05 July, 2010

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

What are you reading Monday  is hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. Head over and check out what others are reading!

What I have finished this week
What I am reading now
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

From Goodreads:

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander & his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month & pray the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived & made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own & access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...
Funny, unexpected, horrifying, & altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning & tour de force.
This had been on my Books from other blogs list for a bit. The review came from Ambrosia Salad Book Review. I should say it's what I will be reading as I've only just finished Odd One Out this morning and this is what's been lifted off the shelf.

What's next?
Most probably We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. It's our book group book. It arrived in the post the other day, but I have lent it to a friend. Hopefully they will get it back to me soon.

So what are you reading this Monday?

3 comments:

  1. Handmaid's Tale scared me to death!!!! We Need to Talk was fantastic...enjoy them both!

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  2. I am going to start to read Handmaid's tale for a book group in August. I have never read Atwood but want to! :)

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  3. The Handmaid's Tale is one I read awhile ago, and I loved it...but it was a frightening premise. The movie was good, too.

    Here's my Monday:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-july-5.html

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