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Recommended books (14)
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. Therefore, all books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from Germany. I hope you will 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.
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque EN

Rating: 4     2 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
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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
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Night Driver by Marcelle Perks EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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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
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Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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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
5.

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
6.

Perfume : The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind EN

Rating: 3.5     157 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
7.

Silber: Das Erste Buch Der Traume by Kerstin Gier DE

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Recommended: 28 Jan 2018
8.

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
This is the gripping story of the five Munich university students who set up an underground resistance movement in World War II, featured in the award-winning Oscar-nominated film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days. This 75th anniversary edition commemorates the 75 years since their arrest & execution in 1943. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos.
Recommended: 01 Mar 2018
9.

The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku EN

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Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on the Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country. Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on... continue
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022
10.

The Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, how They Communicate : Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other"--
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Recommended: 10 Jun 2022
11.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende EN

Rating: 3     29 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.
Recommended: 01 Jul 2022
12.

The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Satirizes the bourgeois society of the Weimar Republic through the love story between Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath
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Recommended: 09 Apr 2022
13.

Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann EN

Rating: 3.5     60 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd. On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, a flock of sheep gathers around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared devotedly for the flock, even reading them books every night. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill (and possibly the world), they set out to find George’s killer. The A-team of investigators includes Othello, the “bad-boy” black ram; Mopple the Whale, a Mer... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022
14.

Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone : A Novel by Stefan Kiesbye EN

Rating: 2.5     11 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Four young friends move from childhood to young adulthood in superstitious Hemmersmoor, where they accidentally come face to face with the darkest secret of the village in this new horror novel from the author of Next Door Lived a Girl. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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