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Recommended books (24)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from germany. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
One by one the boys begin to fall...In 1914, a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth, they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches.
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Recommended: 01 Aug 2019

2.
Das Tor zur Welt: Träume

Das Tor zur Welt: Träume by Miriam Georg DE

Rating: 4.7     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Stadt der Tränen, Stadt der Träume – die Hamburger Auswandererhallen. Die neue dramatische Saga vor einzigartiger Kulisse von Bestsellerautorin Miriam Georg! Jeden Tag arbeitet die junge Ava bis zur Erschöpfung auf dem Moorhof im Alten Land. Jede Nacht träumt sie vom Meer. Die Erinnerung an ihre Familie ist von Jahr zu Jahr mehr verblasst, kaum weiß sie noch den Namen ihrer Mutter. Irgendwann will Ava sie in Amerika wiederfinden. Claire Conrad ist reich. Sie ist schön. Und in ihrem willensstarken Kopf stehen die Zeichen auf Rebellion. Sie will reisen, die Welt sehen, aus den strengen Regeln de... continue
Recommended: 23 Nov 2022

3.
De held van station Friedrichstrasse

De held van station Friedrichstrasse by Maxim Leo NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Wanneer de niet zo succesvolle videotheekeigenaar Michael Hartung bezoek krijgt van een journalist verandert zijn leven op slag. Uit Stasi-rapporten zou blijken dat Michael in 1983 als seinwachter verantwoordelijk moet zijn geweest voor een spectaculaire massavlucht uit de ddr, waarbij 127 mensen via station Friedrichstrasse in het Westen terechtkwamen. Michael ontkent aanvankelijk, maar na een behoorlijke vergoeding en een paar biertjes is hij bereid om het verhaal te bevestigen. Hij is tenslotte nog nooit belangrijk geweest, nog nooit een held. Niet veel later voelt het leven, met alle media... continue
Genre Humor
Recommended: 23 Nov 2022

4.

Ghosts of Berlin : Stories by Rudolph Herzog EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Berlin's hip present comes up against the city's dark past in these seven supernatural tales by the son of the great filmmaker who "shares his father's curious and mordant wit" (The Financial Times). In these hair-raising stories from the celebrated filmmaker and author Rudolph Herzog, millennial Berliners discover that the city is still the home of many unsettled—and deeply unsettling—ghosts. And those ghosts are not very happy about the newcomers. Thus the coddled daughter of a rich tech executive finds herself slowly tormented by the poltergeist of a Weimer-era laborer, and a German intelli... continue
Genre Horror
Recommended: 28 Sep 2022

5.

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck EN

Rating: 3.9     15 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: “Erpenbeck will get under your skin” (Washington Post Book World) Go, Went, Gone is the masterful new novel by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, “one of the most significant German-language novelists of her generation” (The Millions). The novel tells the tale of Richard, a retired classics professor who lives in Berlin. His wife has died, and he lives a routine existence until one day he spies some African refugees staging a hunger strike in Alexanderplatz. Curiosity turns to compassion and an inner transformation... continue
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Recommended: 26 Jan 2018

6.
Het spookje

Het spookje by O. Preussler NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
In Slot Uilenstein woont het spookje. Elke nacht, als de klok twaalf slaat, wordt hij wakker en spookt hij vrolijk rond. Hij heeft een sleutelbos met dertien sleutels, waarmee hij alle deuren en kisten kan openen. Het liefste gaat hij langs bij zijn beste vriend, de uil Oehoe Sjoehoe, om samen herinneringen op te halen aan kanonnen, soldaten, oorlogen en een weddenschap met een Graaf. Het spookje is heel gelukkig. Alleen valt hij altijd om één uur weer in slaap... en hij zou zo graag eens zien hoe het leven er overdag uitziet. Al was het maar één keertje. Zal het he... continue
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

7.

Night Driver by Marcelle Perks EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
A most unlikely heroine, pregnant Frannie must stay one step ahead of her murderous pursuer on the darkest of roads in order to survive.
Recommended: 11 Aug 2018

8.

Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada EN

0 Ratings
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler’s war. Late April, 1945. The war is over, yet Dr Doll, a loner and ‘moderate pessimist’, lives in constant fear. By night, he is haunted by nightmarish images of the bombsite in which he is trapped — he, and the rest of Germany. More than anything, he wishes to vanquish the demon of collective guilt, but he is unable to right any wrongs, especially in his position as mayor of a small town in north-east Germany that has ... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

9.

Other People's Clothes : A Novel by Calla Henkel EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
"Hoping to escape the pain of the recent murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech finds herself studying abroad in the bohemian capital of Europe-Berlin. Zoe, rudderless, relies on the arrangements of fellow exchange student Hailey Mader, who idolizes Warhol and Britney Spears and wants nothing more than to be an art star. On Craigslist, Hailey unknowingly stumbles on an apartment sublet posted by a well-known thriller writer. Feeling as though they've won the lottery, the girls move into the high-ceilinged prewar flat. Soon they realize that their landlady, Beatrice, who is supposed t... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

10.

Perfume : The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind EN

Rating: 3.5     159 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
'Born in sweaty, fetid eighteenth-century Paris, Genouille is distinctive even in infancy. He has "the finest nose in Paris and no personal odour". With wit, a Gothic imagination and considerable originality, Suskind has developed this simple idea into a fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity . . . Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022


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