Margaret Atwood Reading Month: First Margaret Atwood


So Margaret Atwood Month has started. It’s hosted by Naomi at Consumed by Ink and Marcie at BuriedInPrint. The first week’s prompt is to talk about the first Atwood book we’ve read. I am ashamed to say that I’ve only read one Atwood book: The Handmaid’s Tale, and that not until a couple of months ago (review here). This was an amazing book, and I wish I hadn’t taken so long to read it. I first heard about Margaret Atwood when I was a teenager, and I was asking someone about The Robber Bride, which I found them reading at work. She couldn’t quite describe to me what “genre” Atwood wrote – which now is funny to me. I apparently thought all books had genres. But I bought the book the next day, and still haven’t read it. lol.

I thought this event was a good opportunity to read a little more Atwood – though I will only be able to fit in one book, as I have a lot going on this month. It’ll be Oryx and Crake. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s reviews!


9 thoughts on “Margaret Atwood Reading Month: First Margaret Atwood

  1. Atwood is such a great writer. I want to read Oryx and Crake and I may do so soon. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, I highly recamend both Surfacing as well as The Penelopiad.


  2. OH, I totally relate to the “Must-Buy” and then “Wait years and years to read” phenomenon!
    I hope you enjoy Oryx and Crake. I remember finding my first read of it rather disorienting but after reading the next book, I went back and reread O&C and was very impressed. Looking forward to hearing about your experience!


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