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Welcome to Day 10 of my 12 days of Bookmas! 

Every day for 12 days I will be giving a list of book gift recommendations. Enjoy.

Ten Dystopias

1. 1984 by George Orwell Popular Penguins Edition

2. The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld Paperback Boxset

3. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood The Folio Society Edition

4. His Dark Materials Omnibus by Philip Pullman Hardback Edition

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Vintage Classics 3D cover edition

6. The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness, Hardcover Editions of The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men

7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Harper Voyager Clothbound Classics Edition

8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown Hardback Edition

9. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham Penguin Modern Classics Edition

10. The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry Hardcover Omnibus

BOOK MEME 10 favourite books
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

“I used to think of my body as an instrument, of pleasure, or a means of transportation, or an implement of the accomplishment of my will…now the flesh arranges itself differently. I’m a cloud, congealed around a central object, the shape of a pear, which is hard and more real than I am and glows red within it’s translucent wrapping.“

Whenever I see the “some people can’t get pregnant and want your baby!!!1!1” anti-choice argument I immediately think of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Is that the world you want anti-choicers? A world where fertile people are passed around as property, as brood mares? Where only those who’ve had children are worth anything? What the hell is wrong with you?!? Why would you want a dystopian world?

I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized. I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, than at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia. I wish it had more shape. I wish it were about love, or about sudden realizations important to one’s life, or even about sunsets, birds, rainstorms, or snow.
—  The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)