I'm basically finished with school, done with my language requirements, but I want to continue to improve my French. I can speak it, but not fluently. I can read, but not fluently...
So I've asked around a little and people say that the best way to improve and retain language skills aside from being immersed in a place that speaks the language is to read, write, and listen to it spoken. I've got French movies and stuff, and I speak French to a few of my friends online... but I'm looking for some good books to read in French.
My question to TL is, what are some good French authors that I should read? I'm not looking for pure philosophy (like, no Proust for example), philosophy is difficult enough to read in English and I think trying to read it in French would make my head explode.
I know of Camus and Sartre right now, but I'd kinda like to go in a different direction and try something new, since I've already read almost all of their stuff (in English though). So, any advice? I'm going to need some reading material while I'm in Washington D.C ! Thanks!