Announcing: Advent with Atwood

Advent with Atwood

Remember last year when Yvann, Alex, Ana, and I hosted Advent with Austen? This year, we’re using the same concept except this time we will focus on books by Margaret Atwood. Please join us in reading one or any books by Atwood during the month of December!

Yvann, as our main host, will be hosting a read along of The Blind Assassin during December. And hopefully we will have a twitter watch-along for The Handmaid’s Tale.

I own 6 books by Margaret Atwood, but have yet to read anything by her. Unfortunately, I do not own The Handmaid’s Tale, which always sounds so appealing to me, but I am sure the library can do wonders on that count.

Any advice on where to start for a newbie Atwood reader?

20 responses to “Announcing: Advent with Atwood

  1. I adore Atwood! What a fantastic series concept!

  2. Oh I’m really happy ‘Advent with ….’ is back! And I’m extra pleased to see it’s Atwood. I’ve read four of her books and can’t wait to read more! So far The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin are my favourites. I always recommend either of those as a starting point.

  3. I would highly recommend The Handmaid’s Tale, but The Robber Bride or Cat’s Eye are also good starting points. Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood weren’t my favorites, but if you like dystopic stuff these might be the books for you.
    This is a great excuse to re-read Atwood which I have neglected for too long …. thanks for organizing!

  4. Hmmmm, I’m guessing maybe Cat’s Eye would be a good match for you. But there is such variety in her work that I would go with whatever one is calling most determinedly to you, and if that’s Handmaid’s Tale, I’m sure the library will do you proud. I’m quite tempted to join in; December is already looking messy, but I will try.

  5. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    I can’t fit in any more reading before the end of the year but this is a lovely idea! I do need to read some Atwood one day.

  6. I haven’t read that many Atwoods, but of the view I especially loved The Blind Assassin. Next are THe Handmaid’s Tale and Cat’s Eye. I would love to join Atwood reading in December, though, as a copy of Alias Grace is at hand and am excited to read it.

  7. Alias Grace, Alias Grace, Alias Grace! There are no words for how much I love that book.

  8. Even though I try to avoid December commitments I’m tempted. I have Cat’s Eye and Bodily Harm so this would be a good opportunity to read at least one of them.

  9. Ooooh, I’m in! I have The Handmaid’s Tale sitting at the top of my TBR and I have been meaning to read it soon. It will be my first time reading Atwood.

  10. I haven’t read any Atwood, either.

  11. That is a cool idea! Off topic but I am excited to see a blogger reading Anne Bronte! What are you thinking so far?

  12. therelentlessreader

    I’m due for a re-read of The Handmaid’s Tale soon AND it’s on my Classic Club list ;)

  13. I would love to take part in this! I haven’t read anything by Atwood yet either, so I’ll have to decide which book I want to start with.

  14. My very favorite Atwood books are The Robber Bride and Cat’s Eye. They aren’t short, but they’re lovely. If you’re looking for a good shorter one, try Surfacing. (I’m not a huge fan of her sci-fi/futuristic books, myself, But, you might love them.)

  15. Iris, this is amazing, incredible, I’m in awe! I love Margaret Atwood, my favourite book is Alias Grace although I have read The Blind Assassin too and, probably, it deserves another reading. I’ll think of joining you!

  16. I was just posting on Alex’s blog that I wish I did not have such a busy December ahead. I’ll be contending with finals and work for most of the month and then playing hostess to my entire extended family for the holidays. I did see where Yvann said the event is extended through the entire month due to Advent being so short so maybe there is hope for me to be able to participate. I do so love Atwood and have many of her titles on my TBR list.

  17. I loved Advent with Austin last year, can’t wait to do this. I’ve been wanting to read more Atwood lately.

  18. Brilliant idea. I love Margaret. I absolutely have to read The Life of Pi when i finish my current read, but I will try and read an Atwood after that.

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