Are you already tired of reading only sign-up posts here? Well, I'm sorry, but I can't do anything with it, as wonderful challenges keep coming my way! :) Russian Literature Challenge is hosted by o on her new blog Behold the stars, and there are levels for everybody from a complete novice to an expert in Russian Lit! I'm a seasoned Russian Lit reader, as I went to school in Russia, and unlike many of my schoolmates I actually read all the required stuff. But of course, though extensive, the course didn't cover everything, and I feel I should go back to some of the works that were overlooked. Being well acquainted with the topic, it would be a shame to sign up for less than Level Four, so I pledge to read at least 12 Russian classics next year.
I'm also planning to participate with making lists (you like lists, right? :)). This year I've done a list of Classic Russian Children's Literature and added quite a few of classic Russian Sci-Fi books to my Sci-Fi challenge list. In January, I'm going to write a list of Russian war literature, and I hope you'll like it! :) Stay tuned!
- The Shore by Yuri Bondarev
- Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
- The Train (Sputniki) by Vera Panova
- The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
- Lectures on Russian Literature by Vladimir Nabokov
- The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov
- Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
- The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov