Recommended Books

A work-in-progress list of books which I highly recommend to fellow escapists.


by Hermann Hesse:

  • “Steppenwolf”
  • “Siddhartha”

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

  • “Faust”

by Dante Alighieri:

  • “The Divine Comedy”

by “William Shakespeare”:

  • “MacBeth”

High Fantasy:

by J. R. R. Tolkien:

  • “The Hobbit – There And Back Again”
  • “The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring”
  • “The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers”
  • “The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King”

by George R. R. Martin:

  • “A Song of Ice and Fire – A Game of Thrones”
  • “A Song of Ice and Fire – A Clash of Kings”
  • “A Song of Ice and Fire – A Storm of Swords”
  • “A Song of Ice and Fire – A Feast for Crows”
  • “A Song of Ice and Fire – A Dance with Dragons”

by Joe Abercrombie:

  • “The First Law – The Blade Itself”
  • “The First Law – Before They Are Hanged”
  • “The First Law – Last Argument of Kings”
  • “Best Served Cold”
  • “The Heroes”

by Patrick Rothfuss:

  • “The Kingkiller Chronicle – The Name of the Wind”
  • “The Kingkiller Chronicle – The Wise Man´s Fear”

by Marion Zimmer Bradley:

  • The Mists of Avalon

by Bernhard Hennen:

  • “Die Elfen” (GER)*
  • “Elfenwinter” (GER)*
  • “Elfenlicht” (GER)*
  • “Elfenritter – Die Ordensburg” (GER)*
  • “Elfenritter – Die Albenmark” (GER)*
  • “Elfenritter – Das Fjordland” (GER)*
  • “Elfenkönigin” (GER)*

Dark Fantasy:

by Garth Nix:

  • “Old Kingdom Trilogy – Sabriel”
  • “Old Kingdom Trilogy – Lirael”
  • “Old Kingdom Trilogy – Abhorsen”

by Alan Campbell:

  • “The Deepgate Codex – Scar Night”
  • “The Deepgate Codex – Iron Angel”
  • “The Deepgate Codex – God of Clocks”

Urban Fantasy:

by J. K. Rowling:

  • “Harry Potter and the Philosopher´s Stone”
  • “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
  • “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
  • “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
  • “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
  • “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

by Jonathan Stroud:

  • “Bartimaeus – The Amulet of Samarkand”
  • “Bartimaeus – The Eye of the Golem”
  • “Bartimaeus – Ptolemy´s Gate”
  • “Bartimaeus – The Ring of Solomon”

by Ottfried Preußler:

  • “Krabat”

by Cornelia Funke:

  • “Inkheart” / “Tintenherz” (GER)
  • “Inkspell” / “Tintenblut” (GER)
  • “Inkspell” / “Tintentod” (GER)

Science Fantasy / Science Fiction:

by Eoin Colfer:

  • “Artemis Fowl”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Arctic Incident”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Eternity Code”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Opal Deception”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Lost Colony”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Time Paradox”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Atlantis Complex”
  • “Artemis Fowl – The Last Guardian”

by Dan Simmons:

  • “Hyperion Cantos – Hyperion”
  • “Hyperion Cantos – The Fall of Hyperion”

by Dmitry Glukhovsky:

  • Metro 2033

Humorous Fantasy/Science Fiction:

by Terry Pratchett:

  • “Discworld Novels – The Color of Magic”

by Douglas Adams:

  • The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy

* no English Translation available


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