18 Great Books You Probably Haven't Read

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In which John shares 18 of his favorite books that aren't wildly popular bestsellers. CLICK SHOW MORE TO GET THE BOOKS:
1. This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own by Jonathan Rendall: www.amazon.com/gp/product/088001685X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=088001685X&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20
2. One of Us by Alice Dreger: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0674018257/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0674018257&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
3. Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312274920/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0312274920&link_code=as3&tag=vlogbrothers-20
4. The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U898X4/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003U898X4&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
5. Thirsty by MT Anderson: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763638951/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0763638951&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
6. Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763627968/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0763627968&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
7. Fly on the Wall by E Lockhart: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385732821/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0385732821&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
8. The Untelling by Tayari Jones: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0446694568/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0446694568&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
9. The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper: www.amazon.com/gp/product/081090960X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=081090960X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
10. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399237496/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399237496&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
11. The Enormous Room by e. e. cummings: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486421201/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0486421201&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
12. Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312422199/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0312422199&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
13. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679728899/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0679728899&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
14. This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Q75K6Q/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005Q75K6Q&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
15. Kendra by Coe Booth: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0439925371/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0439925371&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
16. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty: www.amazon.com/gp/product/067972883X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=067972883X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
17. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone: The Carter Family and their Legacy in American Music: www.amazon.com/gp/product/074324382X/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=074324382X&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
18. The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout:www.amazon.com/gp/product/0803215916/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0803215916&linkCode=as2&tag=vlogbrothers-20
WILL YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE FROM YOUR PANTS: ruvid.net/video/video-hbvbEMSLKpI.html

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Andrei Creencia
Andrei Creencia 6 hours ago
all the bright places - jennifer niven
Kelvinson Clevery
www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1724160729/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_1724160729 A Jobless mind
studytree reshma
studytree reshma 3 days ago
Malgudi days
cbrend22 5 days ago
Rule of four
l v
l v 8 days ago
Please: Death and the Dervish. PLEASE.
Majda Abouakil
Majda Abouakil 11 days ago
Guess we've found the real life Rodney Mckay
The Bookish Bryants
18 books in 3 1/2 minutes? I don't think this video was made for readers. It was made for people who read the same book 3 pages at a time for a year.
S Vijoy Kumar
S Vijoy Kumar 22 days ago
I checked if I were playing it 2.0x
craigenputtock 22 days ago
The Polity of Beasts. SO American. So pertinent to current events. So common-sensical. SO politically incorrect--and therefore so true?
kobiebrah 22 days ago
Joshua Adam Stith AKA YouTube Librarian
I highly recommend reading my short manifesto (chapter 2 includes argument [with sources] against using an artificial limiting factor such as money, and advocates "virtual taxes"): docs.google.com/document/d/15VwP5w9hmJcleB4pdHbRtaY9vFQ7C8eAH5qyiGYZe5k/edit?usp=drivesdk
Grant Widmann
Grant Widmann Month ago
I have read Octavian Nothing, and it was great. Just random comment someone, find this comment, and read the Fablehaven and/or the Beyonders series by Brandon Mull.
Jeffrey Wilson
Jeffrey Wilson Month ago
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
Chris Leatherberry
Surprised I didn't see one, but here's a list of all the books he recommended: This Bloody Mary is the last thing I own, by Jonathon Rendall One of Us by Alice Dreger Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks (HawkS with an S) Playing the Moldavans at Tennis also by Tony Hawks The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff Thirsty by M.T. Anderson Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci Fly On the Wall by E. Lockhart The Untelling by Tayari Jones The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun Kendra by Coe Booth The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty Will you miss me when I'm Gone by Mark Zwonitzer and Charles Hirshberg The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout
john green
john green Month ago
To john green from john green: Are any of these books in the internet archive?
flor almanza
flor almanza Month ago
Hi John Green I love love you books so so much especially the fault in ours stars I have read it at least more than 5 times. All my friends are in line to read it . My teacher also loves your books we watched the video on crash course about world war 2 . Anyways I really hope you see this and if you do write something back . Sincerely, one of your truest fans
Noe Berengena
Noe Berengena Month ago
I have read Willa Cather's "Death Comes for the Archbishop" three times. I am glad to see it on the recommended list! Each reading reveals another aspect of beautiful writing, a new immersion in a setting with more dimensions. Great writing is at once mysterious and accessible, a gift for the reader.
Alexandra Harris
Did he get all the way thru without a pants joke? Or did I miss it?
MOAT Month ago
The Apple That Fell Far from The Tree. By. Michael D. Hale II www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-apple-that-fell-far-from-the-tree-michael-d-hale-ii/1129907827?ean=9781642584554
Helene Ndour
Helene Ndour 2 months ago
That was funny
MisterCharlton 2 months ago
Where’s Spengler? “Decline” was quite possibly the single most enjoyable experience I have ever had reading a book, not counting the catcher in the rye.
The Queens Road Official
MY FIRST EBOOK :D please read and review ruvid.net/video/video-BnNBERULgnY.html
Defenestrator 2 months ago
LOL WHAT? I have been watching this channel for months and THIS is the moment i realize this dude ist fucking JOHN GREEN?? (ಠ.ಠ)
Ha Lol
Ha Lol 2 months ago
I am sure you haven't read thus too This book is in kindle version but it is amazing www.amazon.com/Happened-After-8-Lavanya-Jain-ebook/dp/B0821Q1N47/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=it+happened+after+8&qid=1575454812&sr=8-2 Link to buy the book Name-It Happened After 8 You all should read it
chloe mikayla
chloe mikayla 2 months ago
an abundance of katherine’s is probably my FAVORITE john green book and it feels like no one’s ever read it
Ann Nunley
Ann Nunley 2 months ago
A new book out is called " A Heart's Journey" by Beth Howard from Dorrancebookstore.com A charming read about an abused woman who left her husband and traveled to England and stays with relatives. They lend their support and help her with struggling faith in herself as she tries to gain more self-confidence. She makes friends and finds a real love.
Tamanna Taher
Tamanna Taher 3 months ago
Am i the only one that thought he was going to mention "the fault in our stars"?
alexis bialeschki
alexis bialeschki 3 months ago
Go Ask Alice - anonymous. My Favorite Book along with Looking for Alaska
Talathia Alhazred
Talathia Alhazred 3 months ago
House of Leaves
Friends Don't Lie
Friends Don't Lie 3 months ago
John have you read Twilight? Do you like it?
Friends Don't Lie
Friends Don't Lie 3 months ago
Read Flipped
DSXmachine 3 months ago
It's not okay to kill people because of their political ideology.
Edible Words
Edible Words 4 months ago
Check out "Pig in a Web" it hilarious. Like a dark and nutty version of Charlottes Web that Kurt Vonnegut could have written
John Young
John Young 4 months ago
Hey John, Can I ask you to consider my novel? WHEN THE COIN IS IN THE AIR. It's from the small literary publisher Golden Antelope Press. A coming of age novel set in Indianapolis, a hometown we share. You can see reviews and order a copy at Amazon or pick one up at Indy Reads Bookstore. Thanks, John Young
Yasir Aslam
Yasir Aslam 4 months ago
Hello.... Actually there are more books have I've read yet not only these books.. and also I've read plenty books.. because I like to read ....
Oliver Wolf
Oliver Wolf 4 months ago
Powerless for the love of god this duality deserves more love go read now !!!!!!
Squared2 4 months ago
I had to check if my playback speed is at normal or what?
Jessie Carty
Jessie Carty 4 months ago
Man, I haven't read any of these! And have only heard of a few. Darn you John Green and making my book wishlist grow.
FishStix96 4 months ago
I came here just to say that: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle is a good book.
AJ BOtte
AJ BOtte 4 months ago
Notice one book on Amazon equals the others as frequently bought together
willcrombie 4 months ago
I'm about 5 years to late, and I've never seen any of your videos before, but you should read the book "perfume, the story of a murderer" by Patrick Suskind. It's a story about the sence of smell. It's a very strange topic but it's one of the best books I've ever read
Grendel 4 months ago
Hyperion and the fall of hyperion by Dan Simmons
Katrina Rapoza
Katrina Rapoza 4 months ago
A couple of booksI love from the last couple years is Kill the Farm boy (series), Mort(e) and Its just a $#%&ing Date.
Scott Matt
Scott Matt 4 months ago
John, why do you provide Amazon links of all retailers while Amazon is notorious for profiting in directly making the climate crisis worse and treating it's employees absolutely awfully? I love most everything else you do, thanks.
Ankush K
Ankush K 5 months ago
Sapaines is a great book
MI WI 5 months ago
I absolutely loved Kendra!
MEME REVIEW 5 months ago
lily of the nile by stephanie dray is good & totally underrated , though i think it might be a best seller . i'm always recommending that book . it's very intense & needs trigger warnings . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
sundus khan
sundus khan 5 months ago
The Good Earth
omer arif
omer arif 5 months ago
Playback speed 0.75x . You're welcome
MicShazam 5 months ago
I have that Susan Sontag book on my shelf. Still haven't gotten around to it, because I don't read that much. I probably should!
Ron Si
Ron Si 5 months ago
Shut your fucking mouth jackass!!
Marcel Fernandes
Marcel Fernandes 5 months ago
Usually I watch RUvid videos at 2x speed. When John started talking i though it was already at 2x speed and tried to change to 1.5. But it wasn’t, it was at normal speed. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions John. Love from Brazil
Just Sargam
Just Sargam 5 months ago
The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond, who is an Indian writer who wrote this book when he was 17. It was published in 1956 .He won the John Llewellyn Rhys memorial prize for it. Amazing Book!
chun nu
chun nu 5 months ago
Jesse Langel
Jesse Langel 5 months ago
Awesome character and energy. Congratulations on your success. Great execution.
Cat Randle
Cat Randle 5 months ago
Life less throwaway
Fusion Moose
Fusion Moose 5 months ago
George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, Mitchner's The Covenent and Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.
Mark Kraulis
Mark Kraulis 5 months ago
No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod.
WJL 5 months ago
every one of these books is better than 'The Goldfinch'
Bookhermit 5 months ago
Not a single one that sounded like anything I'd want to read....
Braden Laughlin
Braden Laughlin 5 months ago
Bold of you to assume that I read
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