Over at Instagram, there is a lovely book community where you can find people who would like to read books together and share their thoughts on it after — like a book club, but online! I love it, as I discover multiple books of different genres, and also get a chance to read a few of the classics that some people might have already read. I have always been better at reading books when I have a deadline, but I’m terrible at self-imposed deadlines, so a reading group is my best motivator.
With that said, I happened upon lovely ladies who wanted to discover pioneering writer Virginia Woolf, and I jumped at the chance to join them. I would never have picked this book up otherwise, despite how curious I am to see why it is considered a classic. Resh over at The Book Satchel (and over here on Instagram) coined up the brilliant tag ‘Wolf Down the Woolf‘ for our group, to use for read-along related posts.
Mrs. Dalloway is probably Virginia Woolf’s most well-known novel, and most say her most accessible. It was first published in 1925 by Hogarth Press, a publishing company founded by the authoress and her husband, Leonard Woolf.