Wednesday, December 12, 2012

8 Days of Hanukkah: Day 3

To celebrate the 8 days of Hanukkah, the four book nerds will each select an author or book series that is meaningful to us to share with all of you.

Today I am going to talk briefly about an AMAZING author who I just discovered in 2012...


My love of John Green started in March with The Fault in Our Stars. This was a GREAT place to start as TFiOS was named the BEST NOVEL OF 2012 by Time magazine! That is a HUGE honor, and 100% deserved! 

After falling into that amazingness, I vowed to read every John Green book ever written. This led me to Paper Towns. Again, just click on the link to read my gushing review. Next up: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, with David Levithan. More gushing.

I then picked up An Abundance of Katherines. This was the first book of John's that I was just kind of like, "Ehh..." But I'm not discouraged. Most of my favorite authors have penned one book I didn't really care for (perfect examples are Sophie Kinsella and Rick Riordan. With both of them, I love everything they've written, except one book I don't care for. But that's another post for another time.)

In 2013, I must read Looking for Alaska, as that is one of John's most famous, award-winning books. 

Three final things about John Green:

1. He lives in Indianapolis. My sister lives in Indianapolis. (...I'm just saying...)
2. My local Target had one random signed copy of TFiOS that I debated buying, but ended up not. Needless to say, I am still kicking myself for that one.
3. If I had to choose a favorite of the three of his books I've I can't. I love them all!

Have you read any John Green books? Which one is your favorite?


  1. I still have his books on my TBR list, but I really want to read them. I have heard great things about them from several people.

  2. I have heard such good things about him .. I need to read his books!

  3. John Green is my guy. I love him so darn much. I've read The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, and I can't wait to read his others.