Reading List

I have moved to goodreads to maintain my reading list.tes


  1. This is a footnote

The purpose of a reading list is not to have a rigid reading plan. It's rather a first reference point if you happen to be in the situation that you don't have any idea what to read next.

I have included an 'already read' list, not because I'm trying to show off what books I've read – that'd be absolutely nonsense as it's not about whether someone has read a book but more about how the reader engaged with it. No, that list is merely more than a progress tracker to remind myself from time to time that I do read more than it sometimes appears to me, which can be a nice feeling.

I'm always open to new book recommendations, feel free to contact me.


Non-Fiction (to-read)

  • The Open Work – Umberto Eco
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • Atomic Habbits – James Clear
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't [...] – Oliver Burkeman
  • I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf – Grant Snider
  • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day – Arnold Bennett
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua

Fiction (to-read)

  • No Longer Human – Osamu Dazai
  • Goodnight Punpun – Inio Asano
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  • Native Son – Richard Wright
  • Siddartha – Hermann Hesse
  • The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier (German version)

Non-Fiction (already read)

Title Author Date of finishing
Play It Again Alan Rusbridger 10th December 2020
How to Take Smart Notes Sönke Ahrens 14th July 2020

Fiction (already read)

Title Author Date of finishing
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson 24th January 2021
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens 7th January 2021
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 21th December 2020
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 20th November 2020
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl 3rd November 2020
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 29 October 2020
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 9th October 2020
Water Music T.C. Boyle 27th September 2020