Virago Reading Week

Edith Wharton. Elizabeth Von Armin. Margaret Atwood. Booksnob and Carolyn are bringing them together, with others, for the Virago Reading Week to be held Monday, January 24 through Sunday, January 30.

The list from which to choose is here, and here is the Virago Press website.

As Margaret Atwood is the featured author of the month, I may go with one of her books. Even thinking about rereading The Robber Bride or Cat’s Eye, two of my favorite Atwood novels. I’m also considering a novel by Edith Wharton. Or, Jane Austen. So many possibilities…

What will you choose?

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14 thoughts on “Virago Reading Week”

  1. I have read The Penelopiad, Handmaid's Tale and Wilderness Tips. I would go for Cat's Eye too. I think it's a good choice! Can't wait to hear what you think Bellezza. 🙂

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  2. Joan, I've not read Frost in May…I hope you post on it when you read it.JoV, The Penelopiad is on my list for the Read-a-Myth Challenge, and it would also qualify for this week. I just have been so moved by both Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride in my previous readings of those novels. Others of Atwood, particularly The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake, and Blind Assassin have not nearly enamored me so much. Thus my reluctance to start The Penelopiad…Bookssnob, I'm so excited! I hardly know where to turn within the realm of the Virago classics as each one seems to hold so much promise. I've added the site in my To Be Read page even before you announced this spectacular weekend to come.

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  3. I decided to finally follow up on Eudora Welty (I loved Delta Wedding several years ago) and read The Robber Bridegroom. And I think it'd be quite fun to then pick up Atwood's The Robber Bride. 😀 (Always love Atwood!)

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  4. Eva, Edith Wharton and Eudora Welty are both on my list of Must Read Soon; it's been entirely too long for both of them, and I feel like I'm missing quite a bit as I keep seeing their works pop up on blogs as of late. Thanks for telling me of Delta Wedding. And, I'm glad you liked The Robber Bride, too.

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  5. I have not a single Virago title so this will have to wait for another time for me but I had to stop and say that the Atwood cover above is gorgeous. Enjoy the event!

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  6. Frances, I don't have any 'official' Virago books, only novels of my own which fit within their list of titles. However, the ones from Virago Press look lovely for future purchase, don't they? 🙂

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  7. Claire, isn't the Virago list itself a great treasure? After the disappointment in many of my reads for 2010, I vowed to read more from the lists of prize winners and other reliable sources (in my To Be Read page). This one is a huge asset for me to chose from! I'll look forward to your thoughts on The Little Disturbances of Man.

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