Reading “Anna Karenina”: Part One (Pg. 1-99)

One of my favorite things about summer is taking advantage of the freedom and time to read for pleasure. This summer, I thought it would be fun to tackle a classic that has been on my list for a long time, “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. Somehow, I managed to convince my mom that she should join me on this adventure and it is so much fun to have a reading buddy to discuss the book with. I also thought that it would be a lot of fun blog about my experience reading this classic novel.

I have to admit that at first I was quite intimidated by this 817 page book and I had prepared myself for a very difficult read. So far, I have been pleasantly surprised. It is very readable and I was immediately drawn in by the characters and plot. I love the relationships between the characters and I am so excited to delve deeper into the story. I will try to post something about the book about every one hundred pages. I am by no means a literary expert, but I love a good a story and I can tell that this is going to be one!

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” – Anna Karenina, Page 1

1 Comment

  1. jamesroom964x

    My concentration was Russian Literature in college, so it’s always exciting to see someone delving into such a great literary culture! It’s hard to imagine Tolstoy topping himself after War and Peace, but in some ways, I think he does, with AK. It’s much more personal, and I think, conscious of how difficult life can be. There really aren’t any clear cut heroes or villains in the book in my opinion, which I think makes it more true to life.

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