Tuesday, December 23, 2014

First category: A Book Set Somewhere You've Always Wanted to Visit

Aha! My first category pick - and I am so excited!!

Now, this book doesn't have great reviews, but for some reason I am still SO interested. It's short, I've discovered, which usually isn't a good sign for me. I prefer long books. But. I am willing to give this book a go!!

Plus, the cover...the hopeless romantic in me is in love with it. And Russia during the Cold War? Yes, please. Give it here.

I will be starting this book on January 1st or 2nd, depending on when I finish the books I'm working on now.

Anyway - have any of you read this book? What did you think?



  1. Leah @ The Pretty Good GatsbyDecember 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    If you do end up reading it I hope you enjoy it more than I did! The setting was the best thing about it - but even then it felt as though it could have taken place in the present day. The only reference to it being the 1980s were a few comments about cassette tapes and then an off-hand remark about Nixon. Other than that, nothing screamed Cold War Russia.

    I don't want to spoil anything for me, but I'll say the romance did NOTHING for me and actually made me angry. :(

  2. That's so interesting to hear! I haven't read the best things about it, from most people, so I'm going in with low expectations. I'm intrigued by the premise and especially by what you said. I'll be sure to post a review when I'm done, which will probably be this weekend. :)

    Thanks for the comment, Leah! :)