John Green

55 John Green Recommended Books

John Green is an American author best known for his award-winning young adult novels, including the bestselling The Fault in Our Stars. He is also a popular YouTube content creator, having co-created the channel Vlogbrothers with his brother Hank. Green has written several other novels, including Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, as well as the non-fiction book An Abundance of Katherines.

55 Books recommended by John Green

I Am Still Alive

I Am Still Alive

Author :Kate Alice Marshall

John Green- John Green

"I reread to ease my anxiety." - John Green [Source]

Space Struck

Space Struck

Author :Paige Lewis

John Green- John Green

"Gives language to the overwhelming anxiety I'm feeling." - John Green [Source]

You Are an Artist

You Are an Artist

Assignments to Spark Creation

Author :Sarah Urist Green

John Green- John Green

"Has been a real balm amid the fear, helping me to pay closer attention while making stuff for and with people I love." - John Green [Source]

Boy Proof

Boy Proof

Author :Cecil Castellucci

John Green- John Green

"Haunting and beautiful story of this outcast girl." - John Green [Source]

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give, Book 1

Author :Angie Thomas

John Green- John Green

"I truly believe will be remembered as a classic of our time." - John Green [Source]

Kendra

Kendra

Author :Coe Booth

John Green- John Green

"[The author's first book] is more famous. I like this one just as much." - John Green [Source]

The General in His Labyrinth

The General in His Labyrinth

Author :Gabriel Garcia Marquez

John Green- John Green

"[Gets] better every time I read [it]." - John Green [Source]

Thirsty

Thirsty

Author :M.T. Anderson

John Green- John Green

"Surprisingly brilliant vampire novel." - John Green [Source]

City of Light, City of Poison

City of Light, City of Poison

Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Author :Holly Tucker

John Green- John Green

"A history book that reads like a thriller." - John Green [Source]

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music

Author :Mark Zwonitzer

John Green- John Green

"Inspired an early vlog brothers video." - John Green [Source]

We Are Okay

We Are Okay

Author :Nina LaCour

John Green- John Green

"A poetic meditation on loss that took me right back to those last days of adolescence." - John Green [Source]

The Untelling

The Untelling

Author :Tayari Jones

John Green- John Green

"Captures the precariousness of working-class life." - John Green [Source]

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

Author :David Adam

John Green- John Green

"A good place to start [to learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder]." - John Green [Source]

One of Us

One of Us

Author :Alice Domurat Dreger

John Green- John Green

"By far the best nonfiction book ever written about conjoined twins." - John Green [Source]

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Author :Willa Cather

John Green- John Green

"Maybe the most important novel about American religion." - John Green [Source]

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together

Author :Renée Watson

John Green- John Green

"Genuinely changed the way I think about the role art plays in human life." - John Green [Source]

The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room

Author :E. E. Cummings

John Green- John Green

"I don't know why this isn't famous." - John Green [Source]

Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Author :Clint Smith

John Green- John Green

"[To quote the book,] I have always used words to try to convince the world that I am worth something." - John Green [Source]

Why Fish Don't Exist

Why Fish Don't Exist

A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

Author :Lulu Miller

John Green- John Green

"I love this book so much." - John Green [Source]

This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own

This Bloody Mary Is The Last Thing I Own

Author :Jonathan Rendall

John Green- John Green

"My favorite boxing book ever." - John Green [Source]

Ordinary Beast

Ordinary Beast

Poems

Author :Nicole Sealey

John Green- John Green

"I really need poetry right now, like [this] beautiful book." - John Green [Source]

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author :Benjamin Alire Saenz

John Green- John Green

"Tender and generous to the reader." - John Green [Source]

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

The Carls, Book 2

Author :Hank Green

John Green- John Green

"[The author's] brilliant second novel." - John Green [Source]

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

Author :Joshua Braff

John Green- John Green

"Great coming of age novel." - John Green [Source]

Tyrell

Tyrell

Author :Coe Booth

John Green- John Green

"[The author's] first book." - John Green [Source]

Sula

Sula

Author :Toni Morrison

John Green- John Green

"[Gets] better every time I read [it]." - John Green [Source]

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Author :Benjamin Alire Saenz

John Green- John Green

"Might be my favorite [book by this author]." - John Green [Source]

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Author :Tony Hawks

John Green- John Green

"Excellent." - John Green [Source]

Immune

Immune

A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

Author :Philipp Dettmer

John Green- John Green

"Fascinating." - John Green [Source]

Show Way

Show Way

Author :Jacqueline Woodson

John Green- John Green

"One of my all-time favorite picture books." - John Green [Source]

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

Author :Celeste Ng

John Green- John Green

"Just brilliant." - John Green [Source]

City of Thorns

City of Thorns

Author :Ben Rawlence

John Green- John Green

"Follows a handful of refugees over the course of many years living in Dadaab refugee camp." - John Green [Source]

Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall

How One Girl Saw Everything

Author :E. Lockhart

John Green- John Green

"Brilliant feminist reworking of Kafka's metamorphosis." - John Green [Source]

The King Is Always Above the People

The King Is Always Above the People

Stories

Author :Daniel Alarcón

John Green- John Green

"His stories still astonish me with their precision and their power." - John Green [Source]

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Author :Tony Hawks

John Green- John Green

"One of the funniest things I've ever read." - John Green [Source]

Calling a Wolf a Wolf

Calling a Wolf a Wolf

Author :Kaveh Akbar

John Green- John Green

"Brilliant." - John Green [Source]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Author :Ilene Cooper

John Green- John Green

"Has been huge to us in talking to Henry about imagining how other people are feeling." - John Green [Source]

The Optimist's Daughter

The Optimist's Daughter

Author :Eudora Welty

John Green- John Green

"The best book by one of the best 20th Century writers." - John Green [Source]

The Cholera Years

The Cholera Years

The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866

Author :Charles E. Rosenberg

John Green- John Green

"Shows how 1832 annd 2020 are not so different." - John Green [Source]

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

A Memoir

Author :Jason B. Rosenthal

John Green- John Green

"Captures the true boundlessness of love and the absolute heartbreak of loss." - John Green [Source]

This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light

Author :Tahar Ben Jelloun

John Green- John Green

"A little intense, but it's really really good." - John Green [Source]

The Pox Party

The Pox Party

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation, Book 1

Author :M.T. Anderson

John Green- John Green

"One of the best novels of the past decade." - John Green [Source]

Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others

Author :Susan Sontag

John Green- John Green

"Hugely influential." - John Green [Source]

The Water Will Come

The Water Will Come

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Author :Jeff Goodell

John Green- John Green

"A thriller in which the hero in peril is us." - John Green [Source]

The Last Summer of Reason

The Last Summer of Reason

Author :Tahar Djaout

John Green- John Green

"About a bookstore owner who lives in a country overtaken by extremists who believe that art is evil." - John Green [Source]

Leaving Atlanta

Leaving Atlanta

Author :Tayari Jones

John Green- John Green

"Great." - John Green [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books does John Green recommend?

John Green has made various book recommendations over the years, including "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, "Happiness: A History" by Darrin M. McMahon, "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig, and "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

You can find a number of John Green's book recommendations online. Google his name and "book recommendations" or check out his YouTube channel, "vlogbrothers," for more information.

john Green has recommended books from different genres, including nonfiction, classic literature, and contemporary fiction.

Some of John Green's book recommendations may not be suitable for children. Parents should research each book to decide if it's appropriate for their children.

Yes. John Green is an active reader, so his list of recommended books changes frequently. Keep up to date by checking out his YouTube channel for new book recommendations.