4 Books to Read After Watching The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite books of all time and that’s saying something because I read A LOT. I’m a bookaholic, ya’ll! So, when I heard the mini-series was coming out, I was so excited, especially since I’m beginning to wonder if Atwood is an oracle, considering many of the narrative themes she explores— reproductive freedom, the rise of the theocracy, and an increase in infertility—are issues we are facing today. It’s hard to believe that Atwood wrote the book more than 30 years ago.
But when The Handmaid’s Tale premiered, I was kind of disappointed. I thought the first few episodes were slow and I couldn’t get into it, so I abandoned ship. But, when I heard so many friends say how much they loved the series, especially Season 2, I recently decided to give it another try. Well, the second time around, I got hooked, went on a binge, and now I’m jonesing for next season. If you’re looking for some dystopian fiction to keep you occupied until Season 3, I’ve got you!