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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
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John Green shared the video on his YouTube account Vlogbrothers.

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.

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 15:25 IST