The Readerly Report | Books About “Wives”, “Girls”, “Sisters” And “Mrs.”: We Pick Our Faves

Books About “Wives”, “Girls”, “Sisters” And “Mrs.”: We Pick Our Faves

Has the trend of titling books with “wife”, “girl”, “sister” or “Mrs.” shown any sign of letting up? In this episode, Gayle and Nicole discuss the idea of making main female characters anonymous through this type of title. They also discuss their favorite books with these words in the title.

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Books discussed:

Good NeighborsSarah LanganAmazonBookshop
What Comes AfterJoanne TompkinsAmazonBookshop
The Last Revival of Opal And NevDawnie WaltonAmazonBookshop
WhereaboutsJhumpa LahiriAmazonBookshop
The Woman in the Window (Netflix)A. J. FinnAmazonBookshop
The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime)Colson WhiteheadAmazonBookshop
Luckiest Girl AliveJessica KnollAmazonBookshop
Girl In TranslationJean KwokAmazonBookshop
Before She DisappearedLisa GardnerAmazonBookshop
Girls In White DressesJennifer CloseAmazonBookshop
The Good SisterSally HepworthAmazonBookshop
The Girls From Corona Del MarRufi ThorpeAmazonBookshop
The Mystery Of Mrs. ChristieMarie BenedictAmazonBookshop
His Only WifePeace Adzo MedieAmazonBookshop
That Kind Of MotherRumaan AlamAmazonBookshop
Mrs. FletcherTom PerottaAmazonBookshop
The Death Of Mrs. WestawayRuth WareAmazonBookshop
Mrs. KimbleJennifer HaighAmazonBookshop
The Talented Mrs. FarwellEmily Gray TedroweAmazonBookshop
American WifeCurtis SittenfeldAmazonBookshop

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