Read Your Way Through Paris – Leila Slimani

Leïla Slimani, winner of France’s Goncourt Prize, describes her Paris and recommends books that reveal hidden facets of the city. This is a new section for the New York Times, read why to read this list HERE

This is the first story in a new series exploring the world through books. The New York Times asked some of their favorite writers to recommend reading that helps you get to know their cities and tips on literary landmarks to check out. They'll be traveling the world with them for the next few months, from Madrid to Mexico City to Istanbul and beyond. Sign up for the Books newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any stops!

    • Les Misérables” and “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo

    • “Vernon Subutex” trilogy, Virginie Despentes

    • “Nana,” “L’Assommoir” and “The Kill,” Émile Zola

    • La Place de l’Étoile,” Patrick Modiano

    • “The War,” Marguerite Duras

    • “Giovanni’s Room,” James Baldwin

    • “Good Morning, Midnight,” Jean Rhys

    • “Disturbance,” Philippe Lançon

    • “A Woman’s Life,” Guy de Maupassant

    • “In Search of Lost Time,” Marcel Proust

    • “The Map and the Territory,” Michel Houellebecq

    • “Pigalle People,” Jane Evelyn Atwood

    • “The Margot Affair,” Sanaë Lemoine

    • Autobiographical fiction by Annie Ernaux

    • “Nom,” Constance Debré

    • Poetry by Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine and Jacques Prévert

    • “The Mona Lisa Mystery,” Pat Hutchins

    • “A Hundred Million Francs,” Paul Berna

    • “Rooftoppers,” Katherine Rundell

    • “The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin,” Maurice Leblanc

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