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.
Club de lecture led by Jane Murdoch and Marie Mathevon. Contact them for the meeting location.

The Cercle de Lecture in Los Gatos meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00pm, in our offices at 14107 Winchester Blvd, Suite T, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

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 amazon.com and are bought by participants.

Books for Menlo Park

MonthTitleAuthorYear Published
NovemberL'AfricainJMG Le Clezio2004
DecemberRavelJean Echenoz2006
JanuaryPour l'amour des livresMichel Le Bris2019
FebruaryLe Testament françaisAndreï Makine1995
MarchIl pleuvait des oiseaux Jocelyne Saucier2011
AprilGrâce et dénuementAlice Ferney2002
MayLa riviere EsperanceChristian Signol1990
JuneJe suis à l’estJosef Schovanec & Caroline Glorion2012
JulyLe retour du petit princeAG Roemmers2019
Augustvacation!
SeptemberSamarcandeAmin Maalouf1988
OctoberLe petit caillou de la mémoireMonique Durand 2916

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 Khadra2014
SeptemberLe Magasin De ChapeuxPierre Miquel1992
OctoberLa Gloire de mon PèreMarcel Pagnol1957