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2020


Title: Wolkenbruchs waghalsiges Stelldichein mit der Spionin
Series: Wolkenbruch #2
Author: Thomas Meyer
Comment: Jewis customs from an exaggerated perspective. Amusing and provocative.
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 3257070802
Finished: 15.11.2020


Title: All These Worlds
Series: Bobiverse #3
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Comment: The big fight with the others.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 1680680609
Finished: 15.10.2020


Title: For We Are Many
Series: Bobiverse #2
Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Comment: The Bobs are expanding.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 1680680595
Finished: 30.09.2020


Title: We Are Legion (We Are Bob)
Series: Bobiverse #1 Author: Dennis E. Taylor
Comment: Bob is born.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 1680680587
Finished: 15.09.2020


Title: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2
Author: Douglas Adams
Comment: What is the plot?
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 0330491210
Finished: 30.08.2020


Title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1
Author: Douglas Adams
Comment: It is a classic.
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 1400052920
Finished: 15.08.2020


Title: Kaffee und Zigaretten
Author: Ferdinand Schirach
Comment: Autobiographical narratives from Ferdinand. Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 3630876102
Finished: 30.07.2020


Title: The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990
Author: Elia, Miriam
Comment: A philosophical and depressed hamster. Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 075222803X
Finsihed: 26.07.2020


Title: Strafe
Author: Ferdinand Schirach
Comment: Short stories about guilt and innocence. Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 3630875386
Finished: 01.07.2020


Title: Verbrechen
Author: Ferdinand Schirach
Comment: Short stories about guilt and innocence. Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 3492053629
Finished: 26.06.2020


Title: Foundation and Earth
Series: Foundation #5
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: The final book of the Robots and Foundation series. Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 0553587579 Finished: 10.06.2020


Title: The End of Eternity
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: Intrigues, time travel and dull characters.
Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 0449016196
Finished: 10.06.2020


Title: Robots and Empire
Author: Isaac Asimov
Series: Robot #4
Comment: The final book of the Robot series. The law of robotics changes once more.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0586062009 Finished: 30.05.2020


Title: The Robots of Dawn
Author: Isaac Asimov
Series: Robot #3
Comment: All bout Giskard.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553299492 Finished: 15.05.2020


Title: The Naked Sun
Author: Isaac Asimov
Series: Robot #2
Comment: Planet Solaria and the meeting with Gladia.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553293397 Finished: 01.05.2020


Title: The Caves of Steel
Author: Isaac Asimov
Series: Robot #1
Comment: First contact with the robots.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553293400
Finished: 15.04.2020


Title: The Big Five for Life
Series: The Big Five for Life #1
Author: John P. Strelecky
Comment: An utopia far fetched from reality.
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 3423345284
Finished: 15.03.2020


Title: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Author: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Comment: This book changed my perception of the world.
Rating: 10/10
ISBN: 1473637465
Finished: 30.01.2020


Title: When The Moon Shines By Day
Author: Nayantara Sahgal
Comment: Well written, but I did not understand a thing.
Rating: 3/10
ISBN: 9386702118
Finished: 07.01.2020

2019


Title: Denken mit George Orwell
Author: George Orwell
Comment: If you are interested in the evil of totalitarism George Orwell will tell.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 3257234988
Finished: 24.12.2019


Title: Tao-te-King
Author: Lao Tse
Comment: The bible of daoism. Love the quotes and most of them are still relevant today.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 9783257791259
Finished: 17.12.2019


Title: Supernova Era
Author: Cixin Liu
Comment: It is difficult to live up to the standards of the three body problem trilogy. I enojoyed the idea of the economy of play. But apart from that it was too much fiction.
Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 1250306035
Finished: 10.12.2019


Title: I, Robot Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: Started to read the Robot novels to finish the Foundation next year. Some robots were boring. But once more I love how Isaac can create a fascinating story based on a set of simple rules.
Series: Robot 0.1
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553803700
Finished: 30.09.2019


Title: Foundation's Edge
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: Should have read the Robot novels before the end of the book. Nonetheless, I am still amazed by how Isaac constructed this kind of stories.
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) #4
Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 0553293389
Finished: 25.08.2019


Title: The History of Bees
Author: Maya Lunde
Comment: Simply Beautiful.
Series: Klimakvartetten #1
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 147116277X
Finished: 11.08.2019


Title: The Redemption of Time
Author: Baoshu
Comment: More fantasy than science.
Rating: 7/10
ISBN13: 9781788542203
Finished: 03.08.2019


Title: Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand
Author: Jonas Jonasson
Comment: Exactly my humor. A bit repeating in the middle.
Series: The Hundred-Year-Old Man #1
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 1843913720
Finished: 18.07.2019


Title: Second Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: Just wow. Now I understand why Isaac is and will be the godfather of science fiction.
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) #3
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553803735
Finished: 01.07.2019


Title: Foundation and Empire
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: The start was a bit boring and tedious. Second half of the book was the very opposite.
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) #2
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553803727
Finished: 04.06.2019


Title: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Author: James Clear
ASIN: B07D23CFGR
Comment: A elaborate framework for creating good habits and getting rid of bad one. His ideas resonate with psychological models and the challenges of bheavior change. Definately not the average self-improving book.
Rating: 10/10
Finished: 15.05.2019


Title: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Author: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 0684853949
Comment: Mind boggling stories about neurological disorders. Backed up with clinical details and empathic telling by the author.
Rating: 08/10
Finished: 27.02.2019


Title: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN: 1784703931
Comment: The first third of this book is a less provocative version of his first book. In the scond third he elaborately talks about humanism, liberalism and other moral philosophies. The last part is were it gets interesting. What will be next after we eradicated war, famine and maybe death. Which moral paradigmas will lead humanity into the future or will the ultimate resolution be our own obsolenz.
Rating: 08/10
Finished: 15.01.2019

2018


Title: Exit Strategy
Author: Martha Wells
Comment: Love the ending.
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #4
Rating: 6/10
ASIN: B078X1N8VF
Finished: 24.11.2018


Title: Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Comment: Its a must and will always be a masterpiece.
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) #1
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0553803719
Finished: 12.10.2018


Title: The Fifth Science
Author: Exurb1a
Comment: I only knew Exurb1a from YouTube talking about philosophy. This book as good as his videos.
Rating: 8/10
ASIN: B07GTMYVZF
Finished: 12.09.2018


Title: Rogue Protocol
Author: Martha Wells
Comment: Still ok, but making four small books instead of one big book seems like a rip off.
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #3
Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 1250191785
Finished: 24.08.2018


Title: Ball Lightning
Author: Liu Cixins
Comment: Not as good as the three body problems, but still very impressed by Cixins imagination.
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 0765394073
Finished: 06.09.2018


Title: Mortal Engines
Series: Mortal Engines Quartet #1
Author: Philip Reeve
Comment: The municipal darwinism is a funny idea, but it wasn't laid out well.
Rating: 5/10
ISBN: 0060082097
Finished: 28.08.2018


Title: Artificial Condition
Author: Martha Wells
Comment: Same style, still like it. Can't wait for the third book.
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #2
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 1250186927
Finished: 24.06.2018


Title: All Systems Red
Author: Martha Wells
Comment: Brief, adventurous and congenial.
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #1
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 0765397528
Finished: 13.06.2018


Title: Die Attentäterin
Author: Yasmina Khadra
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 3423136456
Finished: 15.05.2018


Title: Ender's Game
Series: Ender's Saga #1
Author: Orson Scott Card
Comment: I saw the movie, but still managed to be suprised by the twisted ending. Orson Scrott's debut was a milestone in the history of science fiction books.
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 0812550706
Finished: 01.05.2018


Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Author: Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN: 0771038518
Comment: Thought provoking, picturesque, outstanding and simply amazing. If you have not a clue about humanities history and how we built our society, this the book to start with.
Rating: 10/10
Finished: 11.04.2018


Title: Authority
Series: Southern Reach #2
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0374104107
Comment: Still challenging to read. Not as good as the first one. The plot is dragging and puzzling.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 15.03.2018


Title: Annihilation
Series: Southern Reach #1
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 0374104093
Comment: Challenging to read, puzzling to the end. Captivating and psychedelic.
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 15.01.2018


Title: Qualityland
Author: Marc-Uwe Kling ISBN: 3550050232
Comment: A good read with a superficial message.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.01.2018

2017


Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 0307347974
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.10.2017


Title: Live aus China: Mein Leben im Reich der Mitte
Author: Barbara Lüthi
ISBN: 9783280055519
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 15.09.2017


Title: Die Physiker
Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
ISBN: 3257230478
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.09.2017


Title: The Wandering Earth
Author: Liu Cixin
ISBN: 9781784978501
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 15.08.2017


Title: Death's End
Series: Remembrance of Earth's Past #3
Author: Liu Cixin
ISBN: 0765377101
Comment:
Rating: 10/10
Finished: 01.08.2017


Title: Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction
Author: Ken Liu
ISBN: 0765384191
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 15.07.2017


Title: The Martian
Author: Andy Wheir
ISBN: 0804139024
Comment: Andy Wheir managed to mix science, fiction and thriller into a mind boggling story.
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.07.2017


Title: The Dark Forest
Series: Remembrance of Earth's Past #2
Author: Liu Cixin
ISBN: 0765386690
Comment:
Rating: 10/10
Finished: 01.04.2017


Title: The Three-Body Problem
Series: Remembrance of Earth's Past #1
Author: Liu Cixin
ISBN: 0765377063
Comment: My absolute favorite hard SF book. Embodies the greatest SF ideas in spectacular story.
Rating: 10/10
Finished: 01.03.2017


Title: The Rise of Endymion
Series: Hyperion Cantos #4
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0553572989
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.02.2017


Title: Endymion
Series: Hyperion Cantos #3
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0553572946
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.01.2017

2016


Title: The Fall of Hyperion
Series: Hyperion Cantos #2
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0553288202
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 15.12.2016


Title: Hyperion
Series: Hyperion Cantos #1
Author: Dan Simmons
ISBN: 0553283685
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.12.2016


Title: Camouflage
Author: Joe Haldemann
ISBN: 0441012523
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.11.2016


Title: Forever Free
Series: The Forever War #3
Author: Joe Haldemann
ISBN: 1857989317
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.10.2016


Title: Forever Peace
Series: The Forever War #2
Author: Joe Haldemann
ISBN: 0441005667
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.09.2016


Title: The Forever War
Series: The Forever War #1
Author: Joe Haldemann
ISBN: 0060510862
Comment: Had the best idea how time works when traveling in space.
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.08.2016


Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
ISBN: 030788743X
Comment: The perfect read if you are nerdy and like dystopian settings.
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.07.2016


Title: The Death Cure
Series: The Maze Runner #3
Author: James Dashner
ISBN: 0385738773
Comment:
Rating: 4/10
Finished: 01.05.2016


Title: The Scorch Trials
Series: The Maze Runner #2
Author: James Dashner
ISBN: 0385738757
Comment:
Rating: 5/10
Finished: 01.04.2016


Title: The Maze Runner
Series: The Maze Runner #1
Author: James Dashner
ISBN: 0385737947
Comment: Story got confusing in the follow-up books.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.03.2016


Title: The Long Walk
Author: Richard Bachmann (Stephen King)
ISBN: 0451196716
Comment: Whenever I go for a run in the woods I have to think about the this book. The surreal story will haunt me forever.
Rating: 9/10
Finished: 01.01.2016

2015


Title: Limit
Author: Frank Schätzing
ISBN: 3462037048
Comment: Well researched, dull characters.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.11.2015


Title: Under the Dome
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 1439148503
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.08.2015


Title: Mockingjay
Series: The Hunger Games #3
Author: Suzanne Collins
ISBN: 0439023513
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.06.2015


Title: Catching Fire
Series: The Hunger Games #2
Author: Suzanne Collins
ISBN: 0439023491
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.05.2015


Title: The Hunger Games
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Author: Suzanne Collins
ISBN: 0439023483
Comment: Loved it.
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.04.2015


Title: Son
Series: The Giver #4
Author: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0547887205
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.02.2015


Title: Messenger
Series: The Giver #3
Author: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0385732538
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.01.2015

2014


Title: Gathering Blue
Series: The Giver #2
Author: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0385732562
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.12.2014


Title: The Giver
Series: The Giver #1
Author: Lois Lowry
ISBN: 0385732554
Comment: Intimidating and well structured story.
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.11.2014


Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tokien
ISBN: 0618260307
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.09.2014


Title: The Dark Tower
Series: The Dark Tower #7
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 1416524525
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.07.2014


Title: Song of Susannah
Series: The Dark Tower #6
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 1416521496
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.06.2014


Title: Wolves of the Calla
Series: The Dark Tower #5
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 141651693X
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.05.2014


Title: Wizard and Glass
Series: The Dark Tower #4
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 0340829788
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.04.2014


Title: The Waste Lands
Series: The Dark Tower #3
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 0670032565
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.03.2014


Title: The Drawing of the Three
Series: The Dark Tower #2
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 0451210859
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.02.2014


Title: The Gunslinger
Series: The Dark Tower #1
Author: Stephen King
ISBN: 0452284694
Comment: An unbelieveable journey that took me to undescribeable places.
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.01.2014

2013


Title: Diabolus
Author: Dan Brown
ISBN: 3404157621
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.10.2013

2013


Title: Iluminati
Author: Dan Brown
ISBN: 1416524797
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.06.2013


Title: Fast ein bisschen Frühling
Author: Alex Capus
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
ISBN: 3423131675
Finished: 01.01.2013

2012


Title: Unterm Rad
Author: Hermann Hesse
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
ISBN: 1987755154
Finished: 01.01.2012

2011


Title: The Magicians' Guild
Series: The Black Magician Trilogy #1
Author: Trudi Canavan
ISBN: 1841493139
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.08.2011


Title: Inheritance
Series: The Inheritance Cycle #4
Author: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 0375856110
Comment:
Rating: 5/10
Finished: 01.06.2011


Title: Happy Birthday, Türke!
Author: Jakob Arjouni
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
ISBN: 3257215444
Finished: 01.01.2011

2010


Title: Schachnovelle
Author: Stefan Zweig
Comment:
Rating: 9/10
ISBN: 3596215226
Finished: 01.04.2010

2009


Title: Brisingr
Series: The Inheritance Cycle #3
Author: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 0375826726
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.08.2009


Title: Eldest
Series: The Inheritance Cycle #2
Author: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 0375840400
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.07.2009


Title: Eragon
Series: The Inheritance Cycle #1
Author: Christopher Paolini
ISBN: 0375826696
Comment: The first book was good.
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.06.2009

2008


Title: Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
ISBN: 0140283331
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.01.2008

2007


Title: Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell
ISBN: 0452284244
Comment:
Rating: 7/10
Finished: 01.06.2007


Title: Das Bernstein Teleskop
Series: His Dark Materials #3
Author: Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0440238153
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.02.2007


Title: Das Magische Messer
Series: His Dark Materials #2
Author: Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0679879250
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.02.2007


Title: Der Goldene Kompass Series: His Dark Materials #1
Author: Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0440238609
Comment: The book series that formed my understanding of fantasy.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.01.2007

2006


Title: Dragon Rider
Series: Dragon Rider #1
Author: Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 9783791504544
Comment:
Rating: 8/10
Finished: 01.06.2006


Title: Die Wasserweber
Series: Wellenläufer-Trilogie #3
Author: Kai Meyer
ISBN: 3785551886
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.03.2006


Title: Die Muschelmagier
Series: Wellenläufer-Trilogie #2
Author: Kai Meyer
ISBN: 3785549857
Comment:
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.02.2006


Title: Die Wellenläufer
Series: Wellenläufer-Trilogie #1
Author: Kai Meyer
ISBN: 3785548486
Comment: One of the first novels I've read.
Rating: 6/10
Finished: 01.01.2006

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