Books 2019

  1. Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
  2. Logik für Demokraten (Daniel-Pascal Zorn)
  3. Pride of Baghdad (Brian K. Vaughan)
  4. Schadenfreude (Tiffany Watt Smith))
  5. Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
  6. Born a crime (Trevor Noah)
  7. The Iliad (Homer)
  8. Haltung (Reinhold Mitterlehner)
  9. The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty (Tiffany Watt Smith)
  10. Die Fugger. Geschichte einer Augsburger Familie (Mark Häberlein)
  11. Die Tochter des Vercingetorix (Jean-Yves Ferri)
  12. Die Ibiza-Affäre (Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier)
  13. Machine Learning – kurz und gut (Chi Nhan Nguyen, Oliver Zeigermann)
  14. Was auf dem Spiel steht (Philip Blom)
  15. The Handmaid’s Tale – Graphic Novel (Margaret Atwood)
  16. The Testaments (Margaret Atwood)
  17. Am Tag zu heiß und nachts zu hell (Hanns-Christian Gunga)
  18. 21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert (Yuval Noah Harari)
  19. Tiamat’s Wrath (James S.A. Corey)
  20. Women in aviation (Julian Hale)
  21. Debt of Bones (Terry Goodkind)
  22. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
  23. Stone of Tears (Terry Goodkind)
  24. The weekly editions of Falter
  25. The monthly editions of Datum

I started changing my library to hardcovers, as they last much longer than paperbacks. Some of my favourite editions are Penguin’s Vintage Dystopian Classics, and the Penguin Clothbound Classics. After an initial shopping frenzy started by the Clothbound Series, I started reading these beautiful books and picked a classic: Homer’s Iliad. It gave me delightful flashbacks to our first encounter: aged 14, having been gifted a thoroughly battered translated edition from our school’s library (I think half the cover was missing, but I remember that it was a classic translation by Gustav Schwab).
This book went missing during the years, and I’m all the more happy to have been able to obtain such a beautiful version now.

Books 2018


  1. Aufregend war es immer (Hugo Portisch)
  2. Politisches Framing. Wie eine Nation sich ihr Denken einredet – und daraus Politik macht (Elisabeth Wehling)
  3. Früher war alles schlechter (Guido Mingels) – there are online articles too
  4. Mythen der Ökonomie (BEIGEWUM) – PDF
  5. Die große Gereiztheit – Wege aus der kollektiven Erregung (Bernhard Pörksen) 
  6. Persepolis Rising (James S.A. Corey)
  7. Logik für Demokraten (Daniel-Pascal Zorn)
  8. Des Teufels Gebetsbuch (Markus Heitz)
  9. Das Universum ist eine Scheißgegend (Oberhummer, Puntigam, Gruber)
  10. Haushaltsschnecken leben länger (Christine Nöstlinger)
  11. Auf leisen Sohlen ins Gehirn: Politische Sprache und ihre heimliche Macht (George Lakoff, Elisabeth Wehling)
  12. Monstress Vol. 1 (Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda)
  13. The weekly editions of Falter
  14. The monthly edition of Datum


I really wish Hugo Portisch had been my history teacher in high school.

In spring I had the chance to listen to a panel discussion with Bernhard Pörksen; reading his book gave me lots of helpful strategies on how to not get overwhelmed with daily news.

Learning more about framing in language was eye-opening; analysing how people communicate got even more interesting now.




Books 2017

  1. Notes from a small island (Bill Bryson)
  2. Road to Little Dribbling (Bill Bryson)
  3. The Martian (Andy Weir)
  4. I’m a stranger here myself (Bill Bryson)
  5. A Walk in the Woods: rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Bill Bryson)
  6. Made in America (Bill Bryson)
  7. At Home (Bill Bryson)
  8. Abenteuer Freiheit (Carlo Strenger)
  9. The Expanse: Babylon’s Ashes (James S.A. Corey)
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
  11. God is not great (Christopher Hitchens)
  12. Zivilisierte Verachtung (Carlo Strenger)
  13. Norse mythology (Neil Gaiman)
  14. The secret diary of Laura Palmer (Jennifer Lynch)
  15. Gebrauchsanweisung für Populisten (Heribert Prantl)
  16. Populismus für Anfänger (Walter Ötsch, Nina Horaczek)
  17. Heimat Österreich (Peter Pilz)
  18. Das Projekt Sozialdemokratie (Thomas Nowotny)

I am not entirely sure what to make of the fact that I agree with the writings of a frequently grumpy Anglo-American sexagenarian a lot , but maybe it’s just because we both love hiking. Wes hail, Mr. Bryson!

Another favourite read this year was The Martian – hard science makes for a good read; I finished the book during two nights with little sleep.

Towards the second half of the year I opted for some non-fiction.





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I’ve been a fan of Tim Minchin’s songs for a while. Today a coworker sent me this inspirational speech he did in 2013, for a graduation ceremony.

My favourite quotes:


We didn’t evolve to be constantly content. Contented Australophithecus Afarensis got eaten before passing on their genes.

You are lucky to be here. You were incalculably lucky to be born, and incredibly lucky to be brought up by a nice family that helped you get educated and encouraged you to go to Uni. Or if you were born into a horrible family, that’s unlucky and you have my sympathy… but you were still lucky: lucky that you happened to be made of the sort of DNA that made the sort of brain which – when placed in a horrible childhood environment – would make decisions that meant you ended up, eventually, graduating Uni.

“There is an inverse correlation between depression and exercise.

“A famous bon mot asserts that opinions are like arse-holes, in that everyone has one. There is great wisdom in this… but I would add that opinions differ significantly from arse-holes, in that yours should be constantly and thoroughly examined.”

Science is not a body of knowledge nor a system of belief; it is just a term which describes humankind’s incremental acquisition of understanding through observation. Science is awesome.

“Don’t take for granted your education. Rejoice in what you learn, and spray it. “

“Be demonstrative and generous in your praise of those you admire. Send thank-you cards and give standing ovations. Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.”

“I don’t care if you’re the most powerful cat in the room, I will judge you on how you treat the least powerful.


Thank you, Tim Minchin!

Books 2016

  1. The man in the high castle (Philip K. Dick)
  2. A long awaited treachery (G.D. Falksen)
  3. Do androids dream of electric sheep? (Philip K. Dick)
  4. A scanner darkly (Philip K. Dick)
  5. The Expanse: Leviathan wakes (James S.A. Corey)
  6. The Expanse: Caliban’s war (James S.A. Corey)
  7. The Long Utopia (Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter)
  8. The Expanse: Abaddon’s Gate (James S.A. Corey)
  9. The Expanse: Cibola Burn (James S.A. Corey)
  10. The Expanse: Nemesis Games (James S.A. Corey)
  11. Sandman 1-7 (Neil Gaiman)
  12. Sandman Overture (Neil Gaiman)
  13. The Physics of Superheroes (James Kakalios)

Books 2015

  1. Why evolution is true (Jerry Coyne)
  2. Reise nach dem skandinavischen Norden und der Insel Island im Jahre 1845 (Ida Pfeiffer)
  3. To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? (Lucy Siegle)
  4. Fresh off the boat (Eddie Huang)
  5. Beef (Ruth Ozeki)
  6. Vorstellung vom 20. Jahrhundert (Peter Høeg)
  7. Wee free men (Terry Pratchett)
  8. A Hat full of Sky (Terry Pratchett)
  9. Wintersmith (Terry Pratchett)
  10. I shall wear midnight (Terry Pratchett)
  11. Egon Schiele: Ein exzessives Leben (Xavier Coste, Carolin Müller)
  12. Also schwieg Zarathustra (Nicolas Wild)
  13. Raising Steam (Terry Pratchett)
  14. The Shepherd’s Crown (Terry Pratchett)



Wheel of Time….  I did something I almost never do – I took a reading shortcut by reading the summaries of the 14 main books of the Wheel of Time series here.

I had started to read the actual books around 2003 or so and managed to finish a few (possibly 1 to 6) until I decided that none of the characters were interesting enough for me to plough through pages and pages of padding.
Many fans insist that the books get better and better after each re-reading because of masterful foreshadowing that may even span 13 books.

I was not able to appreciate this meticulous planning of plot hints and reveals because my mind went numb from being drowned in detailed descriptions of tiles in houses and colours of flowers. Maybe these descriptions are useful for some readers to achieve better immersion in a fantastic world, for me they just detract from recreating the world and the story in my mind. If anything, the books reminded me more of a very detailed movie script.

To end on an uplifting note, here’s to Nynaeve’s hairdo:


Books 2014

  1.  The Rainmaker (John Grisham)
  2. The Prague Cemetery (Umberto Eco)
  3. God is not great (Christopher Hitchens)
  4. The Oracle Glass (Judith Merkle Riley)
  5. Notes from a small island (Bill Bryson)
  6. The Children of Húrin (J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien)
  7. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
  8. A cautionary tale for young vampires (G.D. Falksen)
  9. Starter for ten (David Nicholls)
  10. The Facts of Life (Graham Joyce)
  11. Soon I will be invincible (Austin Grossman)
  12. I’m a stranger here myself (Bill Bryson)
  13. The Lost Continent (Bill Bryson)
  14. Sand Omnibus (Hugh Howey)
  15. Blood in the skies [Hellfire chronicles] (G.D. Falksen)
  16. The Long Earth (Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett)
  17. Infidel (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
  18. Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi
  19. The Long War (Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett)
  20. Auferstehung der Toten (Wolf Haas)
  21. Der Knochenmann (Wolf Haas)
  22. Komm, süßer Tod (Wolf Haas)
  23. Silentium! (Wolf Haas)
  24. Wie die Tiere (Wolf Haas)
  25. Das ewige Leben (Wolf Haas)
  26. Avatar: The last airbender  – The Promise
  27. Avatar: The last airbender  – The Search
  28. Fortunately, the milk (Neil Gaiman)
  29. Brennerova (Wolf Haas)
  30. The Long Mars (Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett)


Actually I’ve already read the Brenner books years ago. But they are so agreeable that they warranted a re-reading session.

Books 2013

Hugh Howey is my hero!

  1. Soulless (Gail Carriger)
  2. Changeless (Gail Carriger)
  3. Blameless (Gail Carriger)
  4. Heartless (Gail Carriger)
  5. His dark materials: The amber spyglass (Philip Pullman)
  6. The demon-haunted world (Carl Sagan)
  7. Black Mandel (Berni Mayer)
  8. Timeless (Gail Carriger)
  9. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Jonas Jonasson)
  10. Random acts of senseless violence (Jack Womack)
  11. Neuromancer (William Gibson)
  12. Count Zero (William Gibson)
  13. Mona Lisa Overdrive (William Gibson)
  14. The Rapture of the nerds (Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross)
  15. The cat who walks through walls (Robert A. Heinlein)
  16. First Shift – Legacy (Hugh Howey)
  17. Finishing School 1: Etiquette and Espionage (Gail Carriger)
  18. Austenland (Shannon Hale)
  19. The Ouroboros Cycle, Book 1: A Monster’s Coming of Age Story (G.D. Falksen)
  20. The moon is a harsh mistress (Robert A. Heinlein)
  21. Second Shift – Order (Hugh Howey)
  22. Third Shift – Pact (Hugh Howey)
  23. Dust (Hugh Howey)
  24. Magnificient Devices: Lady of Devices (Shelley Adina)
  25. Magnificient Devices: Her Own Devices (Shelley Adina)
  26. Magnificient Devices: Magnificent Devices (Shelley Adina)
  27. Magnificient Devices: Brilliant Devices (Shelley Adina)
  28. Clockwork Heart (Dru Pagliassotti)
  29. Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible (Tim Gunn)
  30. The Ocean at the end of the lane (Neil Gaiman)
  31. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  32. Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
  33. The Lions of Al-Rassan (Guy Gavriel Kay)
  34. Morbus Dei – Die Ankunft (Matthias Bauer & Bastian Zach)
  35. Marie Curie: A life (Susan Quinn)
  36. Dangerous liaisons
  37. Morbus Dei – Inferno (Matthias Bauer & Bastian Zach)
  38. Finishing school 2: Curtsies and Conspiracies (Gail Carriger)
  39. Morbus Dei – Im Zeichen des Aries (Matthias Bauer & Bastian Zach)

Books 2012

Thanks to my ebook reader I managed to get through some books last year.

  1. The Blind Watchmaker (Richard Dawkins)
  2. Do the math: secrets, lies and algebra (Wendy Lichtman)
  3. Do you think you are clever? (Libby Purves)
  4. Living with Saints (Mary O’Connell)
  5. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
  6. Against the grain (Joris-Karl Huysmans)
  7. Wool 1-5 (Hugh Howey)
  8. The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)
  9. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (Seth Graham-Smith)
  10. All fun and games until somebody loses an eye (Christopher Brookmyre)
  11. The Gaslight Chronices: Steam and sourcery (Cindy Spencer Pape)
  12. The Gaslight Chronices: Phantoms and photographs (Cindy Spencer Pape)
  13. The Gaslight Chronices: Kilts and kraken (Cindy Spencer Pape)
  14. Mass Effect – Ascension (Drew Karpyshyn)
  15. Lost in a good book (Jasper Fforde)
  16. Mass Effect – Retribution (Drew Karpyshyn)
  17. Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
  18. Clean Code – Robert C. Martin
  19. Reality is broken (Jane McGonigal)
  20. His dark materials: Northern lights (Philip Pullman)
  21. His dark materials: The subtle knife (Philip Pullman)
  22. The hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Books 2011

  1. Dead until Dawn (Charlaine Harris)
  2. Living Dead in Dallas (Charlaine Harris)
  3. Club Dead (Charlaine Harris)
  4. Dead to the world (Charlaine Harris) <- (at this point it got kind of repetitive so I stopped reading this series)
  5. Gogo-Girl (Sarah Khan)
  6. Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
  7. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  8. Strata (Terry Pratchett)
  9. Stardust (Neil Gaiman)
  10. The Bro Code (Barney Stinson)
  11. Virus Auto (Hermann Knoflacher)
  12. Mogworld (Yahtzee Croshaw)
  13. Armageddon TV (Christian von Aster)
  14. A Dance With Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
  15. She and Allan (H. Rider Haggard)
  16. The Return of She (H. Rider Haggard)
  17. Aus Licht und Traum (DSA)
  18. Sissi die Vampirjägerin – Scheusaljahre einer Kaiserin (Claudia Kern)
  19. Fragile Things (Neil Gaiman)
  20. Magic Bullets Handbook (Nick Savoy)
  21. Starship Troopers (Robert Heinlein)
  22. A long way down (Nick Hornby)
  23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
  24. The Girl who played with Fire (Stieg Larsson)
  25. The Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest (Stieg Larsson)
  26. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
  27. 2010 (Arthur C. Clarke)
  28. Sechs Österreicher unter den ersten fünf (Dirk Stermann)
  29. Snuff (Terry Pratchett)
  30. Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion (Dale McGowan, Michael Shermer)
  31. Snuff (Chuck Palahniuk)
  32. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Douglas Adams)
  33. Last chance to see… (Douglas Adams)
  34. The picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
  35. Long dark teatime of the soul (Douglas Adams)
  36. The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins)

Books 2010

  1. A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin)
  2. Irisches Tagebuch (Heinrich Böll)
  3. The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
  4. A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin)
  5. From Hell (Alan Moore)
  6. Von Bismarck zu Hitler (Sebastian Haffner)
  7. Metaphysik der Röhren (Amélie Nothomb)
  8. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Alan Moore)
  9. Halting State (Charles Stross)
  10. Unseen Academicals (Terry Pratchett)
  11. Predictably irrational (Dan Ariely)
  12. Before they are hanged (John Abercrombie)
  13. Wenn der Bogen zerbrochen ist, dann schieß (Kurt Österle)
  14. Last argument of kings (John Abercrombie)
  15. The selected works of T.S.Spivet (Reif Larsen)
  16. Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
  17. Mass Effect – Revelation (Drew Karpyshyn)
  18. Physics of the Impossible (Michio Kaku)
  19. Vurt (Jeff Noon)
  20. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Jane Austen)
  21. Under the net (Iris Murdoch)
  22. I shall wear Midnight (Terry Pratchett)

Books 2009

  1. Antigone (Sophokles)
  2. Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Bertold Brecht)
  3. Reisebilder (Heinrich Heine)
  4. She (H. Rider Haggard)
  5. Ausweitung der Kampfzone (Michel Houellebecq)
  6. Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
  7. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (Bobby Henderson)
  8. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers exceed human intelligence (Ray Kurzweil)
  9. Siddharta (Hermann Hesse)
  10. Neuromancer (William Gibson)
  11. Speaker for the dead (Orson Scott Card)
  12. The Science of Diskworld II: The Globe (Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen)
  13. Insel 34 (Annette Pehnt)
  14. Georg Kreisler gibt es gar nicht (Hans-Jürgen Seufert, Michael Fink)
  15. Wie das Gehirn denkt: die Evolution der Intelligenz (William H. Calvin)
  16. Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
  17. A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
  18. A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin)
  19. Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters (Jane Austen, Ben Winters)
  20. The Blade itself (John Abercrombie)
  21. Nation (Terry Pratchett)
  22. Ungeduld des Herzens (Stefan Zweig)
  23. The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman)
  24. Traumnovelle (Arthur Schnitzler)

Books 2008

  • Der Schatten des Windes. by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by Joanne K. Rowland
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the goblet of fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • The Unadulterated Cat by Terry Pratchett
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Nanny Oggs Cookbook by Terry Pratchett
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Der Gourmet. Leben und Leidenschaft eines chinesischen Feinschmeckers by Lu Wenfu
  • Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche
  • Of mice and men by John Steinbeck
  • Bauchschüsse by Erich Loest
  • Das Geisterhaus by Isabel Allende
  • Absolute Friends by John le Carré
  • Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emma Campbell Webster
  • The Master Pipers by George Sand
  • Geschichte meines Lebens: Aus ihrem autobiographischen Werk by George Sand, Renate Wiggershaus
  • Die Falterfrau Maria Sybilla Merian by Utta Kepler
  • The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
  • The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron’s Daughter by Benjamin Woolley
  • The deeper meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
  • Making Money by Terry Pratchett
  • Was mich fertigmacht, ist nicht das Leben, sondern die Tage dazwischen by Michel Birbaek
  • Der Mann meiner Träume by Dorris Dörrie
  • Das Orangenmädchen by Jostein Garder
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
  • The difference engine by William Gibson

Books 2007

  • Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
  • Gretchen Sackmeier 3. Sonderausgabe aller drei Gretchen-Bände by Christine Nöstlinger
  • Nagle einen Pudding an die Wand! by Christine Nöstlinger
  • Jingo by Terry Pratchett
  • Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus by Dave Barry
  • The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
  • Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  • Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
  • Tochter des Vulkans: Roman by Gioconda Belli
  • Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
  • Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
  • Memories of the Ford Administration by John Updike
  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • Kalypso by Michael Köhlmeier
  • The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs
  • Ender’s Game (Ender, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
  • The Handmaid’s Tale: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
  • Der dunkle Spiegel. Roman by Andrea Schacht
  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
  • Stein für Stein by Batya Gur
  • Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
  • Das Huhn das über die Suppe flog by Frans Pointl
  • Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
  • The Lord of the Rings 2. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Lord of the Rings 3. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Polski Blues. Roman. by Janosch
  • Don Juan de La Mancha Oder die Erziehung der Lust by Robert Menasse

Books 2006

  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Tortilla Curtain by T.Coraghessan Boyle
  • The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 1) by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 2) by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3) by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
  • The Neverending Story (Firebird) by Michael Ende
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Air Mail. Erzählungen by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Self by Yann Martel
  • High Fidelity. by Nick Hornby
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
  • Helden Wie Wir by Thomas Brussig
  • Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
  • Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
  • Wee Free Men (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
  • A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  • Der Nazi und der Friseur. Roman. by Edgar Hilsenrath
  • Dubliners (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
  • The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  • Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende
  • Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami
  • The Plague (Vintage International) by Albert Camus
  • Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Book 1) by Piers Anthony
  • Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
  • Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
  • The Truth by Terry Pratchett
  • Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
  • Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
  • Beef (Ruth Ozeki)
  • Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
  • Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
  • The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
  • Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett
  • Thud! (Discworld) (Discworld Novels (Paperback)) by Terry Pratchett
  • Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  • Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
  • Moll Flanders (Modern Library Classics) by Daniel Defoe
  • Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

Books until 2005

  • The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  • Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Die Hexe von Paris by Judith Merkle Riley
  • Drums of Autumn (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
  • The piano by Jane Campion
  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman
  • The Fiery Cross (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
  • Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  • Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
  • Hell Bent for Leather : Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict by Seb Hunter
  • Gute Mädchen kommen in den Himmel, böse überall hin (Ute Ehrhardt)
  • The Postman (Antonio Skarmeta)