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To not read any (more) books with 'the Girl With (insert adjective) (insert noun)' in the title

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Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 21-Oct-15 17:19:48

I know you can't judge a book by its title but I'm over this convention. It's become some kind of cultural meme now.

SurlyCue Wed 21-Oct-15 17:22:09

Did you namechange to post this? grin

Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 21-Oct-15 17:24:15

Haha no actually!
That's from 'Men never make passes at girls who wear glasses!' - I do wear glasses and I have DCs so it's ironic, plus I hate that phrase and wanted to 'own' it wink

And I'm not a book wink

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:25:33

Or books such as the The Kiltmaker's daughter, the bassoon player's cat, the chicken collector's wife

Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 21-Oct-15 17:26:11

Oh I'd read he Chicken Collector's Wife!

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:28:34

Just checked my kindle I have at least 2 'The Girl.....' Books

MorrisZapp Wed 21-Oct-15 17:28:42

Yes I was going to say The (self consciously wacky job title) 's (close female relative). Enough now.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:29:06

Just found another one

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 17:29:43

Quite right too.

I avoid any books with awkwardly cutsie titles like The Particular Whimsy of the Little Missenden Lemon Meringue Pie Society.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:29:47

High five Morris

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:31:20

The extraordinarily self conscious book title of bandwagon hopping author

Rollermum Wed 21-Oct-15 17:33:46

Yes to all of these!

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 17:36:15

On a separate but related issue can celeb chefs stop pretend laughing at someone the right hand corner of the room! I know there's no one there.

squoosh Wed 21-Oct-15 17:39:18

And no more pictures of garden gates either. Always with the bloody garden gates, leading into the overgrown garden, belonging to the neglected old pile and its.........<yawn>...........long hidden secrets.

donajimena Wed 21-Oct-15 17:41:08

Reminds me of women laughing with their salad squoosh

AntiquityOfTheTauri Wed 21-Oct-15 17:43:11

What if it was called The Girl With The Grudge Against Girl Who Books?!?

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 17:44:42

Lol at the chefs, look jamie with his unconventional laughing to the other side

TheIncomparableDejahThoris Wed 21-Oct-15 17:45:51

I love you all.

None of you are being unreasonable.

WindyMillersProbationOfficer Wed 21-Oct-15 17:53:44

grin at the celebrity chefs pretend laughing.

I want to make some sort of shit book title generator - one 'The Girl Who', one annoying quirky twee one, and one for misery lit. Or maybe even combine the three - 'The Girl Who Perambulated Around The Zoo In Zagreb Playing The Lute Before Being Sold For A Tube Of Smarties.'

BrianCoxReborn Wed 21-Oct-15 17:58:21

Recipes from my mother for my daughter <vom>

God I can't stand Lisa Faulkner. I have no reason to, she just seems so unbearably smug.

expatinscotland Wed 21-Oct-15 18:01:20


OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 21-Oct-15 18:03:21

There is a misery lit titles thread in classics somewhere. My contribution was 'I only love you on Tuesday's'

BrianCoxReborn Wed 21-Oct-15 18:07:00

The Girl with the Crumbled Prawn Cracker in her Cleavage.

No idea why that popped into my head <stuffs another prawn cracker in my face>

thunderbird69 Wed 21-Oct-15 18:08:13


What about Secrets - Daughter's, Husband's, Sister's, Cat's...

Girlwhowearsglasses Wed 21-Oct-15 18:09:31

Oh yes we need a 'Girl novel' name generator. My coding skills aren't up to it - anyone?

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