s the book I chose: The princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette.

Mademoiselle de Chartres married the Prince of Cleves at the court of Henri II. Immediately after her marriage, she professed her love for the Duke of Nemours during a ball at Court. Despite the violence of their feelings, the two young people remain silent. Madame de Cleves, a model of virtue, confesses her guilty love to her husband one day. And this admission is not helpful. The prince is afflicted with suspicion and jealousy, leading him to believe that he is being deceived. Now, the princess has to take charge of her destiny.


Here’s the book I chose: Salt on my Skin by Benoîte Groult

“This highly-charged novel follows the passionate relationship between mismatched lovers: a Parisian intellectual and a Breton fisherman, brought together by lust. Through love-letters and exotic encounters around the world, their life-long affair evolves—liberating them from the restrictions and disappointments dealt by real life.”


Here’s the book I chose: Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I am alone on earth, without a brother, neighbour, friend, or society other than myself. » Rousseau was at the twilight of his life when he found refuge far from the torrent of the world in a blissful solitude magnified by the beauty of nature. In a lyrical, admirably sensitive way, the philosopher walks to meet himself. Between memories and meditations, he embraces the pleasure of memory and writing, in the pure consciousness of existence.


Here’s the book I chose: Mademoiselle Fifi and other stories by Guy de Maupassant.

Mademoiselle Fifi is, in reality, a young Prussian officer, occupying France in 1870, blond, with a slim waist, ferocious and brutal, so nicknamed because he despises everything and everyone and repeats constantly: “Fi, fi SO “. He will find stronger than him. Unsatisfied provincials, surprise lovers, prostitutes, wives of notaries, ruined nobles, fishing friends, everyone has their accurate and moving portrait. These stories are brief, as demanded by the daily press which published them successfully. Brief but spending the essential.

French Beginners & intermediates


Here’s the book I chose: En famille by Hector Malot.  (niveau A1)

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Online French Book Club

If you're wondering...

Is this online French Book Club right for you?


  1. The Club is suitable for learners with an intermediate or advanced level of French
  2. The groups of Saturday’s are best for beginners and intermediates
  3. Learners who want to improve their French level
  4. Learners who are ready to take the time to read
  5. Learners who are interested in getting feedback and support


  1. Learners who don’t want to put in the time needed to read
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French Reading Club FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 groups : intermediates + and beginners +. Send an email if you need help to choose the right group.

You need four things: a stable internet connection, a computer, the book of the month and Zoom, the free video conferencing tool.

intermediate group :

You will have to order the book yourself early enough to make sure you receive it before our first class.

Yes, your book will be only in French. And we’ll only speak French during our calls.

Please send me an email to provide me with your availabilities.