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72 popular german books
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.

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A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Witty and charming, New York Times bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel A Castle in the Clouds follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel. Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and ... continue
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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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When their recently widowed father announces he plans to remarry, sisters Vera and Nadezhda realise they must put aside a lifetime of feuding in order to save him. His new love is a voluptuous gold-digger from the Ukraine half his age, with a proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, who stops at nothing in her single minded pursuit of the luxury Western lifestyle she dreams of. But the old man, too, is pursuing his eccentric dreams - and writing a history of tractors in Ukrainian. A wise, tender and deeply funny novel about families, the healing of old wounds, the tria... continue

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About People by Juli Zeh EN

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Written by Germany's #1 bestselling author Juli Zeh, About People takes place in the middle of lockdown in spring 2020 and subtly describes the social and very private consequences of the pandemic. Fleeing stay-at-home orders in the big city, Dora and her dog move to the countryside to sit out the pandemic. She knows that Bracken, a village in the middle of nowhere, isn't the idyll most city dwellers dream of, but she's desperate for space and a change of scene. The quaint old house she's saved up for needs work, weeds have taken over the yard, and her skinhead neighbor fits all the stereotype... continue
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque EN

Rating: 4     11 Votes
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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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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Inspired by a true story, Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin is the gripping tale of an ordinary man's determination to defy the tyranny of Nazi rule. Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, ... continue

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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Resumen del editor: "Austerlitz, el último gran libro del más original narrador de nuestro tiempo, es la historia de un hombre al que, de niño, roban patria, idioma y nombre, y no puede sentirse ya en casa en este mundo. En la oscura nave de la estación de Amberes había un hombre joven, rubio, con pesadas botas de excursionista y una vieja mochila, ocupado en tomar notas y hacer dibujos en un cuaderno. El narrador lo observa fascinado, y comienza una relación que transcurre durante decenios y cautiva cada vez más a quien la narra. Jacques Austerlitz se llama el enigmático extranjero y, aunque ... continue
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Berlin - Lieblingsorte by Bettina Rust DE

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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A collection of the author's favorite places in Berlin, written as short stories. You love Berlin and know the extraordinary city on the Spree like the back of your hand? You’ll be surprised by how much is still waiting to be discovered! This book will take you to places that may soon become some of your favourites and where you’ll want to return over and over again. What would a perfect day in Berlin look like? Start off with a panorama view of the city from the ‘Skyline’ canteen on the 20th floor of the Technical University. Afterwards make your way to the t... continue

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Bi : The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw EN

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A personal and scientific manifesto for the sexually in-between, from the internationally bestselling author and co-host of Bad People.


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Cititorul by Bernhard Schlink RO

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
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Cititorul este tulburatoarea poveste a unei iubiri neobisnuite, dintre un adolescent si o femeie cu douazeci de ani mai in virsta. Povestea lor se intrerupe, dar se reia neasteptat dupa citiva ani, cind tinarul, acum student, isi regaseste iubita de altadata judecata pentru faptele comise pe vremea cind era supraveghetoare intr-un lagar SS din apropierea Cracoviei. "Cititorul este romanul unei deveniri, insa nu vad in el un Bildungsroman. Devenirea lui Michael Berg depaseste pragul individual si devine colectiva, a unei intregi generatii care trebuie sa invete cum sa isi vindece ranile... continue


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