What to read in 2019: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, and other new books
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
If you were a fan of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, then you'll surely need to get your paws on Margaret Atwood's sequel to her dystopic 1985 novel.
In just three seasons, the hit TV show has not only become a rip-roaring success for the video-on-demand service, but more importantly, it has transcended literature to become uncannily prophetic with regards to recent rollbacks in women's reproductive rights in the United States.
You might best know the show's iconic long red gown and white headdress when Kylie Jenner and her squad of girlfriends donned them for her BFF's Handmaid's Tale-themed birthday party back in June, complete with sexy red lips.
Kylie faced some serious backlash for that tasteless move since the outfit has become a symbol of political resistance for women all over the world. Take for instance, Brett Kavanaugh's controversial confirmation hearing, when women dressed up in the gowns and headdresses, and stood silently with their heads bowed as a means of silent protest.
In The Testaments, Atwood has replaced the former lead Offred with three new protagnists: a daughter of an important commander, a Canadian who marches in protests, and a powerful enforcer who's full of secrets.
Released worldwide on 10 September, the book has already been picked up by Hulu to be developed into a TV series. No word yet on when exactly it's going to be hitting our small screens, so you probably want to get a headstart by pouring through its 419 pages.
Check out the gallery above for other hot books to pick up this month.
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