"Dostoevsky is my favourite writer. I would recommend all his books, but for variety's sake I will list only three. "Memoirs..." is an almost autobiographical account of the author's exile in Siberia."
"Famous Russian play written in the first half of the 19th century. Brilliant comedy in verse. For those who enjoy reading plays, I'd recommend getting books by Alexander Ostrovsky. His plays are great"
"In this book Dovlatov (died in 1990) tells about his experience as a journalist in the Soviet Republic of Estonia. Another great book by one of the best observers of life in modern Russian literature."