I'm looking to improve my German by reading a book, translating it as I go. That's pretty much how I learned LaTeX, C, Python, and Bash, so why can't it work with normal languages as well, right?
Are there any good sci-fi/fantasy novels or novella which aren't especially difficult to read that also have English translations (so I can compare my translation)? I tried The German version of An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire, but I think that was a bit above my level. I figure something more in the young adult section would be better.
I took German in college, so I do have a decent enough grasp of the grammar (or so I think). It's more my vocabulary, and familiarity with the conjugations that need work.