You can still find the old list of books I’ve read on my old website. But this is a new design, and as such I will start anew with 2015. Find more blog entries about books here. Last update: August 18th, 2015.


  • Seveneves – Neal Stephenson
  • Überleben als Übersetzer – Miriam Neidhardt
  • My One-Night Stand With Cancer – Tania Katan


  • The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
  • Gunsights – Elmore Leonard
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Talent Is Overrated – Geoff Colvin
  • I’m Just A Person – Tig Notaro
  • The Birthday Of The World – Ursula K. LeGuin
  • East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  • Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels – Jason Schreier



  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
    Disturbing. Intentionally, though, since it’s about slavery in the US.
  • The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie
    Entertaining enough. A simple murder mystery.
  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen: Japan – Florian Coulmas
    This answers lots of questions about Japan. Interesting.
  • Watching the English – Kate Fox
    Very interesting read. Written by an anthropologist, so certainly more scientific and in-depth than the Xenophobe’s Guides. Covers things like pub talk, the English class system, queuing…