What Are You Reading This Month?: What are you reading in December?
In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This Month?
I keep telling myself that I’m rereading The Handmaid’s Tale to prepare for the TV adaptation that premieres next year. But that’s just to avoid thinking about the actual reasons I grabbed Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic off of the shelf, which have to do with a more ominous premiere scheduled for January 20, 2017. It’s the curse and blessing of all speculative fiction to be subject to perpetual “more relevant than ever” claims (just ask Amazon’s take on The Man In The High Castle!), but given the impact a Trump-Pence administration could have on civil and reproductive rights, the saga of Offred and the cautionary tale of Gilead have gained some renewed urgency …