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Books, Books for the grown-ups, Science Fiction / Fantasy / Dystopian Fiction / Speculative Fiction

Books to read for those gripped by The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017

In this post I will be taking a break from discussing children’s books and recommending some great books to read for grown-ups. With winter now firmly set in, get comfy and cosy and into some potentially uncomfortable but gripping reading.

2017 was the year of The Handmaid’s Tale

This list features some of the most striking reading I have enjoyed this year. Earlier in 2017 the compelling and disturbing TV adaption of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale reverberated with many. Watching the show inspired me to re-read the 1985 novel. After that, other novels sharing similar themes to the disturbing world of Gilead kept coming my way.

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Books, Books for the grown-ups, Children's books

Summer reading ideas for kids and grown-ups

Looking for summer reading material? We’ve put together our list of books to read for the school holidays so far.

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Kids’ summer reading

Here’s Toothy’s thoughts on what he has been reading so far this school holiday:

Gangster Granny, by David Walliams

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