New Release Book Review: Well Read Cookies by Lauren Chater

Well Read Cookies: Beautiful Biscuits Inspired by Great Literature

About the Book:

This gorgeous, whimsical gift hardback celebrates beloved works of literature in the shape of beautiful iced biscuits. Feast your eyes on 60 mouth-watering classics in full colour from Jane Austen and Mary Shelley to Tolkien and F. Scott Fitzgerald, modern masterpieces by Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Geraldine Brooks and Melissa Ashley, and beloved children’s tales by Dr Seuss and J.K. Rowling.

With all the tender love and care of a true book lover, author and baker extraordinaire Lauren Chater shows you how to translate your favourite books to the plate – and start making your very own sweet morsels of edible art. Filled with beautiful photographs and insider tips on achieving cookie nirvana, now you can have your books and eat them too.

Lauren Chater is the founder of the popular blog, The Well-Read Cookie, and author of the acclaimed historical novel The Lace Weaver.

My Thoughts:

Well Read Cookies is a delectable treat of a book to curl up with. Founder and creative force behind the successful The Well Read Cookie blog, Lauren Chater has compiled a collection of her favourite books in biscuit form for our reading and viewing pleasure. This book is not one to nibble at, I guarantee you will scoff the lot in one sitting. Lauren and I have similar reading tastes so I took great pleasure in discovering some of my favourite books depicted as biscuits. I’ve also added a few more titles to my reading pile as well. This is not just a book filled with pictures of unbelievably creative and gorgeous biscuits. Each one is also an ode to the book that inspired the biscuit. Lauren gives a review, for want a better description, on what she loves about each book and which part or aspect of the text that the inspiration for the biscuit design came from. There are biscuit recipes in the back along with tips on icing and decorating for the bakers out there. For me though, I draw the most pleasure from studying the clever creations Lauren has come up with and while I’m unlikely to ever attempt my own biscuit, I’ll definitely be returning to these pages over and over. Well Read Cookies is a perfect gift for those who love books. I’ve already bought an extra copy for a friend and have plans on buying a few more.


About the Author:

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a particular focus on women’s stories. After working in the media sector for many years, she turned her passion for reading and research into a professional pursuit. In 2014, she was the successful recipient of the Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction scholarship. In addition to writing fiction, she established The Well Read Cookie, a blog which celebrates her love of baking and literature. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. The Lace Weaver is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Gulliver’s Wife.

Well Read Cookies
Published by Simon and Schuster Australia
Released November 2018

6 thoughts on “New Release Book Review: Well Read Cookies by Lauren Chater

  1. Oooooh these are so CUTE! I might have brushed past this one in a bookstore, figuring it was just a recipe book (which I have no inclination to open), but it sounds like the focus is far more on the literature, which is fantastic! Thank you for sharing and reminding me to keep an open mind 😅❤️

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    • Definitely not a recipe book! You would enjoy this, I think. Almost like mini reviews/literary commentary with homemade pictures! I am not a recipe book person so you can rest assured if it’s on this blog, it’s not exclusively a cooking book – Ha!

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