13 May

The German weekly Die Zeit created a Library of 100 Books in the form of a series of essays, begun in 1978, lasting two years. The essays were compiled in a book. In 1984, an accompanying non-fiction list was published. Because it includes epic poetry, but not other poetry, and completely excludes theatre, these lists are not included in the "great books" project. That said, they're certainly worthy of consultation. More recently, the same publication created a German-language canon of fifty works. The German-language Wikipedia page covering both of these projects is linked-to below.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZEIT-Bibliothek_der_100_B%C3%BCcher