I have found out from my students that as an adult learning French, finding books to read that are not too childish are hard to obtain.
So it was with great pleasure when I saw the books from CLE International. They have a wide range of books for all levels, from beginner to more advanced. I have found the beginner’s book at a very good level, with simple words and a good story. When a word or a phrase is assumed not to be known by the editor, there is are some description at the bottom of each page. At a more advanced level, they have a shortened version of French classics such as Madame Bovary (picture above) or Les Miserables.
There are also exercises after each chapter to make sure that you’ve understood what you’ve read. It’s a great way to improve your French !