Must reads


eretria's real bookshelf


I have always loved reading. My taste has changed over the years, but there are some books I always come back to read over and over again. Some give you a feeling of home, some are food for your brain, some are escapism, some are soul-soothers. All of them are good.

Then there are some which are simply worth reading if you have not yet. The list is not final, many more novels and stories will be added.


in alphabetical order


Isaac Asimov: Lucky Starr (all of them are rather good)

Karen Bass : Shrouds of mist (not yet published)

Terry Brooks: Shannara

Michael Ende: The neverending story

Michael Ende: Momo

Lion Feuchtwanger: Die Juedin von Toledo

Fjodor Dostojewski: Crime and Punishment

Anette von Droste-Huelshoff: (about everything you can find)

Hermann Hesse: Narciss and Goldmund

James Joyce: Dubliners

Ruth Kraft: Insel ohne Leuchtfeuer

Thomas Mann: Die Buddenbrooks

Gita Mehta: Raj

Richard Preston: Hot Zone

Rupert von Ranke-Graves: "I, Claudius", and "Claudius the God"

J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter (all of them)

Bram Stoker: Dracula

Theodor Storm: Der Spiegel des Cyprianus

Theodor Storm: Die Regentrude

Theodor Storm: Aquis Submersus

Henryk Sienkiewicz: Quo Vadis?

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the rings

Jules Verne: Die Kinder des Kapitaen Grant

Oscar Wilde: The picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde: The Canterville Ghost

Karl Zuchard: Die Stunde der Wahrheit



More to come


You will be able to find all of those books either







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