Just read Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan again and that got me on another Balkan history kick. So now I'm finally ready to tackle Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia. At 1150 pages, I've got my work cut out for me. In addition to that, I'm also reading Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir Of The Armenian Genocide, 1915 - 1918 by Fr. Grigoris Balakian. This is a personal, first-hand account of what the author, a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church, went through. It's been compared to Night by Elie Wiesel (which I read last month and was amazing- I highly recommend it!).
Next month, I plan on reading:
1. The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal.
2. The Balkans: Nationaism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804 - 1999 by Misha Glenny