Gone Girl. The Girl on the Train. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: Why There Are So Many Books with ‘Girl’ in the Title…

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Have you noticed that some of the biggest selling (and LFHS’s most checked-out) books lately have the word ‘Girl’ in the title? Believe it or not, it’s no accident. Check out this recent article by author Emily St. John Mandel that appeared on fivethirtyeight.com, which breaks down the rationale behind this latest trend in book titles. It’s full of stats, bar graphs and quotes from publishing insiders, which make library nerds like us giggle with delight. Have you noticed any similar trends in book titles? Let us know!

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