Margaret Atwood Reading Month is hosted by Naomi at Consumed by Ink and Marcie at BuriedInPrint and inspired by decades of reading Margaret Atwood’s words: journalism and fiction, poetry and comics.

From November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 we’ll be reading Margaret Atwood, and we invite you to join. (On the 18th, Margaret Atwood celebrates her 80th birthday and quietly we’ll be celebrating along with her, by reading her work. That also might be an excellent reason for cake!)

Want to join in the celebration? It’s easy. Just read one thing by Margaret Atwood or one hundred things (well, poems add up). Something. Anything. Printed page or audiobook: whatever tickles your fancy. 

Post about it where you love to bookchat and then leave your link to that post in a comment below – here or on Naomi’s site. Either on this page or, as the month unfolds, on one of the event posts yet-to-come. We will curate the content and share at the end of the event. 

Looking for more structure? This year we are going to focus on the worlds of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments. So we are planning weekly posts on our own sites as follows: 

Week One: November 1, 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale (no spoilers)

Week Two: November 8, 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale (spoilery)

Week Three: November 15, 2019
The Testaments (no spoilers)

Week Four: November 22, 2019
The Testaments (spoilery)

Week Five: November 29, 2019
Handmaid’s and Testaments Together (spoilery)

We first discovered Margaret Atwood through her writing, so we do want to make that the core of our reading month celebration. 

But there are so many platforms for her work now: videos, mini-series, TV series, films, theatre, podcasts, choral works. So once you’ve read something, if you’re inspired to watch/listen/attend something: feel free to share those experiences as well. 

Looking for inspiration? Visit the author’s own site, or check out last year’s roundup post.

Browse our previous posts on Margaret Atwood:  Alias Grace(M); Alias Grace (N); The Circle Game (M); The Door (M); Hag-Seed (M); The Handmaid’s Tale (M); The Heart Goes Last (M); The Heart Goes Last (N); Illustrated Children’s Tales (N); Maddaddam (M); Moral Disorder (N); Morning in the Burned House (N); Negotiating with the Dead (M); Oryx and Crake (M); The Penelopiad (M); Stone Mattress (M); Stone Mattress (N); The Year of the Flood (M)

So if you’ve never read one of her books and are looking for a comfortable nook to try? Here’s an opportunity. 

And if you’ve read them all and are looking for a reason to reread? This could be it. 

Or if you’re curious about something of hers you’ve never tried (maybe her essays or children’s books)? Why not now.