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January 24, 2015


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The New York Times' "Combined Print & E-Book Fiction" best sellers list has two books with girl in the title: The Girl On The Train and Gone Girl.

Perhaps influenced by the hugely popular Millennium trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest?

I downloaded the New York Times' trade fiction paperback bestsellers top 20s for back to mid-2008.

There were 358 entries with girl in the title, 6 woman/women, 3 lady, 15 boy, 13 man/men.

Counting unique book titles: 15 girl, 2 woman/women, 2 lady/ladies, 2 boy, 4 man/men.

The unique titles in alphabetical order:

  • Certain Girls
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf
  • Gone Girl
  • Shanghai Girls
  • Silver Girl
  • The All-Girl Filling Station'S Last Reunion
  • The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Girl You Left Behind
  • The House Girl
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Summer Girls
  • Twenties Girl

Hugo: And on current U.S. television we have "Girls," "The New Girl," and "2 Broke Girls" (and probably a few more I'm overlooking).

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