I started reading this immediately after the Handmaid’s tale. I think I read the first 20 pages or so and then didn’t touch it for like almost a week and a half haha.
Again like the previous book, I found this one hard to get into. I guess I just sort of throw myself into books without taking time to digest the characters and making sense of what was going on.
But in this book there were three different point of views and naturally it took me a while to figure out which was which. Especially because two of them were named very similar, the difference being an A or a B at the end.
After a while though I picked up what was happening.
I really enjoyed this book. I think way more than the first. In this book we find out more about how the other women lived in Gilead, the Aunts and the little girls who were growing up to become wives.
This world fascinates me a lot which I think is why even though I took a long period away from reading this book I went back to it. I had to know what happened.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when jumping into this one. I was surprised that they didn’t mention Offred from the first novel directly. Though it is assumed that she was the mother of both the girls in the story.
Overall, I found it to be a good read. I can definitely understand why the series gets a lot of attention.
I don’t know if there will be more books to the series, though I see it being quite an easy series to add to over time. But that being said I would also be glad if it was just the two books.
I still have yet to watch the TV show but I think I will be adding it to my list of shows to watch now I’ve read both books. I know it will only be loosely based on the first book since the second one was only released last year but that’s fine. I’m just interested to know where they take it.
And with this book complete I am now halfway to my goal of reading 30 books this year! I think I’m making good progress and am a little bit ahead of where I should be so that’s nice.
I’m glad that even in our current circumstances and even with my excessive amounts of Animal Crossing play that I can still find time to read lol.
Not sure what my next book will be, I think maybe one I picked up from Waterstones at the start of the year.
As usual you can expect some kind of reading update in the future. Whether it is here or on GoodReads.
~ Courtney x