It’s April in Paris on Read It Forward!

Bonjour RIFers!

April in Paris

One of our favorite reads about the power of literature is Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, about a floating bookstore on the Seine and Monsieur Perdu, the proprietor who prescribes fiction to cure any malady.

To celebrate the international bestseller’s paperback release, we asked Nina George to curate a bookshelf filled with curative novels, aptly titled “20 Books to Cure What Ails You,” reminiscent of Monsieur Perdu’s pearls of wisdom.

And if you like that bookshelf, and want other books to match your mood, check out The Book Apothecary. Simply choose a temperament and wait as we select three books that will pair well with your emotions.

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We were so inspired by the book, that we’ve decided to dedicate some of Read It Forward’s content this month to all things French. Expect to see essays about the joys of living la belle vie in Paris, excerpts from magnificent works of historical fiction, delicious and mouth-watering French recipes from chefs like David Lebovitz and Ina Garten and even some free downloadable coloring book pages from Paris Street Style!

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Oh, and did we mention we’ll be giving away a trip to Paris? For more details on our incredible sweepstakes, check back on April 7, when it goes live. You will not want to miss your chance to enter!

We hope you are transported this month by the incredible power of books, and our Parisian-themed coverage on Read It Forward!

April in Paris

 

Image credits: Sergei Aleshin/Shutterstock.com, o_reilly_s/Twenty20

About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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