- Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Russia and the Russians by Geoffrey Hosking
I may decide to swap or throw in an additional but i feel that 7 books for a four book challenge should be a decent showing. I am NOT going to even think of tackling War and Peace. it is just too frightening. Maybe for next year's RIP? 5 of these are on my 1001 list so that gets a few more done!
I also think i may do the whole "toss all the book names in a bucket and pull them randomly" thing for these challenges next year, at least for the ones running all year long. i will need some kind of calendar or perhaps set up some kind of file on my MDA to keep up with all the books!