The Book Edit

It has been 3 years since my last book related post. I bang on about wanting to read more in every single goal post I have written. I find it hard to have the motivation to pick up a book and actually read and once I do, I find it impossible to stay focused and finish the book. It usually takes me a few months to read a book and, you know what, there's no shame in it. Over the past few years I have managed to get through some books which I have absolutely loved and have to share with the world.  

1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood ☆☆☆☆☆
If you haven't already read The Handmaid's Tale then I strongly recommend that it becomes your next read.

I cannot even begin to describe this book in my own words so I'll let goodreads do the job.

"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 . . ."

2. VOX ☆☆☆☆

VOX follows Dr. Jean McClellan who is living in a society where women are to be silenced. When the government rules that women cannot speak any more than 100 words per day, Jean realises she must do whatever it takes to protect herself and her daughter.

VOX is a sort of modern day Handmaid's Tale. It's not quite the same masterpiece as Atwood's work but it is an exceptional story in its own right. This one is s real page turner and will leave you all riled up. 

3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ☆☆☆

I usually find it hard to move away from my love for dystopic or historical fiction but I took a chance with Eleanor Oliphant and I'm so glad I did. The story follows Eleanor, a socially awkward recluse whose regimented lifestyle is not to be messed with, that is until she meets the IT guy, Raymond. In this unlikely friendship, they rescue each other from their solitary lives and with Raymond's help, Eleanor is able to confront and begin to overcome her traumatic past. 

Currently Reading: The Great Gatsby, A Clockwork Orange 

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What books have you been reading lately?

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