However, in my Personal Statement, I have to show proof of reading beyond the syllabus. I read Le Monde regularly, and I recently read Harry Potter et l'école des sorciers. However, I would like to read some more 'mature' books. I have never studied French literature before, so I'm worried I'll struggle. Can anyone recommend me some good, relatively easy novels? I don't want children's storybooks, but real novels. At the moment, I have L'étranger, and someone mentioned Candide (although I feel Voltaire might be a stretch).
I'm currently studying A-Level French and I'm reasonably good at it. My grammar is good, and I have a fairly large vocabulary. If anyone could recommend a book, I'd be very grateful.