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


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!

YALSA Announces Winners of 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Check out this list of “Teen Choice” Top Ten Books based on votes from readers around the country, aged 12-18. Each year, books are chosen by 15 school and public library reading groups and votes are cast between August 15th and the end of Teen Read Week. Here’s the list of 2016 nominees for next year’s list. Want to have your reading group participate? Here’s how to to sign up! And let us know if there’s a book on the list you’d like to read!