Russian Literature Challenge 2020
My Russian Literature Challenge 2017 was a raging success three years ago (has it really been three years???!) so I've decided to bring in 2020 with style by hosting another Russian Literature Challenge. As many of you know Russian Literature is my first, and current, and forever love. I'm always reading at least one Russian book/poem/short story. I have an entire bookcase full of Russian literature. If I'm not reading Russian literature I'm talking about Russian literature and if I'm not talking about it I'm thinking about Russian literature. I love sharing my passion for it with anyone and everyone and there is nothing that would bring me more joy than hosting this challenge once again!
Personally I'm not the greatest fan of challenges that have too many rules and regulations so I only have one: read as much (or as little) Russian literature in 2020 as you want to and share your thoughts if you so desire! I have a recommended reading list that I'll add the link to at the end of this post for ideas but how you define Russian literature is up to you. It can be classic Russian literature from pre 19th century, you can stick to the 19th century "Golden Age", you can focus on one author, you can read modern Russian literature, non fiction Russian literature... whatever you desire!
As for my plans... I am aiming to continue my Turgenev challenge, I want to expand my already vast knowledge of Russian history which will aide my understanding of some of the more political Russian works and I'd love to discover more women Russian authors! I'm also planning to write some themed posts about Russian authors (namely my contentious relationship with Tolsoy and my love of Turgenev) and genres and such that will hopefully aide people in discovering new books/authors and enrich your knowledge of the Russians. Basically, I want to drown in Russian literature in 2020 and I hope some of you will come along for the ride!
If you would like to join simply comment below and I'll add you to my Russian Literature 2020 page so we can all keep up with each other! At the bare minimum I will post four "check in" times next year so we can keep each other updated on our progress.
RUSSIAN LITERATURE RECOMMENDATION LIST:
Here are some buttons for the Challenge... Happy reading!