Funny Book Trend: 'Girls' Gone Wild

8:00 AM 5/27/2016

by Andy Lewis

'Gone Girl' went from best-seller (6 million sold) to hit movie ($369 million worldwide), 'The Girl on the Train' hits theaters this fall, and savvy publishers are now fishing for the next femme phenom.

Girl Book Split - Publicity - H 2016

Girl Book Split - Publicity - H 2016

  • The Girls

    A fictional spin on the Manson Family story told from the perspective of one of his female accolytes that is really an exploration of that awkward moment of transition from girlhood to womanhood.

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

    A 28-year-old woman grapples with the revealing the sexual assault she suffered as a teen in a story that ends in a shocking twist.

  • All the Missing Girls

    The twist here is that the story of the disappearance of two teen girls 10 years apart — linked by the narrator who was friends with one and knew the other — is told backwards.

  • The Girl Before

    A home invasion and the kidnapping of a young girl are not all it seems on the surface.

  • The Girls in the Garden

    In this London-set story, the brutal beating of 15-year-old girl in a neighborhood’s community park recalls a similar unsolved murder from years ago and threatens to tear apart the close-knit little community.

  • Girl in the Dark

    This Dutch best-seller just coming to the U.S. centers on a young lawyer and single mother who discovers she has an autistic brother in jail for murder that her parents hid from her, and she begins to suspect he may be innocent.

  • The Last Good Girl

    First-year student Emily Shapiro goes missing from her Michigan college and attention turns to the son of a powerful politician when the prosecutor finds Emily’s secret video diary.

  • Girls on Fire

    A popular high school basketball star is found murdered in the woods and a small community wonders if it was Satan worshippers as attention turns to three teen girls in this 1990s-set Heathers-esque story.