Interesting article about the current trend in book titles.
If you’ve been keeping up with The Booklist Reader this summer, you may have noticed that certain book trends—titles, in particular—have become of significant interest to us. Last month, Biz Hyzy published a mammoth list of books that tracked the alarming rate that the words “wife” and “daughter” have appeared in book titles since 1997. Following this startling revelation, a number of readers requested that we do a follow-up list of titles that use the word “girl.” The success of bestsellers like Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Steig Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo affirms our readers’ keen sense of this subject’s popularity. But just how extensive is the trend?
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What other trends have you noticed lately?