So Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week’s post is about titles that are a little too common.
I just have two, but they irritate immensely:
How many titles with Girl have you seen recently?
How many titles have you seen where the woman is defined by how she is linked to a man?
This is actually a depressing indication of how common Girl is in the title. And here’s another list where even if a man is dead, the alive woman is still defined by being his wife. Daughters get a good showing in the list too.
And ALSO, read this. Because damn right these women are actual characters around which entire books revolves, and not someone’s girl.
It’s as depressing as seeing UK or Nordic noir titles all suddenly have the same sort of cover a while back: a stark cover, with a character wearing something in colour against this backdrop.