We’re not sure where the trend of books with the word “girl” in the title got started, but it doesn’t seem like it’s ending anytime soon. Vulture.com has a list of 91 titles from the just past few years, while Goodreads came up with a list with a whopping 563 books.
Perhaps the latest trend got started with Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or others may say it began with Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first volume in Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy .
For Lisbeth fans , the good news is that a new book in the series will shortly be available, but this time David Lagercrantz has been asked by Stieg Larsson’s estate to continue the story line. Here as the publisher states, “In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join forces.” Reserve your copy of the The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Find some background on the new book here.
The hottest “girl” book of the moment that everyone wants to read is The Girl on the Train. But make sure you get the right one. The book that everyone is talking about is the one by Paula Hawkins, about a girl who witnesses a shocking crime while passing by on a train, and gets entangled in the lives of strangers. But there’s also the Girl on a Train by A.J. Waines. In this one, our heroine, journalist Anna Rothman, still not recovered from the suicide of her husband, witnesses the death of an agitated passenger she had just been speaking to on her commute. Anna is not convinced by the local police force and their conclusion of suicide, and she starts to doggedly investigate what she suspects was murder.
Then of course you might try the forthcoming The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, a sweeping love story set against the background of the Holocaust, but finishing a world away many years later.
Perhaps by now though our girl is tiring of all those long, crowded train rides and she just wants a shorter commute. Maybe she bought an apartment in the city in hopes of being able to walk to work. See her in the psychological thriller, The Girl in 6E by Alessandra Torre. And then it could be possible that she gets completely fed up with the rat race and just goes off to become The Girl in the Woods. You might even have passed her by one day, The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes and the Girl in the Moonlight. Whatever the case, we know that she is still the Luckiest Girl Alive, also one of the hot books of the summer
We still like assertive women though, so instead of giving up, we prefer the Girl Waits with Gun. Based on a true story, this is the tale of Constance Kopp, an independent woman who refuses to conform to behaviors expected of a proper lady back in those times. One day in 1914 while out for a buggy ride with her two sisters, the ladies are nearly run off the road by one of those newfangled motor cars. When the car driver, clearly at fault for the accident, turns out to be a local industrialist who refuses to apologize or pay for the damage, Constance refuses to take matters sitting down. The industrialist unleashes his gang of ne’er-do-wells on Constance and her sisters, but Constance with the help of a sympathetic sheriff is determined to fight back and stand up for what is right.