6 Best Books To Learn German in 2019 and Beyond

6 Best Books To Learn German in 2019 and Beyond

You will agree with me when I say “Deutsche Sprache Schwer Sprache”.

To learn German properly you need to have good quality resources in your hand. However with so many books around, it is more than overwhelming to choose the best books to learn German. I faced this situation as well when I had started learning German for the first time.

So here is the list of books that I read and used as my guide to help me build the building blocks of German language. I hope that you like this list of books cause they will really help you to get started with your language learning journey.

Best Stories: Cafe In Berlin

This book is designed to help you make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading and enjoying German fiction. It has simplified sentence structures and a very basic vocabulary you can build upon. This one is of 10 short stories for beginners and is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to fully immerse themselves in an authentic German learning experience.

Each chapter comes with a complete German-English dictionary with special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and expressions designed for improved memorization.By working with these building blocks instead of just single words, you can boost your active usage of new material instantly and make your language learning process fluid and fun


  • 10 Short Stories that are easy to understand.
  • Workbook for better learning experience
  • Flash cards to help you memorize the vocabulary quickly.
  • Fun facts about the city of Berlin its quirks and cuisine

Best for Grammer: Einfach Grammatik Deutsch A1 Bis B1

You can’t get full command on any language with out properly understanding and learning the grammar of the language. “Einfach Gramatik” will help you learn the Grammar structures from Basic to Upper Intermediate level. It has plenty of examples for every topic covered along with as many practice sessions.

This book is not like those colorless old school grammar books that makes you just keep the book aside and sleep. It consists of colorful ilaustrative images and engaging practice and test session to make and keep your language learning interesting.


  • Well known publication and good quality content.
  • Ideal for those looking from basic to advanced German grammar.
  • Test yourself – see and track your own progress

Best For Self Learning: Get Started in German

If you are a self learner then this one is for you. This basic German book is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation. It has lessons that will help improve your grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills.

You will learn the German you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations – from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.

By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.


  • Good for people who want to learn German on their own.
  • Figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick.
  • Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists.
  • Test yourself – see and track your own progress.

Best for Exam: Netzwerk A1 Testheft Paperback

Planning to take a test and prove your command over German language. This book will help you prepare for the type of questions that will get asked in the exam.

Back when I had decided to give the Deutsche test in the Goethe my friends had recommended this book to me. Knowing the language is super important, but it is also important to understand how the test is designed and what skills does Goethe want you to have.

Taking that into consideration, I would highly recommend this book to learn German.


  • Totally focused on Exam preparation.
  • Useful tips to tackle the questions asked in exam
  • Solved examples and full tests to help you test yourself
  • Audio CD included for listening practice.

Best Overall: Living Language German, Complete Edition

Looking for a book that offers a complete language learning program? This is not just a book but an actual program that will have you started as a beginner and leave you as an affluent by the end.

You get 3 books, 9 audio CDs and a free online learning course to help you achieve your language learning goals. Basically each book and the 3 CDs are provided for each level that is Essential (or Beginner), Intermediate and Advanced.

Apart from this they also have flashcards, games, and interactive quizzes for each lesson on their website accessible for free.


  • All in one course to help you be fluent.
  • Audio CDs to help your listening skills.
  • Free online material to make your language learning fun.

Harry Potter Und der Stein der Weisen

Do you like Harry Potter? Try reading the Harry Potter series in German.

I am currently reading this book and living my childhood favourite novel German. Its a lot of fun to read this one.

I really don’t have much to say about this one, just that if you like Harry Potter it is worth reading this book!

You will find the other titles of the Harry Potter series in amazon suggestion list.

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