Book Club: The Testaments

Our most recent Zoella Book Club read was The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.

The novel takes place in the republic of Gilead, 15 years after the ambiguous events of The Handmaid’s Tale. Here, Atwood unpacks even more disturbing secrets of the dystopian underworld through three narrative accounts from Aunt Lydia, a Gilead girl named Agnes and a Canadian girl named Daisy. 

Find out whether The Testaments got a ‘Praise Be!’ from us, or whether it left us hoping for a quick and painless Mayday rescue…

Read our full reviews, here!

Our next read is NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty – ‘From the number one best-selling author of Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers is the latest eagerly anticipated page turner from Liane Moriarty.

Nine stressed city dwellers, each hiding an imperfect life, set about getting some R & R at a wellness retreat cut off from the outside world. Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman who will stop at nothing to transform these tired bodies and minds…

Described as hilarious, disturbing and poignant, could this be the best of Moriarty so far? We’re looking forward to finding out!’

What did you think of The Testaments? Let us know below!

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Okay I need to go and that book now! I haven’t read the first one, but I did see the serie and LOVED it 🙂


One of the best books I’ve read!
I have read the first book and watched the show (massive fan over here) but I dont necessarily think you need to have read the first book. The tv show is enough (although as Zoe said, people shout at you when you haven’t read the first book hahaha.)
Loved it so much though. Especially aunt Lydia. She is one of my all time favourite book/tv characters. I now want to listen to the audio book as aunt lydia (Ann Dowd) reads parts of it!


Absolutely love it. She ties the story perfectly and in such a clever way!


The next book sounds great!!
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I absolutely loved this book. Couldn’t put it down although I sometimes managed to guess what was going to happen. Gripping till the end and written perfectly. Would recommend to anyone who loves the first novel and the tv series!

Jess Miller

I’m so glad you guys had this as your book club read! I too read The Handmaids Tale during school and loved it. I’m a bit indifferent to this sequel though unfortunately.


I’m actually writing a review on my blog at the moment, but I just wanted to say thank you for having this book in your book club and making me read it. It was so good and inspiring, probably as much as frightening and enlightening. I can’t wait to start to read Nine perfect stranger and hope it will be as good as last month’s pick !

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