Not for reals Russia, because I’m guessing that it is very cold in Russia during the month of November. No, I’m planning a fictional trip to Russia during November. I’m going to read at least 4 books set in Russia.
So far, the plan is to select from:
Because the movie with Keira Knightley as the tragic Anna is scheduled for release in November. I’m not so sure about that casting decision – Knightley is quite hit and miss, and I didn’t think she was very good as Elizabeth Bennett. I am already about 150 pages in to this book.
Because I’ve seen the movie. And I need to read the book.
Because I love gigantic, overwhelming, chunky tomes of historical fiction.
Because it is about Siberia, it is non-fiction, and it looks fascinating.
Because the cover is pretty. I know, I’m shallow. Sue me.
Because I am fascinated by Tsarist Russia.
So, there you go. My trip to Russia commences November 1, 2012. Now how about you? Any great books set in Russia/Soviet Union/former Soviet Union countries that you highly recommend? And why?