"Hey, why not? It's easier to ease into your first full novel in french with something you've already read. If you don't like Harry, try any young adult novel you've read. Most popular series have been translated."
"Recent stories by French authors give you a taste of French culture and literature without being overwhelmed by a whole book, or outdated language. Take it on the bus with you - no need to bring the dictionary this time!"
"Or any French-English dictionary. The important part is to keep your own personal dictionary of words you learn during reading. Note them down with page numbers and look them up later if you like. Review them regularly."
"My favorite French grammar. It's spiral bound, very clearly laid out, and has small review exercises in text to make you apply the point. It covers common and uncommon mistakes and exceptions. Not for beginners as most explanations are in French. Use the index to look up unfamiliar phrases and formations."