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 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 and are bought by participants.

Books for Menlo Park

MonthTitleAuthorYear Published
NovemberDiscours de réception à l'Académie françaiseSimone Veil2010
DecemberUne année chez les françaisFouad Laroui2010
JanuaryLe Violon NoirMaxence Fermine2003
FebruaryLa tresseLaetitia Colombani2017
MarchMarianne porte plainteFatou Diome2017
AprilLa chanson douceLeila Slimani2016
MayRue des boutiques obscuresPatrick Modiano1978
JuneL'adversaireEmmanuel Carrère2000

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