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Rachel and Rebecca

The curious phenomenon of John Green

24.01.13 | Comment?

book cover courtesy of SyndeticsWe need some help! We love John Green, we’ve recommended him to you before but we face a conundrum we cannot explain. We understand the 21 reserves on his latest (and brilliant novel) The Fault in Our Stars but why oh why do his older books suddenly have enormous queues of reserves on them? We know The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska  and Paper Towns have all made it into this weeks New York Times Bestseller list but that doesn’t quite seem to explain it… If you know anything about Wellington’s sudden interest in John Green novels, can you please let us know in the comments? We’re deeply curious, as the title suggests!

If you’re biting your nails in anticipation for your reserve to come through, then check out these similar books while you wait:

book cover courtesy of SyndeticsIf we continue our theory of the New York Times Bestseller list (an excellent source of reading material btw), then possibly one of Maggie Stiefvater’s books is for you. Her 2009 book Shiver made this week’s list which is about werewolves and love stories (who doesn’t love them) and leads into the sequels Linger and Forever. If werewolves aren’t your thing then check out The Scorpio Races and, of course, The Raven Boys which we (the teen blog) have raved about before.

book cover courtesy of SyndeticsJohn Green has won lots of awards, so has Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Stardust. Both of which are fabulously funny reads, one of which is also a marvelous movie!

If you’re after a road trip story, check out Morgan Matson’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour which is about dealing with death or Lauren Barnholdt’s Two-Way Street which is the love story of an unlikely couple.

Enjoy!

R n R


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