Tag: margaret atwood

30. ‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, when he went off on his epic odyssey? Margaret Atwood will tell you. The Penelopiad is her reimagining of this classical myth, and it is rich with… Read More

#TheMyths from Canongate

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I received a very exciting parcel a couple of weeks ago. It contained Canongate’s #TheMyths series, a collection of six short books examining and retelling some of history’s most… Read More

My favourite books of the year so far

We’re a little over halfway through the year now, and I’ve been enjoying seeing other people’s lists of their favourite books so far, so I thought I’d make one myself! Here are the books that I’ve really enjoyed… Read More

21. ‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood

I chose to read Alias Grace partly because I wanted to read the book before I watched the TV show, and partly because I wanted a big, already battered book to take with me to the Hay Festival. It turned… Read More

2. ‘In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination’ by Margaret Atwood

After analysing my reading in 2017 and finding myself lacking in certain areas (e.g. female authors, non-fiction), I’ve got 2018 off to a flying start! The first book I read was Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, which is a recent… Read More