Welcome to Margaret Atwood Day!

Atwood Day

A new book from a favorite author is always cause for celebration in readers’ lives. Here at Book Riot, we set aside a few days each year to have a hardcore nerd-out in honor of a writer we love. Today we’re celebrating Margaret Atwood and the release of MaddAddam, the third and final installment of the eponymous trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.

We have an awesome, diverse line-up of posts for this Riot Reading Day, and we couldn’t be happier that Ms. Atwood joined the party and wrote a guest post about her genre kryptonite. Check it out, dive into the day, and tell us your stories about reading Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood Day Table of Contents

Get a sampling of stories about the inimitable Ms. Atwood in this special edition of Critical Linking

Reading Pathway tells you where to start if you’ve never read Margaret Atwood

Don’t know which Atwood book to read next? There’s a flowchart for that.

Review GPA tells you how MaddAddam is faring with critics

Live from the Edinburgh Book Festival, Margaret Atwood talks monsters, darkness, and Twilight

Oryx & Ink: 5 Atwood Tattoos

In Talking to Strangers About Margaret Atwood, Jenn Northington recalls sharing The Handmaid’s Tale on World Book Night

Did The Handmaid’s Tale ruin you for dystopias? You’re not alone.

Merely in Disguise: Marvelous Margaret Atwood Quotes

Jeanette Solomon digs deep to explore why she is intimidated to write about Margaret Atwood

11th grade teacher Josh Croman explains how he defended his choice to teach The Handmaid’s Tale

If you only know her novels, don’t miss Margaret Atwood’s poetry and short fiction

And finally, listen to an excerpt of the audiobook of Maddaddam