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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TBR Tuesday: John Green BONANZA!

Sometimes, the best books are already on our shelves, waiting to be read.  TBR Tuesday is a chance to spotlight books that you own that have been languishing on the endless to-be-read pile.  It's a chance to showcase a book and bring it to the attention of those who haven't read it, and at the same time, finding out from those who have whether it's worth the read.
I had someone ask if people can snag the button and participate, to which I gave a resounding YES!  So feel free to post your own TBR and link back so everyone can see what's hiding in your TBR mountain!

An Abundance of Katherines

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.
On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska.

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life--dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge--he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues--and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

A couple of years ago, when I won Looking for Alaska from Velvet @ vvb32 reads, I fell in love with it and promptly bought everything else out by John Green at that point (except Let It Snow.  It was summer, I didn't want to hear that word).  Then at ALA last year, I picked up Will Grayson, Will Grayson, signed by Green and David Levithan.  But it seems there's always been something else I needed to read, or that pushed its shiny way to the top, and Looking for Alaska remains the only John Green book I've read.  I think I need to correct this.  But where to start?
Are you guys John Green fans?  What's your favorite?  Which one should I bump to the top of my list?

Link your TBR post here:


  1. +JMJ+

    I'm not a John Green fan (yet?!), but I've been considering starting with An Abundance of Katherines myself. =)

    Misty, I'm not joining this week and I'll be on holiday next week, but I'll definitely be back after that. =)

  2. I've heard so much about John Green that I bought several of his books...but I fail, because they've been sitting on my bookshelf for ages too. I'm going to fix that this summer, by golly! I have Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns. Can't wait!

  3. Ahhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE John Green! I just reread Paper Towns for a book group I was hosting at my B&N I work at, and fell in love all over again. If you ever get a chance to listen to Paper Towns, btw, do. The narrator is absolutely fantastic.

    And I just got An Abundance of Katherine's from Amazon for $3.60! Gotta love bargain prices and Prime.

  4. +JMJ+

    Ah, I changed my mind and came up with a post for this week. But it's a TBR Thursday post. ;-) I hope that's okay!

    Thanks for hosting, Misty!

  5. I suppose it's not an official link up, but just this week I posted my review of An Abundance of Katherines which is the only John Green I've read. I really enjoyed it and keep meaning to read more of his stuff too - I have Looking For Alaska on my shelf and will hopefully pick it up soon!

  6. I still haven't read anything by John Green, but I plan to start with Looking for Alaska.


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