1. You can either take the word the person who tagged you used, or you can pick your own.
2. You must list all the books on your read list which include that word in either the title or the author.
3. Tag some friends and pass it on!
Amy was tagged by Faye and carried on with Faye’s chosen word, home. I fancied switching it up and asked Amy to pick me a different word, she chose trouble. Typically I don’t have a single book with the word trouble in my Goodreads read list! So instead I’ve picked girl.
I do feel I should point out my Goodreads Read list is a little lacking, I’ve only started properly keeping it up to date since I started the blog at the beginning of the year, anything before that is rather sparsely populated!
Onto the books!
Kiss The Girls – James Patterson
This book is part of the Alex Cross series, I’ve not read that many of them, but I picked this up after watching the film version with Morgan Freeman.
The Diary Of A Young Girl – Anne Frank
I read this for the first time many years ago, and a copy is still sitting on my bookshelves. As we move further away from the Second World War and more of the people who were alive during it pass away I think it’s even more important that people understand what happened during that piece of our history.
The Swedish Girl – Alex Gray
I read this one at the beginning of the year, a crime novel set in Scotland, just my sort of thing! Rather than being set on the East Coast in Edinburgh and Fife like most of my go to Scottish Crime books Alex’s books are set on the West Coast in Glasgow. I’m definitely planning on reading more of Alex’s books going forward!
Little Girl Lost – Carol Wyer
This was Carol’s first published crime novel, it’s another I read towards the beginning of the year and loved! She’s now a go to author for me, I’m always on the look out for news about a new book!
Blogger Girl – Meredith Schorr
Another of this year’s reads, it tells the story of a book blogger in the US, her relationships and her book writing goals. I enjoyed it more than I was expecting to!
Beware That Girl – Teresa Toten
This one is a YA thriller that I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. Judging from the reviews on Goodreads I wasn’t the only one that found it wasn’t quite the thriller it claimed to be.
The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel
Now this was dark, certainly a book that has the potential to be triggering as it deals with sexual assault, it was a well written thriller.
The Stolen Girls – Patricia Gibney
The second of the fabulous Bookouture crime authors to enter this list. The Stolen Girls is the second in the DI Lottie Parker series. The third book is due out any day now, and they have been a wonderful mix of interesting crimes contained within each books and over arching character development.
The Girls In The Water – Victoria Jenkins
This was the first in a new crime series set in Wales. I really enjoyed it and have the second sitting on my kindle ready to read next month!
The Missing Girls – Carol Wyer
Carol’s back! This was the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series, released in September make sure you pop back next week for my review!
That’s my read “girl” books! Clearly I read a lot of crime where things happen to poor women! Compiling this list has reminded me there’s definitely some popular “girl” books I’ve not yet got round to reading, there’s no Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train or any of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium series featuring on it. But there are another 14 books sitting on my Goodreads To Read shelf!
What ‘Girl’ books have you read, let me know in the comments below!