Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Girls just wanna . . .

A partial list of recent books with "girl" in the title

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
Don’t Judge A Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
This Girl by Colleen Hoover
The Windup Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
The Girls by Emma Cline 

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 
Local Girls by Caroline Zancan 
The Second Girl by David Swinson 

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
The Girl In the Ice by Robert Bryndza 
Girl In the Afternoon by Serena Burdick 
The Girls In the Garden by Lisa Jewell 
The Girl Before by Rena Olsen 
Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt 
Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan 
Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford 
The Lost Girls by Heather Young 
Girl In the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse 
The Girl In the Red Coat by Kate Hamer 
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo 
Nowhere Girl by Susan Strecke 
The Girl From the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor 

Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten 
The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund 
Girl In the Shadows by Gwenda Bond 
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
Girl About Town by Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan
Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 
Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss 
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa 
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
Girl in the Dark by Marian Pauw

MY list of books with "girl" in the title"

Girl on a Spit
Girl on a Stick
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls Galore
Girls in Titles
More Girls in Titles
MORE Girls in Titles
Girls in Titles Trilogy: Part Six
Title Girls
Cash-Grab Girls
Movie Adaptation Girls
Film Option Girls

Girl in the Purple Coat
Girl in the Pink Coat
Girl in the Maroon Coat
Girl in the Tartan Mackintosh
Girl in the Black Rubber Wellies
The Goose Girl
The Cow Girl
The Gorilla Girl
The Various-Species-Because-It's-So-Popular Girl

Concubine Girl
Kinkubine Girl
Slutty but Somehow Still Classy Girl
Sexual-Favors-Performing But Only To Save Her Life Girl
Girl Whose Sexual Escapades All Work Out In The End Because She Gets Married And Rich
Bondage Girl
Bandage Girl
Nurse Girl
Cursed Girl

Literary Girl
Library Girl
Galloway Girl
Ghomeshi Girl
Tie-Me-Up-And-Hit-Me-Because-I-Like-It Girl 
What's The Name of That Teddy Bear? Girl
Road Kill Girl

Never Mind Why We Need It In The Title, It Sells Books So Just Shut Up And Buy It Girl
Call Girl (Anything You Want)
The Fortune Cookie Girl
The Fortunate Cookie Girl
The Unfortunate Cookie Girl
The Girl Guide Cookie Girl
The Vaguely Asian Girl
The Blatant Exploitation Girl

The Strangely Enigmatic European Girl With Rosy Cheeks And A Weird Accent Who Turns Out To Be A Man (Not A Boy)
The Anything But WASP Because It's Boring Girl

(and oh, I'm so tired now and must lie down).

POST-POST. I must stop researching this subject, because I just keep finding dozens and dozens more. The following list may or may not be satiric. Some of them sound just plain DUMB. The Girl With the Caterpillar Eyebrows? The Girl with the Funny Buttons? Jesus. Why didn't MY books get anywhere? I guess I'm just too old to be a whore. And too honest. 

This is, by the way, only a tiny fragment of the full list. Do ALL of these sell, I wonder? They must sell a hell of a lot better than my stuff. 

The Girl Who Lived on the Moon, by Frank Delaney The Girl Who Couldn’t Smile, by Shane Dunphy The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, by Meg Medina The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships, by Beverly Scofield The Girl Who Wears Gumamela Flower, by Heidy Ramos The Girl Who Loves Horses, by Diana Vincent The Girl Who Fished With a Worm, by Harry Groome The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Simon Mawer The Girl With the Dove Tattoo, by Brian D. McLaren The Girl With Hair Like the Sun, by Claire Mix and Aaron Miller The Girl With the Killer Heels, by Freddy Hansen The Girl With Borrowed Wings, by Rinsai Rossetti The Girl Who Would Be King, by Kelly Thompson The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis, by Elle Thornton The Girl Who Fell to Earth, by Sophia Al-Maria The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away, by Sharon Babineau The Girl With the Golden Hair, by Greg Scarlett The Girl Who Was Blue, by Sally O. Lee The Girl With Chipmunk Hands, by Binks and Ruby Begonia The Girl Who Cried Wolf, by Robert Ferrigno The Girl With the Yellow Dress, by Giancarlo Gabbrielli The Girl With a Brave Heart, by Rita Jahanforuz and Vali Mintzi The Girl With No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys, by Marina Chapman with Vanessa James and Lynne Barrett-Lee The Girl Who Blamed the World, by Cindy Mackey and Shirley Chiang The Girl Who Married an Eagle, by Tamar Myers The Girl With the Iron Touch, by Kady Cross The Girl With the Golden Parasol, by Uday Prakash and Jason Grunebaum The Girl Who Cried “Wolf!,” by Nancy Jensen with Nathan Swink The Girl Who Can’t Say No: Bound to the Billionaire, by Ashley Spector The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die, by April Henry The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust: A Memoir, by Noam Chayut The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis, by Julie Kavanagh The Girl Who Got Out of Bed, by Betsy Childs The Girl Who Wrote Erotica, by Angela Jordan The Girl With the Funny Buttons, by Roberto Di Falco and Silvia Hoefnagels The Girl With the Caterpillar Eyebrows, by Lisa Ditchkoff The Girl Who Bit Back, by E. Earle The Girl With the Sandwich Tattoo, by Dragon Stiegsson The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, by Kate Bernheimer and Jake Parker The Girl Who Heard Colors, by Marie Harris and Vanessa Brantley Newton The Girl With the Cinnamon Twist, by Stephen Dennis The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, by Cherie Dimaline  The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light From an Ancient Sky, by Kent Nerburn The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente The Girl With the Werewolf Tattoo, by Alexia Wells The Girl With the Electric Sunglasses, by G. Dawe The Girl Who Danced in a Blood Soaked Dress, by Craig Campbell The Girl With Nine Lives, by E. Earle The Girl Who Was Loved, by Annabelle Peep The Girl With the Thistle Tattoo, by Patricia Green The Girl Who Thought Too Much, by Rosa Edwards The Girl With the Pink Bandanna, by Roberto Di Falco and Silvia Hoefnagels The Girl Who Never Came Back, by Amy Cross The Girl With the Curves, by Iris Deorre

This is the way the world ends


A horse named Blue