If you’re female, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Anaïs Valente. She has written three books of advice for young single women: Les Bon Plans pour les Filles (top tips for girls), La Célib’attitude des Paresseuses (how to cope with being single and lazy) and Le Savoir Ecrire pour les Filles (creative writing for girls). The books are full of useful information, written with a large dose of humour, and have proved a big success in bookstores.


Anaïs Valente also writes a blog under the title “Le célibat ne passera pas par moi!” (think “Bridget Jones”), an everday account of her life, likes, etc. In one of her posts, she talks about her two favourite books: L’Ecume des Jours (Froth on the Daydream) by Boris Vian and… The Little Prince.  Anaïs recently discovered the Little Prince seen through the eyes of Joann Sfar. As she read the graphic novel, echoes of the recording by Gérard Philipe resonated from her childhood.

Click here to find out more about Anaïs Valente’s latest likes: La première rencontre and Joann Sfar (in French).