Les grandes et inestimables croniques : du grant et enorme geant......

It seems that everyone is compiling lists fit to educate the coming year. Classically trained, and not one to be culturally outdone, I have also compiled a short list of French Classics, save one: "The Golden Ass". I plan on re-reading them all in 2008. They are all available in French and in English and are truly great books. Do your own googling, I ain't linking.... you might stumble upon something great, instead of following my leads. These are all books I read as a kid and remember vividly. Twelve in all, one per month.

1- Candide, Voltaire. 2- L'Ingénu, Voltaire. 3- La Chevelure, Guy de Maupassant. 4- Le Horla, Guy de Maupassant. 5- Gargantua, François Rabelais. 6- Pantagruel, François Rabelais. 7- The Golden Ass, Lucius Apuleius. 8- Michel Strogoff, Jules Verne 9- Les Mystères de Paris, Eugene Sue. 10- La Gloire de mon père, Marcel Pagnol. 11- Le Château de ma mère, Marcel Pagnol 12- Vol de nuit, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

PS: So much for those top tens, top twelve is where it's out.