I don't think I've ever met a single person who hasn't heard or read any John Green. He is a great author, but also a great content creator (on his YouTube channel with his brother, who is as great as him), so choosing which one of his books is a favourite is hard. This blog post is a run down of my favourite books/short stories of his that I've read, which might make it easier for you to decide on your next John Green pick. Here we go!
5) 21 Proms
I only read John's short story in 21 Proms because I don't own the book so I quickly read it in the book store, and maybe it was the fact that I read it in a rush, or simply because it was so short and felt un-developped, but I really disliked it, and so did my friend. I forgot what his story was about, but I remember being not impressed.
4) The Fault in Our Stars
Don't get me wrong, I LOVED tfios, but compared to his other books, I definitely preferred the other ones better. This book got so much hype and I found it so overrated. It was a very good book and I reread this more than twice, but his other books deserve so much more recognition!
3) Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Apparently, I'm one of the only people who genuinely enjoyed this book? I haven't heard many booktubers say that they really liked this, yet I loved it! It was brilliant, the way the characters met and interacted, although the ending was annoying. I didn't have closure, and definitely wished that the book continued on for a bit. Basically, this is the story of two boys both named Will Grayson who meet on a random night at a music store. The LGBT aspect of this book was really good as well, because it was funny and lighthearted, and the love story was really adorable, but short.
2) An Abundance of Katherines
I will admit that I picked up this book only because my name was on the title, and this ended up being one of my favourites of his. It is SO underrated! Now that tfios, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska are being made into movies, this one is even more left out, but I loved it so much! The road trip aspect, the funny love stories and the smart protagonists only made this book even better. This is one thing that I love about John Green's books; that his characters are all so clever and smart and their voices are always very interesting. If you haven't read this one yet, I beg you to! I might even reread it this month, to get me out of a small reading slump.
1) Looking for Alaska
Last but not least, Looking for Alaska. This book was simply phenomenal. So many different themes were explored in this book, through so many different and entertaining characters. They all went so well together, and Alaska was definitely my favourite. People usually LOVE her or HATE her, but I really loved her. She was so messed up in a good way and so many aspects of college life, dealing with people, friendship, etc. were mentioned in this book, and it felt so real. I couldn't put this book down when I read it a bit over 2 years ago, and I really want to reread it soon!
You might have noticed that Paper Towns and Let it Snow are not on the list, and it is because I read Paper Towns a long time ago in French, so I honestly don't remember anything about it, which is why I didn't want to rank it yet. As for Let it Snow, I'm waiting to read it in December this year, so this post will be updated soon!
I hope you enjoyed knowing my John Green book rankings! Comment down blog post suggestions because I'm having a blogger's block (if that's even a thing). Thanks so much for reading,