Just sat down and read through “The Fault In Our Stars” in two hours.
I don’t think it made my top ten favorite books, but, to be fair, I have a lot of favorite books and that’s nothing against it. I literally couldn’t put it down without finishing it, so I obviously liked it a lot. Enough to want to read some more John Green books soon. I think my main problem was that it actually went way too fast for my liking, not the writing itself, but the time frame of the book. That’s what makes it kind of sad at the same time, though. I don’t know, I like when books have a longer time frame, with some exceptions. I think my favorite bits of this one were Isaac in general, and the description of the first day in Amsterdam, and their dinner.
I don’t know if I’ve ever put this on tumblr, but I’ve been giving it some thought this morning and I think I have a decisive list of ten of my favorite books/series and want to list them here, just so that I can share. In no particular order, I like them in different orders depending on the day.
Nim’s Top Ten:
- The Harry Potter Series
- The Hobbit
- The Great Gatsby
- Alice in Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass
- The Giver
- Catherine, Called Birdy (I read this for the first time when I was seven or eight, and read it three times after that. I’ll probably read it again this year. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s said to be written for grades 6-9.)
- The Princess Diaries (The movie is hilarious but the series excels it a million times over. Re-reading all of them this year.)
- The Catcher in The Rye
- Cheating on the last one and putting two: I can’t choose between The Fellowship of the Ring and The Phantom Tollbooth OTL
Does anyone here have a recommendation for me? I figure I might start with “Looking For Alaska,” because I feel like that book was the first book I ever heard about from tumblr, and that I should read it and see what everyone loves so much about it.
Not even John Green specifically, I will take recommendations of books by any author. If there’s anything at all you think i’d like, please just drop a title here!