"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Cover illustration by Patrick Thomas

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Cover illustration by Patrick Thomas

11 incredible books to read for women who loved 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

11 Books to Read If You Love 'The Handmaid's Tale'

11 incredible books to read for women who loved 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/820689.The_Handmaid_s_Tale

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/820689.The_Handmaid_s_Tale

First read this years ago (junior high?) and every time I re-read it, I'm stunned by the sheer brilliance of this book.

11 Required Reading Books You Should Re-Read Now That You're Older

First read this years ago (junior high?) and every time I re-read it, I'm stunned by the sheer brilliance of this book.

llustrations from Anna and Elena Balbusso for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale – in pictures

llustrations from Anna and Elena Balbusso for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

This 'The Handmaid's Tale' infographic from Course Hero is as awesome as it is helpful. Check it out!

This 'The Handmaid's Tale' infographic from Course Hero is as awesome as it is helpful. Check it out!

12 Dystopian Books You Should Read if You Like "The Handmaid’s Tale" - Cosmopolitan.com

12 Dystopian Books You Should Read if You Like "The Handmaid’s Tale"

12 Dystopian Books You Should Read if You Like "The Handmaid’s Tale" - Cosmopolitan.com

From classics to young adult dystopian novels, these books are perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

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From classics to young adult dystopian novels, these books are perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1 Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. She is forced into sexual servitude while trying to stay on the right side of the Commander’s barren wife and survive long enough to find the daughter that was taken from her.

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1 Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. She is forced into sexual servitude while trying to stay on the right side of the Commander’s barren wife and survive long enough to find the daughter that was taken from her.

After my dad recorded the film for me to watch when I was about 16 years old, I sought out the book 'The Handmaid's Tale' and as a budding feminist and dystopian fiction fan devoured it. So when it came to choosing two novels to compare for my A-Level English Literature assignment, I immediately chose this as my first novel. After having to analyse the treatment of women for my essay, I actually love this novel even more.

After my dad recorded the film for me to watch when I was about 16 years old, I sought out the book 'The Handmaid's Tale' and as a budding feminist and dystopian fiction fan devoured it. So when it came to choosing two novels to compare for my A-Level English Literature assignment, I immediately chose this as my first novel. After having to analyse the treatment of women for my essay, I actually love this novel even more.

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