Frank Witzel on The God thinkable thinkable the God – W.F. Hermans

"I go to every publisher in Germany and say: 'Please let this book be translated'. Germans can't live without this book any longer!" Frank Witzel, 60, writer, Offenbach (DE).

Mirna Funk on In summer all cities stink – Menno Wigman

"I unfortunately lived thirty-five years without knowing Menno Wigman. His poems are amazing." Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).

Mirna Funk on her book Winternähe

"Every human being is made through his own story: a personal story, a family story or even a story of a country." Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).

Annegien van Doorn on her book In passing

"Why I loved making this book is because it shows a different perception of our everyday life." Annegien van Doorn, 33, photographer, Amsterdam.

Veit on Mapping – Kim Boske & Erik de Jong

"I love this book, because I love Kim Boske, she's a young artist. And I don't love only this book, but I love her entire work." Veit, 34, gallery manager & art historian, Berlin.

Sander Marsman on his book Dianna – ‘Every day is dressed up’

"There's also this kind of archive images, where she's really looking for herself, for her identity, and that's what you see when you see the pictures." Sander Marsman, 32, photographer, Amsterdam.

Samuel on Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

"Joseph Heller, the author, writes a book in a time and a place, where no one in America thought there would be more happiness." Sam, 26, student, Amsterdam.

Nathan Filer on his book The shock of the fall

"So he's got some bad things going on for him. But he remains stoic and brave, and very funny. He's got a dark humour. I admire that in him as a character." Nathan Filer, 32, writer & mental health nurse, Bristol.

Patrick Ness on his book The knife of never letting go (Chaos trilogy)

"I think you might love it, because it's about a world where everybody can hear what everyone is thinking. All the time, whether you want to or not." Patrick Ness, author, London.

Paul on The dark tower series – Stephen King

"It's an epic, but it's someting that you find that you can't put down. It keeps you hooked all the way till the end." Paul, 31, Project Manager, Londen, England.

Ohad on Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon L. Lechter

"This book changed my life. It gave me a lot of confidence. It 's about how life pulls you to do what everybody does. You learn that if you've got balls ... you can do whatever you want in life." Ohad is businessman, 33 years old and lives in Israel.