French Book club


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!

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.


We meet on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00pm, in the Menlo Park.  Currently via Zoom.

Club de lecture led by Jane Murdoch and Marie Mathevon.

January 21 Le royaume du fleuve, Christian Signol - 1991, 251pp
February 18 L'échange (pièce de théâtre), Paul Claudel - 1977, 270pp
March 18 Voyage autour de ma chambre, Xavier De Maistre - 1794 (2003), 153pp
April 15 Arrête avec tes mensonges, Philippe Besson - 2017, 160pp
May 20 Asmara et les causes perdues ("Les causes perdues"), J-C Rufin - 1999, 304pp
June 17 Tous les hommes n'habitent pas le monde de la même façon, Jean-Paul Dubois - 2019, 256pp
July 15 L'étrange affaire du pantalon de Dassoukine, Fouad Laroui - 2012, 180pp
August 19 Incendies (pièce de théâtre), Wajdi Mouawad - 2009, 96pp
September 16 Les os des filles, Line Papin - 2019, 184pp
October 21 Le premier homme, Albert Camus - 1994, 280pp
November 18 Des voix derrière le voile, Zerouala Faiza - 2015, 258pp


We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00pm, in our offices at 14107 Winchester Blvd, Suite T, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Currently we meet via Zoom.

Cercle de lecture led by Bernadette Theisen.

January 21 Il est parti, Bernadette Theisen - Editions Jets d’Encre - 2020, 175pp
February 18 Le marteau pique-coeur roman autobiographique, Azouz Begag - Le Seuil - 2004, 250pp
March 18 La faute d’orthographe est ma langue maternelle, Daniel Picouly - Albin Michel - 2012- 120pp
April 15 Moi, tituba, sorcière noire de Salem, Maryse Condé - 1986, 316pp
May 20 L’écrivain de Yasmina Khadra - 2001, 233pp
June 17 Onitsha, J.M.G. Le Clézio - Folio - 1991 - 288pp
July 15 Fleur de Tonnerre, Jean Teule - 2013, 259pp
August 19 La nuit de feu, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - 2015, 185pp
October 21 Les frères corses, Alexandre Dumas
November 18 Les Ritals, François Cavanna - 1978
December 16 Les trois femmes du Consul de Jean, Christophe Rufin