Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Works of Fiction Set in Paris?

Vanessa Diaz

Managing Editor

Vanessa is a writer, reader and generally bookish Latina from San Diego. If loving Agatha Christie is wrong, she doesn't want to be right. Vanessa’s penchant for books, travel and tea is rivaled only by her serious addictions to milk, avocado and floral lattes. When not reading books or selling them, she can be found blogging, working on her first novel or cozying up at a library.

Flatiron Books, publisher of The Paris Hours by Alex George.

One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost. Told over the course of a single day in 1927, The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

What is it about Paris that captivates us so?  Is it the sidewalk cafés, those strolls along the Seine, the majesty of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées? We love a book that transports us straight to the the City of Light, that’s why we want to know: what are your favorite works of fiction set in Paris? Come shout them at us on Facebook and Twitter, then we’ll round up your answers and be back next week to share a roundup with your fellow Riot readers. Contemporary or historical, adult or YA: we’ll take it all, just whisk us away!