What’s Your Favorite Book with “Girl” in the Title? @amreading

girl books

If a book has “girl” in the title, I am instantly drawn to it. I don’t why, but a lot of other readers must be, too, because publishers are pumping them out like crazy. Who knows? Maybe the “girl-”title craze kicked into high gear with the popularity of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Whatever the reason, there are a LOT of books with “girl” in the title!

I’ve read man good books with “girl” in the title, but no GREAT ones yet. Do you have any favorites to recommend? Here are some of the more recent, highly-rated ones.

Currently Reading:

The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts by K.C. Tansley


 Want to Read. . . in this order, unless my mood changes:

  1. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
  2. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  3. The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (recommended by Beth @ betwixt-these-pages)
  4. I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by  Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
  5. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  6. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  7. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
  8. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (recommended by Beth @ betwixt-these-pageshttps://betwixtthesepages.wordpress.com/category/about-me/
  9. The Goose Jar by Shannon Hale (recommended by Frances @ Nightjar’s Jar of Books)
  10. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  11. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow


 Previously Read:

These “girl” books were all pretty enjoyable, which made them difficult to rank. . . but I managed. 🙂

  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – technically, this one shouldn’t be on the list because “girl” isn’t a word by itself but, um, it’s my blog and this is too huge of a book to ignore.
  5. The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden
  6. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
  7. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  8. The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes


Honorable Mention:

 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (a popular YA book, but I’m not good with tragedies.)