Gabby Padilla's 10 Favorite Books Written by Female Authors

Gabby Padilla's 10 Favorite Books Written by Female Authors

ActressGabby Padilla

A film and theater actress based in Manila. Previous works include Billie and Emma, Dead Kids, Kalel, 15, and Eerie. Passionate about uninterrupted reading and afternoon naps.

This past year, a lot of my time was spent working my way through my reading list. Although I also had quite a few contemporary titles on it, a significant number of items were classics I've been putting off for years. It came as no surprise that they were often about, if not written by, white men. 


So when I would find a book written by or about a woman that was considered a classic, it felt like a rare treat. Now that I'm looking for new stuff to read and recommend, I'm glad to let the women and people of color take over my virtual bookshelf. So I thought I'd make a list of a few of my favorites; from memoirs to essays, I hope you find something that speaks to you the way these 10 books have to me.

  • Last updated: 03-03-2021
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Gabby Padilla's mybest

Lisa Brennen-JobsSmall Fry: A Memoir

Paperback

From ₱816

Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid's Tale: A Novel

Paperback

From ₱599

Joan DidionThe Year of Magical Thinking

Paperback

From ₱768

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmericanah: A Novel

Paperback

From ₱814

Jia TolentinoTrick Mirror

Reflections on Self-Delusion

From ₱795

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichiePurple Hibiscus

From ₱1,617

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀Stay With Me

Hardcover

From ₱530

Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

From ₱384

Madeline MillerCirce

From ₱720

Gabby Padilla's mybest Summary

I hope this short list of mine leads you to find your next favorite author or book. Whether you're trying to get back into the habit of reading or looking for more diverse stories about the human experience, I hope this list helps and points you in the right direction. Have fun!

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