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The Book Title With the 91 Imitators

Since Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest became a publishing phenomenon in 2009, a few other books have borrowed their titles.

 

2010:
The Girl Who Could Fly, by Victoria Forester
The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo, by Darrin Doyle
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
The Girl With Glass Feet, by Ali Shaw
The Girl With No Hands, by Angela Slatter
The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
The Girl Who Played With Men, by Paulina Mielech
The Girl Who Hated Books, by Manjusha Pawagi and Leanne Franson
The Girl Who Believed in Fairies, by Linda Corby
The Girl With Pink Glasses, by Sonja Smolec
The Girl Who Read to Birds, by Michael Titus and Julie L. Miller

2011:
The Girl With Red Hair, edited by Thomas E. Kennedy and Walter Cummins
The Girl Who Became a Beatle, by Greg Taylor
The Girl Who Couldn’t Come, by Joey Comeau
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead, by Paul Elwork
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice, by Andrea Kane
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, by Yasutaka Tsutsui
The Girl With the Sturgeon Tattoo: A Parody, by Lars Arffssen
The Girl With the Donkey Tattoo, by Lyndon Killer
The Girl With Three Legs: A Memoir, by Soraya Miré
The Girl Who Learns to Fly, by Carline Pierre
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
The Girl With Seven First Names, by Jaymes Logan
The Girl With Brown Fur, by Stacey Levine
The Girl With the Swing, by G. Guilford Barton
The Girl With a Lotus in Her Hair, by Hea Gin Lee Burton

2012:
The Girl Who Lived on the Moon, by Frank Delaney
The Girl Who Couldn’t Smile, by Shane Dunphy
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind, by Meg Medina
The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships, by Beverly Scofield
The Girl Who Wears Gumamela Flower, by Heidy Ramos
The Girl Who Loves Horses, by Diana Vincent
The Girl Who Fished With a Worm, by Harry Groome
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Simon Mawer
The Girl With the Dove Tattoo, by Brian D. McLaren
The Girl With Hair Like the Sun, by Claire Mix and Aaron Miller
The Girl With the Killer Heels, by Freddy Hansen
The Girl With Borrowed Wings, by Rinsai Rossetti
The Girl Who Would Be King, by Kelly Thompson
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis, by Elle Thornton
The Girl Who Fell to Earth, by Sophia Al-Maria
The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away, by Sharon Babineau
The Girl With the Golden Hair, by Greg Scarlett
The Girl Who Was Blue, by Sally O. Lee

2013:
The Girl With Chipmunk Hands, by Binks and Ruby Begonia
The Girl Who Cried Wolf, by Robert Ferrigno
The Girl With the Yellow Dress, by Giancarlo Gabbrielli
The Girl With a Brave Heart, by Rita Jahanforuz and Vali Mintzi
The Girl With No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys, by Marina Chapman with Vanessa James and Lynne Barrett-Lee
The Girl Who Blamed the World, by Cindy Mackey and Shirley Chiang
The Girl Who Married an Eagle, by Tamar Myers
The Girl With the Iron Touch, by Kady Cross
The Girl With the Golden Parasol, by Uday Prakash and Jason Grunebaum
The Girl Who Cried “Wolf!,” by Nancy Jensen with Nathan Swink
The Girl Who Can’t Say No: Bound to the Billionaire, by Ashley Spector
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die, by April Henry
The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust: A Memoir, by Noam Chayut
The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis, by Julie Kavanagh
The Girl Who Got Out of Bed, by Betsy Childs
The Girl Who Wrote Erotica, by Angela Jordan
The Girl With the Funny Buttons, by Roberto Di Falco and Silvia Hoefnagels
The Girl With the Caterpillar Eyebrows, by Lisa Ditchkoff
The Girl Who Bit Back, by E. Earle
The Girl With the Sandwich Tattoo, by Dragon Stiegsson
The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, by Kate Bernheimer and Jake Parker
The Girl Who Heard Colors, by Marie Harris and Vanessa Brantley Newton
The Girl With the Cinnamon Twist, by Stephen Dennis
The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, by Cherie Dimaline
The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light From an Ancient Sky, by Kent Nerburn
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, by Catherynne M. Valente
The Girl With the Werewolf Tattoo, by Alexia Wells
The Girl With the Electric Sunglasses, by G. Dawe
The Girl Who Danced in a Blood Soaked Dress, by Craig Campbell
The Girl With Nine Lives, by E. Earle
The Girl Who Was Loved, by Annabelle Peep
The Girl With the Thistle Tattoo, by Patricia Green
The Girl Who Thought Too Much, by Rosa Edwards
The Girl With the Pink Bandanna, by Roberto Di Falco and Silvia Hoefnagels
The Girl Who Never Came Back, by Amy Cross
The Girl With the Curves, by Iris Deorre

2014:
The Girl With the Scar, by William Stadler
The Girl Who Could See, by Kari Morris
The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, by Peter Swanson
The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic, by Hazel Gaynor
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson
The Girl With the Windup Heart, by Kady Cross
The Girl Who Never Was, by Skylar Dorset
The Girl With All the Gifts, by M. R. Carey
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, by Heather O’Neill

*This article originally appeared in the February 3, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.