May 2022 TBR


The month of May was come, when every lust heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit ― Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur

Master and MargThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Summary: One hot spring the devil makes a personal appearance in Moscow accompanied by various demons, including a naked girl and a huge black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, can resist the devil’s onslaught.

It took me a long time to decide which book to feature on my TBR for this month and I’m still not sure whether I’ll actually read this or not. What’s on your TBR for May?


5 thoughts on “May 2022 TBR

  1. An interesting choice! If you like magical realism, you’d love Master and Margarita. I don’t really, so it is even the least of my favourite Russian classics. Incidentally, I will also be reading Russian classics this month – Nabokov and Grossman.

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    1. I haven’t read enough magical realism to know if I like it! But I also want to read Grossman at some point this summer 🙂


  2. The Master and Margarita is a real marmite book: if you like it, you really love it (I do – but please bear in mind that a lot of the magical realism aspects of it are also the typical indirect way of talking about political matters that was common in Eastern Europe at the time). If you don’t like it, you will hate it and abandon it before the end.

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