Thursday, 30 July 2020

From The Review Pile (95)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!


This week, I'm going to showcase The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale (#2) !
As a big fan of The Handmaid's Tale, I'm disappointed that I still haven't got my hands on a copy of The Testaments. I really enjoyed reading the first instalment of The Handmaid's Tale and I hope that this follow up is just as good (if not even better!). I've read some mixed reviews about this one but I'm glad to see that it won the Goodreads Choice award for fiction, which is extremely promising. I absolutely love watching the TV series so it will also be interesting to see the direction of the story before it hits the screen.

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Hardback, 419 pages
Published 10th September 2019 by Penguin 

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.


  1. the name is familiar but i have yet to read any of her work. hope you enjoy it

    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I watched the original Handmaid's Tale but haven't seen the newer version yet. I haven't read any of the books.

  3. One I need to get too as well!

  4. I've got over 1400 books that I own and still have to get round to reading! I blame the authors for bringing out so many shiny new books to tempt us!

  5. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds great! And I love this idea, since I'm horrible at catching up with books too.

  6. I have never read any Atwood, but her books always tend to get a lot of praise. I do a meme similar to this (books from the backlog), but I also commit to read that book the week of the post. It's been a good way to get through my backlist.


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