The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: Although I am not sure how I missed reading this while growing up, it’s a book I wish I had read sooner. As a fan of most all dystopian future works of fiction, I couldn’t put this read down. Clearly all of the raves and reviews Atwood has received in the past—and continues to receive—are well arranged. Now, I’m interested in exploring other books and stories that were probably presented to me in my youth but that I would have likely turned my nose up at. Here’s to being a (very) late bloomer.