This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is Top Ten Tuesday REWIND – go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit.
I decided to go with the topic: Ten Top Books we would recommend to X person. And the X person I’m recommending books to are feminists. Because when you are a feminist you might be challenged, and some people may say that feminist is not needed, that’s redundant and women do not need to fight for anything anymore. And then you need a power of arguments to challenge them to think differently about feminism. I haven’t read all of those books yet, but I have them on my bookshelves and I will finally get to them. This list is also for me to inspire me to finally read those books.
The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
Fiction | Dystopian | fantasy | feminism
Pub Date: 1985
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and 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 and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…
Classic, a must read for everyone. I need to re-read this book, as I feel that I’m in a place where I will be able to appreciate this book more.