30-Day Book Challenge: Day 23

Day 23: A book you wanted to read for a long time but haven’t

I have so many books that fit into this category, but the one I’m staring at right now on my bookshelf is…


This is the first Russian classic I heard of and it’s been on my TBR for years. I guess I’ve been avoiding it simply because of it’s length (my copy is 1110 pages). Ironically, on my bookshelf it sits next to Les MiserablesThe Brothers Karamazov, and Crime and Punishment (all of which I’m also avoiding because of their length).

11 thoughts on “30-Day Book Challenge: Day 23

      1. I like long works, but it has to be engaging. I’ll try to pick it up sometime next year God’s willing. And I also hope that you stop running from it one day. 😉

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  1. This novel has been on my to-read list for years, too. Tolstoy’s novels are epic. Russian classics, from my point of view, are generally complicated, profound and quite long. They give me an atmosphere of winter.

    The Brothers Karamazov is fantastic! Thanks to my optional course, I checked out this novel which otherwise I would have never read because of its length. And I love it! For me, the novel is like a chess game Dostoevsky(the author’s name is so long, too! 😭 I copy it from the dictionary) plays with himself, full of contradiction, and even pain.

    But Chekhov’s novels are short and sweet! I am a big fan of his novel entitiled A Lady with a little dog. The psychological description is so
    delicate that it touches me every time I read it. It’s more of a profound story of life than an love affair.

    There’re too many great books in the world to finish! Take your time! 🙂

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    1. I want to read The Brothers Karamazov so badly, but I’ve never had the time! I read The Lady With The Dog in college (it was a bit sad for my taste, but well written). Russian classics are, by far, some of my favorite books! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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