Many of you know that I am borderline obsessed with Virginia Woolf’s writing. To me, nobody, and I mean nobody, writes like her.
Before COVID-19 hit, author Gretchen Rubin had announced that she was going to have a summer of Woolf, which she subsequently postponed until fall.
Having just (I think) finished a tight draft of my second novel, I’m already feeling lost. Since Woolf plays a part in my book, what better way to feel I am still doing something constructive than to read all of her works this autumn? Thanks for the idea, Gretchen!
And Gretchen Rubin isn’t the only one contemplating a fall of Woolf. Literature Cambridge is also offering a series on Woolf’s major works: https://bloggingwoolf.wordpress.com/2020/08/17/virginia-woolf-season-with-litcamb-covers-her-12-major-works/
I have 2 1/2 bookshelves dedicated to not only Woolf’s novels and essays but also her letters and diaries. My intention is to eventually revisit all of her available writings. I have no idea where I will start; I think I will start with her first novel and the first volume of her letters and her journal for the corresponding time period.
And of course I will keep up with the Literature Cambridge schedule. I’m so excited! I love learning.
The hubby is also getting in on the Woolf action. He is currently reading Orlando. And he’s been reading volume one of her letters to me a bit at a time, which I find downright precious.
What are you planning to read this fall?
6 thoughts on “My Autumn of Woolf”
It’s a grand thing to have authors who speak to us on many levels. Woolf is one of those whose works takes me in and clothes me with new ideas, new ways of thinking…I should have many new wrinkles in my cerebral cortex by the time I’m done joining in with the Woolf-fest currently underway in our house!
Darling, you know I relate! And I adore your wrinkly ol’ brain, LOL. It’s awesome to have you along in any and all journeys!
Well, now you’re making me want to dive into Woolf 😅
Let me know if you do, Ashley. Maybe we can trade comments as we read, even if we’re reading different books.
Or maybe I should start my own “Autumn of Woolf” book club! 😊
You should! In fact, could you please send me your reading list in order?
I will, Ashley! In fact, I’ll probably be posting on my blog as well.