German Subgroup

Thank you for your interest in the German-language subgroup of the Berlin chapter of the Booker Tea Reading Group. This subgroup has been meeting since 2012, and is currently a mix of German native speakers and non-native speakers who want to improve their German skills.

During 2017 we plan to meet on the second Sunday of each even-numbered month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Changes will be posted below and/or discussed in the e-mail list. The discussions are held in private residences, so if you want to participate, you have to join the Berlin Chapter.

Books for this year are:

Sunday, 12 February 2017: Tauben fliegen auf by Melinda Nadj Abonji (Schweiz)

Sunday, 9 April 2017: Jericho: Eine Liebesgeschichte by Angelika Schrobsdorff (Deutschland)

Sunday, 11 June 2017 Sunday, 25 June 2017: Imperium by Christian Kracht (Schweiz) (date changed due to school holidays)

Sunday, 13 August 2017 Sunday, 23 September 2017: Corpus Delicti by Juli Zeh (Deutschland) (date changed due to school holidays)

Sunday, 8 October 2017: Takeshis Haut by Lucy Fricke (Deutschland) Meeting at 18:00 in the evening.

Sunday, 10 December 2017: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert by Saša Stanišić (Deutschland)


Below is a list of (some!) of the other books we’ve already read and discussed in German.

During 2016:

  • In Plüschgewittern by Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • Strom by Hannah Dübgen
  • Er ist wieder da / Look who’s back by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (translator)
  • Taxi by Karen Duve
  • Die Biene und der Kurt by Robert Seethaler
  • Wunderlich fährt nach Norden by Marion Brasch



Remember, discussions for this subgroup will be in German, so good reading and conversation skills in the language are recommended. (And that’s the point, really.)