everyone who voted that the next book I read in my year-end book binge was AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES by the ever-so-awesome John Green.
It was one of those books that I'd owned for over a year but hadn't read. Heck, my mom had read my copy. One of my bridesmaids had read it. But for whatever reason, it kept getting bumped.... til you guys.
You have darn good taste.
Suffice to say that, as the only John Green novel I hadn't read, it didn't disappoint. Like many YA writers -- and especially contemporary YA writers -- I'm ridiculously in awe of John Green.
All of his novels are so funny, and the characters just jump off the page. I read them with a smile on my face -- though he's made me cry a couple times, but thankfully not in KATHERINES, which had the lightest tone of all his books. Anyway, they're wonderful.
So if any of you out there HAVEN'T picked up a John Green novel
Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with the superb David Levithan)
do yourself a favor, and bump one (or all of them) to the top of your TBR.
Thank me later.
John Green fans: What's your favorite JG novel? I'm torn between Katherines and Alaska. And Paper Towns. And WGWG. Crap. It's like choosing your favorite child. I can't do this!
And end-of-year book binge recommenders: 2011 is over, but never fear! I'm completing my binge list, one book at a time. I'll keep you updated!