Books Set in Paris #ParisInJuly2023 #BookTwitter #BookWorm

Did you visit Paris this summer?
Alas, I did not! However, armchair travel is always a possibility!

Paris In July is hosted by Emma @ Words and Peace. Just today, Davida’s post introduced me to the #ParisInJuly2023 hashtag. I have many books on my bookshelf with Paris in the title or that are set in Paris, so here’s my contribution!

Paris in July 2023

Books Set in Paris (white next over a picture of the Eiffel Tower)
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*Book titles are links to my reviews or Amazon Affiliate Links.
(in no particular order)

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer
Goodnight From Paris by Jane Healey
The Last Dress From Paris by Jade Beer
The Postmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman
The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The Honeybee Emeralds by Amy Tector
All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little
Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

Do you have a favorite book set in Paris?

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  1. Yes, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary, Almost French by Sarah Turnbull, and Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard. The last two are memoirs, but they are all so good!

  2. Amazing that your list consists of all books written in English. So many of the Paris in July book lists are entirely English-language books — the city just fascinated American and English writers for centuries.

    I’ve been making an effort to find books written by Parisian-French writers about their native city as well as those about Americans in Paris. Often their point of view is very different.
    best, mae at

  3. The only book from your list I’ve read is the Postmistress of Paris, a good read but I think I gave it a 4 rather than 5 rating too. I have a favourite children’s book set in Paris called ‘Edie and the Flits in Paris’ :). There’s also an adult historical fiction book I read called ‘Vulcana’ which takes place in Paris during the exposition/world’s fair there but for only one part of the book with the majority set in other places too, but it’s an interesting read if you want to read a story about a Victorian Welsh strongwoman with a deep story about her life and feelings though it’s a fictionalised version of the real life woman, it does make for really good reading. 🙂

  4. I have only read a couple of these! I also did a list of the books I have read recently that were set in France! Will think about doing a Paris specific one for next year!

  5. wow, so nice you joined us, it’s never too late! Be sure to join us again next year.
    From your list, my favorite is very clearly Louise Penny’s.

  6. After not being able to log into my WordPress account for 18 days this month, I’m finally back and trying to catch up on recent posts by my favorite bloggers today. I see I have lots of books to catch up on from the titles of your recent posts! I didn’t realize there was a ParisInJuly2023 hashtag, but it’s not surprising. I’m listening to The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer now and The Paris Daughter, by Kristin Harmel is at the library waiting for me to pick it up.This could get a little confusing! LOL! By the way, my great-niece went to Paris on her honeymoon this summer. Imagine that! I’ll have to be satisfied with going there through books and my imagination.

    • I didn’t know about #parisInJuly until July 30! I’ll put it in my calendar for next year to review more books set in Paris! I’m sorry about your WP account! Have you thought about switching to sub stack? Lots of writers use it.

      • I thought about Substack, but after more than 10 years I think I’ll stay with WordPress. Of course, I could do both, but I hesitate to take on another online platform after the way my summer has gone.

        I couldn’t log into WordPress due to a cache problem that needed to be cleared up with Microsoft. That’s when I discovered that I couldn’t log into my Microsoft account due to the ramifications of the Windstream (my old email server) data breach in June. I still can’t get into my Microsoft account, but my computer guy was able to get me into my WordPress account last week. There’s talk online about a possible class action suit against Windstream because so many of their customers had the same experience I had: first their email was hacked, then some of their social media accounts were hacked. It was like dominoes. I have two-factor authentication on all my accounts possible, but some things get by all the safeguards. This has been a nightmare and has consumed too much of my time this summer.

        By the way, I forgot to mention in my earlier comment that I’m also on the waitlist at the library for The Bakery in Paris, by Aimie K. Runyan. LOL!

  7. I saw several posts about Paris in July, but didn’t jump in as I was doing Christmas in July. I have read 8 of your books, of course all historical fiction, and have a couple of the others on my TBR. Nice selections, Carol.

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