Oct 31, 2021

Sunday Salon: A New Genre of Books with "Girl" in the Title

There ought to be a new genre of mystery books titled: Girl Books, as there are now so many adult thrillers with "girl" in the title. I decided to look for them and have started reading and rereading. 

The Girl in Times Square by Paullina Simons, I read in March 2018, according to my Goodreads list. I cried then while reading it, and am crying now!

 My goodreads review
I don't remember crying so much while reading a book! The protagonist Lily grabs at your heart and doesn't let go. The author writes in dramatic superlatives, be warned - great love, great tragedy, great illness, great addiction, and an intriguing mystery of a missing girl, Lily's roommate. Enjoyed the excellent storytelling and characterizations in this book and looking forward to other novels by the author.   

Other Girl Books, mystery and non-mystery, I've found on my Kindle: 

I could go on listing for a while...What Girl Books have you read?
Why So Many Books Have 'Girl' in the Title by Emily St. John Mandel, an article printed in the October 31,2021 Time magazine, gives an overview of current and future book titles. 

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon  


  1. So many books -- there just aren't enough words to go around for the titles! Or maybe they just aren't that original. I think the publishers have a lot of responsibility for this. Your post is quite amusing.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. Goodness. Now that you mention it, I see that I've read four Girl books this year including The Girl with the Louding Voice. Others that I have read include The Paper Girl of Paris and The Girl with the Flammable Skirt. Apparently lots of children's books use Girl in the title, too, including The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue, and Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea.

  3. Now I am eager to read my copy of The Girl in Times Square. Why haven't I read it yet? Now I'm moving it up on my Kindle.

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  4. I have noticed this. There are so many "girl" books! It makes everything confusing because I mix them up in my head.

  5. Interesting that The Girl in Times Square made you cry the second time around. Sounds like a good read.

    I can't think of any books I have read recently with Girl in the title. I guess I have been living under a rock 🙂.

    Have a great week!

  6. Hmm? I hadn't really noticed Girl books, but now I'm seeing them everywhere. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Oh, I loved that Paullina Simons book! There are definitely lots of girl books out there!


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