Monday, December 21, 2015

French Bingo 2016

I didn't get bingo with the challenge in 2015, but that's OK - I'm still really happy with my reading for this challenge, so it's all good. CORRECTION: I did in fact get Bingo for the 2015 challenge at the last minute - hooray! I'm looking forward to doing this again in 2016. It's hosted by Emma at Words and Peace, and you can find out all the information and sign up here.

Here's the 2016 card:

Some of the bingo squares have changed so that will be interesting. I have 4 books in French that I can think of off the top of my head that might work, and I'm sure I will come across other books that will work for this challenge as I check my TBR pile for possibilities.

Leave any recommendations in the comments, et bonne chance!

C3 - French Book Made Into a Movie - Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne (apparently this has been made into a movie many times, starting in 1919)
E1 - Historical Novel Set in France - The Conversation - Jean d'Ormesson (not sure which other category to put this one in, and I don't want to omit it!)
C5 - With a Plot Involving French Wine - Winemaker Detective Mysteries - An Omnibus - Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noël Balen
A4 - Play by a French Author - No Exit - Jean-Paul Sartre
B2 - Part of a French Series - Hector & the Search for Happiness - François Lelord
E2 - Translated from the French - Hector and the Secrets of Love - François Lelord
C2 - Romance Set in France - The Outer Edge of Society - Alexandre Dumas
B3 - With "Paris" in the Title - The Only Street in Paris - Elaine Sciolino

Update, Dec 31: well, I didn't get Bingo this year, and I ran out of time - but that's OK, I read some interesting books and it was fun. Maybe I'll get bingo in 2017! :)


  1. Thanks for sharing this idea. It's really cool :)

  2. You're welcome, Leela! Are you thinking of joining up?

    1. yes! :D I have already printed the bingo card and I can't wait to start.

    2. Genial ! (vous parlez français, n'est-ce pas ?) Please feel free to let me know if you have any recommendations!