Book Reviews

Meditations on Modernism: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts regarding my thoughts on works categorized in the modernism and post-modernism genres.

My fascination with The Bloomsbury Group goes way back over a decade when I …


How to Read More Books

Every new year, I try to make a post to help you reach your book-related new year’s resolutions. This past year has been my most productive year EVER in terms of reading (39 books officially plus a dozen others I …

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Book Review: The Red and the Black by Stendhal

Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal (real name Marie-Henri Beyle) is a fascinating criticism of society during Restoration-era France presented through the lens of an ambitious anti-hero.

Also, because I actually managed to write down a short summary while …

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goodreads LPT: Organizing Your Virtual Library in Microsoft Excel

As an avid reader, GoodReads is basically my life. Most people these days dream of being Insta-Famous, or TikTok viral but I dream of being GoodReads famous. I’m only very slightly exaggerating.

Here is a screenshot of the goodreads home …

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Book Review – Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol is funny, kind of weird but still deep. Published in 1842, it has the distinct honor of holding the title of “The First Russian Novel”. For a country so well-known for its novels, I was …

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The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov

The Foundation Pit is probably Andrei Platonov’s most popular work. However this isn’t saying much because he seems to be an under-appreciated writer in the English-speaking world. In the beginning of 2021 I had just read Life and Fate by …

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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A great novel for readers new to Dostoyevsky

Check out my reviews on other Dostoyevsky novels.

I read this book in the beginning of 2021, and was surprised at how quickly I read it. I’m still not really sure what …


Russian Literature.. Recommendations for Every Type of Reader

The number one book-related question I get asked most often is “I want to read Russian literature, do you have any recommendations?” So here I’ve decided to do a post to finally answer this question. When looking for books to …

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Reading Historical Fiction – The Lymond Chronicles and House of Niccolò Series: Spoiler-Free Intro

A couple of months back, I had this strange urge to read historical fiction. So began my search for a good historical fiction series. Through googling and scouring goodreads/reddit, I found that the most popular books were ones by Umberto …

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Reading Political Memoirs

As a self-identified political junkie, I’m always interested in reading up on famous politicians – especially around the election cycle.

Here are some I’ve recently read and enjoyed:

  1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama Perhaps the most anticipated release of