German reading challenge – completed!


Rules: Read 6 to 12 books by a German author (I define “German” here as someone from a German-speaking country)

Timeframe: 1st January – 31st December 2009

My goal: 6 books

Many thanks to Marnyfor hosting this challenge. I have been amazed by the number of great books there are that were originally written in German. I had no idea.

These were the books I read for the challenge. I really wanted to get to The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami. I first saw this over at The Armenian Odar Reads. It’s set in Syria and I thought it sounded fascinating. It’s long though and I didn’t quite get there. I’m going to carry it over into next year’s plans.

1. The Sinner – Petra Hammesfahr
2. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
3. The Post Office Girl – Stefan Zweig
4. Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada
5. He Was My Chief – Christa Schroeder
6. Chess – Stefan Zweig

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