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Recommended books (14)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Europe Challenge were written by authors from russia. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy EN

Rating: 4.1     17 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Presents the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.
Recommended: 16 Sep 2022

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Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva EN

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Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Runner-up for 2015 Russian Booker Prize. From one of the most exciting voices in modern Russian literature, Alisa Ganieva, comes Bride and Groom, the tumultuous love story of two young city-dwellers who meet when they return home to their families in rural Dagestan. When traditional family expectations and increasing religious and cultural tension threaten to shatter their bond, Marat and Patya struggle to overcome obstacles determined to keep them apart, while fate seems destined to keep them together—until the very end. Alisa Ganieva (b. 1985) grew up in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Her literary d... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

3.

Crime and Punishment : A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 4     82 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
A man must endure relentless physical and metal punishments as retribution for his act of murder
Recommended: 21 Oct 2022

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Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko EN

Rating: 4     10 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
The fourth novel in the blockbuster series from one of Russia's most popular authors, Last Watch returns us to the hyper-imaginative world of Sergei Lukyanenko, where the endless battle between good and evil is about to reach its climax. Anton Gorodetsky is just getting a feel for his new powers when his boss, Gesar, sends him to assist the Scottish Night Watch in Edinburgh in a murder investigation. A young Russian man has been murdered--apparently by a vampire. But the mystery is more than it seems, and soon Anton is himself in danger. The murderer appears to be someone with intimate knowled... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

5.

Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina EN

Rating: 4     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
A Pussy Rioter’s riveting, hallucinatory account of her years in Russia’s criminal system and of finding power in the most powerless of situations In February 2012, after smuggling an electric guitar into Moscow’s iconic central cathedral, Maria Alyokhina and other members of the radical collective Pussy Riot performed a provocative “Punk Prayer,” taking on the Orthodox church and its support for Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian regime. For this, they were charged with “organized hooliganism” and were tried while confined in a cage and guarded by Rottweilers. That trial and Alyokhina’s subsequen... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

6.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 4     127 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel, considered to be the culmination of his life's work, "The Brothers Karamazov" is the story of the murder of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, whose four sons are all to some degree complicit in the crime. Fyodor is a contemptible man who during his two marriages has three sons, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexei. A fourth, Pavel, whom he employs as his servant, is suspected to be the illegitimate product of a union with "Reeking Lizaveta," a mute woman of the street who died in childbirth. Fyodor takes little interest in the raising of his children and as a result finds himse... continue
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Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


8.

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine : A Novel by Alina Bronsky EN

Rating: 4     18 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
“In this acidly funny novel” of life in Soviet Russia, “a cruel comic romp ends as a surprisingly winning story of hardship and resilience” (The New Yorker). A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A German Book Award Finalist A Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal Favorite Read of the Year When Rosa Achmetowna discovers that her seventeen-year-old daughter, Sulfia, is pregnant, she tries every bizarre home remedy there is to thwart the pregnancy. But despite her best efforts, the baby girl Aminat is born—and immediately wins Rosa’s heart. The dark-eyed Aminat is a Tartar through and thro... continue
Genre Humor
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

9.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov EN

Rating: 4.6     19 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
Genre Satire
Recommended: 01 Jul 2022

10.

The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia EN

Rating: 3     13 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Just released from a mental hospital, Galina, a young translator and recovering schizophrenic, doesn't quite believe her eyes when her pregnant sister abruptly gives birth and changes into a fleeing jackdaw. Yet others across the city witness similar transformations, including Yakov, a neighborhood detective assigned to investigate a disturbing epidemic of missing-person cases. When street artist Fyodor stumbles on a surprising clue to the avian mystery, Galina and Yakov follow him through a magic portal visible only in window reflections and into an underground world of forgotten misfits and ... continue
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022


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