Book Clubs

Alliance Française Silicon Valley offers two book clubs to discuss French-language books: the Club de Lecture in Menlo Park, and the Cercle de Lecture in Los Gatos.

Feel free to join us for the discussions even if you didn’t read the book (s). It’s a free and great way to practice your French so come join us!

The Club de Lecture in Menlo Park meets on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00pm, in the Menlo Park Center located at 475 Pope Street, Menlo Park in Alto International School.

Club de lecture led by Jane Murdoch and Marie Mathevon.

The Cercle de Lecture in Los Gatos meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00pm, at “Le Boulanger”, 145 W Main St, Los Gatos.

Cercle de lecture led by Bernadette Theisen.

Each book discussion starts with a short presentation of the book and author. All the books are available at and are bought by participants.

Books for Menlo Park

MonthTitleAuthorYear Published
FebruaryLa Machine InfernaleJean Cocteau1934
MarchL'Herbe des NuitsPatrick Modiano2012
AprilLe Chercheur d'OrJean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio1988
MayMeursault: contre-enquêteKamel Daoud2013
JuneL'ete MeurtrierSebastien Japrisot1977
JulyLa Jument VerteMarcel Aymé1933
SeptemberLa Vie: Mode d'EmploiGeorges Perec1978
OctoberLes GommesAlain Robbe-Grillet1953

Books for Los Gatos

MonthTitleAuthorYear Published
FebruaryTrois jours et une viePierre Lemaitre2016
MarchUne Forme de VieAmelie Nothomb2010
AprilLe Ventre de l'AtlantiqueFatou Diome2003
MayUn Roman FrançaisFrederic Beigbeder2009
JuneEquatoriaPatrick Deville2009
JulyQu'attendent les singesYasmina Khandra2014
SeptemberLe Magasin De ChapeuxPierre Miquel1992
OctoberLa Gloire de mon PèreMarcel Pagnol1957