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message 1: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments I live in Germany but am half English, quarter German and quarter Hungarian and tend to read mostly English books as that was my first language; so this is a great challenge to get me to explore more German writers.

Currently on my tbr which I really want to get to soon:
• Die Leiden des jungen Werther (Goethe)

I‘m open for contemporary recs (I love Mariana Leky and also enjoy Lucy Fricke and similar authors), but also German classics - so hit me up ✨


message 2: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Wow, so after one and a half months I finally read a German book, pretty long if you ask me, considering I do live in Germany.

Book 1:
Alle Toten fliegen hoch Amerika (Joachim Meyerhoff)


message 3: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 2:
Nix Passiert
(Kathrin Wessling)


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Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 3:
Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher
(Walter Moers)

Contrary to popular opinion, this was totally not my jam.


message 5: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 4:
Ellbogen
(Fatma Aydemir)

Loved this!! Recommended!


message 6: by Majdouline (new)

Majdouline | 30 comments I am intrigued about Ellbogen. What did you like about the book ? :)


message 7: by Annix (new)

Annix | 14 comments If you get a chance and enjoyed Meyerhoff, try to listen to the audio book Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke. It‘s about his time at the Schauspielschule and when he lived with his grandparents. The audio I listened to was a collection of the author‘s public readings, so you have audience reactions and laughter. It is highly enjoyable.


message 8: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Majdouline wrote: "I am intrigued about Ellbogen. What did you like about the book ? :)"

Oh I loved the way it seemed so authentic and the way it was written (parts in slang) and the sense of place Aydemir managed to create, both in Berlin and Istanbul. So readable.


message 9: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Annix wrote: "If you get a chance and enjoyed Meyerhoff, try to listen to the audio book Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke. It‘s about his time at the Schauspielschule and when he lived with his grandpa..."

Oh thank you for that tipp! I felt a bit undecided about Meyerhoff's book, but I can imagine that hearing him read is a lot of fun, might have to give it a try.


message 10: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 5:
Der Hund
(Akiz)


message 11: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 6:
Kürzere Tage
(Anna Katharina Hahn)


message 12: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 7:
Roald Amundsen
(Detlef Brennecke)


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Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 8:
Hawaii
(Cihan Acar)


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Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 9:
Demian
(Hermann Hesse)


message 15: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 10:
Aus und davon
(Anna Katharina Hahn)


message 16: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 11:
Allegro Pastell
(Leif Randt)


message 17: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 12:
Die Welt auf dem Teller
(Doris Dörrie)

Loooved this one


message 18: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 13:
Herzklappen von Johnson & Johnson
(Valerie Fritsch)


message 19: by Lulufrances (new)

Lulufrances | 19 comments Book 14:
Sterben im Sommer
(Zsuzsa Bánk)


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