What We’re Reading

book collage(Updated 21 November 2018): Both the current list and the newly released 2019 list are below. Each book will have its own page, so be patient as the 2019 pages come online. At that time, you will be able to learn more about the books and the authors as well as enjoy direct purchasing links to Amazon.de.

Are you looking instead for the German-language books we’re reading? Click on the German Subgroup link!


Reading List 2017-2018

November 2017Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
December 2017West by Julia Franck
January 2018The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton
February 2018 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
March 2018Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
April 2018 Mosquitoland by David Arnold
May 2018 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
June 2018 Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John
September 2018The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
October 2018The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura
November 2018Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
December 2018Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Reading List 2019

  • Jan: Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom (Israel)
  • Feb: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Canada)
  • Mar: The Secret Lives of Baba Sagi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin (Senegal)
  • Apr: The Four Books by YAN Lianke (China)
  • May: Milkman by Anna Burns (UK)
  • Jun: Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico)
  • Jul: The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees (Syria)
  • Aug: Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason (Iceland)
  • Sep: Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport (US)
  • Oct: Poso Wells by Gabriela Alemán (Ecuador)
  • Nov: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq)
  • Dec: What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde (Sweden)

Do you wish to recommend a book for a future list? Please first read more about how we selected these books and check out the books we’ve read previously on this website.