Title- Well Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines.
Author- Samantha Hahn.
Publish date- 2013.
Publisher- Chronicle Books.
(A Brief) Synopsis:
A collection of portraits and quotes from marvellous women across fiction, some you may have heard of, some you may already love, and some may be new.
What I thought:
This book is perfect for me in so many ways. It is full of exquisite women, beautiful art, both in the illustrations of the women and the quotes attributed to them, quotes I had not anticipated and loved as much as everything else (they were marvellous), especially how they gave an insight and intrigue to each woman.
-It's a compilation of women in literature, women who are forceful, talented, fierce, brave, cynical, weak and so many other things. Just the prospect, when I've already read this book twice, gets me thrilling.
-It works as a unique kind of list for books I want to read, adding many new books to my already sizable tbr, and characters to look out for eagerly.
-It's basically a book of lovely, moving and through-provoking quotes, women who are unique and depicted in so many different ways, styles, attitudes, books I want to now read and art.
I knew from the start that we, this book and I, were destined for each other, and as it would go we worked out very well together. I think that, besides all the ways this book and I click, reading this would be a particularly unique adventure for each, and besides everything I've already covered...
Rating: Big Explosion MIND BLOWN.
... it's really a beautiful book.