Watch: The Fault in Our Stars author John Green shares his list of best books of 2017
Before the release of his novel, Turtles All the Way Down, on October 10, John Green took to YouTube to offer fans his list of the best books of 2017.books Updated: Oct 06, 2017 15:25 IST
In a video posted to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel John Green shares with his brother, he offers up favourite titles in a variety of genres, including YA fiction (Angie Thomas’s The Hate You Gave gets a special shout-out), literary fiction (Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng earns Green’s biggest praise), poetry and nonfiction.
Here is John Green’s list of book recommendations:
Young Adult Fiction
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The King is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcon (short stories)
Nicole Sealey’s Ordinary Beast
Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris by Holly Tucker
City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence
The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
The Man Who Couldn’t Stop by David Adams (memoir)
Green notes that readers of his upcoming book, Turtles All the Way Down, may wish to learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder and recommends David Adam’s The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.
Turtles All the Way Down is out on October 10 and focuses on 16-year-old Aza Holmes, a young woman “navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts,” according to the plot summary.