Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
Title: A Room of One’s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Blurb: In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister. A sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without. Her message is a simple one: women must have some money and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create.
Why I want to read it
I really want to read more feminist books and you simply can’t ignore this feminist manifesto by Virginia Woolf. I started reading it and studying it in class but I just never got around to picking it up again.Since this was a lecture, I might read it as an audiobook. I have read a few snippets from Woolf’s work and I really like her writing style and the modernist movement. I like how they explore the ordinary.
Have you read it? Dod you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments! 🙂