It’s International Women’s Day so I thought I’d share with you some books from my all-time favourite female authors.
At number one we have my absolute favourite book Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
I have read this book billions of times (only slight exaggeration), it’s my go-to read if I’m sad, need a pick me up or simply just want to laugh. It’s incredibly easy to escape into and Fielding is a hilarious and observant writer.
It’s a very difficult book to put down. The day to day story of Bridget just flows along and draws you into her life. Amusing and at times sad I can thoroughly recommend it as a good read.
It’s now known as a modern classic and I could not agree more, if you have not read it before, this HAS to be on your TBR pile.
Next, we have Feminists Don’t Wear Pink – and other lies by Scarlett Curtis.
I really enjoyed this book, it was raw, emotional and thought-provoking. It’s filled with a collection of chapters by various famous women on what feminism means to them.
It’s great to have a light, easy to read, not in your face feminism book that is also relatable on so many levels.
The third author is Giovanna Fletcher with her amazing You’re the One That I Want.
I wrote a blog about this one a while ago so you can go read that here.
I love the way Giovanna Fletcher writes, I can (and have) got lost in her novels many many times. Every book is easy to read and will make you completely and utterly book drunk, as well as feel like you are the characters.
I have everything Giovanna has written and I can truly say she is my favourite modern author.
The next book is The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones.
I really enjoyed The Travelling Tea Shop. I found the book while I was on holiday a few years ago and was happy to give it a go, and aren’t I happy I fell for the front cover!
Belinda Jones has a way of making your cheeks hurt from smiling, while also making your heartache. It’s definitely worth a read!
I also reviewed this one a while ago, so definitely check it out!
Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk is another one of the best books I’ve read.
To be honest, anything Lindsey Kelk is amazing, she’s written over 15 books including her ‘I Heart’ series as well as her singles, including Always the Bridesmaid.
I was instantly attracted to the blurb of this book and since reading a few of Kelk’s novels, I have been completely obsessed with her writing. Much like Giovanna Fletcher, Kelk draws you into the story and makes you feel everything the protagonist is feeling.
You will not regret picking up her books!
Finally, we have the utterly heartbreaking memoir of Charli Howard with Misfit.
It’s an eye-opening and gobsmacking account of a model battling with addiction and eating disorders that are encouraged in the industry.
The book will also make you think about how to treat people and teach you to be a little nicer as you never know what they are going through.
I think Charli Howard is an extraordinary woman and is well deserving to be in my top 6.
Not only does she represent everything I love about strong, powerful, inspiring women in this era – she stands as a literal F you for diet culture, fat-shaming and modelling standards.
There are obviously thousands that I have missed off of the list, but these are just a few of my favourites from my bookshelf.
Who is your favourite female author and why?