by Françoise Sagan
This French novella from 1954 was published when the author was just 18, but don't let that put you off. Bonjour Tristesse is both scandalous and wickedly funny, following the antics of an amoral 17-year-old girl determined to reject convention in pursuit of pleasure. Think Mad Men meets Call Me By Your Name in the French Riviera.
For fans of: Lolita
Best read: While sipping cocktails on a sun lounger in the south of France.