abookishwasp's review

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informative

3.25

novel_niche's review

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring fast-paced

bookbomb's review

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2.0

I really liked the aim of this book, but I hated the way it was written. It felt almost self-conciously 'trying to appeal to millennials'. Still, it busted a few myths about these women I knew about, and was an easy read. Good for people without much time but with noble aims.

millysreads's review

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4.0

Finally finished this book after over three months, I'm ashamed to say it took me so long but I phased in and out of a reading mindset over the past few months and have been too busy with everything else 😂
Regardless, I absolutely adored this book! It's a mix of two of my favourite things: history and badass women. 100% would recommend to anyone who wants to be inspired by some of history's greatest women. It'll be a book and I keep coming back to so that I can draw inspiration from it and I know it'll stay on my bookshelf for years to come!

roosirahnu's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced

4.75

eternalscout's review

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted fast-paced

4.0


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marta97's review against another edition

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5.0

Absolutely amazing and inspirational.
Full review to come.

thefatflatcat's review against another edition

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4.0

3.5

I read the first half of it in one day, as it's easy to get sucked in! The chapters /stories are super short, so it's definitely motivating you to read one after the other. I liked that lots of women were introduced that I had heard of, but never had had the chance to investigate their stories in more detail. Generally, the writing was entertaining and witty, also the drawings of each person at the chapter openings fit the book nicely.

What I could have done without were the gimmicky references to social media and current-day pop culture. It would have been an absolutely marvellous book if the authors had decided to keep it a historical collection of lesser known female figures. The bits where they wrote about inspiration we can take from different people's stories were sometimes painfully farfetched. Also, in my opinion people who were involved in antisemitism shouldn't be lauded for whatever inventions they were responsible for, they do not deserve to be displayed in a book. (Of course, there are no such people that are ever only good or evil, but I feel like antisemitism and rascism need to be treated differently.)

Regardless, I enjoyed myself and this reminded me of how much I am actually interested in history. It made me want to read more memoirs/ history-based books! (Also, thanks for the gift, Sandra! I'm happy I got to read this :) )

roseofoulesfame's review

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4.0

Deceptively light and frothy at first glance, this is an inspiring and educational read that every feminist (regardless of age, gender or background) should have on their bookshelves (I'm already planning to buy my brothers their own copy).

Gives you a potted history of 50 women from various times and places, each story told focussing on a different struggle that women have faced and continue to face. It doesn't give you one-size-fits-all pat answers, but it does give you something that is, perhaps, more valuable - encouragement.

mariemeng's review

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5.0

This book is a great reminder of what women have achieved. It is as it claims easy to read, but delivers many relevant informations about female achievement in history.