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Archive: Russian Reading Challenge ’08

4th November, 2007
Russian Reading Challenge 2008: The list
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The challenges never end, seemingly. This is a little one, though, and one I believe I can combine with one or two of the others I’m participating in.

Russian Reading Challenge
This challenge is a twelve month challenge, but the minimum number of books to read is only four. Why? Many Russian novels are quite lengthy, so it may take more than one month to read one book. Also, it keeps the burden to a minimum if you are, like me, participating in several reading challenges. You are welcome to read more, though!

Both fiction and non-fiction are acceptable here, as well as short stories and poetry. Authors read should either be authors who wrote (write) in Russian or authors who wrote (write) about Russia and Russians. The challenge begins January 1, 2008 and ends December 31, 2008.

My list:

  • Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog; Boris Akunin
  • Crime and Punishment; Fyodor Dostoyevsky (also in the Decades ’08 challenge)
  • The Idiot; Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Anna Karenina; Leo Tolstoy