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!

Do you prefer reading alone?

There is no call.

9€ covers one month access for 1 person and includes: 

  • +130 worksheets and synopsis (A1-C2)
  • + 100 video
  • + 100 quizzes

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

With calls :

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

Choose your group :

  • 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.

Reading alone:

9€ covers one month access for 1 person and includes: 
  • +130 worksheets and synopsis (A1-C2)
  • + 100 video
  • + 100 quizzes
  • + No call

What will we read together?


Here’s the book I chose: Anna, Soror by Marguerite Yourcenar.

A few weeks into the spring of 1925, Anna, soror was written during a stay in Naples. Never was a novelistic invention more immediately influenced by the locations where it was situated. The love story of Anna and Miguel is similar to the love story of Byblis and Caunus in Greek mythology It is the joy and pain of a forbidden passion.


Here’s the book I chose: Jean de Florette by Marcel Pagnol.

The story takes place in Provence, in the small village of white Bastides. Ugolin, Papet’s nephew and the last of the Soubeyran clan, plans to create a large plantation of carnations and make a fortune by reselling these flowers, with the financial support of his uncle. But the well of the Mas de Massacan not providing enough water for such a plantation, the two men decided to buy the field of Pique-Bouffigue aux Romarins where they knew that there was a spring. But Pique-Bouffigue, busy in his fig tree cutting branches to make traps, refuses to sell his property…


Here’s the book I chose: For a Night of Love (and the flood) by Emile Zola.

Julien plays the flute every day for the beautiful Thérèse de Marsanne, whom he sees from his window every day. Despite her daily serenades, the young girl does not look at him and ignores him until the evening, when she invites him into her room. Julien rushes, but is he really prepared for anything for a night of love? Two short dramatic stories that use a new facet of the author of Rougon-Macquart are presented below.


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.”

French Beginners & intermediates


Here’s the book I chose: Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac.  (A2/B1)

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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.