Sometimes it is hard to find the books. We also consider online
We consider themes also that do not relate to a specific book, but to general knowledge. Especially in theme areas which can be called "international", such as history, language, geography, economics, politics, science (environment).
We also consider themes in areas of personal development, for instance
in physiological or psychological areas. Subjects which help
us survive or expand our horizons would be interesting.
|Douglas Adams||Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and other books, film coming in fall 2005|
|Diane Gabaldon||Crossstitch, also appearing as Outlander, about a woman who is thrown back two hundred years in to 1740 Scotland, and sequels such as Dragonfly in Amber|
|C.S.Lewis||The Narnia stories, The Chronicles of Narnia - a magical childhood favorite, and some of his other works such as The Screwtape Letters from an old to a young devil, or The Four Loves.|
|Ram Chandra and others||Meditation, enlightenment, Eastern religions or medicine|
|various authors explaining science||Who's Afraid of Schrodinger's Cat? Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar
A short history of nearly everything Bill Bryson
All I ever needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten
Ideas that Shaped Our World Marshall
BREAKTHROUGH: the Origins of Mind, Space and Time A short personal journey (150 pages) through a new logical perspective on the universe and our place in it http://www.slenters.ch/lota/
|Club of Rome and various scientists and economists||The Limits to Growth and other material about the future of
Earth in the Balance, Al Gore
The Culture of Contentment J.K.Galbraith
|Paul Wittwer||Eiger, Mord and Jungfrau a krimi set in the Insel hospital in Berne|
|Gaarder, Jostein (author of Sophie's World)||The Orange Girl|
|Ken Follett||Whiteout or other novels|
|de Bono and others||Lateral Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, and other works
Creativity and Problem-solving, building and intelligence
|Werner Küstenmacher||How to Simplify your Life http://www.simplify.de/
practical wisdom to everyone living in a time of economic contraction and uncertainty on handling the complexity of modern life. The book explains step for step how to get rid of unnecessary stuff, slow down, and points the way back to what we know is important in life but have forgotten. The simple way of life is a journey from the outward to the inward. It starts with cleaning up your desk and organizing your closets, and it ends with finding your meaning in life. Along the way, this book will help you organize your time, change the way you think about money, improving your health, your relationships and your marriage. You will be amazed at the possibilities that simplifying creates for you!
|John Irving||The World According to Garp or a later novel|
|David Morris||In the Name of God The murder of Pope Jean Paul I|
|Ffunch and others||I`m OK, You`re OK - Transactional Analysis
Transformational Processing psychology
|Jeremias Gotthelf||The Black Spider|
|Max Frisch||Homo Faber, or The Physician|
Mars recounts the author's reminiscences and the self-analysis he undertook after the diagnosis of cancer and was published just before he died at the age of 32. "I am young and rich and educated, and I'm unhappy, neurotic, and alone. I come from one of the very best families on the east shore of Lake Zurich, the shore that people call the Gold Coast. My upbringing has been middle-class, and I have been a model of good behaviour all my life. My family is somewhat degenerate, and I assume that I am suffering not only from the influences of my environment but also from ..."
|Travels in Europe,
various books such as Notes from a Small Island - "should not be read in public, for fear of emitting loud snorts"
|Boris Cyrulnik||"The Whispering of Ghosts" on Amazon
|Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman) - very interesting book
on how we manage our emotions
Mars and Venus stuff, particularly Mars and Venus, Mars and Venus on a Date, Mars and Venus Starting Over (John Gray) - but a lot of valid points and insights on how men and women function differently, and how it can jeopardize a relationship.
Mein Lebensglück bestimme ich (available Fr16.50 from Stauffacher and Jaeggi)
Die Kraft, die im Unglück liegt (Les Vilains petits canards ) (available Fr 14.80 from Stauffacher and Jaeggi)
Un merveilleux malheur ("Ein wunderbares Unglück")
Interviews - in German