The Girl Titles


1. All titles listed are post-2005 (when Stieg Larsson's series first hit the U.S.); MOST titles are from 2012 on (tied to the Gone Girl phenomenon).

2. Children's books are not included; their use of "Girl" is age appropriate.

3. Adult titles in which "Girl" refers to teenagers or younger, about 30, are followed by asterisks (*).

4. The list is not exhaustive

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The Girl Titles
Below are some 200 books with "Girl" in the title, most since 2012 (no children's books included).

We'll keep adding titles as they come in
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Mona Awad
All the Missing Girls - Megan Miranda
All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion - Fannie Flagg
American Girl – Kate Horsley
Around the Way Girl - Taraji P Henson
Bad Girls of the Bible - Liz Curtis Higgs
Beautiful Girl - Kailin Gow
Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting... - Kelsey Miller
Big Girls Do it Running - Jasinda Wilder
Boston Girl - Anita Diamant
Calendar Girl, Vols. 1,2,3,4 - Audrey Carlan
Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
Clever Girl – Tess Hadley
Code Girls – Liza Mundy
Coma Girl – Stephanie Bond
Comanche Girl's Prayer – Angela Costello
Curvy Girls Club – Michele Gorman
Danish Girl – Davi Ebershoff
Earl and the Girl from the Abbey - Regina Dary
English Girl – Daniel Silva
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Fast Girl - Suzy Favor Hamilton
Fat Girl Power – Jennifer King
Fat Girl Walking - Brittany Gibbons
Final Girls - Mira Grant; Riley Sager
Finding the Right Girl - Violet Duke
Fly Girls - Keith O'Brien
Forgotten Girl – Kerry Barrett
Funny Girl – Nick Hornby
Gatsby Girls: Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald
German Girl – Armando Lucas Correa
Girl - Rachel Blakeman
Girl at War-Sara Novic
Girl Before - Rena Olsen
Girl Before - J.P. Delaney
GirlBoss - Sophia Amoruso
Girl Code - Cara Alwill Leyba
Girl Defined - Kristen Clark; Bethany Baird
Girl from Berlin – Ellie Midwood
Girl from Everywhere - Heidi Helig *
Girl from Krakow – Alex Rosenberg
Girl from the Garden - Parnaz Foroutan
Girl from the Savoy - Hazel Gaynor
Girl from the Train – Irma Joubert
Girl from Venice – Martin Cruz Smith
Girl I Used to Be – April Henry *
Girl in a Band - Kim Gordon
Girl in Between - Laekan Zea Kemp *
Girl in Pieces - Kathleen Glasgow *
Girl in Snow - Danya Kukafka
Girl in the Afternoon - Selena Burdick
Girl in the Blue Beret - Bobbie Ann Mason
Girl in the Castle - Santa Motefiore
Girl in the Green Raincoat – Laura Lippman
Girl in the Ice - Robert Bryndza
Girl in the Mirror - Sarah Gristwood
Girl in the Mirror - Susan Ward
Girl in the Picture - Kerry Barrett
Girl in the Picture - Alexandra Monir
Girl in the Picture - P.B. North
Girl in the Red Coat - Kate Hamer *
Girl in the Spider's Web – David Lagercrantz
Girl in Translation - Jean Kwok
Girl Logic: Genius, Absurdity -Iliza Schelsinger
Girl of His Dreams - Susan Mallery
Girl on a Train – A.J. Waines
Girl on Ice – Robert Bryndza
Girl on the Half Shelf - Susan Ward
Girl on the Stairs - V.J. Chambers *
Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
Girl Online, Vols. 1,2,3 - Zoe Sugg
Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum *
Girl Sent Away - Lynn Griffin *
Girl She Used to Be – David Cristofano *
Girl Stolen - April Henry *
Girl Through Glass – Sari Wilson *
Girl Trapped - Robert Dugoni (Jan. 2017)
Girl Unbroken - Regina Calcaterra
Girl Waits with Gun - Amy Stewart
Girl Walks Into a Bar - Rachel Dratch
Girl Walks Out of a Bar - Lisa F. Smith
Girl Who Came Home – Hazel Gaynor *
Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
Girl Who Couldn't Laugh - Fred George Sauer
Girl Who Cried Murder - Paula Graves
Girl Who Fell from the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow *
Girl Who Fell to Earth - Sophia Al Maria *
Girl Who Fought Napoleon - Linda Lafferty
Girl Who Is Worth 100 Cows - Elisa Divoux
Girl Who Kicked the hornet's Nest – Stieg Larsson
Girl Who Lied - Sue Fortin
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stehpen King *
Girl Who Played Go - Shan Sa *
Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo - Kent Nerburn *
Girl Who Saved King of Sweden - Jonas Jonasson
Girl Who Slept with God - Val Brelinski
Girl  Who Smiled Beads - Clemantine Wamariya
Girl Who Stole the Apple - Peter Tickler
Girl Who Stopped Swimming – Joshilyn Jackson
Girl Who Was Supposed to Die - April Henry
Girl Who Wrote in Silk - Kelli Estes
Girl with a Clock for a Heart - Peter Swanson
Girl with No Past - Kathryn Croft
Girl with Silver Eyes - Fabio Furlanetto *
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes
Girl You Lost - Kathryn Croft
Girl's Guide: Getting Hang of...Life – Melissa Kirsch
Girl's Guide to Moving On - Debbie Macomber
Girl's Still Got It - Liz Curtis Higgs
Girls from Corono Del Mar – Rufi Thorpe
Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell
Girls in the Picture - Melanie Benjamin
Girls in Trucks – Katie Crouch
Girls in White Dresses – Jennifer Close
Girls Like Us – Carole King, et al
Girls of Atomic City - Denise Kiernan
Girls on Fire - Robin Wasserman
Girls Who Travel - Nicole Trilivas
Girls Who Went Away - Ann Fessler
Girls with Swords - Lisa Bevere
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Good Girl - Jordan Silver
Good Girl - Lauren Layne
Good Girl - Mary Kubica
Good Girl and a Savage - Leonna
Good Girl's Guide to Being a Demon - April Aasheim
Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex - Sheila Gregoire
Good Girls Revolt - Lynn Povich
Grave Girl - Amy Cross
Green Girl - Kate Zambreno
He Fell for a T-Girl - Lore
Hello Girls - Elizabeth Cobbs
House Girl - Tara Conklin
Hunger Makes Me...Modern Girl - Carrie Brownstein
I Am That Girl - Alexis Jones
If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo *
Island of Lost Girls – Jennifer McMahon *
Jane Austen Girl - Inglath Cooper
Just a Girl - Ellie Cahill
Kommandant's Girl – Pam Jenoff
Lab Girl - Hope Jahren
Last Girl Before the Freeway - Joan Rivers
Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly
Little Miami Girl, Vols. 1,2,3 – Diamond Johnson *
Lost Girls - Allison Brennan *
Lost Girls - Heather Young *
Lost Girls - John Glatt
Lost Girls – Robert Kolker *
Lost Girls of Rome – Donato Carrisi
Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl - Issa Rae
Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study - Jen Hatmaker
Modern Girl's Guide to Friends with Benefits - Gina
Morality for Beautiful Girls – Alexander McCall Smith
Not That Kind of Girl - Lena Durham
Obstinate, Headstrong Girl – Abigail Bok
One Indian Girl – Chetan Bhagat
Orange Girl – Jostein Gaarder
Painted Girls - Cathy Marie Buchanan
Perfect Girl - Gilly Macmillan
Popcorn Girl - Michael J. Vaughn
Pretty Girls - Karen Slaughter
Promiscuous Girl - Nicole jackson
Quarterback's Girl - Aisha Young
Radio Girls - Sarah-Jane Stratford
Radium Girls - Kate Moore
Razor Girl - Carl Hiaasen
Really Bad Girls of the Bible – Liz Curtis Higgs
Rise of the Rocket Girls - Nathalia Holt
Reform Your Inner Mean Girl - Amy Ahlers
Rocket Girl - George D. Morgan
Saloon Girl's Journey – Angela Costello
Sandcastle Girls - Chris Bohjalian
Savage Girl – Jean Zimmerman *
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
Silent Girls - Eric Rickstad *
Smart Girl's Guide to Getting What You Want –
  Mary Hartley
Soldier Girls – Helen Thorpe
Story of a Beautiful Girl – Rachel Simon
Summer Girls - Mary Alice Monroe
Sweet Girl - Cristin Harber
Sweetgirl - Travis Mulhauser *
That Kind of Girl - Kate Perry
The Girls - Emma Cline
There Was a Little Girl - Cynthia Luhrs
Thinking Girl's Guide to Drinking – Arianne Resnick
Those Girls – Chevy Stevens *
Twenties Girl – Sophie Kinsella
Vinegar Girl - Anne Tyler
Underground Girls of Kabul – Jenny Nordberg *
Wedding Girl – Madeleine Wickham
Welsh Girl – Peter Ho Davies
What a Girl Needs – Kristin Billerbeck
What a Girl Needs – Emma Reid
What a Girl Wants – Blair Babylon
What a Girl Wants – Emma Reid
What a Girl Wants - Kate Perry
What a Girl Wants – Kristin Billerbeck
What a Girl Wants - Reon Laudat
What a Girl Wants – Selena Roberts
What Every Girl Wants – Anna Grace Lind
What Every Girl Wants – Lisa Harper
When a Girl Loves an Earl - Elisa Braden
When All the Girls Have Gone - Jayne Ann Krentz
Who Killed These Girls - Beverly Lowry *
Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
Winter Girl – Matt Marinovich
Yonahlossi...Camp for Girls – Anton DiSclafani *
You Negotiate Like a Girl - Amy Trask

* Adult titles in which "Girl" refers to teenagers or younger.

Girl Categorized
The girl titles below are drawn from the 1st column—we're just putting ORDER to CHAOS.

Alpha GirlLisbeth (who started it all)
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
Girl Who Played with Fire 
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Girl in the Spider's Web (by Lagercrantz)

Advice Girls

Girl Code
Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
Girl's Guide: Getting the Hang of Your...Life
Reform Your Inner Mean Girl
Smart Girl's Guide to Getting What you Want
Thinking Girl's Guide to Drinking
You Negotiate Like a Girl

Celebrity Girls
Fast Girl
Girl in a Band
Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Last Girl Before the Freeway
Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Not That Kind of Girl

Christian Girls
Bad Girls of the Bible
Comanche Girl's Prayer
Girl's Still Got It
Girls with Swords
Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study
Really Bad Girls of the Bible
River Girl's Song
Saloon Girl's Journey
What Every Girl Wants (Harper)

Girls on Trains
Girl from the Train (2015)
Girl on a Train (2013)
Girl on the Train (2015)

Girls Who Did Stuff
Girl Who Came Home
   "   Chased the Moon
   "   Cried Murder
   "   Fell from the Sky
   "   Fell to Earth
   "   Fought Napoleon
   "   Kicked the Hornet's Nest
   "   Lied
   "   Loved Tom Gordon
   "   Played Go
   "   Played with Fire
   "   Sang to the Buffalo
   "   Saved the King of Sweden
   "   Slept with God
   "   Smiled Beads
   "   Stole the Apple
   "   Stopped Swimming
   "   Travel
   "   Was Supposed to Die
   "   Wrote in Silk
   "   Went Away

Girls Wearing Stuff
Girl in the Blue Beret
Girl in the Green Raincoat
Girl in the Red Coat
Girls in White Dresses

Girls in or on Things
Girl in a Band
in Snow
in the Castle
in the Ice
in the Mirror
in the Picture
in the Spider's Web
on Ice
on a Train
on the Half Shell
on the Stairs
on the Train
in the Garden
in the Pictures
in Trucks

Good-sized Girls
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting...
Big Girls Do it Running
Fat Girl Power
Fat Girl Walking

Historical Girls
Code Girls
Fly Girls
Girls of Atomic City
Good Girls Revolt
Hello Girls, The
Radium Girls
Rise of the Rocket Girls
Rocket Girl

Nationality Girls
American Girl
Boston Girl
Danish Girl
English Girl
German Girl
Shanghai Girls
Welsh Girl

Girl from Berlin
Girl from Krakow
Girl from Venice
Girls from Corono Del Mar

48 Ways to Label a Girl (in a word)
Bad Girls
Beautiful Girl
Big Girl
Calendar Girl
Certain Girls
Clever Girl
Coma Girl
Curvy Girls
Defined, Girl
Fast Girl
Fat Girl
Final Girls
Forgotten Girl
Funny Girl
Gatsby Girls
Gone Girl
Good Girl
Grave Girl
Green Girl
House Girl
Lab Girl
Lilac Girls
Lost Girls
Orange Girl
Painted Girls
Perfect Girl
Popcorn Girl
Promiscuous Girl
Radio Girls
Razor Girl
Rocket Girl
Sandcastle Girls
Savage Girl
Shining Girls
Silent Girls
Soldier Girls
Stolen, Girl
Summer Girls
Sweet Girl
Those Girls
Twenties Girl
Trapped, Girl
Unbroken, Girl
Underwater, Girl
Vinegar Girl
Wedding Girl
Windup Girl
Winter Girl

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