Fantastic Books for German Learners

Herr Antrim regularly recommends books for German learners. This is his most up-to-date list of book recommendations.

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This list includes the following categories:

German Books by Angelika Bohn

I have read every book Angelika Bohn has written. Every single one is phenomenal. Her storytelling ability is fantastic. I love the twists and turns. I would read her books even if I wasn’t learning German. They are simply entertaining to read. She now has books targeted at every level along the German learning spectrum, so there is definitely something for you in her library.

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German Books by André Klein

André Klein’s “Dino lernt Deutsch” series is one of the best series ever made for German learners. You can follow the journey of Dino as he moves to Germany and learns the language.

One of the best parts about this series is that each one takes place in a new German city. You get to experience the city through Dino’s eyes. In a year when you can’t travel to Germany, this series transports you there. Start with the first book and I’m sure you won’t be able to stop until you run out of books.

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German Readers (not by Angelika Bohn or André Klein)

When you are learning German, it is often helpful to have someone guide you through the learning process. Guided readers do exactly this when you are reading. This list highlights some of the best ones out there (apart from the ones written by Angelika Bohn and André Klein).

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Great German Literature

German Culture Books

German Grammar Books

  • German in Review
    • A very thorough explanation of everything German grammar. Start with the basics and really dive deep into more complex topics. Each chapter includes practice exercises. Herr Antrim has kept this book on his shelf since college.
  • 1001 Pitfalls in German
    • A great reference book for anyone who wants to avoid the tricky parts of German grammar before they make mistakes.
  • Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide
    • This trifold quick reference of German grammar was a staple of Herr Antrim’s university days. If you want to check a quick grammar chart, this is a handy thing to have around.

German Books by Fellow YouTubers

Herr Antrim’s Amazon Store

For even more great book recommendations, movies and more, you can check out Herr Antrim’s Amazon Storefront. Every time Herr Antrim finds a great book, he adds it to the lists there first.

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Herr Antrim
Herr Antrim is a German teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. In 2011 he started his successful YouTube Channel "Learn German with Herr Antrim". In 2015 he created this website to enhance the German language lessons he was providing on YouTube. He is now the author of his own e-book, "Beginner German with Herr Antrim". He has also been featured on numerous blogs and other sites. *This site uses a variety of affiliate links. If there is a link that leads to an outside site from which you could potentially make a purchase, it is very likely an affiliate link for which Herr Antrim will receive a small portion of your purchase. This does not cost you any extra, but it does help keep this website going. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you would like more information about the affiliate programs this site uses, click here.
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