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
- Orange Is The New Black – Piper Kerman
- Postcards From The Edge – Carrie Fisher
- Salaryman in Japan – Japan Travel Bureau
- Saga 5 – Brian K. Vaughan
- The Last Of Us: American Dreams – Neil Druckmann, Faith Erin Hicks
- Through The Language Glass – Guy Deutscher
- Drift – Rachel Maddow
- Keller On The Spot – Lawrence Block
- Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell
- The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
- What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 – Tina Seelig
- The City & The City – China Miéville
- Lumberjanes – Noelle Stevenson et. al.
- Alpha – Greg Rucka
- Timequake – Kurt Vonnegut
- Galápagos – Kurt Vonnegut
- An Astronaut’s Guide To Life on Earth– Chris Hadfield
- Planetfall – Emma Newman
- The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition – Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
- Stumptown – Greg Rucka
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet – Felicia Day
- The End of Normal – Stephanie Madoff Mack
- The Martian – Andy Weir
- Queen & Country: The Definitive Edition Vol. 1 – Greg Rucka
- The Sculptor – Scott McCloud
- The Hare With Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal
- Think Like A Cat – Pam Johnson-Bennett
Excellent. Full of info on cats. Recommended for everyone who has a cat or wants a cat.
- My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
About Gerald Durrell’s childhood, which he spent in Corfu with his crazy family.
- 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…