Presenter, journalist and author Christine Westermann presents her favorite book here every two weeks. In “You don’t forget how to swim” Christian Huber takes us back to a scorching hot summer in 1999. Christine Westermann

Why did a novel with this auspicious title sit unread on my shelf for more than two months? A book like this needs blue sky, sun, warmth, March is the wrong time of year, I thought, and waited. But now “You don’t forget how to swim” is already on the bestseller lists. Firstly, it is right there – and secondly, it is never too late to recommend a book that is so special.